Czech Repub­lic Brno

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Au­gust 6 Track length 3.36 miles Top speed 196.6mph Av­er­age speed 92.7mph Cir­cuit record 1m 56.027s (Pe­drosa) 2016 podium Crutchlow, Rossi, Mar­quez Most wins Rossi, Lorenzo, Stoner, Pe­drosa (2) MCN’S tip for the win Mar­quez

There’s prob­a­bly no bet­ter place to get the sea­son back un­der­way than Brno. A neu­tral venue in re­cent years with Honda and Yamaha both shar­ing top hon­ours, it’s one of the most level play­ing fields of the sea­son. Last year it was Cal Crutchlow who gave his ri­vals a tac­ti­cal mas­ter­class in tricky con­di­tions to take the win, but the odds of a sim­i­lar stunt re­peat­ing it­self in 2017 are prob­a­bly slim. In­stead, if con­di­tions are good, it might fi­nally be the lo­ca­tion of the fa­bled Viñales ver­sus Mar­quez duel that we’ve been wait­ing for all year.

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