MotoGP Czech Republic 2012: Ernest's chop
MotoGP Czech Republic 2012: Ernest's chop

Another week we are here with Ernest's Chop to talk about the GP of the Czech Republic, one of the great prizes that, quietly, have made a name for themselves on the MotoGP World Championship calendar. I say this because it turns out that after Assen, the Brno track is the second that has hosted the most GP, specifically 43 since 1965. Although at that time the track was no less than 13, 94 km. This mileage was lowered in 1975 to 10.92 km. Between 1977 and 1982, the large categories were no longer contested because the circuit was considered too dangerous, and between 1982 and 1987 the GP of any category was not contested. It returned to the calendar between 1987 and 1991, and since 1993 a test has been held on the circuit without interruption. The current circuit is the 25th time it has hosted a GP.

The circuit could be considered as YamahaAs the fretboard brand has won on it five times since the four strokes were introduced, it is followed by Honda with three wins and Ducati with two. The only Czech rider to reach the podium in his country's GP is Lukas Pesek, who finished third in 125 in 2007 on a Derby. Unfortunately this year the race seems to be a bit decaffeinated, because on the one hand Casey Stoner has already confirmed that he is going to Australia to undergo surgery for the injuries suffered in Indianapolis, and Nicky Hayden will not be on the track either, because he is also convalescing from the disastrous Indianapolis GP.

So let's take a look at the statistics for this twelfth GP of the 2012 season:

  • We start with Nicky hayden, which with his absence in Indianapolis breaks a streak of 67 consecutive grands prix taking the start. The last time the American driver was absent was precisely at the 2008 Czech Republic GP when he was injured at the Los Angeles X-Games. Although he arrived in time to qualify for the San Marino GP, he was unable to race because he had not yet recovered from the injury.

  • Jorge Lorenzo's second-place finish at Indianapolis was his 54th podium in the category, thus equaling those achieved by Randy Mamola in his entire sports career.

  • Jakub kornfeil, Czech rider, will complete his 50th grand prix in the event in his country.

  • The victory of Dani pedrosa at Indianapolis it was his 40th career victory. Each and every one of those 40 victories has been achieved riding a Honda. Only drivers like Mick Doohan with 54, Jim Redman with 45 and Mike Hailwood with 41 victories with the same record are ahead of him.

  • Qualifying day at the Czech GP will mark 38 years since Phil Read beat his teammate by less than a second at the 1974 Czech GP. It was the last time MV Agusta got a first and second place in the premier class of the world championship.

  • Dani pedrosa continues in his particular fight with Jorge Lorenzo to be the Spanish rider with the most pole position in the premier class. Dani is currently ahead of Jorge by a pole position.

  • The three victories for Spanish pilots in Indianapolis is the 15th time it has been achieved. This places the Spanish drivers with a triplet more than the Italians who have achieved 14 to date.

  • The ninth place of Yonny hernandez in Indianapolis with the CRT is the best finishing position for one of these bikes. Got finish just 13.492 seconds behind Valentino Rossi with your official Ducati.

  • The second place of Sandro Cortese and the third of Jonas Folger in Indianapolis it is the first time that there are two German drivers on the podium of the small category of the world championship since 1995 they got it Dirk Raudies and Peter Oettl who also finished second and third.

  • The tenth place of Randy de Puniet on the starting grid of the Indianapolis GP is the closest time a CRT has finished to pole position. Randy stopped the stopwatch just 1,624 seconds from poleman Dani Pedrosa.

  • Marc Márquez He finished second in Moto2 at Brno last year after taking pole position. it was his first podium in the Czech Republic.

  • Pol Espargaro he only got a second place at Brno at 125 in 2010. Last year in Moto2 he qualified 14th and finished 16th

  • Nico Terol he won the 125 race in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 he made pole position of 125, but had to retire on lap nine due to technical problems on his bike.

  • The best result in Brno from Luis Salom was 10th out of 125 in 2010. Last year he set the fifth best place on the grid, but could not start the race because he fell in the Warm-up on Sunday, breaking a bone in his right hand. Luis Salom's victory in Indianapolis was achieved in his 53rd Grand Prix start.

  • Máverick Viñales raced in Brno for the first time last season. He qualified ninth on the starting grid and finished sixth in the race after finishing third halfway through the race.

Having said all this, I am going to see myself and I refresh myself a little before dying of burns in front of the computer. Happy racing.

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