Czeching In With Scott Jones: Race Day At Brno

Marquez stalked, but Lorenzo was not for stalking

Niccolo Antonelli. Yes, he does a bit.

Rossi finally qualified on the front row at Brno. It didn't help him much

The new Ducati. Much narrower around the fairing, with wider wings. Dovizioso liked it

Iannone didn't. Left the new bike, right the old

Attention to detail: moulded cover for TV camera, complete with aerials

The champ and his mentor: Tito Rabat with crew chief Pete Benson

Unstoppable. And an unfortunate helmet design for the 70th anniversary of VJ Day

Not so pretty in pink. Worth it to get such a close up view of the bikes, though

Yes, that's the kind of elevation change we are talking about at Brno

Noblesse oblige. Karel Abraham wasn't really fit enough to ride, but he had to, and acquitted himself admirably under the circumstances

Stefan Bradl has come into Aprilia and immediately started making life difficult for Alvaro Bautista

Former teammates, still fierce rivals. The Alexes Rins and Marquez

New leads old, but not for long

Moto3 produced another thriller, though championship leader Danny Kent was less than thrilled about it

Moto2 may not have had the thrills at the front, but the spectacle is still there further back

Mr Reliable. Bradley Smith was best satellite rider once again at Brno

The second half of the season has been tough on Aleix Espargaro

Things could be worse. Scott Redding has had a nightmare season in 2015

Once again, a Honda tried to kill Dani Pedrosa. Once again, the toughest nut on the grid did not crack

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For a brief moment I thought to see somebody else in his younger days .........
If my name was Dani Pedrosa I would sack the Honda and try to get a Yamaha ride in the near future ;-)

My sentiments exactly. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Antonelli looks like him.

Also, The Ducati needs to lose its wings!

Oh getting on the front row certainly helped Rossi, he only had to pass the Ducatis this time. Had he started further back Pedrosa might have gotten him.

"Stefan Bradl has come into Aprilia and immediately started making life difficult for Alvaro Bautista"

Already getting sick of people saying that, including Bradl himself. If he is worth his salt, he'll do the opposite. Finally having two riders with a similar level and proper motivation should bring everyone in the team forward, including his teammate (who, btw, had to do the job on his own for half a season, did much better at it than expected and still bears the majority of the work). It's a development year for them, brewing up an internal rivalry helps absolutely nobody at this stage, except his manager touting fancy headlines in the German media on what is by now an hourly basis...