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2016 - Day Five

Raceday at Brno

Up early and the weather had turned. From about 3am it had been raining. It was still raining as we had breakfast and then set off to get the free bus from just up the road from Lilka's house.

This time not wearing shorts and t-shirt but full bike waterproofs and boots. We were equipped with borrowed umbrellas.

We decided to cut the trek and view from the bank at G. I think the hill is the one called Horsepower Hill. We had a good spot right at the top where it was flat and then at times had to defend from people that think standing an inch from you is acceptable. Maybe on a Tokyo subway train, just maybe!

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

MotoGP Race Day

It rained through warm-up and to the start of the MotoGP race. This benefited the British racers as Scottish rider John McPhee won Moto3 by a country mile, Sam Lowes finished third in Moto2 and inspired tyre choice saw Cal Crutchlow in the MotoGP race from Valentino Rossi (hurrah) and Mark Marquez (boo-hiss).

We sang the National Anthem twice on the day. Pity the other British were too ignorant to join in.

As Red Bull Rookies started we had a wander and as part of the thank you gift, we bought Tomas a GP16 baseball cap.

The bus ride back wasn't as bad as the way up. No 45 minutes of travel chaos caused by police not enforcing the bus lane to the circuit. So on the way back we weren't sweating in non aircon buses whilst wearing full gear!!

Our last evening in Brno. We have been invited to a meal with Jiri in Ostrovacice and so we piled in Lilka's car and headed off. They had cleared up pretty well and there was hardly a sign of the signage for the GP circuit as we went past. Just the darned roadworks blocking the nearby entrance to the D1.

Jiri's new house he is building is a tech marvel with electronic controls and an eco roof. The former way over my head.

We had a great time and then headed, full up, back to bed.

Posted by InvictaMoto 20:00 Archived in Czech Republic Tagged motorcycling brno motogp

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