Brno MotoGP: Nightmare start for Michelin
Only Tech 3 Yamaha rider Colin Edwards managed to break into the top ten on the French rubber, but the American was still a massive 2.183s behind fellow Yamaha YZR-M1 rider Valentino Rossi.
Edwards could only post a best of 1.59.965 as Michelin faced further embarrassment. With just six minutes of the session remaining, not a single Michelin rider occupied a place in the top ten.
Behind Edwards, next best was Andrea Dovizioso in 12th, while Jorge Lorenzo was only 13th and a massive 2.665s off the pace. British rider James Toseland also struggled as he could only clock a best time of 2.01.074, which left him over 3.2s slower than Rossi down in 15th.
And it was a shocking return to action for Spaniard Dani Pedrosa. Making his return from injury that forced him to miss last month’s American GP, the Repsol Honda rider was dead last and a massive 3.449s slower than Rossi.