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The 2019 Czech Grand Prix will be the 50th to be held at Brno and below are some facts and statistics related to the previous GP events at the circuit

  • The only venue that has hosted more Grand Prix events than Brno is Assen in The Netherlands, which has hosted the Dutch TT in each of the 71 years of the motorcycling World Championship.
  • The first Czechoslovakian Grand Prix was held at Brno in 1965. The 500cc race, held over thirteen laps of the original 13.94 km long road circuit, was won by Mike Hailwood on an MV Agusta in a time of 1 hour 11 min 23.2 sec.
  • In 1975, the circuit was shortened to 10.92 km to improve safety.
  • The last premier class race held on the road circuit at Brno was in 1977 and was won by Johnny Cecotto on a Yamaha. The circuit was subsequently considered too dangerous for the large capacity machines.
  • The smaller capacity machines continued to compete in Grand Prix races on the Brno road circuit until 1982, before it was removed from the calendar for safety concerns.
  • The current circuit was first used for Grand Prix racing in 1987 and hosted the Czechoslovakian GP until 1991. Brno did not appear on the calendar in 1992, but the event was back on the calendar in 1993 as the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic and has taken place every year since.
  • This will be the 32nd time that the current circuit has hosted a Grand Prix event, during which time the circuit has remained virtually unchanged. Minor modifications were made to the circuit in 1996 which extended the length from 5.394 km to the current 5.403 km.
  • A total of 162 Grand Prix races for solo motorcycles have been held at Brno since 1965 as follows: MotoGP™ –17, 500cc–25, 350cc – 17, Moto2™ –9, 250cc–40, Moto3™ –7, 125cc–38, 80cc – 3, 50cc – 6.
  • Since the first Grand Prix race in the premier class in Brno, Honda is the most successful manufacturer with 18 wins, eight in the MotoGP™ class, the last of which came with Marc Marquez back in 2017.

Schwantz and Kocinski, Brno, 1992

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