Marc Marquez will start from the front row in tomorrow’s Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, knowing that he has a good pace to fight at the front.

Marc had been the quickest rider in the FP3 session, and the second fastest in FP4. During qualifying, he recorded his fastest time on his first flying lap but a crash during his second exit prevented him from improving upon it. He finished in third, just 0.197” off pole position.

Dani was eighth in FP3, and progressed to sixth in FP4 before recording the seventh-quickest lap time in qualifying, just over half a second down from the top.

The weather forecast indicates the possibility of thunderstorms and a drop in temperature for tomorrow’s race, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. local time.

Marc Marquez

3rd 1'32.636

“All in all we’re satisfied with the result. In qualifying you always push more than usual, but honestly, on that lap during the second exit I had already slowed a little bit because I had touched the red part of the asphalt in the fast corner. Then I went a little wide and I touched the white line and lost the front. It was my mistake because we had the possibility of trying to go for the pole, but it’s okay; we’re on front row, our pace for tomorrow is good, and we’re happy with that. Tomorrow the track temperature will probably be different, lower than today, and to make the correct rear-tyre choice will be a key point for the race. We’re basically fine with more than one option, and we’ll try to manage every situation well.”

Dani Pedrosa

7th 1'32.992

“Today was a more difficult day than yesterday, as we weren’t able to find the perfect feeling with the bike. We tried to work and improve the setup, especially the suspension settings, but I wasn’t able to get comfortable enough and ride as I wanted. Therefore, in qualifying I didn’t do a super lap time and was only able to manage the seventh fastest time, which is not what we were expecting today. Anyway, tomorrow we’ll try to put together everything we’ve learned over the weekend and to be as fast as possible, even in case of rain. We’ll concentrate on the start, and on the first laps of the race which will be very important.”

MotoGP 2017
Qualifying Round 13   San Marino

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
51%
Track Temp
39°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'32.439
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.162
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.197
4 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.329
5 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 0.353
6 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.446
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.553
8 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 0.558
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.710
10 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 0.978
11 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1.052
12 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1.935
13 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'33.920 Q1
14 Miller Jack 43 AUS Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 1'33.933 Q1
15 Baz Loris 76 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'33.946 Q1
16 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'33.987 Q1
17 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Yamaha 1'34.080 Q1
18 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 1'34.095 Q1
19 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1'34.132 Q1
20 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'34.138 Q1
21 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'34.148 Q1
22 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'34.507 Q1
23 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'35.659 Q1
Location Information

Close to the city of Rimini, the Misano Adriático circuit was constructed in 1972 and has since undergone an array of modifications. A regular scene for Italian Grands Prix throughout the 80s and early 90s, Misano returned to the MotoGP calendar in 2007.With updated facilities, track and grandstands, the Misano… read more.

Length 4.226 kilometres / 2.626 miles
Width 14 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 10
Longest straight 0.565 kilometres / 0.351 miles
Constructed 1969
Modified 2008

Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli", Via Daijiro Kato, Misano Adriatico, Rimini, Italy - View in Google Maps

www.misanocircuit.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 31.868s (165.6 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
Race Lap 1m 32.979s (163.6km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2016)
Race Time 43m 44.524s (162.3 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2016)
2017 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)