Marc Marquez set the fifth-fastest time at the end of an eventful qualifying session in which he crashed his RC213V while fighting for a front-row start, rushed to the garage, jumped on his second bike, and then entered the battle again.

In the end, Marc was unable to better his best lap of 1’32.016”, which was just 0.387” off the new pole record set by Jorge Lorenzo, and tomorrow will still start from a good position on the second row.

Dani Pedrosa faced a mixed qualifying day. After missing the passage to Q2 this morning, he set the fastest time in Q1 but was unable to improve on that time in the final session of the day. Dani will start tomorrow’s San Marino GP, which begins at 2 p.m. local time, from the fourth row of the grid.

Marc Marquez

5th 1'32.016

“On my second flying lap in qualifying I was pushing hard when I lost the front and crashed. I got angry at myself as I knew I could improve a lot—I had a margin. I rushed back to the garage so fast that only when I jumped on the bike did I realize I had something in my eye, and then I lost a bit my concentration. I did a few mistakes and I wasn’t very precise, so I didn’t make a perfect lap, even if the adrenaline was there. Anyway, now we must wait for tomorrow’s race, because our rhythm is good, I feel comfortable on the bike, and we did a good FP4 session on used tyres. Crash aside, today everything went very well. Of course, being on the second row means you must pay close attention on the first lap but tomorrow we’ll try and fight for the podium.”

Dani Pedrosa

11th 1'32.369

“Today we were able to be fastest in Q1, improving quite well our lap time from our previous effort. But then, in Q2, we didn’t make a step up and made more or less the same lap time, which was not bad but not good enough either as today everyone was quite close. Of course it’s a bit frustrating because at this track a good starting position is important. In general, we’re losing a bit everywhere in terms of acceleration, though we’re strong enough in the braking areas. Anyway, let’s see how it goes tomorrow, because of course it’ll be important to make a good start.”

MotoGP 2018
Qualifying Round 13   San Marino

Qualifying Results

Sunny
Humidity
74%
Track Temp
39°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1'31.629
2 Miller Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'31.916 / 0.287
3 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'31.950 / 0.321
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'32.003 / 0.374
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'32.016 / 0.387
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'32.025 / 0.396
7 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'32.028 / 0.399
8 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'32.136 / 0.507
9 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'32.250 / 0.621
10 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'32.338 / 0.709
11 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'32.369 / 0.740
12 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'32.454 Q1 lap time
13 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'32.566 / 0.177
14 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'32.624 / 0.235
15 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1'32.792 / 0.403
16 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'33.084 / 0.695
17 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'33.085 / 0.696
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Team HRC Honda 1'33.361 / 0.972
19 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1'33.437 / 1.048
20 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'33.502 / 1.113
21 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'33.572 / 1.183
22 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'33.705 / 1.316
23 Luthi Tom 12 SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'33.755 / 1.366
24 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1'33.812 / 1.423
25 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'34.080 / 1.691
26 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'37.180 / 4.791
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 1m31.629s (166.00 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)
Race Lap 1m32.678s (164.1km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)
Race Time 42m05.426s (162.6 km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)
2018 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)