A trying day in San Marino for the Repsol Honda Team as they hunt one-lap pace.

Conditions on the Italian coast remained almost identical to the day before, the heat and sun making the day even more physically demanding for riders up and down the grid. The bumps on the newly resurfaced circuit also proved to be a major challenge.

Stefan Bradl continued to improve with each session out on track, the German setting his best lap on his final run across the line Q1. Just behind Repsol Honda Team team-mate Alex Marquez on track, the HRC Test Rider dipped into the 1’32s for the first time. A 1’32.915 will see Bradl start the 27-lap race from the head of the seventh row.

One lap pace continued to be the biggest hurdle for Alex Marquez as Free Practice 4 saw the rookie set consistent times and gather important data for later. Unable to better his 1’33.251 from FP3 during Q1 on the bumpy Misano circuit, Alex Marquez is looking to get aggressive in the opening laps of Sunday’s race.

The Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini starts at 14:00 Local Time on Sunday, September 13.

Stefan Bradl

19th 1'32.915

"We tried a lot of different things today in order to improve our feeling and speed. There’s still something to find for the race and the bike is very physical here, especially with the bumps. Hopefully we can get some early overtakes in and then ride with the others to see where they are stronger and what advantage we can take."

Alex Marquez

21st 1'33.333

"It was not an easy qualifying for us, we knew coming into this weekend that it would be tough. We got some good information in FP4 and our overall pace is better than the position on the time sheet shows. In qualifying I wasn’t able to put together a good lap, my fastest lap did not have any of my best sector times. It’s quite difficult with the bumps. The good point is that tomorrow can only improve"

MotoGP 2020
Qualifying Round 7   San Marino

San Marino GP Qualifying Classification

Dry
Humidity
52%
Track Temp
42°C
Air Temp
30°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'31.411
2 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.312
3 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.380
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.466
5 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.641
6 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.643
7 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.679
8 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.691
9 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.773
10 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 0.807
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.855
12 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.912
13 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'32.295 - Q1
14 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.318
15 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.354
16 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.470
17 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 0.727
18 Lecuona Iker 27 SPA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.774
19 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.851
20 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.102
21 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.269
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 1m31.077s (167.0 km/h) Maverick Viñales (Yamaha, 2020)
Race Lap 1m32.319s (164.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2020)
Race Time 41m55.846s (163.2 km/h) Maverick Viñales (Yamaha, 2020)
2020 Race Winners Race 1: Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) || Race 2: Maverick Viñales (Yamaha)