Crossing the San Marino GP finish line in second place ahead of fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, today Marc Marquez stepped on the podium for the tenth time this season, and for the sixth time in a row for the first time since 2014.

Marc also equaled Mike Hailwood with the 7th most podiums across all classes and extended his lead in the MotoGP overall standings to 67 points over new runner-up and today’s GP winner Andrea Dovizioso.

Currently, Honda also leads the the Constructors World Championship and the Repsol Honda Team tops the Teams World Championship.

Starting from eleventh on the grid, Dani Pedrosa took a positive sixth place, though not yet the result he is looking for.

Marc Marquez

2nd

“We’re very happy with this podium because we knew that at this track Ducati would be very fast and actually they were! They’d tested here and we hadn’t, but we fought hard and we got very close. I had a good start and then it took some time to bring the tyres up to temperature. I closed the little gap to the front but then I saw that Dovi was so strong today, so I set second place as the target. I was behind Jorge but he was faster than me. I kept pushing and pushing to see if I was able to make a move in the last lap and then he crashed. We took second meaning that we leave here with a 67-point advantage in the Championship which is very important. I’m happy, I feel comfortable on the bike, and I’m ready to prepare for Aragon, which is a track that I like very much.”

Dani Pedrosa

6th

“Today’s sixth place was the best outcome for the weekend and so we must take the positives from it, but of course it’s not enough because we’re still far from where we want to be. I tried to stick to Maverick and to get closer to Rins but I wasn’t able to. We need to work on our bike’s setup in order to get closer to the pace of the front group.”

MotoGP 2018
Race Round 13   San Marino

Results Session

Sunny
Humidity
57%
Track Temp
41°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 25 Ducati Team Ducati 42'05.426
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda 2.822
3 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 16 LCR Honda Honda 7.269
4 Rins Alex 42 SPA 13 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 14.687
5 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 11 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 16.016
6 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 10 Repsol Honda Team Honda 17.408
7 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 9 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 19.086
8 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 8 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 21.804
9 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 7 Angel Nieto Team Ducati 23.919
10 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 6 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 27.559
11 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 5 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 30.698
12 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 4 EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 32.941
13 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 3 LCR Honda Honda 33.461
14 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 2 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 35.686
15 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 1 Ducati Team Ducati 35.812
16 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 46.500
17 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 0 Ducati Team Ducati 46.614
18 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 50.593
19 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 0 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 55.168
20 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1'02.255
21 Redding Scott 45 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'09.475
22 Luthi Tom 12 SWI 0 EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'12.608
23 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1 lap
24 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Team HRC Honda 10 laps
25 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 10 laps
26 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 25 laps
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)