Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa will begin tomorrow’s San Marino GP from the second row of the grid, only the fourth time Marc has been off the front row in his MotoGP career and the first time since Catalunya 2013.

It was an intense day at the Misano track as the sun finally arrived and the riders had their first dry track time. With the limited time, neither rider found their optimum setup in time for qualifying but nevertheless both pushed to the maximum and with just 0.201 seconds separating the top six riders, a front row spot was highly contested.

Marc finished 4th with his time of 1’33.360 on his final lap of 9, and just 0.058s off the front row, with teammate Dani Pedrosa just 0.058s from Marc in 5th with his time of 1’33.418 on lap 7 of 8.

Both riders will be hoping to find something in tomorrow’s warm up session before the race begins at 14h00 local time.

Marc Marquez

“This is the first time this season that I've been off the front row, maybe because we haven't yet found the best setup for this circuit. However, we still have the warmup tomorrow in which to try things out and improve. Yesterday's practice sessions were both wet, so that is why today we found it a little difficult to find the optimal setup. Nevertheless, I am happy because I felt fairly comfortable on the bike - which is important for the race - but we will have to fight hard to finish on the podium.”

Dani Pedrosa

"I had a very good feeling today in Misano, although this isn't reflected by my position on the grid for tomorrow. The times today have been very close between everyone, but tomorrow in the end we start from the second row. I'll have to get a very good start and push on the opening laps. It will also be important to make the right choice with the front tyre, because that will be the key to the race. We will have to fight to the maximum, because this is a very long race."

MotoGP 2014
Qualifying Round 13   San Marino

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'33.238
2 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'33.289
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'33.302
4 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'33.360
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'33.418
6 Dovizioso Andrea 04 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'33.439
7 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'33.557
8 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'33.713
9 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'33.761
10 Bradl Stefan 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'33.995
11 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 1'34.283
12 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 1'34.640
13 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR Ducati Team Ducati 1'34.495
14 Redding Scott 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 1'34.919
15 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Aspar Team Honda 1'34.966
16 Carnier Leon 2 GBR Aspar Team Honda 1'35.275
17 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'35.292
18 Laverty Michael 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1'35.589
19 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'35.679
20 Parkes Broc 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1'36.317
21 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1'36.689
22 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 1'42.497
23 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 1'37.417
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)