Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have put on a wonderful show for the 50,949 strong crowd in San Marino today and clinched the team’s eighth double podium of the season, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Pole man Marc dropped back at the start, losing two positions as Lorenzo took the lead and Dani moved into second, from fourth on the grid. Marc then made a small mistake on lap five which allowed Rossi to pass him and he slipped to 4th whilst Dani tried to stay with Lorenzo. On lap thirteen Marc passed Rossi and on lap eighteen he caught Dani and also passed him. Dani showed determination as he re-overtook Marc on lap 22 before Marc came back on the same lap and stole 2nd place.

Marc has stretched his lead over teammate Dani, but Lorenzo has closed the gap slightly. Marc now has 253 points with five races remaining, with Lorenzo in second, on the same points as Dani in third, with 219.

Marc Marquez

“We’ve taken another 20 World Championship points today and, considering how the race went, I think that is a good reward! At the start of the race I knew that I had to be careful, but I made two mistakes and lost a lot of time with the second of those. Maybe I was lacking a little experience – it’s my rookie season and it is normal to make a few errors. I also didn’t feel completely comfortable with a full fuel tank. From the midway point onwards I felt a lot better. To finish second is a great result, even though Lorenzo has gained five points on us, we are an extra four ahead of Dani. We are happy and have a lot of motivation to keep fighting hard at Aragon!”

Dani Pedrosa

“I gave my all in the race today. I rode as well as I can ride, putting everything into every lap and trying to take every corner perfectly. Overall, this hasn’t been our weekend, generally speaking, because I had a lot of grip problems with the rear tyre on every day of the GP. In the race today it was even more noticeable, so I couldn’t have done things any better.”

MotoGP 2013
Race Round 13   San Marino

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 44'05.522
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda +3.379
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 16 Repsol Honda Team Honda +7.368
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 13 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +15.062
5 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 11 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +22.355
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 10 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +22.599
7 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 9 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda +31.059
8 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 8 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati +42.702
10 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 6 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati +47.818
11 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 5 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +48.011
12 Edwards Colin 5 USA 4 Athina Forward Racing FTR-Kawasaki +1'03.154
13 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 3 Power Electronics Aspar ART +1'07.600
14 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN 2 Avintia Blusens FTR +1'15.528
15 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 1 Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER +1'17.907
16 Corti Claudio 71 ITA 0 Athina Forward Racing FTR-Kawasaki +1'29.655
17 De Puniet Randy 14 FRA 0 Power Electronics Aspar ART +1'33.990
18 Laverty Michael 70 GBR 0 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'36.860
19 Staring Bryan 67 AUS 0 Go & Fun Honda Gresini FTR-Honda DNF
20 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 0 Avintia Blusens FTR DNF
21 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Paul Bird Motorsport ART DNF
22 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 AB Motoracing ART DNF
23 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
24 Pesek Lukas 52 CZE 0 Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER DNF
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)