Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa will start from the second and the third rows, respectively, in tomorrow’s Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, knowing that they have a good pace to try and fight for top positions.

Marc had been the quickest rider in the FP3 session, and he showed a strong pace on used tyres in FP4. During qualifying, he recorded his fastest time on his first flying lap but was unable to improve upon it in the second half of the session. He finished in fourth, a mere 62 thousandths of a second off a front-row position.

Dani was also very competitive in FP4, setting the second quickest lap time on used tyres, and although he was aiming for a better grid position, he is continuing to progress well and has a very good pace for the race.

The weather forecast indicates a little drop in temperature for tomorrow’s race, which is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. local time.

Marc Marquez

4th 1'32.443

“I’m happy because I felt strong throughout the day, especially in FP3 and FP4. Actually, I was most comfortable in FP4, which is when you set your race pace. In the qualifying session I felt quite good with the first tyre, but we couldn’t make the most of the second one because there was a lot of traffic and I wasn’t able to put in a perfect lap. The important thing is that we’re on the second row, close to Jorge and Valentino, and have a good pace going into the race, so we’ll try to fight for the podium.”

Dani Pedrosa

8th 1'32.859

"Today was a positive day because we have improved our race pace by a lot. We will have to concentrate on getting a good start and trying to overtake other riders who do not have much pace early on, because the first part of the track is very narrow and Jorge and Valentino have a free run. We hope to move up places quickly so that they do not have much of an advantage, and make the most of the fact that our pace is not bad. We have worked a lot with the tyres and have seen that we do better after a few laps that when they are fresh. At the moment the choice is not entirely clear and we will have to wait until tomorrow."

MotoGP 2016
Qualifying Round 13   San Marino

Results Session

Sunny
Humidity
42%
Track Temp
42°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'31.868
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'32.216
3 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'32.381
4 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'32.443
5 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'32.467
6 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'32.677
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'32.743
8 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'32.859
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'32.918
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'33.002
11 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'33.301
12 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'33.929
13 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'33.399
14 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'33.635
15 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1'33.716
16 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Ducati 1'33.772
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'33.847
18 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1'33.989
19 Rabat Tito 53 SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'34.302
20 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Aspar Team Ducati 1'34.465
21 Fores Javier 12 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'35.161
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)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)