A ‘perfect race’ for Marc Marquez on his way to a hard fought seventh and a return to the top ten ahead of an important Monday Test. Joan Mir focuses on the positives after a fall ends his race early.

The weekend of progress continued inside the Repsol Honda Team garage as the Gran Premio Red Bull di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini reached its climax with the 27-lap Grand Prix on Sunday. As the track temperature crept above 40°C, the MotoGP field set their sights on the challenge ahead.

From ninth on the grid, Marc Marquez made another flying start to establish himself well inside the top ten. By lap nine, he had moved himself up to sixth place where he would sit for the majority of the race as he stalked Maverick Viñales. Only in the final laps would the eight-time MotoGP World Champion be challenged, first by Miguel Oliveira and then by Raul Fernandez and Luca Marini – Marquez fending off the latter two in a fierce final lap battle.

The result is another step in the upward trajectory of Marquez and Honda’s results in recent rounds, the #93 now having taken points in three consecutive races and earning a first top-ten of the year. All involved remain unsatisfied with these results however as the Repsol Honda Team strive to return to challenging at the front of the MotoGP World Championship. Monday’s test will be another important step in this journey with the final in-season MotoGP test taking place at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

Joan Mir will also be aiming to make the most of Monday’s running after failing to finish the Grand Prix. The #36 had already been forced to take avoiding action earlier in the race as Pirro and Miller clashed ahead of him, losing the ground he had gained and he ultimatley slipped off at Turn 4. Despite the lack of results, Mir was pleased with the steps he and the team have made over the course of the weekend to improve his feeling on the Honda RC213V machine.

Both Repsol Honda Team riders will be back on track for Monday’s MotoGP test, a chance to sample what Honda HRC engineers have been working on away from the track.

Marc Marquez


“For me, this was the best race of the year alongside Le Mans. It’s my best Sunday of the season, I took the maximum that was available and passed our target. Our rhythm was very good until the soft rear option dropped a little bit at the end – but this is normal. In the end I was able to have some good battles with the Aprilia riders and Marini. The objective is to keep this going in the coming races. Before that we have an important test for the future, a first taste of what 2024 could hold. I’m looking forward to seeing how the bike will be with my riding style and then beginning to work with the engineers.”

Joan Mir


“I wasn’t able to make a great start to the race honestly, but I was able to overtake more riders than yesterday so there was an improvement in that area. When Pirro and Miller crashed, I had to avoid them and lost some more time here as well as the positions I had gained. Then the next lap, I crashed in that same corner. Again, we are focusing on the positive points and the fact that we made some steps. Tomorrow we switch into our 2024 mindset and start working on the future.”

MotoGP 2023
Race Round 12   San Marino

San Marino Grand Prix Results

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 25 Pramac Racing Ducati 41'33.421
2 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA 20 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 1.350
3 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA 16 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 3.812
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 13 KTM Test Team KTM 4.481
5 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 11 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 10.510
6 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 10 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 12.274
7 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 9 Repsol Honda Team Honda 13.576
8 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 8 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 14.091
9 Marini Luca 10 ITA 7 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 14.982
10 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 6 Pramac Racing Ducati 15.484
11 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 5 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 15.702
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 4 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 15.878
13 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 3 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 15.898
14 Binder Brad 33 RSA 2 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 23.778
15 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 1 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 24.579
16 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA 0 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 31.230
17 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 0 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 32.537
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 HRC Test Team Honda 35.330
19 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 0 LCR Honda Honda 43.601
20 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA DNF Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM DNF
21 Mir Joan 36 SPA DNF Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
22 Miller Jack 43 AUS DNF Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
23 Pirro Michele 51 ITA DNF Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 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



Pole Position 1m30.390s (168.3 km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2023)
Race Lap 1m31.791s (165.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)
Race Time 41m33.421s (164.7 km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2023)
2023 Sprint Winner Jorge Martin (Ducati)
2023 Race Winner Jorge Martin (Ducati)