Fully focused on the weekend at hand, Marc Marquez earned passage directly to Q2 with an impressive sixth in on Friday. Repsol Honda Team teammate Joan Mir, within a second of Marquez.

1.5 seconds split 22 of the riders on the MotoGP World Championship grid as Friday’s action came to a close in Misano. Hot temperatures kept the entirety of the field working hard as they pushed for faster and faster times, the outright lap record falling during the afternoon session.

Marc Marquez continued to make headlines during the Gran Premio Red Bull di San Marino e Della Riviera as he took sixth overall. A best time of 1’31.217 means that the eight-time World Champion will automatically qualify inside the top 12, achieving his first goal of the weekend already. But Marquez is still looking for more as he aims to improve his feeling on the Honda RC213V and ride in a more natural way.

The other side of the Repsol Honda Team garage saw Joan Mir make steady improvements over Friday’s two sessions. Ultimately finishing with a best time of 1’32.141, Mir was just over half a second from a spot in the top ten. Big improvements came as the day progressed, especially with turning and the #36 was left content with the work he and the team achieved – even if his final position on the timing sheet did not fully reflect it.

Tomorrow presents both Repsol Honda Team riders with another chance to continue making improvements and closing the distance to the front. Action resumes at 10:10 Local Time before riders switch their attention to a single flying lap in Qualifying.

Marc Marquez

Sixth 1'31.217

“Ultimately today was a positive day because we achieved our target for the weekend: qualifying in the top 12. I need to keep on working on my feeling with the bike, it’s still not quite there but we were able to do the lap time. It was a calm day because at the start I was not getting the feedback from the bike, the tyres, the track that I wanted but we worked to improve it. In the last part of the afternoon session, I really pushed for a time and we were able to make a step, especially with used tyres. I then got a good lap behind Dani – he was super-fast. Tomorrow is another day.”

Joan Mir

21st 1'32.141

“The day started a bit more difficult than what we thought. I started today with the base from Montmelo and I was struggling with turning but we kept working and the feeling improved. We made a big step and I think I had a 31.7 in me if we were able to put a whole lap together without yellow flags etc. Then if you can catch another rider for the slipstream, you gain even more time and are able to challenge for the top ten. Our situation is better than what the results show and overall we take it as a positive day because we understood a lot.”

MotoGP 2023
Practice Round 12   San Marino

Friday Practice - San Marino Grand Prix

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 1'30.846
2 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.126
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA KTM Test Team KTM 0.255
4 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.331
5 Marini Luca 10 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.341
6 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.371
7 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.374
8 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.401
9 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.410
10 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 0.690
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 0.714
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.773
13 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.798
14 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.864
15 Bradl Stefan 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda 0.869
16 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.897
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.935
18 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.939
19 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.975
20 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.261
21 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.295
22 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 1.508
23 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 1.767
24 Takahashi Takumi 7 JPN LCR Honda Honda 5.040
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)