Despite flashes of promise throughout the weekend, the Repsol Honda Team leave the first of two races in Misano unrewarded despite the efforts of Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl.

Putting a difficult Saturday behind him, Alex Marquez showed his maturity as he approached Sunday with an open mind. A strong performance in morning Warm Up, ending ninth and only 0.321 off the fastest time set by Takaaki Nakagami, proved there was promise in his race pace. A steady start as the lights went out saw Alex make up a handful of places early, the MotoGP rookie spending much of the race working on getting past Petrucci. Matching the speed of the leaders during the closing stages, Alex was forced to settle for 17th – his qualifying position meaning he could do no more even with his speed at the end of the race.

Stefan Bradl pushed hard with gritted teeth as the German rider battled through right elbow issues. A strong start to the race saw his Honda RC213V shoot forward, making up a number of positions. But with the issue in his elbow, he was unable to match the pace he had shown during the weekend and entered damage limitation mode to bring the bike home in 18th.

Takaaki Nakagami took top Honda honours in ninth, his sixth top-ten finish of the 2020 season.

There’s little time to rest as Alex Marquez will be back out on track on Tuesday, September 15, before the Gran Premio dell’Emilia Romagna e della Riviera di Rimini begins on Friday, September 18. With a week’s racing at the circuit under their belts, the Repsol Honda Team are determined to take their learnings and come back stronger next week.

Alex Marquez

17th

“Our pace today was good, especially towards the end of the race where I was able to lap at a similar speed to the leaders. My fastest lap of the race was my last one. We have made a big step from yesterday with the bike and it felt good today. It was a good race; I had a hard battle with Petrucci and we touched a couple of times. But it was really the grid position that hurt us today, otherwise I think we could have been up with Binder and Oliveira. Compared to where we started this weekend it’s not so bad, but we still need to be more consistent.”

Stefan Bradl

18th

“It was a frustrating race, I had a problem with the nerve in my right elbow that started yesterday but in the race it became worse. It’s not arm pump, but my two small fingers were going numb. Because of this I was about one second off my normal pace. Already it was not in the plan for me to test here Tuesday, so I will use the time to rest the arm. Hopefully we can come back next week stronger.”

MotoGP 2020
Race Round 7   San Marino

Grand Prix of San Marino Race Results

Dry
Humidity
54%
Track Temp
42°C
Air Temp
29°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 25 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 42'02.272
2 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 20 Pramac Racing Ducati 2.217
3 Mir Joan 36 SPA 16 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2.290
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 13 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2.643
5 Rins Alex 42 SPA 11 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 4.044
6 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 10 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 5.383
7 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 9 Ducati Team Ducati 10.358
8 Miller Jack 43 AUS 8 Pramac Racing Ducati 11.155
9 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 7 LCR Honda Honda 10.839
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 12.030
11 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 5 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 12.376
12 Binder Brad 33 RSA 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 12.405
13 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 3 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 15.142
14 Lecouna Iker 27 SPA 2 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 19.914
15 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 1 Esponsorama Racing Ducati 20.152
16 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Ducati Team Ducati 22.094
17 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 22.473
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 37.856
19 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'18.831
20 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Esponsorama Racing Ducati DNF
21 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 0 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 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 1m31.077s (167.0 km/h) Maverick Viñales (Yamaha, 2020)
Race Lap 1m32.319s (164.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2020)
Race Time 41m55.846s (163.2 km/h) Maverick Viñales (Yamaha, 2020)
2020 Race Winners Race 1: Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) || Race 2: Maverick Viñales (Yamaha)