On the opening day of the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa missed the top spot of the timesheet by a mere 65 thousandths of a second, while teammate and Championship leader Marc Marquez wrapped up the day in fifth position, just over four tenths of a second down on the top time.
Both Marc and Dani had started the day positively, working on the setup of their RC213V and making the best of the almost ideal track and ambient conditions, thoroughly testing several specs of the tyres Michelin brought for the weekend.
Marc was fourth fastest in the morning despite a very small crash at Turn 10, while Dani’s best effort put him in P6.
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|
|Longest straight||0.565 kilometres / 0.351 miles|
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)|