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.

Dani Pedrosa

2nd 1'32.834

“We’ve started in a positive way and I’m obviously very happy. It will be important to remain totally focused for tomorrow. Luckily we had the chance to try almost all the tyre specs, as the track conditions were ideal—very grippy. In the test after the Brno race, we made a small change in the setting, which I liked. We have continued working in that direction, not making too many changes, first in Silverstone and now here. We’re gaining some confidence step by step, and now we must continue like this, keeping a good pace and making the right tyre choice for the race.”

Marc Marquez

5th 1'33.196

"I’m happy with how the day went overall. I think we worked pretty well and we’ve tried out almost every tyre as we didn’t want to make the same mistake we made in Silverstone. In the morning I had a strange feeling with some different front tyres; I pushed the front in a slow corner and lost it, although I was already looking for the limit at that point. Honestly we’ve suffered less than we had initially expected; in fact, I was able to be among the fastest riders and I think that if we continue to work well we can have a good weekend”.

MotoGP 2016
Practice Round 13   San Marino

Results Session

Sunny
Humidity
27%
Track Temp
43°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'32.769
2 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.065
3 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.132
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.287
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.427
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.618
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.731
8 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 0.783
9 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 0.812
10 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.860
11 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.874
12 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1.034
13 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.077
14 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 1.116
15 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1.385
16 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Ducati 1.688
17 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.862
18 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Aspar Team Ducati 1.950
19 Rabat Tito 53 SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.956
20 Miller Jack 43 AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2.293
21 Fores Javier 12 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 3.277
22 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati
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)
2018 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)