Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have had a promising first day in Misano, finishing second and third respectively in the combined times. With temperatures considerably lower compared to when they were testing here in July, the track was pretty slippery this morning but gradually improved as more rubber was laid down throughout the day.

Marc was fastest in the morning session (1’33.328) and was able to improve by four tenths in the afternoon with his lap of 1’32.924 (lap 14/20) placing him 2nd. Teammate Dani improved his time from FP1 (1’33.930) by six tenths with his lap of 1’33.258 (lap 20/20) finishing 3rd.

FP3 will commence tomorrow at 09h55 local time.

Marc Marquez

2nd 1'32.924

"I think it has been a very positive day. The track has changed quite a lot from when we came here for the test, because it has much less grip and we have had some problems arise that we didn't have back then. We can be happy, because we obtained a lot of data today and we tried a new swingarm which has helped Honda to understand the direction to take next year. We will not use it because there are some negatives, but there were also some positives to take from it."

Dani Pedrosa

3rd 1'33.258

"This first day at the track was not as good as the test we did here. It was a lot dirtier, we had less grip and it was more difficult to find a good feeling with the bike, which is a surprise as I expected with the lower temperatures than the test, the grip would be better. Today we worked well and pushed hard but tomorrow we need to continue working and focus on improving further."

MotoGP 2015
Practice Round 13   San Marino

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
56%
Track Temp
38°C
Air Temp
23°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'32.871
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'32.924
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'33.258
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'33.291
5 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'33.469
6 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'33.552
7 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'33.553
8 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'33.595
9 Pirro Michele ITA Ducati Ducati 1'33.674
10 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR CWM LCR Honda Honda 1'33.785
11 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'33.808
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'33.840
13 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'34.132
14 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'34.215
15 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'34.345
16 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'34.500
17 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'34.590
18 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'34.595
19 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'34.727
20 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda Honda 1'34.856
21 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'35.036
22 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'35.226
24 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'35.628
25 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 1'35.735
26 Corti Claudio 71 ITA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'36.326
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)