Marc Marquez perfectly mastered today’s very tricky wet conditions at Misano, taking his fourth win of the season and the 59th in his career, putting him back at the top of the Championship standings, equal on points with Andrea Dovizioso (with Marquez ahead by virtue of more second-place finishes).
Marc started well from the front row, taking second place behind Jorge Lorenzo at the end of the first lap. After his fellow countryman crashed out of the race on lap seven and Danilo Petrucci took the provisional lead, Marc began a close chase of the Italian, controlling his advantage over Dovizioso just behind him.
Marc waited until the final lap to make his move and overtook Petrucci in turn one, then set the fastest lap of the race at 1’47.069” and earned the win, his fifth across all classes at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
Dani Pedrosa had a very tough race, as he struggled to put temperature in the tyres and could not push as he wanted. Dani had to finally settle for the fourteenth place.
Today’s result gave Honda the lead of the Constructor Championship while the Repsol Honda Team tops the Team Classification before heading to Aragon in two weeks.
HRC wish to congratulate Toni Bou for sealing the 2017 TrialGP World Championship Outdoor Title today with one round still to run before the end of the season.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||25||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||50'41.565|
|2||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||20||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||1.192|
|3||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||16||Ducati Team||Ducati||11.706|
|4||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||13||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||16.559|
|5||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||11||Ducati Team||Ducati||19.499|
|6||Miller Jack||43||AUS||10||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||24.882|
|7||Redding Scott||45||GBR||9||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||33.872|
|8||Rins Alex||42||SPA||8||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||34.662|
|9||Folger Jonas||94||GER||7||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||54.082|
|10||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||6||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||57.964|
|11||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||5||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||Yamaha||1'00.440|
|12||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||4||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||1'17.356|
|13||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||3||LCR Honda||Honda||1'35.588|
|14||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||2||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||2'02.212|
|15||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||1||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1 lap|
|16||Baz Loris||76||FRA||0||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1 lap|
|17||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||0||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||1 lap|
|18||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||0||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||9 laps|
|19||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||12 laps|
|20||Lowes Sam||22||GBR||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||13 laps|
|21||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||15 laps|
|22||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||0||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||17 laps|
|23||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||0||Ducati Team||Ducati||22 laps|
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||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)|