A successful test followed by a short break has the Repsol Honda Team pairing of Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo feeling refreshed and confident for the San Marino GP.
The 4.2 kilometre long Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli will welcome the MotoGP World Championship for round 13, September 13 – 15. The combination of tight opening corners and a fast-and-flowing second half of the lap makes for an interesting setup challenge for the riders and teams.
Marc Marquez arrives on the Adriatic coast with a healthy 78-point lead in the MotoGP World Championship and a productive test at the Misano circuit under his belt. The test will allow the World Championship leader and his Repsol Honda Team to start the weekend with their best foot forward on Friday. With two previous premier class wins at the track, Marquez is aiming to once again fight for victory as the closing stages of the 2019 season begin and to keep his record of top-two race finishes in 2019 alive.
Time between races has allowed Jorge Lorenzo’s physical condition to improve further. After a valiant ride to 14th at the British GP, Lorenzo and the team elected to end his test in Misano early to allow him to maximize his recovery time, but were still able to collect important data ahead of this weekend’s race. With three wins, four premier class pole positions and the outright circuit record, Lorenzo’s past form shows great potential for the upcoming San Marino GP.
On track action begins on Friday, September 13, with the 27-lap MotoGP race scheduled to start at 14:00 Local Time on Sunday, September 15.
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||1m31.077s (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)|