For just the second time in 2019 Marc Marquez will start from the second row of the grid as Jorge Lorenzo hunts points from 18th.

Once again the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli saw temperatures steadily rise throughout Saturday as riders in the MotoGP World Championships prepared for qualifying and the race.

The championship leader kept his cool during the hot Free Practice 3 session, setting the fourth fastest time to advance without issue directly to Q2. Marquez suffered a fall during the closing minutes of Free Practice 4 at turn eight but was able to ride in Q2 without issue and ended the session fastest and pleased with his overall speed. One of the few to opt for a two-stop strategy, Marquez was unable to fully profit from his new tyres during his two final runs. Fortunately, Marquez’s previous best lap of 1’32.742 was enough for fifth on the grid. This is just the second time the reigning MotoGP World Champion has missed the front row this season.

For Jorge Lorenzo Saturday was another day of progress at the San Marino GP as he worked on improving his pace for Sunday’s race. Working hard throughout the short Q1 session, Lorenzo managed a best time of 1’33.777 which will see him line up 18th on the grid. The time was just 0.3s from a Q2 transfer spot and less than two tenths off Petrucci. After starting well on Friday, Lorenzo had hoped to be closer to the front but is confident he can move forward in the race.

The 27-lap MotoGP race is scheduled to begin at 14:00 Local Time on Sunday, September 15 and almost identical conditions to those of today are predicted. Marquez enters the race with a 78-point championship lead over title rival Dovizioso who starts in sixth.

Marc Marquez

5th 1'32.742

“It wasn’t the best Qualifying for us, unfortunately I made a mistake on the second tyre so I had to finish the run early. We start from the second row tomorrow so it is not a terrible day and we are aiming to fight for victory. Our goal is the championship and that is what we are focused on. I felt really good in FP4 aside from the small crash so I am quite confident in our race pace.”

Jorge Lorenzo

18th 1'33.777

“For us it was a so-so day, I think after the Friday we had I was expecting to close the gap to the front a little more but we were able to make another step in Qualifying. Still we need to make another step again, but we already have some ideas for Warm Up. For the race we are aiming to finish as close as possible to the winner and I think we can make some progress forward.”

MotoGP 2019
Qualifying Round 13   San Marino

San Marino Grand Prix Qualification Results

SDry
Humidity
62%
Track Temp
40°C
Air Temp
26°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'32.265
2 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.295
3 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.306
4 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.445
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.477
6 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.773
7 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.814
8 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.858
9 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.000
10 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.166
11 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.184
12 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1.196
13 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'33.488 Q1
14 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.028
15 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.034
16 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.083
17 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.142
18 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.289
19 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.674
20 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.834
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.913
22 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.416
23 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia NO TIME SET
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)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)