After a difficult weekend in Silverstone, caused by adverse weather on race day, this weekend the MotoGP paddock is en route to San Marino for round thirteen of the 2015 World Championship.

Misano, renamed in 2012 as the ‘Marco Simoncelli Circuit’, underwent a major modification for the 2007 season, when the racing direction changed from clockwise to counter-clockwise, and it was resurfaced this year before the Repsol Honda team were testing there in July. Popular with both riders and spectators, it’s 4.18km in length and features five left turns and nine rights.

Despite last year – when he finished 15th after losing the front but was able to rejoin the race – Marc has an incredible record here in Misano, taking victory in 2012 and 2011 (Moto2) and also in 2010 (125cc) and finished 2nd in his maiden visit on the MotoGP machine (2013). Dani has also enjoyed good results here with one victory (2010) a 2nd place (2011) and a three 3rd places (2014, 2013, 2009).

Marc Marquez

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 3RD - 159 POINTS

"Obviously I’m disappointed to have crashed out of the race in the UK, but I was pushing and this can happen when the weather is like that. Of course the Championship is getting further away from us but we were back fighting at the front and this is definitely a positive. Now we head to Misano which is a pretty small and slow track. We were testing there before the Summer break so I hope the data from that test can help us with the setting this weekend. It’s a delicate balance getting the bike right to suit the demands on braking at this twisty track and let’s hope the weather is nice after last weekend!"

Marc Marquez Statistics | More Statistics

Date of Birth 17/02/1993
Birthplace Lleida, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height 168 cm
Weight 59 kg
Hobbies Mountain Biking, Video games
Racing Number 93
First Race 1998 “Enduro per nens”
Grand Prix Debut 2008 125cc Portugal GP (KTM 125 FRR)
GPs raced 186 (46 in 125cc, 32 in Moto2, 108 in MotoGP)
GP pole positions 80 (14 in 125cc, 14 in Moto2, 51 in MotoGP)
Total GP podiums 115 (14 x 125cc, 25 x Moto2, 76 x MotoGP)
Total GP wins 70 (10 x 125cc, 16 x Moto2, 44 x MotoGP)
First GP Win 2010 125cc Italian GP (Derbi RSA 125)
World titles 7 (1 x 125cc - 2010, 1 x Moto2 - 2012, 5 x MotoGP - 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Previous Results in San Marino 2014 15th (MotoGP), 2013 2nd (MotoGP), 2012 1st (Moto2), 2011 1st (Moto2), 2010 1st (125cc), 2009 4th (Moto2), 2008 4th (125cc)

Dani Pedrosa

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 7TH - 102 POINTS

"Silverstone wasn’t the race I - or anyone - was expecting. I felt positive over the course of the weekend, but on Sunday - in the rain - I struggled to find a good feeling. We finished the race, which is important, but this weekend I hope to make another step forward to fight at the front. Misano is a special place and always has a great atmosphere. Let’s hope the sun comes out and we have good weather all weekend so we can start working hard from Friday. It’s a short lap but intense with many overtaking points and it's quite bumpy, so set up is key. Let’s hope that the work we did there in testing will assist us."

Dani Pedrosa Statistics | More Statistics

Date of Birth 29/09/1985
Birthplace Sabadell, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height 160 cm
Weight 51kg
Hobbies Cycling, Motocross, Windsurfing, Cinema
Racing number 26
First race 1997 Pocket bike race
Grand Prix debut 2001. 125cc Japanese GP, Suzuka – (Honda RS125R)
GPs raced 295 (46 in 125cc, 32 in 250cc, 217 in MotoGP)
GP pole positions 49 (9 in 125cc, 9 in 250cc, 31 in MotoGP)
Total GP podiums 153 (17 x 125cc, 24 x 250cc, 112 x MotoGP)
Total GP wins 54 (8 x 125cc, 15 x 250cc, 31 x MotoGP)
First GP win 2002. 125cc Dutch GP, Assen – (Honda RS125R)
World titles 3 (1 x 125cc - 2003, 2 x 250cc - 2004, 2005)
Previous Results in San Marino 2014 3rd (MotoGP), 2013 3rd (MotoGP), 2012 DNF (MotoGP), 2011 2nd (MotoGP), 2010 1st (MotoGP), 2009 3rd (MotoGP), 2008 4th (MotoGP), 2007 DNF (MotoGP)
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)