With just a couple of days for traveling from England to Italy, the MotoGP paddock is preparing for round 13 of the 2016 World Championship, to be held Sunday at Misano.
The Misano circuit was constructed in 1972 and has since undergone several modifications. A regular scene for Italian GPs throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, it returned to the MotoGP calendar in 2007, when the racing direction changed from counter-clockwise to clockwise. Renamed in 2012 as the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, it’s 4.2 km in length and features five left turns and nine rights.
Marc Marquez has an incredible record in Misano, having taken a remarkable victory in mixed conditions last year and finished second in 2013 (MotoGP). He also won in 2012 and 2011 (Moto2) and in 2010 (125cc). Dani Pedrosa has also enjoyed good MotoGP results at the track, with one victory (2010), a second place (2011) and three third places (2014, 2013, 2009).
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)|