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).

Marc Marquez

Championship Standing: 1st – 210 points

“All in all we got an okay result in England, as even though we didn’t make the ideal choice with the front tyre, in the end we lost just three points. Now we head to Misano, which is quite a different track as it is twisty and slow. In San Marino I expect to fight again for the podium if we work well during the weekend. I’m happy to go racing in Italy, where I really hope the weather will be nice and give us the chance to make the most of every session.”

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)

Dani Pedrosa

Championship Standing: 5th – 120 points

“We arrive in Misano from a race that helped us to gain a little bit more confidence and motivation. Lap by lap, I was better able to understand our strong points and weak points. We need to keep the same style in the next race weekend, focusing in the practices, not making too many changes on the bike and working to understand how to use the tyres better, choosing those that adapt better to the track. We must remain completely focused on the job.”

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)
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)