The start of another triple-header is just around the corner for the MotoGP World Championship, Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl refreshed and ready to go again.
After two weeks away from the circuit for what is effectively the 2020 MotoGP season’s ‘summer break’, the Repsol Honda Team arrive fresh in Misano for another pair of races. This is the third of five occasions in 2020 in which the MotoGP World Championship will race twice at the same circuit. The 4.3-kilometre-long circuit has produced some thrilling races, including the 2019 edition where Marc Marquez put on an incredible show to win on the last lap.
Two restarted races in Austria helped Rookie Alex Marquez to deepen his understanding of the MotoGP class and focus on his speed in the opening laps. But Alex is now hoping for a calmer weekend and is determined to return to the points after failing to score for the first time in the premier class. This is not Alex’s first time riding an RC213V in Misano, having done a shakedown back in 2016. In 2019, Alex achieved one of his three career podiums in San Marino on route to the Moto2 World Championship title.
As Marc Marquez continues to recover from injury, Stefan Bradl will again deputise the eight-time World Champion for the upcoming San Marino GP. The German returns to the Italian circuit having tested there just after the two races in Austria. It will be his first race outing at the circuit since 2018 when Stefan was a wildcard aboard the Honda RC213V. Bradl is again looking to close in on the points while working with HRC to continue the development of the Honda.
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)|