On the opening day of the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Dani Pedrosa set the fourth-quickest lap, just 0.115” down on the top time, improving on his best effort from FP1 (which had put him in P7) by over a second.

Marc Marquez was fastest in the morning and was lapping at the front in the afternoon session as well, but was unable to try a final time attack after suffering a small crash at turn 16 around eight minutes from the end. Marc finished in a very close fifth position, less than two and a half hundredths of a second off provisional pole-setter Danilo Petrucci.

Dani Pedrosa

4th 1'33.346

“This morning the track conditions were not 100% after the yesterday’s rain, and even though they improved this afternoon, the grip wasn’t as good as when we came here for the test about two weeks ago. Anyway, we were able to do quite a lot of work, especially on the tyres, looking to understand which one adapts better to the track, and also on the suspension settings. Tomorrow we’ll keep working on the tyre choice and we’ll also concentrate to improve in the third sector, where we’re still missing something.”

Marc Marquez

5th 1'33.475

“I’m quite happy with today. Just the small crash at the end was a bit of shame, but in general I felt good on the bike from the beginning, which is positive. We also started FP2 very well, but then we decided to try a few different things on the setup that didn’t work as expected. That aside, I’m feeling comfortable at this track and we’re working very well. Tomorrow we’ll work more on the tyre choice, focusing on the hard option in order to make a few comparisons with what we did today.”

MotoGP 2017
Practice Round 13   San Marino

Free Practice 2 Classification

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1'33.231
2 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.005
3 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.063
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.115
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.244
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.314
7 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.360
8 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 0.383
9 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.509
10 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 0.589
11 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.601
12 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.683
13 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 0.706
14 Baz Loris 76 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.823
15 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.906
16 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1.035
17 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1.091
18 Miller Jack 43 AUS Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 1.180
19 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Yamaha 1.268
20 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1.447
21 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.611
22 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.672
23 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.821
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)