In a closely fought qualifying battle for tomorrow’s San Marino GP, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez lost out on pole position by just a tenth of a second, with teammate Dani Pedrosa missing out on a front row spot by seven hundredths of a second.
With such a short lap – 4.2km – Marc opted for a three-run strategy to give himself the best chance to fight for pole. Lorenzo took provisional pole on his first exit, with Marc slotting in just behind him in second. Dani then leapfrogged his teammate into second spot as the riders began to enter the pits for fresh rubber.
On Marc’s flying lap of his second run, he made an error and immediately re-entered the pits for his final fresh tyre, with enough time for two flying laps. Lorenzo improved again and despite his best efforts and improving on his first run time by almost four tenths, Marc had to settle for second place with his time of 1’32.252 (lap 7/8). Dani also improved on his final exit with his time of 1’32.434 (lap 7/9) but missed the front row by just 0.076 seconds to Rossi.
Tomorrow’s 28 lap race will begin at 14h00 local time.
|1||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'32.146|
|2||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'32.252|
|3||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'32.358|
|4||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'32.434|
|6||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'32.801|
|7||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'32.821|
|8||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'32.934|
|9||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'33.169|
|10||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'33.187|
|11||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||CWM LCR Honda||Honda||1'33.220|
|12||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'33.222|
|13||Redding Scott||45||GBR||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'33.340|
|14||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'33.439|
|15||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'33.710|
|16||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'34.093|
|17||Miller Jack||43||AUS||LCR Honda||Honda||1'34.137|
|18||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'34.296|
|19||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'34.333|
|20||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'34.368|
|21||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Honda||1'34.468|
|22||Di Meglio Mike||63||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'34.722|
|24||Corti Claudio||71||ITA||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'35.385|
|25||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||AB Motoracing||Honda||1'35.406|
|26||De Angelis Alex||15||RSM||E-Motion IodaRacing Team||ART||1'35.684|
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)|