Saturday, September 14, 2013

Motogp Round 13

GP Aperol di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini


GP Aperol di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini

GP Aperol di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini

Circuit info                                                                           

Length: 4.226 m / 2.626 miles

Width: 14m

Left corners: 6

Right corners: 10

Longest straight: 565 m / 0.351 miles

Constructed: 1969

Modified: 2008

Race Length:  MotoGP  Moto2   Moto3
Laps         2/3 of laps Total Distance
28            -               118.3 km - 73.5 miles


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 Adriatico holds a maximum capacity of 60,000 spectators. In accordance with MotoGP safety regulations, the 4,200m track runs clockwise for the World Championship races.

MotoGP Race Classification 2012 

Misano Adriatico, Sunday, September 16, 2012

12599Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha159.842'49.836
22046Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati159.64.398
31619Alvaro BAUTISTASPASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda159.56.055
4134Andrea DOVIZIOSOITAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha159.56.058
51111Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha159.47.543
6106Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda15913.272
7969Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati157.340.907
8856Jonathan REAGBRRepsol Honda TeamHonda157.243.162
9714Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART155.6+1'09.627
10651Michele PIRROITASan Carlo Honda GresiniFTR155.4+1'13.605
1155Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingSuter155.2+1'16.695
12468Yonny HERNANDEZCOLAvintia BlusensBQR155.1+1'19.073
13377James ELLISONGBRPaul Bird MotorsportART155.1+1'19.408
1429Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter1521 Lap
15144David SALOMSPAAvintia BlusensBQR150.71 Lap

MotoGP Qualifying

Misano Adriatico,
Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
193Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda285.91'32.915
299Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha284.31'33.4280.513 / 0.513
346Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha282.11'33.5730.658 / 0.145
426Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda289.51'33.7260.811 / 0.153
535Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha280.11'34.0141.099 / 0.288
641Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART274.11'34.0281.113 / 0.014
76Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda286.91'34.0981.183 / 0.070
819Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda286.71'34.2301.315 / 0.132
94Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati279.81'34.3381.423 / 0.108
1069Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati281.61'34.3621.447 / 0.024
1151Michele PIRROITAIgnite Pramac RacingDucati280.31'34.4671.552 / 0.105
1229Andrea IANNONEITAEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati282.51'34.5191.604 / 0.052

Motogp News

Record-breaking Marquez storms to Misano pole

Marc Marquez has impressively collected his sixth pole position of the 2013 MotoGP™ season, beating Casey Stoner’s Misano lap record in the process. The championship leader will start alongside Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, with teammate Dani Pedrosa coming from fourth place on the grid.
As qualifying drew to a close at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, it looked as though Marquez had beaten Lorenzo by just 24 thousandths of a second. The Repsol Honda Team man (despite having suffered an accident during the preceding fourth practice session) then delivered a crushing blow in the form of 1’32.915, establishing the new qualifying record and sealing his second consecutive pole by over half a second. Lorenzo was comfortably second ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing partner Rossi, both now running with seamless shifter gearboxes for the first time. In fourth spot, Honda’s Pedrosa - on pole last year - was clearly frustrated for the duration of the day and was eight tenths of a second off the pole position time.

Cal Crutchlow delivered an inspiring lap for fifth place, having been outside of the combined top ten in practice which meant he passed through Q1 for the first time. The Englishman will fill the middle of Row 2 ahead of Aleix Espargaro, again very much punching above his weight to qualify his CRT-specification Power Electronics Aspar ART machine in sixth position. Stefan Bradl starts seventh for LCR Honda MotoGP, ahead of GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista (who finished on the podium here last year) and Ducati Team duo Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden.

A total of six Italians will start this weekend’s race, two being on Row 4 as Pramac Racing teammates Michele Pirro and Andrea Iannone have qualified 11th and 12th. Bradley Smith struggled to 13th spot after at Turn 14 crash at the end of Q1, while Hector Barbera managed 17th place as the only Avintia Blusens rider to be running with a new pneumatic valve engine. The 24-rider grid will be completed by Came IodaRacing Project’s Lukas Pesek, with six races remaining in the 2013 season.

As he also did at Indianapolis in mid-August, Marc Marquez has topped every season in which he has taken part so far this weekend. Sunday’s GP Aperol di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini, Round 13 of the season, begins at 2pm local time (GMT +2).

Lorenzo hails ‘amazing’ Marquez lap

Jorge Lorenzo expected more from qualifying at Misano on Saturday. Although he managed second place, the current title holder trailed pole-sitter and championship leader Marc Marquez by no less than half a second.
Lorenzo has won the GP Aperol di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini for the past two years, but on Saturday was aiming for his first Misano pole since 2008.

“I expected to struggle less this weekend and go faster than last year, but I couldn’t be faster and I couldn't improve the bike so much,” admitted the Yamaha Factory Racing rider. “We improved a little, but not enough to be closer to Marc. He made an amazing lap. We are struggling to stop the bike in braking and we have more spinning than normal in acceleration - that is why the lap time is not great.

“I will try to make a good start tomorrow and maybe the best strategy is to follow Marc and see how our performance is during the race.”

Lorenzo’s teammate Valentino Rossi will start third, as both the Spaniard and Italian race with seamless shifter gearboxes for the very first time.

“We are satisfied with yesterday and today because we worked very well during the practice, I was always strong and we improved the setting step-by-step,” explains nine-time World Champion Rossi. “This afternoon my bike was fantastic; it had a great setting with a lot of grip. With the second tyre, I was alone with no traffic; I pushed very much from the first corner, with a great feeling with the bike, and I improved my lap time a lot.

“I’m happy because it's very important to start on the front row tomorrow, as Marc and Dani (Pedrosa) are very fast and also Lorenzo is very strong and very fast. Tomorrow I want to be on the podium, so starting with them from the beginning is important to fight for it. I want a great race and I want to be on the podium!”

With six races remaining in 2013 including that of Misano this weekend, Lorenzo and Rossi sit third and fourth in the Riders’ Championship, respectively 39 and 77 points in arrears of Marquez who has led since the German Grand Prix in mid-July.

Espargaro delighted with sixth on grid

After out-qualifying several prototype-equipped riders on Saturday at Misano Aleix Espargaro was very pleased with his Q2 result.
The Power Electronics Aspar rider put in a 1’34.028 best lap on his ART machine, a brilliant effort which gave him sixth place on the grid and saw him miss the front row by just 0.455s.

The performance saw him qualify ahead of the likes of Stefan Bradl, Alvaro Bautista, Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden, and reflecting on qualifying Espargaro told

“I’m happy because it was a really good afternoon. On the first set of new tyres I made a big mistake and my lap time was not bad but I knew we could go much faster. Then with the second set of tyres I did two really fast laps and I’m on the second row.”

He continued, “I’m proud about it because although we were on the second row in Germany that was without Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo on the track. In the race I will try to make a good start and then try to be in the top six again.”

Asked about racing at Misano, Espargaro replied, “I like this track and ever since racing in 250cc every time we come here I enjoy it. For our bike it’s really good too, really tight and small, the power doesn’t matter so much. So we need to try and use this to our advantage.”

Lorenzo, Marquez, Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing, Repsol Honda Team, Misano

Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing, Misano

Nicky Hayden, Ducato Team, Misano

Race day

MotoGP Misano RAC

MotoGP Misano RAC

Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing, Misano RAC

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Misano RAC

Andrea Dovizioso, Nicky Hayden, Ducati Team, Misano RAC

Alvaro Bautista, GO&FUN Honda Gresini, Misano RAC

Stefan Bradl, LCR Honda MotoGP, Misano RAC

Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team, Misano RAC
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Misano RAC
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Misano RAC


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MotoGP Race Classification 2013 

Misano Adriatico, Sunday, September 15, 2013

12599Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha16144'05.522
22093Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda160.83.379
31626Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda160.57.368
41346Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha160.115.062
5116Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda159.622.355
61035Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha159.622.599
7919Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda159.131.059
884Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati158.442.702
9769Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati158.344.858
10651Michele PIRROITAIgnite Pramac RacingDucati158.147.818
11538Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha158.148.011
1245Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki157.2+1'03.154
13341Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART157+1'07.600
1427Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNAvintia BlusensFTR156.5+1'15.528
1519Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter156.4+1'17.907
1671Claudio CORTIITANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki155.7+1'29.655
1714Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART155.4+1'33.990
1870Michael LAVERTYGBRPaul Bird MotorsportPBM155.3+1'36.860

MotoGP World Standing 2013

1Marc MARQUEZHondaSPA253
2Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA219
3Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA219
4Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA169
6Stefan BRADLHondaGER124
7Alvaro BAUTISTAHondaSPA112
8Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiITA104
9Nicky HAYDENDucatiUSA95
10Bradley SMITHYamahaGBR71
12Michele PIRRODucatiITA50
13Andrea IANNONEDucatiITA41
14Colin EDWARDSFTR KawasakiUSA31
16Danilo PETRUCCIIoda-SuterITA23
18Ben SPIESDucatiUSA9
19Claudio CORTIFTR KawasakiITA7

Moto2 Race Classification

12540Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex15442'47.098
22030Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1540.621
31680Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex153.91.815
41312Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2 RacingSuter153.312.919
51177Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter153.114.925
61045Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex153.115.123
795Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter153.115.259
8819Xavier SIMEONBELMaptaq SAG Zelos TeamKalex152.820.369
9736Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex152.820.615
10618Nicolas TEROLSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter152.624.635

Moto3 Race Classification

12542Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM146.339'50.516
22025Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM146.30.05
31612Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM145.96.434
41339Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM145.317.297
5118Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology - RTGFTR Honda145.218.011
61063Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALRed Bull KTM AjoKTM145.218.133
7944Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra145.218.456
8823Niccolò ANTONELLIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda145.218.604
9765Philipp OETTLGERTec Interwetten Moto3 RacingKalex KTM144.824.892
1065Romano FENATIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda144.825.113