Battling through the Misano heat, Marc Marquez ended the day as the third fastest rider while teammate Jorge Lorenzo found significant gains between sessions.

Without a cloud in sight, the Repsol Honda Team enjoyed a productive first day at the San Marino GP with an ambient temperature of 26°C and a track temperature of as high as 41°C in the afternoon. As a result of the earlier Misano test, the Repsol Honda Team were able to quickly establish a base setting and begin working on further refinements to meet the demands of the changing grip levels.

Marc Marquez continued to demonstrate the confidence aboard his Repsol Honda Team RC213V which has seen him open up a 78-point World Championship lead as he spent almost the entirety of Friday inside the top two. Able to steadily improve his time during the course of the day, Marquez and his team are pleased with what they achieved on Friday as they continue to focus their attentions on Sunday’s race. A best time of 1’33.171 ultimately saw the reigning champion end the day in third, 0.396s from Viñales.

Completing almost 40 laps across the two Free Practice sessions, Jorge Lorenzo was able to further assess his physical condition and deepen his understanding of the Honda RC213V around the Misano track. Improving his fastest lap time by over one second from FP1 to FP2, Lorenzo’s late 1’34.139 in Free Practice 2 saw him conclude the day in 17th overall and within one and a half seconds of the fastest time.

Running at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli resumes at 09:55 Local Time on Saturday, September 14, with Free Practice 3 – the final chance the riders have to enter the top ten to advance straight to Q2.

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez 93

Today was not so bad, it was quite similar to during the test with the Yamahas being strong and especially Quartararo and Viñales. Everyone is strong after the test. Anyway, we are continuing to work hard and find the best solution to improve on the small areas we need to. Like always, we spent the day trying things like different tyres and making the most of the track time. I am happy with what we have done so far.

Repsol Honda Team
Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo 99

I am pleased with how today went, especially in the afternoon we were able to make a clear step forward. Compared to Silverstone we are closer to the front and also I am in less pain. We were able to improve the rear grip which helped a lot with the conditions today. Tomorrow we will look to improve our overall pace to keep closing the distance and improving.

Repsol Honda Team
Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Misano World Circuit, San Marino

MotoGP 2019, Round 13

Sunny / 26
Friday 13 Sep 2019, 15:15 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 26°C
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Ground Temp: 41°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha 1'32.775
2 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.057
3 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.396
4 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.695
5 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.749
6 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.849
7 Michele Pirro 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati +0.929
8 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.953
9 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.987
10 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +1.051
11 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +1.099
12 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +1.132
13 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.181
14 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +1.223
15 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +1.228
16 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +1.295
17 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +1.364
18 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.431
19 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +1.454
20 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.587
21 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.606
22 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +2.068
23 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +2.160
Rider Standings
Sunday, 25 Aug 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Marc MARQUEZ 93 SPA 250 Repsol Honda Team Honda
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 4 ITA 172 Ducati Team Ducati
3 Alex RINS 42 SPA 149 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
4 Danilo PETRUCCI 9 ITA 145 Ducati Team Ducati
5 Maverick VIñALES 12 SPA 118 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
6 Valentino ROSSI 46 ITA 116 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
7 Jack MILLER 43 AUS 94 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
8 Fabio QUARTARARO 20 FRA 92 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
9 Cal CRUTCHLOW 35 GBR 88 LCR Honda Honda
10 Franco MORBIDELLI 21 ITA 69 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
11 Pol ESPARGARO 44 SPA 68 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
12 Takaaki NAKAGAMI 30 JPN 62 LCR Honda Honda
13 Joan MIR 36 SPA 39 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
14 Aleix ESPARGARO 41 SPA 33 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
15 Francesco BAGNAIA 63 ITA 29 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
16 Andrea IANNONE 29 ITA 27 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
17 Miguel OLIVEIRA 88 POR 26 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
18 Johann ZARCO 5 FRA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
19 Jorge LORENZO 99 SPA 21 Repsol Honda Team Honda
20 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 16 Repsol Honda Team Honda
21 Tito RABAT 53 SPA 14 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati
22 Michele PIRRO 51 ITA 9 Ducati Test Team Ducati
23 Sylvain GUINTOLI 50 FRA 7 Suzuki Test Team Suzuki
24 Hafizh SYAHRIN 55 THA 6 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
25 Karel ABRAHAM 17 CZE 5 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati