After a difficult weekend in Silverstone, caused by adverse weather on race day, this weekend the MotoGP paddock is en route to San Marino for round thirteen of the 2015 World Championship.

Misano, renamed in 2012 as the ‘Marco Simoncelli Circuit’, underwent a major modification for the 2007 season, when the racing direction changed from clockwise to counter-clockwise, and it was resurfaced this year before the Repsol Honda team were testing there in July. Popular with both riders and spectators, it’s 4.18km in length and features five left turns and nine rights.

Despite last year – when he finished 15th after losing the front but was able to rejoin the race – Marc has an incredible record here in Misano, taking victory in 2012 and 2011 (Moto2) and also in 2010 (125cc) and finished 2nd in his maiden visit on the MotoGP machine (2013). Dani has also enjoyed good results here with one victory (2010) a 2nd place (2011) and a three 3rd places (2014, 2013, 2009).

San Marino a new challenge for Repsol Honda Team riders
Marc Marquez

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3RD - 159 POINTS

"Obviously I’m disappointed to have crashed out of the race in the UK, but I was pushing and this can happen when the weather is like that. Of course the Championship is getting further away from us but we were back fighting at the front and this is definitely a positive. Now we head to Misano which is a pretty small and slow track. We were testing there before the Summer break so I hope the data from that test can help us with the setting this weekend. It’s a delicate balance getting the bike right to suit the demands on braking at this twisty track and let’s hope the weather is nice after last weekend!"

Repsol Honda Team
Dani Pedrosa

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7TH - 102 POINTS

"Silverstone wasn’t the race I - or anyone - was expecting. I felt positive over the course of the weekend, but on Sunday - in the rain - I struggled to find a good feeling. We finished the race, which is important, but this weekend I hope to make another step forward to fight at the front. Misano is a special place and always has a great atmosphere. Let’s hope the sun comes out and we have good weather all weekend so we can start working hard from Friday. It’s a short lap but intense with many overtaking points and it's quite bumpy, so set up is key. Let’s hope that the work we did there in testing will assist us."

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

Misano World Circuit, San Marino

MotoGP 2015, Round 13

Rider Standings
Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Valentino ROSSI 46 ITA 236 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
2 Jorge LORENZO 99 SPA 224 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
3 Marc MARQUEZ 93 SPA 159 Repsol Honda Team Honda
4 Andrea IANNONE 29 ITA 150 Ducati Team Ducati
5 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 4 ITA 120 Ducati Team Ducati
6 Bradley SMITH 38 GBR 115 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
7 Dani PEDROSA 26 SPA 102 Repsol Honda Team Honda
8 Danilo PETRUCCI 9 ITA 83 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati
9 Pol ESPARGARO 44 SPA 81 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
10 Cal CRUTCHLOW 35 GBR 74 LCR Honda Honda
11 Maverick VIñALES 25 SPA 67 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
12 Aleix ESPARGARO 41 SPA 60 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
13 Scott REDDING 45 GBR 47 EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda
14 Yonny HERNANDEZ 68 COL 41 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati
15 Hector BARBERA 8 SPA 23 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati
16 Alvaro BAUTISTA 19 SPA 22 Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia
17 Loris BAZ 76 FRA 15 Athinà Forward Racing Forward Yamaha
18 Nicky HAYDEN 69 USA 12 Power Electronics Aspar Honda
19 Jack MILLER 43 AUS 12 LCR Honda Honda
20 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 11 Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia
21 Michele PIRRO 51 ITA 8 Ducati Team Ducati
22 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 7 Power Electronics Aspar Honda
23 Hiroshi AOYAMA 73 JPN 5 Repsol Honda Team Honda
24 Mike DI MEGLIO 63 FRA 4 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati
25 Alex DE ANGELIS 15 RSM 2 Octo IodaRacing Team ART