Saturday, September 13, 2014

Team Repsol Honda's Marquez 4th, Pedrosa 5th in MotoGP San Marino Qualifying

Press Release

Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Round 13 - Saturday, September 13th 2014

  San Marino - Qualifying Report

Weather conditions
sunny 24°C
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Marquez and Pedrosa miss front row by a fraction of a second

Marquez and Pedrosa miss front row by a fraction of a second

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa will begin tomorrow’s San Marino GP from the second row of the grid, only the fourth time Marc has been off the front row in his MotoGP career and the first time since Catalunya 2013.
It was an intense day at the Misano track as the sun finally arrived and the riders had their first dry track time. With the limited time, neither rider found their optimum setup in time for qualifying but nevertheless both pushed to the maximum and with just 0.201 seconds separating the top six riders, a front row spot was highly contested.
Marc finished 4th with his time of 1’33.360 on his final lap of 6, and just 0.058s off the front row, with teammate Dani Pedrosa just 0.058s from Marc in 5th with his time of 1’33.418 on lap 7 of 8.
Both riders will be hoping to find something in tomorrow’s warm up session before the race begins at 14h00 local time.
Team Quotes
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
4th - 1'33.360
"This is the first time this season that I've been off the front row, maybe because we haven't yet found the best setup for this circuit. However, we still have the warmup tomorrow in which to try things out and improve. Yesterday's practice sessions were both wet, so that is why today we found it a little difficult to find the optimal setup. Nevertheless, I am happy because I felt fairly comfortable on the bike - which is important for the race - but we will have to fight hard to finish on the podium."
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
5th - 1'33.418
"I had a very good feeling today in Misano, although this isn't reflected by my position on the grid for tomorrow. The times today have been very close between everyone, but tomorrow in the end we start from the second row. I'll have to get a very good start and push on the opening laps. It will also be important to make the right choice with the front tyre, because that will be the key to the race. We will have to fight to the maximum, because this is a very long race."

qualifying results

  Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini - Round 13
1Jorge Lorenzo99ESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA1'33.238
2Andrea Iannone29ITAPramac RacingDUCATI1'33.289
3Valentino Rossi46ITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA1'33.302
4Marc Marquez93ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'33.360
5Dani Pedrosa26ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'33.418
6Andrea Dovizioso4ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'33.439
7Pol Espargaro44ESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'33.557
8Aleix Espargaro41ESPNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'33.713
9Bradley Smith38GBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'33.761
10Stefan Bradl6GERLCR Honda MotoGPHONDA1'33.995
11Yonny Hernandez68COLPramac RacingDUCATI1'34.283
12Alvaro Bautista19ESPGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'34.640
13Cal Crutchlow35GBRDucati TeamDUCATI1'34.495
14Scott Redding45GBRGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'34.919
15Hiroshi Aoyama7JPNDrive M7 AsparHONDA1'34.966
16Leon Camier2GBRDrive M7 AsparHONDA1'35.275
17Karel Abraham17CZECardion AB MotoracingHONDA1'35.292
18Michael Laverty70GBRPaul Bird MotorsportART & PBM1'35.589
19Alex De Angelis15RSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'35.679
20Broc Parkes23AUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM1'36.317
21Hector Barbera8ESPAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'36.689
22Mike Di Meglio63FRAAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'42.497
23Danilo Petrucci9ITAIodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER1'37.417

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Circuit Information

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Length4.226 m / 2.626 miles
Left corners6
Right corners10
Longest straight565 m / 0.351 miles
Santa Monica SpA
Via Daijiro Kato, 10
47843 Misano Adriatico (RN)
Pole position1m 32.915s (163.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race lap1m 33.906s (162.008km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2011)
Race time44m 05.522s (161.0 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)
2012 Race WinnerJorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2013 Race WinnerJorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
  Honda Racing Corporation
3-15-1, Senzui, Asaka-shi, Saitama-Pref., 351-0024 Japan

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