Jorge Lorenzo has won his second consecutive Grand Prix, winning the GP Aperol di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini at Misano on Sunday afternoon. The World Champion, who took the lead at the start, controlled the pace as championship leader Marc Marquez beat Dani Pedrosa to second position. 

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli has delivered another glorious result for Lorenzo, who has now flourished at the Adriatic venue for three years in a row. The win, which is the 49th of his career and 28th in the premier class, also confirms that the Mallorcan has won both Italian races on the calendar for a trio of successive seasons. From second on the grid, Lorenzo shot into the lead as pole-sitter Marquez dropped to third on the opening lap. The latter would put on a spurt in the second half of the race, but by this point had fallen to fourth place due to an unforced error; Marquez recovered from his Turn 8 mistake to catch and pass both LorenzoĘs teammate Valentino Rossi and his Repsol Honda Team colleague Pedrosa. However, as the two Honda riders engaged in a battle, LorenzoĘs already comfortable lead only grew.

MarquezĘs championship lead is now 34 points with five races remaining, while Lorenzo has drawn level with Pedrosa for second overall.  

Rossi and Monster Yamaha Tech3Ęs Cal Crutchlow are the only other two riders who can mathematically still clinch the title; the Italian ended SundayĘs race fourth, while the Englishman fell to sixth on the final lap behind LCR Honda MotoGPĘs Stefan Bradl. Alvaro Bautista was seventh for GO&FUN Honda Gresini, having claimed his maiden MotoGP™ podium at Misano in 2012, while Ducati TeamĘs Andrea Dovizioso beat teammate Nicky Hayden and Ignite Pramac RacingĘs Michele Pirro to eighth spot.  
The MotoGP™ World Championship continues with Round 14, the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón, at MotorLand Aragon in north-eastern Spain on 29th September.


GP APEROL DI SAN MARINO E RIVIERA DI RIMINI 
MotoGP Race Classification 2013  Misano Adriatico, 
Sunday, September 15, 2013 
Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap 
1 25 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 161.0 44'05.522 
2 20 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 160.8 +3.379 
3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 160.5 +7.368 
4 13 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 160.1 +15.062 
5 11 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 159.6 +22.355 
6 10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 159.6 +22.599 
7 9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 159.1 +31.059 
8 8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 158.4 +42.702 
9 7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 158.3 +44.858 
10 6 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 158.1 +47.818   


 Pos.   Rider  Bike  Nation  Points
 1  Marc MARQUEZ  Honda  SPA 253
 2  Jorge LORENZO   Yamaha  SPA 219
 3  Dani PEDROSA  Honda  SPA 219
 4  Valentino ROSSI  Yamaha  ITA 169
 5  Cal CRUTCHLOW  Yamaha  GBR 146
 6  Stefan BRADL   Honda  GER 124
 7  Alvaro  BAUTISTA  Honda   SPA 112
 8  Andrea DOVIZIOSO  Ducati  ITA 104
 9  Nicky HAYDEN  Ducati  USA 95
 10  Bradley SMITH  Yamaha  GBR 71
 
2013/9/15
Marquez crushes opposition with record Misano pole





Marc Marquez has impressively collected his sixth pole position of the 2013 MotoGP™ season, beating Casey StonerĘs 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 the 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 1Ę32.915, 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 gearbox for the first time. 



In fourth spot, HondaĘs 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, due to rear wheel traction issue. 



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 Power Electronics Aspar ART machine in sixth position. Stefan Bradl starts seventh for LCR Honda MotoGP, ahead of GO&FUN Honda GresiniĘs Alvaro Bautista (who finished on the podium here last year) and Ducati Team duo Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden. 


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. SundayĘs GP Aperol di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini, Round 13 of the season, begins at 2pm local time (GMT +2).


GP APEROL DI SAN MARINO E RIVIERA DI RIMINI MotoGP 
Qualifying Nr. 2 Classification 2013 
Misano Adriatico, Saturday, September 14, 2013 
Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev. 
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 285.9 1'32.915
2 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 284.3 1'33.428 0.513 / 0.513 
3 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 282.1 1'33.573 0.658 / 0.145 
4 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 289.5 1'33.726 0.811 / 0.153 
5 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 280.1 1'34.014 1.099 / 0.288 
6 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 274.1 1'34.028 1.113 / 0.014 
7 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 286.9 1'34.098 1.183 / 0.070 
8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 286.7 1'34.230 1.315 / 0.132 
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 279.8 1'34.338 1.423 / 0.108 
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 281.6 1'34.362 1.447 / 0.024 
 


2013/9/14

Marquez edges Pedrosa as Misano action gets underway

 Pos.   Rider  Bike  Nation  Points
 1  Marc MARQUEZ  Honda  SPA 233
 2  Dani  PEDROSA   Honda  SPA 203
 3  Jorge LORENZO  Yamaha  SPA 194
 4  Valentino ROSSI  Yamaha  ITA 156
 5  Cal CRUTCHLOW  Yamaha  GBR 136
 6  Stefan BRADL   Honda  GER  113
 7  Alvaro  BAUTISTA  Honda   SPA  103
 8  Andrea DOVIZIOSO  Ducati  ITA  96
 9  Nicky HAYDEN  Ducati  USA  88
 10  Aleix  ESPARGARO  ART  SPA  68
  

Friday, 2013/9/13
    
 Marc Marquez set the pace in both practice sessions as Friday signalled the start of the GP Aperol di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini weekend at Misano. The Repsol Honda Team rider narrowly edged out teammate Dani Pedrosa, while Valentino Rossi ended the day quicker than Jorge Lorenzo as both ran the seamless transmission for the first time. 

Already the championship leader heading to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Marquez started as he means to continue by locking out both sessions. The margin was narrow, though, with Pedrosa moving to within 33 thousandths at the end of the day, having previously overcome problems as his bike suffered vibrations. In third place, Rossi was ahead of Lorenzo, but Misano marks a critical race for all at Yamaha Factory Racing as it finally puts its seamless transmission system into practice. 

Standout performance of the day went to Aleix Espargaro, as the Catalan rider hauled his CRT-specification ART machine into the top five for Power Electronics Aspar. This remarkable effort, only half a second off the top spot, demoted GO&FUN Honda GresiniĘs Alvaro Bautista to sixth place ahead of Ignite Pramac RacingĘs Michele Pirro and Ducati TeamĘs Andrea Dovizioso.

Stefan Bradl was ninth for LCR Honda MotoGP, but suffered a Turn 6 crash during the afternoon session.

It was a tough day for Monster Yamaha Tech3, with Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith off the pace in both sessions. The former finished tenth, one second down on Marquez, while his teammate was 14th fastest and experienced a crash on entry to the first corner.

 
GP APEROL DI SAN MARINO E RIVIERA DI RIMINI MotoGP 
Free Practice Nr. 2 Classification 2013 
Misano Adriatico, Friday, September 13, 2013 
Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev. 
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 285.6 1'34.200
2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 288.6 1'34.233 0.033 / 0.033 
3 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 284.0 1'34.458 0.258 / 0.225 
4 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 285.0 1'34.495 0.295 / 0.037 
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 272.0 1'34.732 0.532 / 0.237 
6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 287.3 1'34.858 0.658 / 0.126 
7 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 280.7 1'34.889 0.689 / 0.031 
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 279.7 1'34.901 0.701 / 0.012 
9 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 285.0 1'35.107 0.907 / 0.206 
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 279.9 1'35.208 1.008 / 0.101
 
                                                        
 
            
   
     
   
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