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2013 Misano Moto3 QP Result: A Shift In The Order

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Jonas Folger, who has been getting quicker in each practice session so far, managed to grab the pole position at the Misano circuit with a time of 1'42.707. The time relegated Alex Rins, fastest rider much of the session, to second place, two-tenths back. Maverick Vinales rounded out the front row a mere four thousandths back.

Championship leader Luis Salom has a difficult session, qualifying only 10th on the grid in the dry session.


2013 Misano Moto3 FP3 Result: Rins Remains On Top

Alex Rins, with a 1’42.917, posted the fastest time in Moto3's third free practice Saturday at the Misano curcuit in Italy. Rins beat Jonas Folger by two tenths of a second and Maverick Viñales by another four tenths.

Jack Miller placed fourth and and Rins’ teammate Alex Marquez, younger brother to MotoGP's Marc, was fifth. Miller crashed during FP3 at Turn 15 but was reported to be fine.


2013 Misano MotoGP Friday Round Up: Yamaha's Seamless, Ducati's New Exhaust, And Race Direction's View Of Rivas And Marquez

So Yamaha have brought their seamless gearbox to Misano. Being of a mind not just to blindly believe what Yamaha say they are doing, I naturally spent all of MotoGP FP1 on pit wall, watching the bikes come out of the 2nd gear final corner, and recording the sound of the gear changes to measure the gaps and estimate the length of time spent changing gears. Without even looking at the numbers, you could tell the difference: the gear changes of both Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were audibly quicker, taking place without the usual bang of exploding fuel as the quickshifter cuts ignition.

2013 Misano MotoGP Friday Post-Practice Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at Misano:

Strong Start in Misano for Local Hero Rossi

Misano Adriatico (Italy), 13th September 2013

Valentino Rossi made a strong start to the San Marino and the Riviera of Rimini Grand Prix weekend today, taking third overall in combined times for the first two free practice sessions.

2013 Misano Moto2 And Moto3 Friday Post-Practice Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the first day of practice at Misano:

Implementing test result takes time

After a two day test at the Vallelunga circuit earlier in the week RW Racing GP has been busy trying to implement the results of this test in the practices on the first day of the San Marino & Rimini GP. Obviously it takes time to get new parts and a new chassis working on a different track with different data. Because of that Jakub Kornfeil only got to 17th position in FP2 and Jasper Iwema to 29th.

2013 Misano Moto2 FP2 Result: Nakagami Stays On Top, Barely

Takaaki Nakagami held the top spot in FP2 by the blink of an eye, a mere one thousandth of a second in front of second-place Pol Espargaro. Esteve Rabat grabbed the third fastest lap, three tenths of a second behind the leaders on Friday's final practice at the Misano circuit.

Once again, not much of a gap separates the Moto2 riders with less than a second between fastest and out-of-the-points in 16th position. Championship leader Scott Redding finished the day fourth fastest.

2013 Misano MotoGP FP2 Result: Marquez Part Deux

Repsol's Marc Marquez finished the first day of free practice at the Misano circuit where he started: fastest rider on the track. But Marquez's 1'34.200, set about halfway through the session, was only three-hundredths clear of teammate Dani Pedrosa. Ending the day in third place was Valentino Rossi who appeared to be enjoying both his home circuit and a new seamless gearbox in his M1. Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo finished fourth, a mere four-hundredths slower than Rossi.

Jack Miller To Join Red Bull KTM Ajo for 2014

With Luis Salom and Maverick Viñales off to Moto2 for 2014 - along, possibly, with Alex Rins - the next big move in the Moto3 championship has been announced. Today, the Red Bull KTM Ajo team announced that they had signed Jack Miller to race for the Finnish team in Moto3 in 2014. Miller will take the place of the departing Luis Salom, and race the factory-backed KTM.


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