MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2019 Misano MotoGP Race Result: The Sweet Taste Of Revenge


An emotional Moto3 race followed by some controversial Moto2 shenanigans set the scene for the premier class under a bright hot Misano sky. And MotoGP delivered a tense drumroll ahead of a strategic masterpiece by Marc Marquez. The world champion got his revenge in last lap battles and robbed Fabio Quartararo of victory to settle his status as the fourth most successful rider in grand prix history. The victory was all the sweeter by doing so behind enemy lines in more ways than one. After crossing the line first for 24 consecutive laps, the defeat hurt Quartararo but the youngster was all smiles by the time he collected his second place trophy. Poleman Maverick Vinales could not quite raise to Yamaha’s high hopes but secured a rather lonely third place.

Vinales had made an excellent launch off the line, arriving in turn one ahead of his satellite colleagues, while Marquez, who had started in the middle of the second row, wobbled his way to turn one and still found a way past Pol Espargaro for fourth position. Behind the two Spaniards, Alex Rins got the best of Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso but the veteran duo were trying to fight back on the Suzuki man. Eager to get where he belonged in terms of race pace, Marquez attacked Franco Morbidelli in turn 8 and took a comfortable seat on Quartararo’s tail. The Frenchman may have lost his wingman but it did not make much of a difference as Vinales and Quartararo were hinting at an early escape anyway.

The Yamahas were testing the opposition and only Marquez seemed able to respond, Morbidelli the next man down the road but already a second behind by the end of lap three. Quartararo was not feeling comfortable behind the factory machine and got good drive out of turn 10 to reach turn 11 first, trying to run away on his own. Vinales soon lost another place to Marquez, the Honda man finding the inside out of turn 9, but while the Spaniards were playing around, Quartararo had found eighth tenths of a second on the pair of them. Marquez got the memo immediately and dropped Vinales by over a second by lap six. Morbidelli was another second back, and leading a feisty group with Pol Espargaro, Rossi, Dovizioso and Rins.

With Marquez immediately on Quartararo’s tail, Vinales surprisingly kept slipping back, two and a half seconds behind the leaders by lap eight. That same gap kept him ahead of the Morbidelli – Rossi battle, while Pol Espargaro and Dovizioso offered us the rare sight of a Ducati struggling to get past a KTM in the fight for sixth place. The Italian made it through on lap ten, leaving the Suzuki of Rins to stumble around the younger Espargaro but the trio had already conceded a second and a half to the Yamahas ahead.

The race was unfolding pretty much as predicted, with the exception of Vinales being lost at sea, even though the Spaniard started to find some pace towards the middle part of the race. As much as he tried, Vinales could not get the gap to the two leaders under two seconds but he had no concerns from behind, Rossi stalking Morbidelli over four seconds down the road. Dovizioso rode in a pretty solitary sixth, while Rins was getting KTM nightmares, finally getting past Pol on lap 15. The joy didn’t last long as the Suzuki man crashed at turn four just as he was getting slapped with a long lap penalty.

Vinales finally reduced the gap to the victory battle to under two seconds for the final 11 laps, hinting at one of his classic late-race comebacks, just as teammate Rossi was getting past Morbidelli at turn 14. The two men at the front were not getting particularly concerned just yet, Marquez keeping quiet behind his young nemesis, the persistent two tenths gap sending the message that he could have a go but won’t just yet.

Quartararo was faultless lap after lap while Marquez was piling on the pressure and whilst the duo were stuck in their own little bubble, Vinales caught up to a second and a half – but with 3 laps to go it still did not seem enough for a real challenge for victory. It wasn’t until the start of the final lap that Marquez saw clear air ahead, attempting an overtake in turn 1 but the Frenchman hit back at turn 4. Marquez retaliated once again in turn 8 and it seemed like the decisive move as Quartararo was distanced by his very first mistake of the day in turn 14.

The two rivals crossed the finish line nine tenths of a second apart but the gap did not do justice to how close it was until the very end. The excitement brought Vinales within seven tenths of a second but too little too late and the Spaniard made do with third. Rossi crossed the line fifth, eleven seconds behind the winner and only slightly ahead of Morbidelli. Dovizioso brought it home in a safe sixth place, six seconds ahead of Pol Espargaro. Joan Mir, Jack Miller and Danilo Petrucci rounded out the top ten.

Marquez’s well celebrated win puts him a prophetic 93 points ahead in the championship, with Dovizioso not losing quite enough points to allow the Spaniard a championship celebration in Aragon. Rins’ DNF loses him more ground in the championship, handing over third place to Petrucci.


Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 42'25.163
2 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha +0.903
3 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha +1.636
4 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha +12.660
5 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha +12.774
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati +13.744
7 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM +20.050
8 36 Joan MIR Suzuki +22.512
9 43 Jack MILLER Ducati +26.554
10 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati +31.456
11 5 Johann ZARCO KTM +32.388
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia +34.477
13 53 Tito RABAT Ducati +35.325
14 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda +47.247
15 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM +1'02.280
16 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM +1'07.831
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati +1'24.666
18 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1 Lap
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  35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 5 Laps
  51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 6 Laps
  42 Alex RINS Suzuki 12 Laps
  63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 16 Laps
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2019 Misano Moto2 Race Result: Last Lap Heartache


After the tension and emotion of the Moto3 race, the intermediate class had the bar set quite high but there was plenty to work with, from a rookie first time poleman to a championship leader seeking to make amends for his mistake last time around. Neither of them managed to put their hands on the big trophy, which went to Augusto Fernandez after a somewhat controversial last lap move. The Spaniard secured back to back wins to become an even bigger threat in the championship. Di Giannantonio took a dignified second place after riding a fantastic race, almost entirely at the front of it, while Alex Marquez limited the damage in the championship by taking the final spot on the podium.

Di Giannantonio started the race at the front of the grid and stayed there into turn one, with Fernandez following him closely but a poor getaway from Marquez dropped him in the midst of the action in sixth. The championship leader soon started to make progress but now had the extra challenge of Tom Luthi and Remy Gardner to overcome. The poleman was pushing hard to keep in charge of proceedings and it showed with a few slides here and there, while Marquez swiftly found his way past both Luthi and Gardner by the end of lap two. With early hairy moments for both Di Giannantonio and Gardner, it was a clear warning that levels of grip were still a challenge.

The top four men continued to post nearly identical times for the next few laps, Di Giannantonio leading the way from Fernandez, Marquez and Luthi, with Gardner and Xavi Vierge just a touch slower and falling back towards a dangerous group including Sam Lowes, Enea Bastianini and Jorge Navarro. Despite the minor gaps amongst the top four breakaway, there’s a reason they’re not Moto3 riders anymore, biding their time for attacks until the gap to the chasers was well over three seconds.

The first attack on Di Giannantonio came at the start on lap nine but Fernandez could not make it stick and this allowed Marquez to retrieve second position. Fernandez was eager to retaliate on his compatriot’s daring attack but there was no way through just yet. Luthi missed out on the fun and looked like his podium challenge was fading by lap 11 with a mistake in turn 14. However, the Swiss rider had a pretty comfortable gap to the chasers, where Navarro was still fighting against Vierge and Lowes but the group had lost Gardner to the charms of a gravel trap.

Fernandez finally got past Marquez with his favourite move into turn two as the race was entering its second half and started clawing back some of the eight tenths advantage Di Giannantonio had stretched. The Spaniard caught up to the Italian within a couple of laps and it looked like Marquez and Luthi were left to settle the final podium position.

Fernandez was in no hurry to take the lead and carefully studied Di Giannantonio for several laps. The Italian got a track limits warning in the final five laps but the Spaniard looked like it wasn’t all roses for him either, with a big save at turn 10. It all came down to the final lap, when Fernandez was tempted by his trademark move into turn two but went wide and allowed the Italian back past. Di Giannantonio started making some mistakes of his own and although he ran a good defensive line, Fernandez pulled off a block pass with a pinch of contact at turn 14.

Fernandez crossed the finish line two tenths ahead of Di Giannatonio but with the winning overtake under investigation for both its aggression and the fact he lined up the move by going beyond track limits. Fernandez climbed on the top spot of the podium, kissed the trophy and popped the champagne but with the prospect of a meeting with the stewards in mind. Marquez came home in a safe third, with Luthi crossing the line one second later in fourth. Lowes was best of the chasing pack in fifth, ahead of Brad Binder and Navarro. Vierge, Bastianini and Lorenzo Baldassarri completed the top ten.

Fernandez’s excellent form sees him snatch some points back from Marquez in the championship, the Marc VDS rider 26 points ahead after a track that’s not on his Christmas list. Luthi is third, 38 points behind the leader and with Navarro four points back. Unless the stewards still have something to say about it.


Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 41'12.535
2 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up +0.186
3 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex +1.283
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex +2.733
5 22 Sam LOWES Kalex +8.764
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM +8.952
7 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up +9.928
8 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex +12.844
9 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex +13.916
10 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex +15.338
11 10 Luca MARINI Kalex +17.881
12 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM +20.511
13 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex +21.714
14 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex +28.673
15 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta +30.791
16 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM +31.679
17 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS +32.104
18 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta +32.324
19 24 Simone CORSI NTS +34.048
20 96 Jake DIXON KTM +45.708
21 27 Iker LECUONA KTM +47.521
22 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM +54.782
23 65 Philipp OETTL KTM +57.945
24 36 Andi Farid IZDIHAR Kalex +1'03.822
25 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM +1'07.021
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  45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 12 Laps
  87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 15 Laps
  11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 15 Laps
  72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 19 Laps
  47 Adam NORRODIN Kalex 20 Laps
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2019 Misano Moto3 Race Result: Some Things Are Worth Waiting For


Misano turned up the heat for race day, quite literally, and the lightweight class action had to match. Mission accomplished as far as the SIC58 squad was concerned, a jubilant Paolo Simoncelli celebrating a precious home win and a long overdue first win for Tatsuki Suzuki. The Japanese rider led the way for most the race and responded brilliantly to every challenge thrown his way. One of those came from John McPhee, although the Petronas rider only really popped up in the podium battle on the final lap and snatched a surprise second place from Tony Arbolino. The Italian continues an excellent podium run and is getting ever nearer in the title battle.

Suzuki had made a great start from pole position, while Arbolino found his way past Aron Canet into turn one. Meanwhile, Lorenzo Dalla Porta lost a couple of places at the start and had to make progress from 9th spot. While the championship leader was looking for a way around Andrea Migno, all eyes were on another Italian, Arbolino starting lap two in the lead from Suzuki and Canet. After an early mistake from Arbolino, the poleman found his way back around turn 14 by the end of that same lap.

Despite all the attention being on the trio ahead and the couple of early crashes from the likes of Alonso Lopez and Albert Arenas, the lead pack was still significant, 15 men still in it at the end of lap three. More drama was to come and reduce the numbers amongst the leaders, most significantly on lap four, when Niccolo Antonelli high-sided at turn five and brought Celestino Vietti down with him, while Canet’s machine suffered a failure and the Spaniard had to retreat to the pits while gesticulating his justifiable disappointment.

At the start of lap six, Suzuki was still showing the way to Arbolino, who bided his time for an assault. Meanwhile, Dalla Porta was looking to dig the knife into Canet’s championship chances but the Leopard man had to find one second to catch up on the two leaders while also fending off a sizeable group including Migno, Dennis Foggia, Gabriel Rodrigo, Ai Ogura, McPhee, Marcos Ramirez and Filip Salac. The two groups merged by lap 10, Jaume Masia starting to show some podium intentions after keeping quiet around 5th spot for the first half of the race. As if Dalla Porta didn’t have enough on his plate with the two WWR men assaulting him from all sides, he was also threatened with a track limits warning one lap later.

As the race was entering its second half, Suzuki looked confident at the front and the fast pace of the top men split the lead pack in two, the select few keeping in the victory battle including Arbolino, Dalla Porta, Migno and Masia. A second and a half down the road, Foggia and Ogura were tasked with leading the pursuit including the likes of McPhee and Rodrigo.

With nine laps left, a faultless Suzuki was starting to stretch a gap at the front, little over half a second but the biggest the gap had been until that point. The near tackles between Dalla Porta, Arbolino and the WWR teammates helped his case too but he had eight long laps ahead to defend that lead from a wolf pack. To add to the peril, Ogura and McPhee tagged along to the chasers and immediately started to make victims. The hurry-up saw Masia find a couple of tenths to close up on Suzuki and looked like the polenan’s main threat.

Masia first took the lead at turn one with six laps left and Suzuki found himself on the offensive for the first time since lap 1. The challenge got even bigger when Arbolino got past Suzuki one lap later and compatriot Ogura was looking menacing behind. Things got spicy with three laps left, when Arbolino attacked in turn 12 and the move pushed Masia all the way to the back of the pack. Despite Arbolino briefly taking the lead, Suzuki found himself showing the way once again as the race entered the final lap.

Ogura and Migno were victims of last lap shenanigans at Quercia but Suzuki was unbothered at the front, despite rivals being glued to his tail. McPhee suddenly found himself in podium contention for the first time on the final lap, attacking Arbolino in turn 13 and making it stick to the finish line. Masia missed out on the podium and finished fourth, ahead of Foggia. The young Italian was helped by a three-second post-race penalty being applied to Dalla Porta, the championship leader finishing fifth but dropping to eighth after several track limits infringements. Rodrigo did the best he could from his shocking qualifying position and his best was good enough for sixth, narrowly ahead of Ramirez.

Dalla Porta continues to lead the championship battle but threw away valuable points with the penalty and reduced Canet’s suffering. The Italian now leads by 22 points from Canet and with Arbolino becoming an ever bigger threat, 30 points behind the leader.


Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 40'00.034
2 17 John MCPHEE Honda +0.112
3 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda +0.201
4 5 Jaume MASIA KTM +0.708
5 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM +3.232
6 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda +3.431
7 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda +3.518
8 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda +3.740
9 12 Filip SALAC KTM +4.358
10 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM +14.210
11 82 Stefano NEPA KTM +17.190
12 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM +17.217
13 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM +29.972
14 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda +32.133
15 20 Elia BARTOLINI KTM +32.217
16 53 Deniz ONCU KTM +51.058
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  79 Ai OGURA Honda 1 Lap
  22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 5 Laps
  83 Meikon KAWAKAMI KTM 6 Laps
  40 Darryn BINDER KTM 15 Laps
  44 Aron CANET KTM 18 Laps
  75 Albert ARENAS KTM 20 Laps
  23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 20 Laps
  13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 20 Laps
  69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 20 Laps
  21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 21 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 0 Lap
  27 Kaito TOBA Honda 0 Lap
  11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 0 Lap
  76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 0 Lap
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2019 Misano MotoE Race 2 Result: A Second Serving Of Excitement


After the shenanigans of Race 1 in Misano, the MotoE class’ second outing promised a lot and delivered on par. Things were perhaps a bit more settled, with fewer crashes and incidents, but not short on overtakes and battles for the podium. Matteo Ferrari achieved a precious double on home soil, the Italian dominating Sunday’s race and increasing his lead in the championship. Hector Garzo was best of the rest but 2.6 seconds behind the winner, while Mattia Casadei secured his first podium in the class on the final lap.

The start had painted a different picture, with poleman De Angelis holding position into turn one ahead of Ferrari and with a great start from Maria Herrera to join the leaders' lineup. Front row starter Xavier Simeon did not make it past turn two and avoiding action from his high-side lost championship contenders Mike di Meglio and Bradley Smith some ground too.

Ferrari attacked the poleman at the start of lap two with an excellent move on the outside of De Angelis in turn two and Saturday’s victor was stretching a gap almost immediately. By lap three, the Italian had a five-man (and lady) group in hot pursuit, including Garzo, Nicolo Canepa, Herrera, Casadei and De Angelis. As the podium battle was heating up, Ferrari took off by over a second by lap four. The first to blink was de Angelis, the Pramac rider losing ground on the chasing pack and soon crashing out at turn 13 with three laps remaining.

Ferrari looked secure with a two seconds lead at the start of the final lap but Garzo had a lot of work to defend second from Canepa, Herrera and Casadei. Casadei shortly claimed second at turn 15 but Garzo found his way back past and the Italian had to make do with third at the line. Canepa missed out on the podium by five hundredths of a second, while Herrera improved one place from Race 1. However, the drama was not over at the checkered flag, Garzo under investigation for his trip on the green paint at turn 11 on the final lap but the Spaniard was eventually allowed to lift his trophy on the podium.

Ferrari’s success increases his advantage in the world cup to 19 points ahead of Garzo. Smith and Di Meglio follow, 24 and 25 points down on the leader. Despite being one of the favourites for the championship from the start, Niki Tuuli could not complete his weekend in Misano after a fractured femur and wrist in Saturday’s accident.


Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 11 Matteo FERRARI Energica 12'15.142
2 4 Hector GARZO Energica +2.687
3 27 Mattia CASADEI Energica +2.844
4 7 Niccolo CANEPA Energica +2.899
5 6 Maria HERRERA Energica +3.022
6 51 Eric GRANADO Energica +5.448
7 2 Jesko RAFFIN Energica +5.740
8 38 Bradley SMITH Energica +7.013
9 18 Nicolas TEROL Energica +8.072
10 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Energica +10.405
11 32 Lorenzo SAVADORI Energica +10.559
12 16 Joshua HOOK Energica +11.312
13 14 Randy DE PUNIET Energica +24.129
14 78 Kenny FORAY Energica +35.867
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  5 Alex DE ANGELIS Energica 3 Laps
  15 Sete GIBERNAU Energica 3 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  10 Xavier SIMEON Energica 0 Lap
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2019 Misano MotoGP Warm Up Result: Marquez Threatens The Yamahas

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'33.409    
2 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'33.537 0.128 0.128
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.661 0.252 0.124
4 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'33.682 0.273 0.021
5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'33.684 0.275 0.002
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'33.695 0.286 0.011
7 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'33.717 0.308 0.022
8 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'33.919 0.510 0.202
9 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'33.945 0.536 0.026
10 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'33.953 0.544 0.008
11 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'33.953 0.544  
12 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'34.000 0.591 0.047
13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'34.092 0.683 0.092
14 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'34.361 0.952 0.269
15 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'34.446 1.037 0.085
16 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'34.475 1.066 0.029
17 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'34.585 1.176 0.110
18 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'34.602 1.193 0.017
19 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'34.674 1.265 0.072
20 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'34.864 1.455 0.190
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'34.994 1.585 0.130
  5 Johann ZARCO KTM      
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2019 Misano Moto2 Warm Up Result: Navarro Challenges Marquez

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'37.923    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'37.927 0.004 0.004
3 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'38.018 0.095 0.091
4 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'38.049 0.126 0.031
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.124 0.201 0.075
6 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'38.137 0.214 0.013
7 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'38.218 0.295 0.081
8 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'38.254 0.331 0.036
9 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'38.391 0.468 0.137
10 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'38.401 0.478 0.010
11 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'38.409 0.486 0.008
12 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'38.409 0.486  
13 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.422 0.499 0.013
14 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'38.458 0.535 0.036
15 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'38.493 0.570 0.035
16 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'38.509 0.586 0.016
17 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'38.653 0.730 0.144
18 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'38.741 0.818 0.088
19 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'38.777 0.854 0.036
20 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'38.853 0.930 0.076
21 24 Simone CORSI NTS 1'38.933 1.010 0.080
22 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'39.161 1.238 0.228
23 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'39.269 1.346 0.108
24 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'39.495 1.572 0.226
25 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'39.525 1.602 0.030
26 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'39.574 1.651 0.049
27 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'40.687 2.764 1.113
28 47 Adam NORRODIN Kalex 1'40.780 2.857 0.093
29 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'40.837 2.914 0.057
30 36 Andi Farid IZDIHAR Kalex 1'41.377 3.454 0.540
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2019 Misano Moto3 Warm Up Result: Toba Leads Close Field

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'43.205    
2 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'43.216 0.011 0.011
3 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'43.245 0.040 0.029
4 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'43.250 0.045 0.005
5 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'43.268 0.063 0.018
6 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'43.319 0.114 0.051
7 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'43.415 0.210 0.096
8 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'43.518 0.313 0.103
9 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'43.560 0.355 0.042
10 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'43.572 0.367 0.012
11 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'43.583 0.378 0.011
12 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'43.606 0.401 0.023
13 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'43.608 0.403 0.002
14 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'43.609 0.404 0.001
15 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'43.625 0.420 0.016
16 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'43.641 0.436 0.016
17 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'43.655 0.450 0.014
18 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'43.667 0.462 0.012
19 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'43.686 0.481 0.019
20 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'43.709 0.504 0.023
21 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'43.938 0.733 0.229
22 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'43.993 0.788 0.055
23 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'44.027 0.822 0.034
24 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'44.050 0.845 0.023
25 53 Deniz ONCU KTM 1'44.240 1.035 0.190
26 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'44.456 1.251 0.216
27 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'44.592 1.387 0.136
28 20 Elia BARTOLINI KTM 1'44.612 1.407 0.020
29 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'45.072 1.867 0.460
30 83 Meikon KAWAKAMI KTM 1'45.243 2.038 0.171
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2019 Misano MotoE Race 1 Result: Drama Packed First Outing


The first race of the Misano double header for the MotoE class set the bar quite high in terms of both action and drama. The excitement concluded with a popular home win for Matteo Ferrari, who rode an impeccable final lap to fend off Hector Garzo and Xavier Simeon and take the reins of the championship.

Poleman Alex De Angelis held position at the start from fellow front row starters Ferrari and Simeon, with a few shuffles behind as Maria Herrera took it upon herself to chase the three leaders. Despite a disappointing E-Pole session, the likes of Niki Tuuli and Mike Di Meglio were making good progress at the start. However, Di Meglio quickly suffered some technical niggles that sent him to the sidelines to watch his championship lead slip away with every lap.

De Angelis was undisturbed going into lap two while Simeon and Ferrari were swapping paint behind him. Another twist in the championship tale came soon after, when Bradley Smith, Mattia Casadei and Tuuli tangled and did not see the end of lap two. Smith was able to rejoin but points looked far from his reach.

Simeon first attacked for the lead on lap three but it was under yellow flags while Tuuli was being stretchered away so he had to give the place back. Before the Belgian got the memo, the shenanigans were getting quite spectacular and De Angelis was the first to blink, high-siding out of turn five. Soon after, Eric Granado – who had made an excellent start from his lowly grid position – also left the podium battle out of fourth place, leaving Garzo in a pretty safe third spot and pushing to catch up with the two leaders.

Ferrari made what turned out to be his race winning overtake into Quercia, after which things calmed down for a couple of laps, Simeon and Garzo waiting for the right time to pounce on the leader. The Italian started the final lap in the lead and defended excellently to the checkered flag. He was aided slightly by Garzo attacking Simeon into Curvone and holding on to second ahead of the Belgian. Jesko Raffin crossed the finish line two seconds later in fourth, with Niccolo Canepa rounding out the top five.

Ferrari’s victory sees him take over the championship standings by two points from Simeon, with Di Meglio dropping to third ahead of Smith but with plenty of points still on offer even for the rest of the challengers.


Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap Gap Prev.
1 Matteo FERRARI ITA Energica    
2 Hector GARZO SPA Energica 0.187 0.187
3 Xavier SIMEON BEL Energica 0.590 0.403
4 Jesko RAFFIN SWI Energica 3.111 2.521
5 Niccolo CANEPA ITA Energica 3.284 0.173
6 Maria HERRERA SPA Energica 6.516 3.232
7 Lorenzo SAVADORI ITA Energica 6.883 0.367
8 Nicolas TEROL SPA Energica 7.276 0.393
9 Sete GIBERNAU SPA Energica 14.576 7.300
10 Joshua HOOK AUS Energica 15.568 0.992
11 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Energica 22.278 6.710
12 Bradley SMITH GBR Energica 31.146 8.868
13 Eric GRANADO BRA Energica 1'10.405 39.259
  Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Energica    
  Mattia CASADEI ITA Energica    
  Niki TUULI FIN Energica    
  Kenny FORAY FRA Energica    
  Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Energica    
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2019 Misano Moto2 Qualifying Result: First Time First


After fairly eventful qualifying sessions for their colleagues, the intermediate class had some surprised in store as well. It wasn’t much of a surprise to see the championship leader taking control of the session at the start of Q2 but then rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio turned promise into reality by snatching his first career pole position and respective Tissot watch.

Alex Marquez did not need to improve on his early benchmark to stay on the front row but with a significant threat coming from Augusto Fernandez, his compatriot lining up third on the grid.

Remy Gardner missed out of the front row by less than two hundredths of a second and pole by a mere tenth and a half. Teammate Tetsuta Nagashima started his weekend in excellent form and lost a tiny bit of that throughout but that only means a second row start, ahead of Xavi Vierge, despite a late crash for the Marc VDS man.

Tom Luthi led proceedings very briefly but had to make do with a third row start, where he will be joined by Sam Lowes and Q1 escapee Marco Bezzecchi. Rookie Enea Bastianini rounded out the top ten and opens row four ahead of teammate Andrea Locatelli and compatriot Luca Marini – the SKY racer the first to get promoted through Q1.


Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'37.481    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'37.618 0.137 0.137
3 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'37.645 0.164 0.027
4 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'37.664 0.183 0.019
5 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'37.671 0.190 0.007
6 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'37.779 0.298 0.108
7 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'37.796 0.315 0.017
8 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'37.866 0.385 0.070
9 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'37.935 0.454 0.069
10 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'37.938 0.457 0.003
11 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'37.953 0.472 0.015
12 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'38.007 0.526 0.054
13 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'38.032 0.551 0.025
14 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.054 0.573 0.022
15 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'38.181 0.700 0.127
16 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'38.211 0.730 0.030
17 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'38.223 0.742 0.012
18 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'39.972 2.491 1.749
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'37.953    
Q2 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'38.072 0.119 0.119
Q2 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'38.111 0.158 0.039
Q2 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'38.204 0.251 0.093
19 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'38.336 0.383 0.132
20 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'38.364 0.411 0.028
21 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'38.502 0.549 0.138
22 24 Simone CORSI NTS 1'38.544 0.591 0.042
23 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'38.607 0.654 0.063
24 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'38.682 0.729 0.075
25 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'39.175 1.222 0.493
26 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'39.743 1.790 0.568
27 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'40.318 2.365 0.575
28 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'40.449 2.496 0.131
29 47 Adam NORRODIN Kalex 1'40.516 2.563 0.067
30 36 Andi Farid IZDIHAR Kalex 1'40.723 2.770 0.207
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2019 Misano MotoGP Qualifying Result: Predictable, Yet Exciting


Yamaha came into qualifying in Misano with great expectations after their display all throughout practice and Marc Marquez’s prediction for pole came to fruition when Maverick Viñales timed it to perfection to snatch his first pole position since the first race of the year. It looked like a hat-trick for the Japanese squad for a while but then Pol Espargaro popped up on the back of Fabio Quartararo on a hot lap and brought home his first front row start for KTM. It even looked like pole for a short while, but second will do, splitting the Yamahas on the first row. Quartararo started the session as favourite by posting the fastest time of the weekend on his first flying lap, despite one of the by-now-usual wobbles on board of his Yamaha. However, the Frenchman could not improve on his final run despite several red hot sectors and made do with third.

Teammate Franco Morbidelli continued to improve throughout the weekend and overcame a huge rear tyre slide on what looked like a pole lap to settle for fourth. Meanwhile, Marquez lost a couple of laps keen to ward off rivals from a tow but that didn’t stop him from attempting a classic two-stop strategy. The plan did not seem to work as well as normal, as the Spaniard got demoted from the front row and found himself once again behind Valentino Rossi for their final flying laps. Neither rider wanted to show the other around and once they decided to get a move on, they got in each other’s way up until the checkered flag. The cat and mouse game left Marquez with his worst, well, “worst”, qualifying of the season in fifth, while Rossi lost a place to Andrea Dovizioso, the Ducati finding some pace to climb to sixth.

Rossi opens row three, ahead of the miracle worker of Q1, Johann Zarco, who put both KTMs in Q2 and ahead of the top Suzuki. Alex Rins will be disappointed with ninth after a fairly decent showing on Saturday morning practice, while teammate Joan Mir impressed on his return from injury by getting through Q1 and qualifying 10th, only one place behind Rins. Takaaki Nakagami and Michele Pirro complete the fourth row, over a second slower than the poleman.

Having a glance back at Q1, there were quite a few unusual victims there, Cal Crutchlow banished to 14th grid spot, Jack Miller down in 16th and Danilo Petrucci with his worst qualifying of the year in 17th. The two Ducatis will be joined on row six by Jorge Lorenzo.


Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'32.265    
2 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'32.560 0.295 0.295
3 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'32.571 0.306 0.011
4 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'32.710 0.445 0.139
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'32.742 0.477 0.032
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.038 0.773 0.296
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'33.079 0.814 0.041
8 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 1'33.123 0.858 0.044
9 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'33.265 1.000 0.142
10 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'33.431 1.166 0.166
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'33.449 1.184 0.018
12 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'33.461 1.196 0.012
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Q2 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 1'33.147    
Q2 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'33.485 0.338 0.338
13 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'33.488 0.341 0.003
14 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'33.516 0.369 0.028
15 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'33.522 0.375 0.006
16 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'33.571 0.424 0.049
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'33.630 0.483 0.059
18 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'33.777 0.630 0.147
19 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'34.162 1.015 0.385
20 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'34.322 1.175 0.160
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'34.401 1.254 0.079
22 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'34.904 1.757 0.503
  29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia      
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