Misano's leather-clad soprano, Paola Tiraferri, bashed out the Italian anthem again, under a 30ºC sun in preparation for a twenty one lap race.
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World Supersport rounded out their weekend with eighteen laps around Misano on a fancy new tyre.
Eugene Laverty was declared fit and would start the race in past place. Ten laps around Misano would determine the grid for the second race this afternoon.
World Supersport gets a Pirelli SCX tyre, and everyone chooses to use it for their first race of the weekend.
Five thousand spectators were allowed into Misano to watch racing on a 28ºC day. All riders on the grid chose the SCX rear tyre, having taken the weather and the 48ºC track in to account, so there wasn't a tyre war in play.
In response to the yellow flags in Estoril ruining several riders' qualifying on their only one-shot tyre, the rules have been changed for Superpole in World Superbike. Still at a short fifteen minutes, riders now get two of the super sticky qualifying tyres with which to set their qualifying times. Eugene Laverty would miss this session after his morning's crash.
Michael Ruben Rinaldi, an Italian rider on an Italian bike at an Italian track with a limited Italian audience, has been quickest heading to Superpole, and his nemesis from last weekend, Garrett Gerloff, will start from pit lane this afternoon, but his superpole time will be used in tomorrow's sprint race.
World Supersport qualifying culminated in Superpole on Saturday morning, twenty minutes determining the grid for both races.
Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Scott Redding were quickest in the morning's short qualifying, a session plagued with cancelled laps and a red flag. Eugene Laverty was taken to the medical centre after his red flag crash.
Miguel Gonzalez and Steven Odendaal ended the day within four hundredths of a second of each other, as twenty riders ended the day within a second of Gonzalez's best laptime.
Michael Ruben Rinaldi ended Friday quickest overall, ahead of Alex Lowes and Toprak Razgatlioglu, with Jonathan Rea third quickest in the second session as Razgatlioglu was unable to improve on his morning's time.
Manuel Gonzalez was the first of eight Yamahas at the top, joined by Filippo Fuligni and Federico Caricasulo in the first tenth of a second. The top sixteen were covered by just one second.
Toprak Razgatlioglu, Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Garrett Gerloff were separated by less than a tenth of a second at the end of the first session at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”. Satellite rider Chaz Davies was the only one of the old guard inside the top six.
World Superbike race two was the hottest race of the weekend. Twenty one laps of Estoril with less wind than plagued the races earlier.
World Supersport's last race of the weekend would be, yet again, a close affair.
Federico Caricasulo led into the first turn, but Philipp Oettl and Steven Odendaal snuck underneath him to push him to third. Raffaele de Rosa, Jules Cluzel and Can Oncu were behind them.
The World Superbike Superpole race was ten short laps with not all riders choosing to use the dedicated sprint race tyre.