Dani Pedrosa has won the 2016 San Marino grand prix in Misano after incredible race overtaking Marquez, Lorenzo and second placed Valentino Rossi. It was 8th different winner of grand prix in as many races making 2016 a historic season. Rossi finished second while Lorenzo was satisfied with his 3rd place having started on pole position.
In what was a record packed crowd at the Misano, they witnessed an absolute class race where Valentino Rossi overtook Lorenzo on the opening lap and looked in control for most part. But Dani Pedrosa put together a stunning burst of pace midway through the race and overtook Marquez, Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi to win the race.
MotoGP season moves to round 13 which will be taking place in San Marino this weekend from Friday, 09 September to 11 September at the famous Misano World Circuit. Marc Marquez will be hoping to repeat his 2015 success here as he get closer to his third world title while Valentino Rossi can expect huge home support. As far as MotoGP fans are concerned they will be hoping that the recent trend continue which saw seven different grand prix winners in as many races this season.
The San Marino Grand Prix gets underway on Friday, 09 September 2016 with the morning practice session followed by Saturdays qualifying and Sundays big race. As far as the weather is concerned we can expect hot conditions for a grand prix taking place in Europe during september. This weekend mediterranean european will be under the heatwave and that might play a part in the race on Sunday.
2016 San Marino GP Results: Marc Marquez won San Marino MotoGP 2015 after starting second on the grid as rain effected the race pretty much throughout from start to finish. However this weekend it is widely expected to be hot and dry and that is something bring unpredictability in the results. Misano World Circuit has signed a 4 year extension to host MotoGP Grand Prix till atleast 2020 and the circuit is also renamed after late Marco Simoncelli.
It was the first time since 1979 that two british riders finished on the podium with Bradely Smith finishing second ahead of another Brit Scott Redding taking third on the podium. It was made possible only because Valentino Rossi suffered a tactical error during bike change while Jorge Lorenzo crashed out.
Just when it looked like Rossi has kind of blew it with a tactical error, Championship rival Jorge Lorenzo crashed out easing the pressure on Rossi in his home grand prix. In the end Valentino Rossi finished 5th and increased his lead to 23 points.
San Marino MotoGP Results:
Jorge Lorenzo took the pole position for the Sunday’s San Marino MotoGP which will be the home race for championship leader Valentino Rossi. Marc Marquez also finished second on the grid with just 0.106 of a second deficit from Lorenzo and Rossi finished third behind 0.106s adrift.
Saturday, 12 September, Qualifying Results: Lorenzo, Marquez and Rossi continued their dominance as expected taking the first three places on the grid while Pedrosa and Michele Pirro finished 4th and 5th respectively. Bradley Smith was pretty good friday and saturday and finished 6th on the grid. Rest of the result from qualifying are listed below.