07 Sep Marquez and Pedrosa take fifth and 12th on day one in Misano
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa started their Misano campaign taking the fifth and 12th places, respectively, in the combined standings.
After setting the 13th fastest time in FP1 while focusing as usual on working on his bike setup for the race, and with uncertain weather forecast for tomorrow’s qualifying day, Marc boarded his RC213V in the afternoon looking for immediate speed. He immediately set the provisional fastest time of the day, which ultimately proved quick enough to secure him a top-five place in the combined classification.
It was an opposite scenario for Dani Pedrosa, seventh in the morning and just 20 thousandths of a second from a top-10 position in the FP2, despite improving on his FP1 effort.