Friday we’ll go on track with the usual mentality, prepared to deal with and to adapt to every situation we find
At Misano the reigning MotoGP World Champion has five victories in three classes: One in 125cc (2010), two in Moto2 (2011 and 2012) and two in MotoGP (2015 and 2017).
Dani Pedrosa has been on the podium six times at the San Marino GP –at the premier class, winning twice –in 2010 and 2016.
With seven rounds remaining, Marc Márquez continues to lead the overall standings, with a 59-point advantage over his nearest rival.
Misano is a twisty track and a slower one compared to others on the calendar, with a lot of braking and acceleration. It’s been a good circuit for us in the past; we have many good memories and we’ll definitely try to add a new one to the list next Sunday. Last year I felt well on the bike and I could ride as I like, but on Friday we’ll go on track with the usual mentality, prepared to deal with and to adapt to every situation we find. We’ll try to understand the conditions and the grip of the track, looking to improve session by session, hopefully during a sunny and warm weekend!
I hope we’ll have some nice weather in Misano and to be able to exploit well all of the sessions. I like the track enough even if it’s a bit bumpy and the grip level is often a challenge, because it can change a lot from the morning sessions to the afternoon. The tyre choice will be very important. I also like the atmosphere with the fans who are always very passionate and it’s very good to see packed grandstands.