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09/13/13
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Marquez and Pedrosa back on top in Misano
Marc Marquez
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on top today at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in San Marino.

The Spanish duo got to work straight away, looking for the best set up for their RC213V. Track conditions improved slightly from the morning to the afternoon but the surface still remained quite slippery. Championship leader Marc was fastest for the day with a time of 1'34.200 on lap 9 of 22. Teammate Dani, second in the Championship, suffered from some front brake vibration in both sessions, but was able to clock a time just 0.033s off Marc with 1'34.233 on lap 19 of 20.

Marc Marquez 1st 1'34.200
“I am happy with how things went today, and how we worked. I felt pretty good from the start and found some good reference points; there's only a few places, like on the fast corner, where I still need to make some improvements in order to go faster. I'm running slightly wide onto the astroturf at that point. I hope that we can rectify this tomorrow, keep working well and get in even better shape for the race"

Dani Pedrosa 2nd 1'34.233
“In general, today we managed to have two good practice sessions. The only problem is that we are lacking some grip in the rear. It was hard to find the necessary traction during the sessions and we hope to be able to improve this tomorrow. The track condition didn't help us today either, as the asphalt wasn't very grippy. Despite all this, tomorrow we will be looking for a good qualifying session - which is the important thing"

Practice Results

Pos Rider Time Nat Bike Team
1 Marc Marquez 1'34.200 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Dani Pedrosa 1'34.233 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Valentino Rossi 1'34.458 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
4 Jorge Lorenzo 1'34.495 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
5 Aleix Espargaro 1'34.732 SPA ART Power Electronics Aspar
6 Alvaro Bautista 1'34.858 SPA HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
7 Michele Pirro 1'34.889 ITA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
8 Andrea Dovizioso 1'34.901 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
9 Stefan Bradl 1'35.107 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
10 Cal Crutchlow 1'35.208 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
11 Andrea Iannone 1'35.218 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
12 Nicky Hayden 1'35.392 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
13 Danilo Petrucci 1'35.933 ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
14 Bradley Smith 1'36.004 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
15 Claudio Corti 1'36.122 ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
16 Colin Edwards 1'36.181 USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
17 Hector Barbera 1'36.198 SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
18 Randy De Puniet 1'36.283 FRA SUZUKI Suzuki Test Team
19 Hiroshi Aoyama 1'36.646 JAP FTR Avintia Blusens
20 Karel Abraham 1'37.310 CZE ART Cardion AB Motoracing
21 Yonny Hernandez 1'37.329 COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
22 Michael Laverty 1'37.334 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
23 Bryan Staring 1'37.722 AUS FTR-HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
24 Lukas Pesek 1'38.962 CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project

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