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"
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