MotoGP 2013: Misano Results

Lorenzo takes charge at Misano as Honda duo do battle behind

Jorge Lorenzo won his second race on the bounce for the Factory Yamaha squad with a commanding victory at Misano. Lorenzo got the jump on championship-leading pole sitter Marc Marquez and never looked back, crossing the line with a comfortable buffer of over three seconds.

20-year-old MotoGP sensation Marquez dropped back off the line to third behind team-mate Dani Pedrosa, and in an over-exuberant attempt to re-pass early on dropped back behind the Yamaha of Valentino Rossi. Despite being given this podium opportunity, there was little the nine-time world champion could do to hold back the young pretender, and Marquez was soon back through.

The Respsol Honda pair had yet another close battle, and once again Pedrosa was bested by his young team-mate. While Lorenzo’s win was impressive, he still only closes in on championship leader Marquez by five points. 

The top order spread out over the finish line, with Pedrosa third and Rossi a long way back in fourth. Stefan Bradl made a late move on Cal Crutchlow for fifth.  

MotoGP Misano – Race result

1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 44m 5.522s
2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 44m 8.901s
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 44m 12.890s
4. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 44m 20.584s
5. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 44m 27.877s
6. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 44m 28.121s
7. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 44m 36.581s
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP13) 44m 48.224s
9. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP13) 44m 50.380s
10. Michele Pirro ITA Ignite Pramac Racing (GP13) 44m 53.340s
11. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 44m 53.533s
12. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 45m 8.676s
13. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 45m 13.122s
14. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 45m 21.050s
15. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT) 45m 23.429s
16. Claudio Corti ITA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 45m 35.177s
17. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 45m 39.512s
18. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART CRT) 45m 42.382s

Bryan Staring AUS Go&Fun Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) DNF
Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) DNF
Yonny Hernandez COL Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) DNF
Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (ART CRT) DNF
Andrea Iannone ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing (GP13) DNF
Lukas Pesek CZE Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* DNF