MotoGP San Marino 2013: Ernest's chop
MotoGP San Marino 2013: Ernest's chop

Thirteenth stage of the 2013 MotoGP World Championship calendar. We arrived at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli With the three championships relatively tight and we still can't believe Marc Márquez's spectacular season. Because whatever happens from here on, the first season of the Cervera rider in MotoGP is already burned into the annals of the history of the Motorcycle World Championship.

The circuit of Misano (We are going to name it that way because if we repeat the official name every time this entry can last until Sunday at five in the afternoon) hosted its first World Cup race in 1980In that season, the 500 cc gave no less than 40 laps to the original 3,488-meter circuit, the winner was another great of motorcycling, "King" Kenny Roberts, who put the next classified, Franco, with his Yamaha more than 16 seconds Uncini and almost half a minute to Graziano Rossi. These last two with Suzuki.

But the most outstanding event of this track must be noted in the credit of misfortunes, since Wayne Rainey fell into it in the 1993 500 race and injured his spine. This injury left the American in a wheelchair for the rest of his days and expelled the Misano circuit from the calendar until 2007. But the Misano that returned to the calendar had little to do with the original, because in addition to extending its length to 4,180 m in length, it was also modified to increase the safety of the pilots and the direction of rotation was changed. Since the 2007 season, Yamaha has won four times in the MotoGP class, while Ducati and Honda have only managed to win once each.

The riders who have climbed to the top of the box the most times at Misano are Jorge Lorenzo, who has won in 250cc once and the last two seasons in MotoGP and Marc Márquez, who won in 125cc once and the last two seasons. of Moto2. Going over the numbers again Marc Márquez, is already the best MotoGP rookie of all time, with more points in a season (and six races left) with more victories, pole position and podiums. Meanwhile, the other two dominating Spaniards in the category also continue to increase their statistics. For example Jorge Lorenzo is already one podium away from equaling the 69 that Casey Stoner achieved in his sporting career (for now) and Dani Pedrosa is eight podiums away from reaching Giacomo Agostini.

Another driver who is breaking the statistics is Scott redding. What happens is that as he is British and a direct rival of Pol Espargaró, some media are simply talking about him. Redding is already the only British rider to have won at Silverstone and Donnington Park. He is the first rider from his country to win races in Moto3 and Moto2 since Chas Mortimer did it in 125cc in 1972 and 250cc in 1975 (both victories on the Isle of Man). He is also the British driver with the most points in a season in the intermediate category and has equaled Barry Sheene's record by winning three races in a single season. The downside is that he was not born in Spain and the press here ignores him with pearls as he throws in the towel before his time and things like that.

  • The third place of Dani pedrosa at Silverstone was his 120th time on the podium. This places Dani Pedrosa with only one podium less than Phil Read. Let's remember that the Briton won seven world championships in his entire career (2 x 500cc, 4 x 250cc, 1 x 125cc).

  • The second place of Marc Márquez at Silverstone was the 50th time that the one from Cervera is on the podium throughout his career. This makes him the youngest rider to achieve that figure, breaking the record for Dani Pedrosa since Marc achieved it at 20 years and 196 days, for Dani's 21 years and 162 days.

  • Sunday will be fulfilled 50 years since Giacomo Agostini's World Cup debut. It was in the 250 cc race of the Nations GP in Monza, riding a Morini in 1963. Agostini could not finish that race due to mechanical problems.

  • Sunday will also be fulfilled 45 years Giacomo Agostini's victory in the 500cc race of the Nations GP at Monza in 1968. That was the only time that five Italian drivers finished in the top five of the premier class. Besides Agostini, the other riders were Renzo Pasolini, Angelo Bergamonti, Alberto Pagani and Silvano Bertarelli. Can you imagine the one that would get involved in Spain if something like this was achieved?

  • In the history of the World Cup there have been fifteen San Marino GP. The first race with that name was held in Imola in 1981. Since then, this GP has been contested on three different circuits. Imola hosted the GP twice (1981 and 1983) Mugello on four occasions (1982, 84, 91 and 93) and Misano on nine (1985, 86, 87, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)

  • The KTM have won the last 15 Moto3 races, this is the third longest sequence of GP victories in the small class. Only Honda surpasses it with 19 victories in the 1990 and 1991 seasons and 17 victories in the 1992 and 1993 seasons.

  • Spanish riders Jorge Lorenoz, Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez have covered the three positions of the MotoGP podium in the last three races. It is the first time that this has happened with Spanish pilots.

  • After the Silverstone GP there is no motoGP rider who has been able to score in every race so far this season. The only driver to score points in the previous 11 races was Andrea Dovizioso, but he crashed on the penultimate lap at Silverstone and spoiled the streak. This was the first time that Dovizioso has stopped scoring since the 2012 British GP.

  • None of the Moto3 riders know what it's like to win at the Misano circuit.

  • The best result of Scott Redding in Misano is fifth achieved in Moto2 in 2011. Last year he finished seventh despite qualifying third on the starting grid.

  • The best result of Pol Espargaró was the second achieved last year. Pol knows what it's like to win at Misano anyway, as he won the 125cc race in 2007.

  • Luis Salóm finished second at Misano in 2.012 and comes to the Italian circuit this season with 26 points of advantage over the second.

  • Maverick Viñales finished fifth in last year's Moto3 race at Misano. It is one of the two circuits on the entire calendar in which Viñales has not achieved a podium. The other circuit that resists him is Phillip Island.

  • Last year Álex Rins managed to climb from 17th on the starting grid to fourth place at the finish line less than a second behind the winner of the race Sandro Cortese.

The weather forecast for this weekend (as always according to Myweather2) is that it will be sunny and hot at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. Although for Sunday it may rain something from four in the afternoon. Let's hope the rain respects the races.

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