Championship leader and Honda rider Marc Marquez took the lead for the qualifying of the 2013 San Marino Grand Prix in Misano on Saturday. The Spaniard dominated both the practice sessions, clocking 1:34.200 during the Free Practice 2 on Friday.
Where to Watch Live
Live coverage of qualifying for the San Marino MotoGP Grand Prix starts at 11.20am BST on BBC Red Button. Real-time internet updates are available on MotoGP's official website.
Friday Practice Review
Marquez dominated Friday's Free Practice 1 after clocking 1:34.476, leading his compatriot and Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa by 0.222 sec. The 20-year-old also continued his form to Free Practice 2 and was the fastest in the day, resulting him to take the lead for Saturday's qualifying session by 0.33 sec.
Yamaha rider and defending champion Jorge Lorenzo was third during the first practice session, while losing the multiple time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi who will start from third spot. Lorenzo finished fourth, with 1:34.495 while the Italian clocked 1:34.458.
Marquez is on top of the leader board with 233 points, leading his teammate Pedrosa by 30 points. The defending champion trails Marquez and Pedrosa, the former by 39 points. With five more races after the San Marino Grand Prix, a failure to fire in Misano could see Lorenzo lose the grip on retaining the MotoGP Championship.
Meanwhile, Britain star and Tech 3 rider Cal Crutchlow managed to finish in top ten for the qualifying, taking the final spot.
Top 10 MotoGP Free Practice 2 Times from Misano:
1. Marc Marquez (Spn) Repsol Honda 1:34.200
2. Dani Pedrosa (Spn) Repsol Honda 1:34.233
3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 1:34.458
4. Jorge Lorenzo (Ita) Yamaha 1:34.495
5. Aleix Espargaro (Spn) Aspar ART 1:34.732
6. Alvaro Bautista (Spn) Gresini Honda 1:34.858
7. Michele Pirro (Ita) Pramac Ducati 1:34.889
8. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 1:34.901
9. Stefan Bradl (Ger) LCR Honda 1:35.107
10. Cal Crutchlow (GB) Tech 3 Yamaha 1:35.208