MotoGP Round 12 Summary & Round 13 TV Schedule

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By Steve Lamb

Production Manager - Still considers himself a novice rider, despite passing his test over twenty years ago. Steve has only ever owned four bikes - a '95 Suzuki GSX600F (which he dropped in the first minute of ownership), an '04 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer and currently a '16 Ducati Scrambler Classic, as well as (very slowly) building a '94 Yamaha SR125 'brat tracker'.

MotoGP Misano Preview TV Times

 

After the bike-fest of last weekend's British and World Superbike coverage, were off to Misano in Italy this weekend for the return of MotoGP.

It seems ages ago since the sunny Bank Holiday and the British GP at Silverstone, so let's review what happened last time out…

 

MotoGP

Starting from Pole Position (but only just, as Monster Yamaha's Valentino Rossi qualified less than half-a-second behind), Honda Repsol's Marc Marquez took the lead into Copse. Behind him, chaos ensued as Petronas Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo lost control of his bike and, with nowhere to go, Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso went with him. Thankfully, despite a trip to the medical centre for Dovi, both riders were largely unharmed. 

Unaffected by the crash behind, Marquez was pushing on, but didn't have it all his own way as he was shadowed at every turn by Suzuki's Alex Rins, who was looking to put an end to his recent disappointing form. As Rins and Marquez were extending their lead, Rossi was slowly slipping down the field being overtaken first by Rins, and then by his teammate, Maverick Viñales.

As the front runners entered Woodcote for the final time it looked like Marquez had done enough to secure the win, but with a final push for the line, Rins switched to the inside and snatched the win by just 0.013s.

Viñales completed the podium in third and Valentino Rossi held on to fourth, ahead of Petronas Yamaha's Franco Morbidelli and Britain's Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda).

Fastest race lap – Marc Marquez – Lap 10 – 1'59.936 (New record)

 

Moto2

Alex Marquez led the Moto2 field away from the line and looked to quickly settle into the form which has brought him his recent crop of wins, until the fifth lap, when, under pressure from Jorge Navarro, he lost the front into Brooklands and was unable to restart.

This handed the lead to Navarro who led for a further five laps, before being caught up by Brad Binder and Augusto Fernandez.

With Navarro and Binder battling for the lead, Augusto Fernandez was able to capitalise on their slowed pace and put himself into second place and contention for the win.

A final lap push from Fernandez was enough to give him a small lead into Woodcote and a strong run to the line gave him the win by just under half-a-second from Navarro. Binder secured third from a strengthening Remy Gardner.

Britain's Sam Lowes failed to finish, after a first lap spill, and Bennetts British Superbikes 2018 runner-up, Jake Dixon, finished in 23rd.

Fastest race lap – Augusto Fernandez – Lap 17 – 2'04.835 (New record)

 

Moto3

Despite starting from the second row of the grid Britain's John McPhee had a strong start to the race, slotting into second place behind pole sitter Tony Arbolino (Leopard Racing).

With championship leader Aron Canet tangling on lap five with Albert Arenas, before rejoining back  in 30th place, there was all to play for at the front and the next twelve laps saw most of the top riders lead the race.

At the final lap though, the two Leopard bikes of Dalla Porta and Ramirez had risen to the top but were not far enough ahead to resist a final push from Tony Abilino.

At the line it was Ramirez from Arbolino from Dalla Porta, but to be honest, with just eight-tenths of a second covering the top six, one more lap could have seen the any of them take the win.

Fastest race lap – Tatsuki Suzuki – Lap 6 – 2'12.140 (New record)

 

MotoGP Misano Preview TV Times

 

Here's how the championship tables stand after twelve rounds of the nineteen-round season.

 

Championship Tables

 

MotoGP

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

MARQUEZ, Marc (ESP)

HONDA

250

-

-

2

DOVIZIOSO, Andrea (ITA)

DUCATI

172

78

78

3

RINS, Alex (ESP)

DUCATI

149

23

101

4

PETRUCCI, Danilo (ITA)

SUZUKI

145

4

105

5

VINALES, Maverick (ESP)

YAMAHA

118

27

132

6

ROSSI, Valentino (ITA)

YAMAHA

116

2

134

7

MILLER, Jack (AUS)

YAMAHA

94

22

156

8

QUARTARARO, Fabio (FRA)

DUCATI

92

2

158

9

CRUTCHLOW, Cal (GBR)

HONDA

88

4

162

10

MORBIDELLI, Franco (ITA)

YAMAHA

69

19

181

 

Moto2

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

MARQUEZ, Alex (ESP)

KALEX

181

-

-

2

FERNANDEZ, Augusto (ESP)

KALEX

146

35

35

3

LUTHI, Thomas (SWI)

KALEX

146

0

35

4

NAVARRO, Jorge (ESP)

SPEED UP

146

0

35

5

BINDER, Brad (RSA)

KTM

125

21

56

6

BALDASSARRI, Lorenzo (ITA)

KALEX

124

1

57

7

SCHROTTER, Marcel (GER)

KALEX

116

8

65

8

MARINI, Luca (ITA)

KALEX

108

8

73

9

BASTIANINI, Enea (ITA)

KALEX

74

34

107

10

DI GIANNANTONIO, Fabio (ITA)

SPEED UP

69

5

112

 

Moto3

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

DALLA PORTA, Lorenzo (ITA)

HONDA

171

-

-

2

CANET, Aron (ESP)

KTM

157

14

14

3

ARBOLINO, Tony (ITA)

HONDA

133

24

38

4

ANTONELLI, Niccolo (ITA)

HONDA

118

15

53

5

RAMIREZ, Marcos (ESP)

HONDA

114

4

57

6

MCPHEE, John, GBR)

HONDA

93

21

78

7

VIETTI, Celestino (ITA)

KTM

88

5

83

8

MASIA, Jaume (ESP)

KTM

83

5

88

9

FENATI, Romano (ITA)

HONDA

67

16

104

10

KORNFEIL, Jakub (CZE)

KTM

67

0

104

 

MotoE table after two rounds.

 

MotoE

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

DI MEGLIO, Mike (FRA)

ENERGICA

41

-

-

2

SMITH, Bradley (GBR)

ENERGICA

36

5

5

3

SIMEON, Xavier (BEL)

ENERGICA

29

7

12

4

TUULI, Niki (FIN)

ENERGICA

26

3

15

5

DE ANGELIS, Alex (RSM)

ENERGICA

23

3

18

6

FERRARI, Matteo (ITA)

ENERGICA

22

1

19

7

GIBERNAU, Sete (ESP)

ENERGICA

17

5

24

8

GARZO, Hector (SPA)

ENERGICA

13

4

28

9

CANEPA, Niccolo (ITA)

ENERGICA

12

1

29

10

HOOK, Joshua (AUS)

ENERGICA

10

2

31

 

MotoGP Misano Preview TV Times

 

The season continues this weekend with the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy, a 4.2km (2.63 mile) circuit, comprising six left-hand and ten right-hand corners, and a 530m straight.

There's a MotoE double header this weekend, with Race 1 on Saturday after Qualifying, and Race 2 on Sunday morning before the Moto3 race. Can Bradley Smith close the gap to the top, or will Mike DeMeglio's experience help him extend his lead?

 

MotoGP Misano Preview TV Times

 

Moto GP TV Times

Here's this weekend's TV schedule. As usual, live coverage is on BT Sport 2, with highlights on BT Sport 1 and on free-to-view Quest on Monday evening.

(QUEST is available on Freeview - Ch 12, BT - Ch 37, Free-Sat - Ch 167, Sky - Ch 144 and Virgin - Ch 172)

 

Friday 13th September 2019

LIVE Free Practice 1 & 2

07:45 – 16:00

BT Sport 2

Saturday 14th September 2019

LIVE Free Practice 3

08:00 – 11:00

BT Sport 2

LIVE Qualifying

11:00 – 15:00

BT Sport 2

LIVE MotoE – Race 1

15:00 – 16:00

BT Sport 2

LIVE Red Bull Rookies

16:00 – 17:00

BT Sport 2

Sunday 15th September 2019

LIVE Warm-Ups

07:15 – 8:45

BT Sport 2

LIVE MotoE - Race 2

08:45 – 09:30

BT Sport 2

LIVE Moto3 Race

09:30 – 11:00

BT Sport 2

LIVE Moto2 Race

11:00 – 12:30

BT Sport 2

LIVE MotoGP Race

12:30 – 14:00

BT Sport 2

Chequered Flag

14:00 – 15:00

BT Sport 2

Raceday Highlights

20:00 – 21:00

BT Sport 1

Monday 16th September 2019

Highlights

18:00 – 19:00

Quest

 

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