Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) has added his sixth pole position in 2013 on Saturday after a new exhibition in Q2 that has defined the start grid of the GP Aperol of San Marino and the Rimini Riviera. The championship leader, who broke the speed record of Casey Stoner, in force since 2011, will share the first line with the duo of the Yamaha Factory Racing, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.
Marc Márquez does not give ground on the track of Misano, where he has finished all the sessions in first position since the start of the action last Friday. The leader of the championship, which has fallen without consequences in the FP4, has not batted in Q2, where he has added his sixth pole of the season with a 1.32.915, spectacular record with which he has swept the speed record in the current Italian layout since 2011 (Stoner, 1.33.138).
The two men of the Yamaha Factory Racing have been the ones who have approached the Lleida driver the most. Jorge Lorenzo has been half a second behind Cervera, while Valentino Rossi has signed the third best record and will start from the front row in the home GP (and for the second time this course after the GP at Sachsenring).
The fourth position did not leave satisfied Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda), who has been fighting with his RC213V throughout the exciting qualifying session. The Barcelona, who has fallen in the morning session, will lead the second row and will have Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech3) by his side. The Englishman has seen for the first time this Saturday in the situation of having to play the Q1 by not having passed the 12th position in the last free session. Ranked in first position, has straightened the situation to finally get the fifth best time. Close that row an extraordinarily grown Aleix Espargaró (Power Electronics Aspar) who has signed the sixth position and will be among the first six for the second time this season.
Stefan Bradl (Honda LCR), Alvaro Bautista (GO & FUN Gresini) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) will set the third while Nicky Hayden has completed the top 10 of Q2.
Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) has gone to the ground in the final moments of Q1, when he made one last attempt to enter Q2. The Oxford rider was left at the gates of that classification and will start on Sunday in the 13th position, preceded by Michele Pirro and Andrea Iannone.