Scenes from MotoGP di San Marino
After seven different winners in the previous seven MotoGP races, it seems we will finally have a repeat victor here at Misano. While those who have joined the club recently are riding with new found confidence, and perhaps some weight lifted off their respective shoulders, after today’s qualifying session it looks like the race will be between Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. Above, Rossi waves to fans, of whom there are many here at his home race.
With a cracked T3 vertebra, Iannone did not ride after FP1 and was later declared unfit to race. As some have discussed in the media center, this circuit, which is named for a rider who died on track (Marco Simoncelli at Sepang, 2011) is also the site of Wayne Rainey’s 1993 crash (which left Rainey a paraplegic) and Shoya Tomizawa’s fatal on track accident in 2010. Misano definitely does not need to take any chances with unfit riders being allowed to race. Iannone will be re-assesed before Aragon.
More scenes from Misano’s MotoGP di San Marino on the next page: