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Qualifying day at the Gran Premio Lenovo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini is done and dusted. One factory dominated proceedings, but what are 10 of the top stats to emerge from Saturday at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli? Well, look no further:
1. Viñales has qualified on pole position for the second time this season, along with Austria. This is Viñales’ 11th pole in the premier class (his third at Misano), one less than Johnny Cecotto. On his 10 previous premier class pole positions, Viñales has won twice (Qatar and France in 2017).
2. This is the second successive Yamaha pole position at Misano (also with Viñales last year) and their seventh pole position since the track returned to the Grand Prix calendar in 2007.
3. Since 2007, only three riders have won the MotoGP™ race after qualifying on pole position in Misano: Casey Stoner (2007), Valentino Rossi (2009) and Dani Pedrosa (2010).
4. Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) has qualified second, equalling his best qualifying result since he stepped up to MotoGP™ in 2018, along with the Spanish and Japanese GPs in 2019.
5. Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) has qualified third for his 18th front row start in MotoGP™. On his 17 previous front rows, he went on to finish on the podium nine times, including two wins.
6. Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) are the first riders to have clocked over 300Km/h at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli since 2007.
7. Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP), who is the most successful rider on the current MotoGP™ grid at Misano with three wins, heads Row 2. This is his best qualifying here since he was second in 2016, when he also finished second for his most recent podium at Misano. He equals his best qualifying of the season so far from Andalucia.
8. With Viñales, Morbidelli, Quartararo and Rossi, this is the first time there are four Yamaha riders in the top four on the grid in the premier class since the 1988 Portuguese GP held in Jerez with Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Magee and Christian Sarron.
9. Jack Miller (Pramac Racing), who is the only rider who finished on the podium in the last two races, has qualified in fifth place for the second successive time (although he started from fourth in Styria), as the top Ducati rider. He will be aiming to take three successive podiums for the first time since 2014 in Moto3™.
10. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) has qualified seventh for the second successive time (although he started from sixth in Styria) which are his best qualifying results since he was also seventh in Malaysia last year.
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