Nakagami takes MotoGP™ Sunday morning honours at Misano

The Japanese rider edged out Morbidelli and Mir in Warm Up, polesitter Viñales finishes 11th

LCR Honda Idemitsu’s Takaaki Nakagami set a 1:32.781 in MotoGP™ Warm Up at the Gran Premio Lenovo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini to finish top of the pile on Sunday morning. Front row starter Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) was 0.071 seconds off the Japanese rider in second, with Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) 0.076 adrift in third.

A vital race in the World Championship comes the riders’ way at 14:00 local time (GMT+2) this afternoon at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, but can anyone stop the Yamahas? Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) is one of those riders who sounded confident after qualifying, the Spaniard fourth fastest in Warm Up. Home hero Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing) has been in fine form on his return from injury, can the Ducati upset the odds? Bagnaia was fifth in Warm Up and launches from the second row.

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) was sixth fastest and took a trip through the Turn 8 gravel trap towards the end of the session, with polesitter Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) 11th ahead of the all-important San Marino GP.

We’re all set for another MotoGP™ belter in 2020. Who dares wins at Misano?

Top 10:
1. Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) – 1:32.781
2. Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) + 0.071
3. Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 0.076
4. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 0.143
5. Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing) + 0.149
6. Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) + 0.184
7. Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing) + 0.228
8. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) + 0.280
9. Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) + 0.321
10. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech3) + 0.328

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