Saturday action trackside at Misano


Saturday at Misano dawned with some very welcome sunshine after yesterday’s day of wet practice and ended with a surprise in MotoGP qualifying with Marc Marquez setting the fourth fastest time and qualifying off the front row for the first time in 2014.

valentino rossi misano saturday 2014 (3)For his home race Valentino Rossi brought out his traditional one-off helmet design with this year’s edition seeing the handprints of his mechanics and close friends.

jorge lorenzo misano saturday 2014 (1)Jorge Lorenzo claimed his first pole position since Motegi last year after a superb qualifying session saw the Spaniard outpace Andrea Iannone and Rossi.

michael laverty misano saturday 2014 (7)With the sun shining and warmer temperatures Saturday at Misano was much more like the expected weather of Italy at the end of summer!

stefan bradl misano saturday 2014 (2)It’s hard to get more lean angle than Stefan Bradl through the last corner at Misano

leon camier misano saturday 2014 (2)After qualifying Leon Camier talked about how he is using the rear brake on corner entry to initiate the turn in of his Aspar Honda. The Englishman has had to learn this technique since arriving in the premier class and is using motocross to teach himself how to be able to minimise the load off the front during braking before tipping the bike into the corner

alex rins misano saturday 2014 (1)Front row for Alex Rins in Moto3 with the Spaniard continuing his return to form in recent races. Having announced his move to the Pons team in Moto2 he can race without pressure for the rest of the season and try and get back into title contention

jack miller misano saturday 2014 (2)Jack Miller continues to lead the Moto3 title chase and claimed pole position in the class for tomorrow’s race

alex marquez misano saturday 2014 (1)Some people will go to extreme lengths to avoid paying for a ticket…

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