31 August 2022 – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Italy
We are back on track in less than two weeks after Ayumu’s splendid victory over the Red Bull Ring. We still have in mind the great feat of our Japanese driver, who won after serving two long lap penalties! A difficult victory, given that Ayumu after the two penalties found himself in 21st position and had to perform in an amazing comeback.
When he then reached the head of the race, he never let go until the finish line, thus bringing home the second victory of the season. With the points earned Ayumu has approached the third position of the world ranking and from here until the end of the Championship everything is possible!
As for John, in the Austrian Grand Prix he got the ninth position, after that in the early stages of the race he was quite far from the head of the race. A good speed, since he got the fifth fastest lap of the race and a good pace, allowed him to recover and reach the top ten. John in these races for various reasons did not get what he deserved, so the MWC could be an excellent opportunity for redemption.
The Misano World Circuit measures 4226 meters and has 10 right and 6 left turns. Its longest straight measures 530 meters and after the renovation, which took place in 2007, the circuit runs clockwise.
Following the words of our two drivers and our Team Owner, the six-time World Champion Max Biaggi.
AYUMU SASAKI : “I am excited to go to Misano, which is the home ride for the Team. I like the track a lot and I just can’t wait to get there and try to do the same as I did in Austria. The target is always to be able to fight in the front group but then we will see what we are capable of after Friday.”
JOHN MCPHEE : “Misano is always a fun place to ride. I have great memories there with it being the place I had my most recent victory! I feel like we’ve been working hard without seeing the final result recently but I’m confident everything is in place for the result to be strong here.”
MAX BIAGGI – TEAM OWNER : “Two first places in the last three grand prix are a great result for Ayumu and for the whole Team. There are still a few races left before the end of the Championship and it is important to stay focused, in order to achieve great results. The return to Italy is always very nice, besides here in Misano, where in the recent past we had great joys. For this reason we will live this weekend with great enthusiasm.”
Also in Misano, like on the Red Bull Ring, we held two races in 2021, one in mid-September and the other in mid-October. In the first race won D. Foggia, who preceded N. Antonelli and A. Migno. 1’41.648 is the new circuit record, obtained by our former rider R. Fenati, at an average of 149.6 Km/h. Romano also got the pole, with a time of 1’41.756 and an average of 149.5 Km/h. The race held in October was won by D. Foggia, while J. Masia and P. Acosta completed the podium. A. Migno got the fastest lap of the race with a time of 1’42.284 and an average of 148.7 Km/h. 1’48.563 is the time with which N. Antonelli started from pole, at an average of 140.1 Km/h.
Ayumu on the Misano World Circuit got as best result an eighth place last year. The victory in 2020 and a second place in 2019 are John’s best results on this track.
The All Time Lap Record belongs since 2020 to C. Vietti, who got the time of 1’41.155, at the average of 150.3 Km/h. 1’41.648, obtained in 2021 by R. Fenati at an average of 149.6 Km/h, is the Best Race Lap. The Best Pole was obtained by R. Fernandez in 2020, at an average of 149.5 Km/h and with a time of 1’41.705. Finally 213.8 Km/h is the Top Speed, which I. Guevara reached in 2021.
Schedule – Local Time (GMT +2)
Here are the times to follow the Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max Racing on the weekend of the San Marino Grand Prix.
Thursday 01 September
17:00 – Press Conference
Friday 02 September
09:00 – 09:40 – FP1 Moto3
13:15 – 13:55 – FP2 Moto3
Saturday 03 September
09:00 – 09:40 – FP3 Moto3
12:35 – 12:50 – Q1 Moto3
13:00 – 13:15 – Q2 Moto3
Sunday 04 September
09:00 – 09:10 – WUP Moto3
11:00 – RACE Moto3