Emilia-Romagna GP – Schedules and objectives of the 2021 Emilia-Romagna Motorcycle Grand Prix

Schedules for the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix of MotoGP

Friday, October 22nd

  • 09:00 – 09:40: Free training FP1 Moto3
  • 09:55 – 10:40: FP1 MotoGP free practice
  • 10:55 – 11:35: FP1 Moto2 free practice
  • 13:15 – 13:55: Free training FP2 Moto3
  • 14:10 to 14:55: Free MotoGP FP2 workouts
  • 15:10 – 15:50: Free training FP2 Moto2

Saturday, October 23rd

  • 09:00 – 09:40: Free training FP3 Moto3
  • 09:55 – 10:40: Free FP3 MotoGP training
  • 10:55 – 11:35: FP3 Moto2 free practice
  • 12:35 – 13:15: Moto3 qualifying practices
  • 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: MotoGP FP4 free practice
  • 14:10 – 14:25: MotoGP QP1 qualifying practice
  • 14:35 – 14:50: MotoGP QP2 qualifying practice
  • 15:10 – 15:50: Moto2 qualifying practices
  • 17:00 – 17:45: Press conference

Sunday, October 24th

  • 08:40 – 09:00: Moto3 warm-up
  • 09:10 – 09:30: Moto2 warm-up
  • 09:40 – 10:00: MotoGP warm-up
  • 11:00: Moto3 race
  • 12:20: Moto2 race
  • 14:00: MotoGP race

Drivers’ goals this weekend

Valentino Rossi, Yamaha SRT

It was good to have two weeks without races because we had some intense moments, the trip to the United States was a very demanding race. During this break I trained a lot at home to be able to face the last three races of the season with the best possible physical condition. This second race in Misano will be more difficult than the first because it could be cooler than a month ago. We have to work to give the best of ourselves, try to be a little faster than in the last races and fine-tune the scenarios to be more competitive. The previous race in Misano was already a very emotional moment for me and of course this will be a special race at home. I hope Italian fans can enjoy it“.

Andrea Dovizioso, Yamaha SRT

I think it will be very difficult to be competitive enough to get into the top 10, but the improvements we have made since the first race in Misano are huge. I am very happy with that. After a good experience in this race and in America, I look forward to returning to Misano. It will be a good opportunity to evaluate the bike and see where we are now compared to where we were a month ago on the same circuit, although the conditions may be different. I think it will help me to be faster and I aim to stay in the group. I really want to be more competitive and fight with other drivers“.

Joan Mir, Suzuki Officer

It’s weird to be back on a circuit so soon after we go there, but it’s also great to be back at the Misano World Circuit because it’s a place I love. Last year I had two podiums on this track and I would love to do it again this weekend because I think the atmosphere will be amazing. I feel like we can do well, so I’m ready to get started“.

Alex Rins, Suzuki officer

The short break from Texas was nice, allowed us to recharge our batteries a bit at home and refocus for the latter part of the season. The last time we went here the race wasn’t over, so I can’t wait to replace that bad memory with a big celebration here this weekend. Misano always offers a good atmosphere and I look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia officer

I arrive in Misano with a decidedly positive mood. During the first race here and especially during the subsequent tests, we made significant progress in improving all the features of the RS-GP. We’ve had time to recover from the Texas GP and I’m ready to get closer to this final in the best way possible.“.

Maverick Vinales, Aprilia officer

Competing again in Misano is special to me. This is where I first tried RS-GP and started my relationship with Aprilia. Temperatures will be lower than last time and this is a setting I want to take advantage of because it will allow me to use a softer rubber on the front. I can’t wait to get back in the chair to continue our progress. We have a lot of potential and a lot of things to try to improve our performance back and forth.“.

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati officer

Going back to Misano after the awesome win I won here in front of my audience a month ago is very exciting! This weekend everything went perfectly and the two days of post-race testing have been very positive for us. However, we need to stay focused because our competitors will get to this Grand Prix much better prepared and the track conditions will be different, with lower track temperatures than a month ago. It will be essential to work well from the first sessions. The goal will be to fight for victory and keep the championship open until the end“.

Jack Miller, Ducati officer

I’m glad to be back in Misano this year! It’s the national Ducati track and there are always a lot of fans supporting us, so this weekend is sure to be just as special. In the last Grand Prix we were quite competitive, although we did not get the results we wanted in the race. We now have a stronger foundation to work on this weekend. We also had two days of testing in September and the feedback was excellent. Sure the weather will be different from a month ago and our rivals will be more competitive, but I am optimistic and determined to fight for a good result. We are close to third place in the championship, so it will be crucial to try to score as many points as possible.“.

Marc Márquez, Honda officer

We return to Misano in a better position, every weekend we advance a little more. We are now starting the last three races of the year, so we hope to be able to continue the trend of the last rounds and finish the season well. In the last race here I fought well with Miller and Mir, so hopefully we can fight again. Conditions could be very different though only a few weeks later“.

Pol Espargaró, Honda officer

Now is the time to focus on finishing the season with three good last races. We have good potential in Misano, especially after the test where we were able to try more things. Everyone had a great time in Misano too, so it will be a quick weekend from the start, but I think going a few weeks later could change the game with temperature and weather. As always we have to work from Friday and have a good Saturday to be able to fight on Sunday“.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha official

Austin was very tough but rewarding. This second place was excellent for the championship, especially because we only have three GPs left. In this last part of the season, my mood has changed a bit. The last time we were in Misano we were competing for the win and didn’t think about the championship at all. This time I will try to be smart about it although of course I will always do my best to get the best possible result this weekend because that is what I like best.“.

Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha official

The race in Austin was very difficult, especially because the circuit was very demanding with my knee injured. The two weeks without competing allowed me to rest a bit and we started the next Grand Prix in better shape. We made a lot of progress during the Misano test in September. We’ve greatly improved my feeling with the bike on this track, so I’m really looking forward to continuing to work in this direction this weekend.“.

Retrospective of the Emilia-Romagna Motorcycle Grand Prix

  • GP of San Marino 2021 :
  • GP of Emilia Romagna 2020 :
  • GP of San Marino 2020 :
  • GP of San Marino 2019 :
  • GP of San Marino 2018 :
  • San Marino GP 2017 :
  • San Marino GP 2016 :
  • San Marino GP 2015 :
  • San Marino GP 2014 :
  • GP of San Marino 2013 :
  • GP of San Marino 2012 :
  • GP of San Marino 2011 :
  • GP of San Marino 2010 :
  • San Marino GP 2009 :
  • GP of San Marino 2008 :
  • GP of San Marino 2007 :

Misano circuit

  • Emilia Romagna GP GP winner: (Yamaha)
  • Pole Position 2020: (Yamaha) a
  • The fastest lap of the race: Enea Bastianini (Ducati) in (2021)
  • Circuit record: Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) at (2021)
  • Length: 4.2 km
  • Width: 14 m
  • Number of laps: 16 (10 on the right and 6 on the left)
  • Straight line: 530m
  • Number of laps: 27 (114 km)

MotoGP classification before the 2021 San Marino Motorcycling GP

  1. Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha FRA 254
  2. Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati ITA 202
  3. Joan MIR Suzuki SPA 175
  4. Jack MILLER Ducati AUS 149
  5. Johann ZARCO Ducati FRA 141
  6. Brad BINDER KTM RSA 131
  7. Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 117
  8. Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia SPA 104
  9. Maverick VIÑALES Aprilia SPA 98
  10. Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM POR 92
  11. Jorge MARTIN Ducati SPA 82
  12. Alex RINS Suzuki SPA 81
  13. Enea BASTIANINI Ducati ITA 71
  14. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda JPN 70
  15. Pol ESPARGARO Honda SPA 70
  16. Alex MARQUEZ Honda SPA 54
  17. Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha ITA 40
  18. Iker LECUONA KTM SPA 38
  19. Danilo PETRUCCI KTM ITA 37
  20. Luca MARINI Ducati ITA 30
  21. Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 29
  22. Stefan BRADL Honda GER 13
  23. Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 8
  24. Dani PEDROSA KTM SPA 6
  25. Lorenzo SAVADORI Aprilia ITA 4
  26. Andrea DOVIZIOSO Yamaha ITA 3
  27. Tito FLAP Ducati SPA 1
  28. Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha GBR
  29. Garrett GERLOFF Yamaha USA
  30. Jake DIXON Yamaha GBR

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