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MotoGP: Record lap times expected at Misano

"See if MotoGP will be able to destroy the barrier of 1m 32"
Resurfacing and other winter modifications carried out at Misano could result in the first sub-1m 32s lap time during this weekend's San Marino MotoGP.

That is according to Jarno Zaffelli, owner of the Dromo Circuit Design, which carried out the upgrades. Zaffelli is basing his predictions on software simulations plus actual lap time changes seen during the World Superbike event.

"Based on these facts, thanks to the design works entrusted to us, we can expect an improvement of lap time from 0.7% up to 2.5% depending on the bike category [Moto3, Moto2 or MotoGP] and weather conditions,” he said. “So watch your chrono and see if MotoGP will be able to destroy the barrier of 1m 32."

The current MotoGP best lap is a 1m 32.915s by Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez, set on his way to pole position in 2013.

Dromo pledged a faster and safer circuit due to the revised asphalt, improved run-off areas, plus corner and kerb re-profiling.

June's Misano World Superbike event saw the best WSBK lap time lowered by 0.681s, WSS by 1.134s and STK1000 by 2.590s.

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September 07, 2015 6:54 PM
Last Edited 211 days ago

Resurfacing had been required for quite a time now so its good to see it happening. Catalunya needs it the most next year and brno too. Silverstone may not be on the calendar for 2017 and further so its hard to see it getting resurfaced as it has also been given a lot of bumps by f1. Rossi had been practicing there for months on an R1 so i wont be surprised if he does well from the first practice which usually is a surprise but if he doesn't have a good weekend i'll be disappointed for sure as lot of expectations are from him. Jorge ......what can i say he is quite unpredictable but with the new surface there will be loads of grip from it and the tyres too are not heat resistants anymore so i expect him to be on p1 from the first practice itself. But then again its misano .......there will be a huge yellow army with the atmosphere filled with yellow smoke so the familiar #46 is capable of anything there. It will be neck to neck as i see it

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