The MotoGP San Marino is one of the competitive motorcycle races that take place in the MotoGP calendar. Since there is already an Italian Grand Prix in the calendar, this race is referred to as the San Marino Grand Prix. It has been held since 1981 at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari but it switched to various venues before coming to its current location in 2007. This year also marked the return of the events to the Moto GP calendar for the first time since 1993. As one of the premier events in the calendar, there is plenty of excitement surrounding the San Marino MotoGP 2019.
The Misano World Circuit is a popular racetrack located in Santa Monica. Even though it opened its doors in 1972, it has been revised a couple of times over the years. There are a number of events held at this circuit apart from MotoGP races. The DTM, Superbike World Championship, and Formula Renault are a few of the major events that take place. The track runs 4.226 km in length even though it was originally designed with 3.48 km. There are 16 turns across the circuit with some of them being quite tricky. The straight is not very lengthy and this results in a slightly lower average speed.
The San Marino MotoGP is often held just a few weeks after the Italian Grand Prix. Unlike many of the major events like the Italian Grand Prix, this event has been on and off the calendar. There have been brief times when it has been completely off the radar, but the schedule since 2007 has consistently involved this race. The 2019 edition of the race will take place on September 15. It is being preceded by the British Grand Prix while the Aragon Grand Prix takes place just after the conclusion of this race.
The biggest attraction at the race track would be Marc Marquez, who is once again having a spectacular campaign with a dominant title challenge. The Honda rider has been able to open up a huge advantage in the Riders’ Championship table even with several races still left in the calendar. He looks on course to winning the fourth consecutive title in his career and it would be his sixth Championship record.
Marquez has been incredibly successful at the San Marino Grand Prix after winning it five times. He has been able to emerge victorious more than any other rider, although Jorge Lorenzo has been able to manage more victories in the MotoGP class. Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi have picked up three wins at this event in the MotoGP class.
Andrea Dovizioso is looking to retain the success of 2018 when he was able to overcome Jorge Lorenzo in pole position to pick up in the victory. The Italian was able to finish ahead of Marquez, as he offered a sparkling race in which he also set the fastest lap.
Honda has been the most successful manufacturer at the event with 15 victories. They have been able to claim three wins in the last four races at this track. Yamaha come a close second in terms of recent successes. Even though Ducati have been doing extremely well to keep up with Honda in the 2019 campaign, the success achieved by the team in 2018 with Dovizioso is only the second victory at this event for the Italian team.
The betting interest surrounding the event happens to be quite immense thanks to the popularity of the race and the timing in the middle of the calendar. The bookmakers provide a large number of markets in terms of this race. It is important to sort out the interests – based on trends and facts – to arrive at a market that could reward the most.
The timetable of events for this race begins with the qualifying session. It is possible to be involved in the event through the practice sessions, but punters can start looking for the best odds as the weekend approaches.
The fight to end up at the top of the San Marino MotoGP results will be intense amongst the riders. The first step would be to grab the pole position, which is a key market amongst bookmakers. The pole position, though, has not led to a winner in each of the last four editions at this race. Such data should be considered when making a punt on this event.