Maverick Vinales has claimed back-to-back pole positions at Misano ahead of the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.
The factory Yamaha rider secured pole position following Francesco Bagnaia’s cancelled lap for exceeding track limits on a timed effort that would have given him P1 and the Misano lap record.
That lost lap has relegated Bagnaia back to fifth place on the starting grid and promoted Pramac Ducati team-mate Jack Miller into second place with Petronas SRT rider Fabio Quartararo completing the front row.
Vinales will be hoping to make amends after struggling in the Misano opener despite starting from pole position, which he put down to the wrong tyre advice which ‘wasted’ his chance.
KTM’s Pol Espargaro will head up the second row despite suffering two crashes on Saturday, with Bagnaia fifth and his mentor Valentino Rossi one spot back in sixth.
Rossi paid huge credit to his protégé Bagnaia and feels he is riding the Ducati in “the perfect way”.
Fresh from his maiden MotoGP win last weekend, Franco Morbidelli starts from eighth place for Petronas SRT despite battling a sickness bug, ahead of factory Ducati duo Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso.
When is the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix?
Date: Sunday 20th September 2020
Start time: 2:00pm CET, 1:00pm BST
How can I watch the Emilia Romagna MotoGP?
In the United Kingdom, BT Sport have exclusive live broadcasting rights, with Quest TV set to show highlights. The race will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 12:30pm BST, directly after the Moto2 race.
BT Sport will also be showing the MotoE, Moto3 and Moto2 races from Misano before the Emilia Romagna MotoGP.
MotoGP also offers a live video streaming service to watch every practice, qualifying and race for all classes.
Weather forecast for the Emilia Romagna MotoGP
Current weather forecasts predict sunny but cloudy conditions at Misano on race day, with a high of 25 degrees Celsius for the start of the MotoGP race – the same conditions from qualifying.
MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix starting grid
|2||Jack Miller||Pramac Ducati|
|3||Fabio Quartararo||Petronas Yamaha|
|5||Francesco Bagnaia||Pramac Ducati|
|8||Franco Morbidelli||Petronas Yamaha|
|12||Takaaki Nakagami||LCR Honda|
|13||Iker Lecuona||Tech3 KTM|
|14||Johann Zarco||Avintia Ducati|
|15||Miguel Oliveira||Tech3 KTM|
|20||Tito Rabat||Avintia Ducati|