In battle mode towards Misano Adriatico

The Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is gearing up for the second Italian Grand Prix, which will be held under the name Gran Premio Red Bull di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini from the 8th - 10th of September 2023. In the Moto3 squad of the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP team, Ayumu Sasaki wants to further reduce the 13-point gap to the top of the world championship. A medical check on Thursday will show whether the injured rookie Collin Veijer can race this weekend. In Moto2, Lukas Tulovic wants to fight his way back into the points, while Binder substitute Senna Agius will contest another World Championship round.

For Ayumu Sasaki, his consistency is starting to pay off as the 22-year-old may still be waiting for his first win of the season, but he has now scored nine times in eleven races and is just 13 points behind KTM rider Daniel Holgado. The Japanese rider could be the only one racing for the Moto3 squad this weekend, as it is currently unclear whether Collin Veijer will be declared fit to race on Thursday after his Q2 highsider at the Barcelona GP. The young Dutchman injured his foot last Saturday and hopes to continue his highly successful rookie season as early as this weekend. His commitment in all honour, for Moto3 team manager Peter Öttl it is of primary importance that the 18-year-old is able to ride his Husqvarna safely around the 4.23 km track, which lies just a few kilometers away from the coast of Rimini.

The injury woes also continues in Moto2 and although Darryn Binder had surgery this week in Barcelona to remove the metal plate from his right hand that was inserted after his serious crash in April, the South African's return will be postponed until the Indian Grand Prix for the time being. He will therefore be replaced again at the Misano Grand Prix by Australian Junior GP rider Senna Agius, who in turn will be hoping to make up for the unfortunate race in Barcelona. There will be support from experienced teammate Lukas Tulovic. Together, the two hope to create a solid basis for the enormously important qualifying on Saturday with targeted set-up work, so that they can then compete for the points in the 22-lap race on Sunday at 12:15 (CEST).

The Misano Grand Prix is the last stop on European soil before the motorcycle world championship leaves for the Asian round and does not return until the end of November for the big season finale in Valencia. To make sure that the German fans don't miss a second of the racing action, the Austrian TV channel ServusTV will be broadcasting all the races live on Sunday.

Schedule (CEST)
Friday, 8th of September
08:30 – 08:45 MotoE Practice 1
09:00 – 09:35 Moto3 Practice 1
09:50 – 10:30 Moto2 Practice 1
10:45 – 11:30 MotoGP Practice 1

12:35 – 12:50 MotoE Practice 2
13:15 – 13:50 Moto3 Practice 2
14:05 – 14:45 Moto2 Practice 2
15:00 – 16:00 MotoGP Practice

17:00 – 17:10 MotoE Qualifying 1
17:20 – 17:30 MotoE Qualifying 2

Saturday, 9th of September
08:40 – 09:10 Moto3 Practice 3
09:25 – 09:55 Moto2 Practice 3
10:10 – 10:40 MotoGP Free Practice 2
10:50 – 11:05 MotoGP Qualifying 1
11:15 – 11:30 MotoGP Qualifying 2

12:15 MotoE Race 1 (8 Laps)

12:50 – 13:05 Moto3 Qualifying 1
13:15 – 13:30 Moto3 Qualifying 2
13:45 – 14:00 Moto2 Qualifying 1
14:10 – 14:25 Moto2 Qualifying 2

15:00 MotoGP-Sprint (12 Laps)
16:10 MotoE Race 2 (8 Laps)

Sunday, 10th of September
09:45 – 09:55 MotoGP Warm-up

11:00 Moto3-Race (20 Laps)
12:15 Moto2-Race (22 Laps)
14:00 MotoGP-Race (27 Laps)