The rain started falling early this morning, on the Misano circuit, forcing riders and teams to perform the free practice session in wet conditions. The session, that took place under intermitted rain, lasted 30 minutes longer. It was extended as the new track has never hosted a race and was never tested till today.
The rain came pouring down in torrents on the new Misano World Circuit just a few minutes to the start of the 125 class qualifying practice, putting an end to it. The track turned into a rice field, the pit lane into an overflowing stream, while boxes and tents were swimming in water. The administration decided to postpone the practice by 30 minutes hoping the weather would improve. However, due to the impracticability of certain areas of the racetrack, it eventually decided to cancel all the day’s sessions. Also the 250cc qualifying practice and the two MotoGP free practices were called off.
Tomorrow’s schedule remains unchanged: a free practice and a qualifying practice for both the 125cc and the 250cc. So far, no further practices are scheduled to make up for the sessions cancelled today. According to the forecasts, the weather conditions will dramatically improve tomorrow, with a clear sky and an overage temperature of 25 degrees Celsius.
In the first free session of this morning fastest lap was by Andrea Dovizioso. Second Dan Linfoot with Aprilia (Team SIcilia); fourth De Angelis, fifth Bautista and sixth Luthi.