San Marino Misano

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Septem­ber 10 Track length 2.63 miles Top speed 186.1mph Av­er­age speed 100.8mph Cir­cuit record 1m 32.979s (Pe­drosa) 2016 podium Pe­drosa, Rossi, Lorenzo Most wins Rossi, Lorenzo (3) MCN’S tip for the win Rossi

It’s of­ten joked that for Valentino Rossi, ev­ery race is a home race – but there’s one place that re­ally is his home race – Misano. Only a few miles from his home­town of Tavul­lia, there’s even more pres­sure than usual on the shoul­ders of the se­ries’ vet­eran for this week­end – not that he lets that get to him out on track.

In fact, he came close in 2016 to tak­ing the win, de­nied only by a late charge from Dani Pe­drosa. But the wily old fox is more com­pet­i­tive than ever this sea­son, and win­ning his home race will no doubt be on the top of his wish­list.

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