MotoGP doesn't miss a beat as Misano hosts the second leg of its double-header with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Here's how to watch qualifying.
MotoGP is tearing through a frantic nine races in the space of 11 weeks to finish the redrawn 2020 calendar, with Misano hosting a double-header over the next two weeks.
Brno winner Brad Binder topped the second free practice session to demonstrate clear gains KTM has found over the past week following on from the Misano opener and Tuesday test.
Binder edged out Takaaki Nakagami on the 2019-specification Honda, with the Japanese manufacturer down to just two riders for the rest of this weekend after Stefan Bradl pulled out through injury with both Cal Crutchlow and Marc Marquez already sidelined.
After crashing twice and subsequently losing his MotoGP world championship lead in the first Misano race, Fabio Quartararo has responded strongly by topping FP1 and ending the day third overall for Petronas SRT, while new championship leader Andrea Dovizioso had a low-key day for Ducati in 18th place.
With Maverick Vinales taking fourth place ahead of KTM's Pol Espargaro, Danilo Petrucci showed encouraging signs on the factory Ducati in sixth place having struggled in the Misano opener.
Styrian GP winner Miguel Oliveira claimed seventh on the Tech3 KTM with Johann Zarco (Avintia), Joan Mir (Suzuki) and last weekend's winner Franco Morbidelli (Petronas SRT) holding the provisional Q2 spots.
What time does qualifying start for the Emilia Romagna MotoGP?
Qualifying for the Emilia Romagna MotoGP is set to start at 2:10pm local time (1:10pm BST), using the regular Q1 and Q2 sessions format. Qualifying takes place directly after the 30-minute FP4 session which is set to start at 1:30pm local time (12:30pm BST).
The fastest 10 MotoGP riders on the FP1-2-3 combined timesheet automatically head into Q2, with the rest of the riders entering Q1 of qualifying. The two riders who are fastest in the 15-minute Q1 session will progress into Q2 to compete with the top 10 from practice. Q2, which also lasts 15 minutes, decides who gets pole position and the qualifying order for the front four rows of the grid.
Date: Saturday 19 September 2020
Start time: 2:10pm local time - 1:10pm BST
How can I watch qualifying?
In the United Kingdom every MotoGP practice, qualifying and race is broadcast live on BT Sport. MotoGP also offers its own live online video streaming service.
What's the weather forecast for qualifying at Misano?
Warm and sunny conditions are forecast for qualifying at Misano, with a very low chance of rain. A high of 24 degrees Celsius for qualifying will mean temperatures will be fractionally cooler than Friday's FP2.
Emilia Romagna GP free practice 2 results
|2||Takaaki Nakagami||LCR Honda||0.002s|
|3||Fabio Quartararo||Petronas Yamaha||0.016s|
|7||Miguel Oliveira||Tech3 KTM||0.404s|
|8||Johann Zarco||Avintia Ducati||0.444s|
|10||Francesco Bagnaia||Pramac Ducati||0.510s|
|11||Iker Lecuona||Tech3 KTM||0.610s|
|13||Jack Miller||Pramac Ducati||0.651s|
|14||Franco Morbidelli||Petronas Yamaha||0.679s|
|19||Tito Rabat||Avintia Ducati||1.160s|