MotoGP San Marino GP: Bezzecchi leads Vinales, Espargaro misses Q2 after crash
After leading a historic Aprilia 1-2 at the Catalan GP last week, Espargaro crashed during practice at Misano and will have to face the opening segment of qualifying on Saturday. Bezzecchi set a new lap record and topped the order, followed by Vinales. KTM wildcard Dani Pedrosa finished third with an experimental RC16 featuring a carbon fiber chassis. Quartararo initially set the pace in second practice, but Vinales eventually took over and set the fastest time. The Espargaro brothers both slid off in the closing stages of the session, finishing 11th and 12th respectively.