Dani Pedrosa started the 2016 Misano GP from the eighth position. The Spaniard took a gamble with the softest Michelin front tyre, which nobody else tried. In the extremely hot temperatures at Misano, Pedrosa's body structure and riding style played dividends on his win.
Pedrosa is now the eighth winner during 2016 MotoGP Championship, never before has a similar feat been created. Valentino Rossi once again proved why experience matters, the Italian focussed on race pace and dominated the Misano GP for maximum laps in the first place.
Movistar Yamaha riders were first and second for a majority of the duration. During the last few laps, Pedrosa upped his ante and took over from Rossi and Lorenzo. Pedrosa had an extreme great pace during the closing stages, which gave him a well-deserved victory and his first in 2016.
Valentino Rossi has now brought his point deficit down to just 43 Championship points. Marc Marquez struggled at Misano from the very beginning. Repsol Honda rider could only manage fourth place, Marquez rode a damage limiting race at the 2016 Misano GP.
Post race, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were involved in a verbal battle. Lorenzo was clearly unhappy about Rossi's extremely aggressive overtaking manoeuvre. Rossi defended himself saying that Lorenzo has done the same to him on previous occasions.