The Gryfyng Grand Prix of San Marino and the Rimini Riviera opened in the name of sunshine and a good turnout. Drivers on the track since the morning to get familiar with the track in view of tomorrow’s qualifying (Saturday 3 September).
In MotoGP, the Ducatis have been the masters, with Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing) to set the best time of the day (1: 31.517) ahead of Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), who will have to serve a penalty on the grid, Jack Miller and Johann Zarco.
In Moto 2 the best time of the day is 1: 36.597 recorded in the first free session Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Team), then crashed in the afternoon session. FP2 saw the Spaniard finish in the lead Alonso Lopez (+ Ego Speed Up) in front of his compatriot Augusto Fernandez it’s at Jake Dixon. In the combined day third time for Mattia Pasini.
In Motorcycle 3 star of the day was Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing) who closed the second free practice session with a time of 1: 41.608 which sees him behind the winner of the last GP by almost 4 tenths, Auymu Sasakisecond, and more than 5 tenths of a teammate Tatsuki Suzuki.
HOW TO BUY TICKETS Tickets are still available to watch live the Gryfyn Grand Prix of San Marino and the Rimini Riviera. The coupons are on sale at authorized cash desks and in advance at Ticketone points throughout Italy, as well as online at www.ticketone.it. In addition, the cash desks of the Misano World Circuit will be open during the three days of the event.
OTHER INITIATIVES Sunday 4 September, from 9.15 to 14.45, the Gryfyn Grand Prix of San Marino and the Rimini Riviera will host a post office (Tribuna C area) where a stamp cancellation dedicated to the 50th birthday of the Misano World Circuit will be available..
Inside, a box with six postcards, dedicated to events of each decade, will be on sale, as well as a sticker with the 50th anniversary logo. It will also be possible to purchase the single postcard, place the special stamp cancellation and send it from inside the racetrack.
As per tradition, a stamp made specifically for the celebration will be used, which will then be kept in Rome, at the Historical Museum of Communication at the Ministry of Economic Development.
The Ministry of Economic Development is responsible for a prestigious artistic, documentary, book, philatelic and instrumental heritage. To better manage it, the Cultural Pole was established in 2014, responsible for the conservation, protection, enhancement and sharing of this extraordinary historical treasure: the Historical Museum of Communication, established as early as 1878 to tell the evolution of communication systems from ancient times until today.
The Museum, located in the EUR headquarters since 1982, has a heritage of about 3,000 pieces including relics and documents, over a million pieces including ancient and modern stamps, sketches, postcards and almost 90,000 between postmarks and seals.
Those who fail to receive the cancellation on Sunday 4 September will still be able to find the stamp in the following sixty days at the Riccione post office in via Corridoni.
The book that Misano World Circuit, together with Giorgio Nada Editore, created to celebrate its first 50 years of history will be presented at 6:30 pm on the Pit Building terrace. The editorial work “50 years of racing: 972-2022”, edited by Marco Montemaggi, also tells through the help of historical and evocative images, the first 50 years of activity of the circuit, since, on 6 August 1972, a a handful of local entrepreneurs encouraged by Enzo Ferrari started the then Autodromo Santamonica. At the end of the presentation, the # mwc50shots photo contest will be awarded, which in two months saw the publication of over 250 images dedicated to the experience of fans on the circuit on Instagram. The chosen image will complete the photographic exhibition set up at the Pit Building. There will also be the presentation of the special helmet made by Arai, in a limited edition, with graphics dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the MWC created by designer Aldo Drudi.