Round fourteen of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship got underway today at the Aragon GP with Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez finishing 4th and 5th respectively.

Dani and Marc took their time to reacquaint themselves with the 5km circuit, as unlike many other riders, they had not had the benefit of testing here. Dani experienced some setup and brake issues which limited his track time but he managed to steadily progress throughout the day. Marc was able to test a new swing arm and also improved his time from FP1 to FP2.

Towards the end of the afternoon session, the riders battled against each other in a brief time trial, with just hundredths of a second separating the top four. However, Lorenzo, Rossi and Smith chose to exit on a fresh medium rear tyre at the end of the session, but Dani and Marc remained on their used hard tyres. Dani finished the day 4th in the combined times with his lap of 1’48.358 (lap 6/17) and Marc just 0.043s behind him with his time of 1’48.401 (lap 10/19).

Dani Pedrosa

4th 1'48.358

"Today we had some problems with the general settings and also with the brakes and so I had to stay in the garage to resolve them and we could not put in all the laps we would have liked. We were able to test the tyres -both the hard and medium compounds- although I do not know yet which will be the right choice. The medium is faster but it is unknown whether it can last the entire race. I hope that tomorrow we can have more track time, in order to continue working to improve our pace and have a good qualifying session."

Marc Marquez

5th 1'48.401

"Today was a day in which we tried a lot of things out; with both the front and the rear, we ran hard and medium tyres in order to have a better understanding of their performance for Sunday. We also worked on the setup of the bike, which is an area where we still have room for improvement. We must also take into account that Jorge is riding at a high level; he rode two great sessions today and is a small step ahead of us. Dani is also riding with a very strong pace. Let's see if tomorrow we can continue to improve and get up to the same level as Jorge."

MotoGP 2015
Practice Round 14   Aragon

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
29%
Track Temp
38°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'47.517
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'48.200
3 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'48.318
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'48.358
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'48.401
6 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'48.445
7 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'48.524
8 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'48.575
9 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'48.615
10 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'48.829
11 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'48.955
12 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'49.007
13 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR CWM LCR Honda Honda 1'49.064
14 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'49.225
15 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'49.576
16 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'49.680
17 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'49.700
18 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'49.769
19 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'49.980
20 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'50.039
21 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda Honda 1'50.157
23 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 1'50.719
24 Elias Toni 24 SPA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'51.162
25 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'51.496
Location Information

An ultra-modern facility, MotorLand Aragón had its roots firmly established thanks to a solid history of street racing in Alcañiz, which hosted events between 1963 and 2003. Safety advice warning against the continuation of this led to the proposal and construction of a sporting complex dedicated to motorsport. With support… read more.

Length 5.078 kilometres / 3.155 miles
Width 15 metres
Left corners 10
Right corners 7
Longest straight 0.968 kilometres / 0.601 miles
Constructed 2009

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Records

Pole Position 1m 46.635s (171.4Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 48.120s (169.0Km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 41m 44.933s (167.8 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
2018 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)