The front-row riders for tomorrow’s Aragon Grand Prix were within just 0.079 seconds of each other, with Marc Marquez among them in third place. Further demonstrating how tight things were in today’s qualifying session, Dani Pedrosa completed the second row, just 0.343 seconds off poleman Jorge Lorenzo.

Marc was actually on top at the end of his first run and just lost the chance to defend his leadership when he went a bit wide in turn 12 during his final qualifying lap. However, the Championship leader has shown a consistently fast race pace during the weekend and tomorrow will again try to fight at the front in his home race.

Marc Marquez

3rd 1'46.960

“Today I was able to fight for the pole, and actually the lap times are very close. Here, the slipstream counts a lot and at a certain point everyone was waiting for one; given that I was on top after the first run, I also waited before pushing for the final try. On my last lap I was coming very fast behind Dovi, but I made a couple of mistakes, one in particular in turn 12. I missed the line a little bit and lost my chances there. Anyway, a front-row start was our goal and we were able to achieve that. It seems it’s again me and the Ducatis, like it has been at the recent races, so tomorrow we’ll see how it goes. In FP4 I had a crash because I braked a bit too late, but until then our pace was competitive on a used tyre, which is good. That was also a good warning because I found the limit in that corner. It will be a long race, but we’re there; I also felt at ease on my bike in the other sessions, so tomorrow, if possible, we’ll fight until the end.”

Dani Pedrosa

6th 1'47.224

“Lap times were very tight at the front, and the smallest mistake could have you losing two or three positions. Here in Aragon it’s important to be at least on the second row because the first corner is very close to the start and makes things a little tricky. We’ll need to start well and find a good line between the first two corners. We don’t know yet how the pace will be tomorrow, but overall our race rhythm has been better than usual so we’ll try to adjust some more little things and then see how it goes.”

MotoGP 2018
Qualifying Round 14   Aragon

Qualifying Results

Sunny
Humidity
40%
Track Temp
46°C
Air Temp
28°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1'46.881
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'46.895 / 0.014
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'46.960 / 0.079
4 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'47.146 / 0.265
5 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'47.169 / 0.288
6 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'47.224 / 0.343
7 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'47.351 / 0.470
8 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1'47.678 / 0.797
9 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'47.737 / 0.856
10 Miller Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'47.792 / 0.911
11 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'47.810 / 0.929
12 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1'48.284 / 1.403
13 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'48.009 Q1
14 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'48.052 / 0.229
15 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'48.181 / 0.358
16 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'48.216 / 0.393
17 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1'48.398 / 0.575
18 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'48.627 / 0.804
19 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'48.975 / 1.152
20 Luthi Tom 12 SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'48.988 / 1.165
21 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'49.303 / 1.480
22 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'49.699 / 1.876
23 Torres Jordi 81 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'50.336 / 2.513
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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www.motorlandaragon.com

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)