It was a day of mixed emotions at the Aragon GP for the Repsol Honda Team as Dani Pedrosa was engrossed in an historic battle with Valentino Rossi – coming out on top to take second place – but pole man Marc Marquez sadly crashed out.

As the race got underway, Marc dropped back to third from pole but managed to get back up to second by the end of the first lap and slot in behind race leader Jorge Lorenzo. Meanwhile Dani had made up a position and was in fourth behind Andrea Iannone. As Marc chased down Lorenzo on lap two, he made a small mistake in Turn 12 and lost the front. The bike slid into the gravel and was too badly damaged to allow Marc to continue.

Dani pushed on and by lap three he had passed Iannone into second place, by lap four he had Rossi on his back wheel. This remained the story for the following fifteen laps, with just hundredths of a second separating the two riders. Then with five laps remaining Rossi began to try and pass but each time Dani was able to respond and pass Rossi back. This continued for the remainder of the race, with Dani showing great determination to battle with Rossi – passing each other several times – and not give up on the second spot of the podium. On the final lap, Rossi passed Dani, but again Dani reacted and passed him back in Turn 7 and was able to hold on to beat him to the chequered flag by just 0.090 seconds.

Marc remains in 3rd place in the standings on 184 and Dani still 7th with 129 points.

Dani Pedrosa

2nd Championship Standing: 7th - 129 points

"I’m really happy as it was a great race with Valentino! It was difficult, because I had him on my tail every lap and during the last five he tried to pass me, but I managed to stay in front of him. He is a rider who is very strong in this part of racing, and can usually beat anyone on the grid – and for me it is one of my weaker points. However, today I was able to beat him and I’m so happy because during the battle we swapped positions many times which gives me great motivation. I want to thank the entire Repsol Honda team and we will try to be stronger at the next race!"

Marc Marquez

DNF Championship Standing: 3rd - 184 points

"Today I can only apologise to the team and the fans, because we were working very well and we had a very good pace all weekend. On the second lap, when braking for Turn 12, I made a mistake and lost the front. It was my fault and I apologise. When a season is not going well for you, then nothing goes your way, and it seems that this season we are finding things hard. There are still four races to go and we will try to be at the front and fight to the end."

MotoGP 2015
Race Round 14   Aragon

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
50%
Track Temp
39°C
Air Temp
23°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 41'44.933
2 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda +2.683
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +2.773
4 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 13 Ducati Team Ducati +7.858
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 11 Ducati Team Ducati +24.322
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 10 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki +24.829
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 9 CWM LCR Honda Honda +25.367
8 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 8 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +25.503
9 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 7 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +26.452
10 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 6 Pramac Racing Ducati +43.889
11 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 5 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki +44.255
12 Redding Scott 45 GBR 4 EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda +48.176
13 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 3 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +49.755
14 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 2 Aspar Team Honda +50.271
16 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 0 Avintia Racing Ducati +50.722
17 Baz Loris 76 FRA 0 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +51.997
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +53.406
19 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 LCR Honda Honda +56.859
20 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA 0 Avintia Racing Ducati +59.607
21 Elias Toni 24 SPA 0 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +1'15.237
22 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 AB Motoracing Honda DNF
23 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
24 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM 0 E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART DNF
25 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
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)