Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have enjoyed a productive first day at Motorland Aragón, round fourteen of the MotoGP season.
It was a cool morning with the ambient temperature just 15ºC and track 17ºC. Marc finished the FP1 session in 3rd with his time of 1’49.290 (lap 7/16) and Dani finished 5th with his fastest lap of 1’49.715 (lap 16/17). However, as the temperature rose to 23ºC in the afternoon and the track doubled to 36ºC the riders were able to improve considerably. Marc, who led most of the FP2 session after being the first to lap under Dani’s circuit lap record from 2013 (1’48.565), improved by almost a second with his time of 1’48.328 (lap 9/18) and finished 2nd for the day just 0.043s behind Dovizioso who used a super soft rear tire in his last exit. Dani also improved by a second with his time of 1’48.734 (lap 15/18) and finished 3rd in the combined times for the day.
FP3 will commence at 09h55 local time tomorrow.
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|
|Longest straight||0.968 kilometres / 0.601 miles|
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|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)|