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.

Marc Marquez

"This is one of my favourite tracks on the World Championship calendar, our first day went well and I enjoyed riding in front of the home fans! I felt good on the bike and had a good pace, which is what we were focusing on the most today. The track was quite slippery but I like it like this! However, tomorrow we will try to define which tires to use and refine the setup, then see if we can get onto the front row for Sunday and have a great race."

Dani Pedrosa

"The practice sessions went well today. We tried the soft and hard tires and it is still difficult to say which is better on the rear, but the intermediate worked well for us on the front. We have to keep putting in laps at this circuit to improve our feeling, because this is a track where the tires give plenty of grip at the start and then performance drops off, so you need to get used to finding pace with used tires. I think that getting a clean lap for setting a good time on it will be vital to qualifying tomorrow."

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

Motorland Aragón, Teruel, Spain - View in Google Maps

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)