Under the sunny skies that blessed the second day of the Aragon Grand Prix, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa qualified in fifth and sixth places, respectively, and tomorrow will start side by side from the second row together with fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow.

The Repsol Honda men were fast in the dry today, as they had been yesterday in the wet. Marc was first in FP3 and third in FP4, and set the provisional fastest lap in his first attempt in qualifying. A crash at turn 12 during his second flying lap prevented him from fighting for the pole.

Dani also showed a good pace in FP3 (third fastest) and FP4 (second fastest) and just missed a perfect lap in qualifying, but he’s looking forward to tomorrow’s race.

Marc Marquez

5th 1'47.963

“Today wasn’t easy because with conditions completely different from yesterday, we started from zero and maybe we didn’t immediately find the best direction with the setup of the bike. I was fast in FP3 but actually I wasn’t feeling perfectly comfortable. We made some changes for FP4 and I finally felt good on my last run with used tyres. That’s positive and we’ll keep working in that direction in the warm-up to further improve the setup. In qualifying I probably pushed a bit too much, went wide, and crashed. So, second row is not the best, but our speed is there and I’m happy with that. We need to analyse everything and make a good tyre choice, which will be challenging as we don't have much data, but anyway, I think we have the pace to fight for the podium.”

Dani Pedrosa

6th 1'48.107

“Today we tried to do the best work possible for the dry conditions, working as much as we could on our bike’s setup and on tyres. We didn't have much time to try everything we wanted, so we made the choices we think will work better for the race. I was able to lap fast in FP3 and FP4, while in qualifying unfortunately I wasn’t able to do two very good laps. Anyway, we have to look to tomorrow now, to finalize the setup in the warm-up, and to correctly choose the tyres. Marc and Maverick look very strong, so we must keep focused and try to make no mistakes.”

MotoGP 2017
Qualifying Round 14   Aragon

Results Session

Sunny
Humidity
60%
Track Temp
40°C
Air Temp
24°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'47.635
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1'47.735
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'47.815
4 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'47.830
5 Marquez Alex 12 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'47.963
6 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'48.107
7 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'48.137
8 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'48.159
9 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1'48.187
10 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'48.289
11 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'48.402
12 Kallio Mika 36 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'48.471
13 Miller Jack 43 AUS Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 1'48.307 Q1
14 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Yamaha 1'48.387 Q1
15 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1'48.467 Q1
16 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1'48.908 Q1
17 Baz Loris 76 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'48.911 Q1
18 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'49.034 Q1
19 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'49.052 Q1
20 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'49.233 Q1
21 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 1'49.258 Q1
22 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1'49.288 Q1
23 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'49.578 Q1
24 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'50.769 Q1
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)