Over a second clear of his rivals, Marc Marquez was almost untouchable at home in Aragon as Jorge Lorenzo looks for improved feeling.
Marc Marquez began the Aragon GP weekend by blitzing the field; spending much of Free Practice 1 two seconds clear of his closest rivals. A late lap from Viñales saw the reigning champion’s advantage reduced to a still significant 1.6 seconds. Clearly comfortable on home ground, Marquez continued his scorching pace straight into Free Practice 2.
Working diligently towards the race during the second session, Marquez was victim to a harmless fall at Turn 8 mid-session. He was soon back in the Repsol Honda Team garage and able to return to the circuit for the final minutes of practice. A 1’48.204 saw Marquez conclude FP2 as the fourth fastest rider, but his 1’46.869 from FP1, just two tenths off the lap record, left him as comfortably the fastest rider on combined times on Friday.
Friday in Aragon saw Jorge Lorenzo able to steadily improve his lap times and close in on the fastest riders. With only seven tenths splitting riders from second to 11th in the combined times, just a few tenths offered massive potential gains. A best time of 1’49.710 from FP2 saw the five-time World Champion end just a second from a spot in the top ten as he worked to improve the feeling on his bike. Jorge Lorenzo ultimately ended the second practice session as the fastest rider through the speed trap, hitting 334.4 km/h on his Honda RC213V.
Saturday’s forecast remains mixed with many predicting rain throughout the day, dry track time potentially at a premium. Running begins at 09:55 Local Time.
Aragon GP Combined Free Practice Classification
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'46.869|
|2||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1.145|
|3||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1.202|
|4||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1.248|
|5||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.523|
|6||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1.573|
|7||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1.581|
|8||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||1.608|
|9||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1.772|
|10||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||1.835|
|11||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1.868|
|12||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||2.004|
|13||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||2.054|
|14||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||2.235|
|15||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||2.367|
|16||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||2.435|
|17||Kallio Mika||82||FIN||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||2.473|
|18||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||2.556|
|19||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||2.757|
|20||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||2.841|
|21||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||2.954|
|22||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||3.034|
|23||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Aprilia Racing Test Team||Aprilia||3.295|
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 46.322s (171.9Km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021)|
|Race Lap||1m 48.089s (169.0Km/h) Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha, 2020)|
|Race Time||41m 44.442s (167.8 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021)|
|2021 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|