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.

Marc Marquez

1st 1'46.869

“Today we started very well and actually we ended quite well too. In the morning we did our time attack, I felt good and with the potential weather tomorrow I thought it was best. It was a quite good lap! In the afternoon we worked a lot with used tyres and unfortunately had a small crash but we learned a lot from it. Aside from this little fall everything went well and I think there’s still some more time to find.”

Jorge Lorenzo

20th 1'49.710

“We struggled with the feeling today and I was hoping to be more competitive after our stronger start in Misano. In the afternoon I was able to improve a bit, but still I am looking to close the gap more. Sadly it looks like it will rain tomorrow which makes it a little harder for us as we will have less time to set up the bike but I will be able to do some running in the wet.”

MotoGP 2019
Practice Round 14   Aragon

Aragon GP Combined Free Practice Classification

Dry
Humidity
48%
Track Temp
38°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
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 LCR Honda Honda 1.581
8 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1.608
9 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.772
10 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.835
11 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.868
12 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati 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 Team Gresini Aprilia 2.367
16 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2.435
17 Kallio Mika 82 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.473
18 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 2.556
19 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 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 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 3.034
23 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 3.295
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)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)