Marc Marquez took the 64th pole of his Grand Prix career today at Motorland Aragón (his sixth this year and his 36th in MotoGP), setting an impressive pace that allowed him to lead the timesheets by an amazing 0.631 seconds at day’s end. The Repsol Honda rider has taken six poles here across all classes, four in MotoGP. Today he also equalled Jorge Lorenzo for most career poles in history.
Marc felt comfortable with his bike setup this morning and set the fastest lap times in both FP3 (despite a crash) and FP4, making the best of the sunny and warm conditions. In qualifying he recorded his quickest lap time during his first exit, and although he didn’t improve upon it later in the session, nobody was able to set a time that was close to it.
Dani Pedrosa, the fastest rider yesterday, continued the productive work on his RC213V setup and tyres in today’s free practice sessions but was unlucky in qualifying, crashing on his second flying lap when he was a mere 78 thousandths of a second off his teammate’s pole time into the track’s third sector. Nonetheless, he showed that he has both the pace and the speed to ride at the front, and tomorrow he will start from seventh on the grid, one place higher than his grid position prior to winning the last GP.
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 46.069s (172.3Km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Lap||1m 47.795s (169.5Km/h) Luca Marini (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Time||41m 35.462s (168.4 km/h) Enea Bastianini (Ducati, 2022)|
|2022 Race Winner||Enea Bastianini (Ducati)|