Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has taken a magnificent pole position – his seventh of the season – for tomorrow’s Aragon GP breaking his 2014 pole record (1’47.187) by over half a second. Teammate Dani Pedrosa had a provisional front row for the majority of the session but was demoted in the final moments and will start from 5th place.
The Repsol Honda’s have had a strong second day in Aragon, with Marc leading this morning’s FP3 session and Dani topping FP4. On his first flying lap of qualifying, Marc obliterated his own pole record by 0.552 seconds with his time of 1’46.635 (lap 2/7), sending him straight to the top, with Dani also taking a provisional front row place on his first exit.
On their second exits, Marc was unable to improve but remained in the top spot, Dani improved with a time of 1’47.357 (lap 6/8) and remained in third place. Marc then came in for another new tyre but on his flying lap he lost the front in turn two and the bike ended up in the gravel. His time remained unbeaten and Marc celebrated his fifth pole in six appearances at Aragon. Unfortunately Dani was not able to improve and was knocked off the front row in the final moments of the session. He will start from the second row of the grid in 5th.
Tomorrow’s twenty three lap race will start at 14h00 local time.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'46.635|
|2||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'46.743|
|3||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'47.178|
|4||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'47.334|
|5||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'47.357|
|6||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'47.492|
|7||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'47.573|
|8||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||CWM LCR Honda||Honda||1'47.574|
|9||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'47.775|
|10||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'47.830|
|11||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'48.556|
|12||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'48.648|
|13||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'48.294|
|14||Redding Scott||45||GBR||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'48.674|
|15||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Honda||1'49.035|
|17||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'49.109|
|18||Di Meglio Mike||63||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'49.253|
|19||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'49.426|
|20||Miller Jack||43||AUS||LCR Honda||Honda||1'49.436|
|21||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'49.437|
|22||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'49.496|
|23||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||AB Motoracing||Honda||1'49.761|
|24||De Angelis Alex||15||RSM||E-Motion IodaRacing Team||ART||1'50.134|
|25||Elias Toni||24||SPA||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||1'50.755|
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 46.635s (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)|