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.

Marc Marquez

1st 1'46.635

"I did not expect that time on my first lap, and it was a nice surprise! With the second tyre I made a small mistake and could not improve it, and with the third I went too hard on the wrong corner and I had a small crash. This morning we made a big step forward with the setup and now we are more competitive. We will try to fight for victory from the first lap of the race tomorrow. I think we've done a great job and we are happy with this pole position."

Dani Pedrosa

5th 1'47.357

"Today we were able to improve the setup of the bike and our plan of which tyres to use in tomorrow’s race has become a little clearer. However in the qualifying session we had some problems; the front was stepping out a bit and I was close to crashing several times, which in the end prevented us from going as fast as we wanted. We will try to have a good start tomorrow to be in the battle from the beginning."

MotoGP 2015
Qualifying Round 14   Aragon

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
39%
Track Temp
36°C
Air Temp
23°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
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
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)
2018 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)