Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa scored a fantastic one-two result in today’s Aragon Grand Prix, starting from the second row of the grid, the former on a hard-hard Michelin tyre combination, the latter on medium-medium. Both Repsol Honda Team riders fought their way forward to take the squad’s seventh double podium of the season.

Marc’s 60th career win is also his fifth this year and his ninth podium of the season (the seventh out of the last eight races), helping him to pull a small gap of 16 points over Andrea Dovizioso and 28 points over Maverick Viñales, his two closest pursuers in the title chase.

After setting the race fastest lap in 1’49.140, Dani took his 111th podium finish out of 195 races in the Premier class, in which he now has the most starts of any Spanish rider (Carlos Checa being second with 194). Dani’s eighth podium of the season moved him up to fourth in the Championship classification with 170 points, 54 down on his teammate with four rounds to go.

Marc Marquez

1st

“I’m very very happy with this victory because it was a tough race. Yesterday I wasn’t feeling totally comfortable with the bike, and today I was struggling again except in the warm-up; I don’t really know why. Anyway, racing at one of my favourite tracks, close to my home and in front of my fans, gave me extra motivation. I pushed hard and in some corners I just clicked the off-button in my head, even if I crashed twice yesterday. I saw that Viñales and Dovi were struggling a bit and knew it was the moment to push, so I did. There were a few scary moments, once when I was trying to overtake Valentino; he was tighter in that corner than I was expecting, and to avoid a clash I released the brakes, only to realize that Lorenzo was right there! So I went off the track, and at that moment I cooled down a bit, even if I continued to try and close the gap. Once I passed Lorenzo, I had to keep going as I saw that Dani was coming very fast. Anyway, that’s the Marquez style! Of course it’s important to think of the Championship, but the situation now requires that we give it everything. So we’ll try to continue with the same motivation and mentality race by race, giving our 100 per cent.”

Dani Pedrosa

2nd

“Maybe if I could have overtaken Maverick a little bit earlier I would have had a better chance to fight for the win, but well, I’m still very happy with my race today! The goal was try and fight for the podium or the win, and we achieved that. So yes, I have some small regrets, but at the same time I couldn’t have done any better in the beginning as I was on the medium rear like Maverick and wasn’t able to pass him for a while. I also had to manage the tyre wear in order to be fast at the end, which I was. I wasn’t sure why we suddenly had some gap to recover to the front, as the others had more or less the same pace. Anyway, when I finally passed him, the gap was there, so I started pushing hard, made some good passes and a good recovery, and had a very strong race. I put a lot of passion into it, and this is good for me and the team.”

MotoGP 2017
Race Round 14   Aragon

Race results

Sunny
Humidity
44%
Track Temp
40°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 42'06.816
2 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.879
3 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 16 Ducati Team Ducati 2.028
4 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 13 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 5.256
5 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 11 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 5.882
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 10 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 6.962
7 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 9 Ducati Team Ducati 7.455
8 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 8 Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 7.910
9 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 7 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 13.002
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Yamaha 14.075
11 Kallio Mika 36 FIN 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 17.192
12 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 4 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 20.632
13 Miller Jack 43 AUS 3 Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 23.886
14 Redding Scott 45 GBR 2 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 25.523
15 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 1 Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 26.082
16 Folger Jonas 94 GER 0 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30.302
17 Rins Alex 42 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 31.874
18 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 31.948
19 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 36.296
20 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 37.842
21 Baz Loris 76 FRA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 47.599
22 Lowes Sam 22 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 47.647
23 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Honda 7 laps
24 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 13 laps
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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www.motorlandaragon.com

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)
2017 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)