Marc Marquez continued to show he’s the man to beat in Aragon with a dominating display in Qualifying. Jorge Lorenzo plans his comeback from 19th.

Overnight rain and brief shower in the morning made for a tricky morning session with no rider able to improve their times. Jorge Lorenzo was one of several riders to make the most of the conditions, ending the damp Free Practice 3 session in 16th after 13 laps while Marc Marquez opted to only head out for a practice start.

Fortunately, the predicted rain did not return and an ambient temperature of 27°C and a track at 39°C awaited the MotoGP field come Qualifying. Having again shown unrivalled pace throughout Free Practice 4, the World Championship leader was immediately fast in Q2 and set a 1’47.009 as the benchmark for the session. The time was all he needed to secure his ninth pole position of 2019 from 14 races, the 89th pole from 200 GP starts.

After showing progress in the morning, Jorge Lorenzo immediately improved his best lap time in Q1. Despite losing FP3 to weather conditions, Lorenzo and his Repsol Honda Team were able to improve his feeling on the bike. A 1’49.282 saw Lorenzo secure 20th on the grid, promoted to 19th after an unfortunate fall for Pol Espargaro saw him ruled out of the weekend. As in previous races, Lorenzo is aiming to keep a consistent pace and work his way forward.

Sunday’s 23-lap MotoGP race in Aragon will begin at the revised time of 13:00 Local Time as Marc Marquez makes his 200th start in Grand Prix racing – becoming the youngest rider to do so.

Marc Marquez

1st 1'47.009

“I feel really good this weekend, much better than in Misano. Pole position was important but it’s true that the fastest lap of the weekend was in FP1! I expected more from the second run but I made a couple of mistakes. I knew I had to control the risk a little bit as the wind direction had changed today and it was more disturbing than yesterday. In FP4 I had a strong rhythm and this is the most important point. The Yamaha riders aren’t far and we have to keep an eye on the weather, so still there is a lot that could happen.”

Jorge Lorenzo

20th 1'49.282

“Our position isn’t fantastic but our feeling and the gap to first is better than yesterday, this is certainly a positive. Each session I have been able to improve and my pace is quite constant. In Qualifying we were able to go fast with the first tyre but I wasn’t able to go any faster with the soft front. I think the medium will be the choice for the race so we can keep improving.”

MotoGP 2019
Qualifying Round 14   Aragon

Aragon Grand Prix Qualification Results

Dry
Humidity
41%
Track Temp
39°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'47.009
2 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.327
3 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.463
4 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.649
5 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.724
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.006
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1.313
8 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1.363
9 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.449
10 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1.599
11 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2.231
12 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM No Time Set
13 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'48.449 Q1
14 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.028
15 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.233
16 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.299
17 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.378
18 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.467
19 Kallio Mika 82 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.636
20 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.833
21 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.866
22 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.068
23 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 1.307
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)