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.
Aragon Grand Prix Qualification Results
|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||Aprilia||0.724|
|6||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1.006|
|7||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||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 Lenovo Team||Ducati||1.599|
|11||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Aprilia Racing||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 Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.233|
|16||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.299|
|17||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.378|
|18||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Esponsorama 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||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.866|
|22||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||1.068|
|23||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Aprilia Racing Test Team||Aprilia||1.307|
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 46.322s (171.9Km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021)|
|Race Lap||1m 48.089s (169.0Km/h) Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha, 2020)|
|Race Time||41m 44.442s (167.8 km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021)|
|2021 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|