It was a positive start to the Aragon Grand Prix for the Repsol Honda Team, with Championship leader Marc Marquez topping Friday’s standings and teammate Dani Pedrosa managing to considerably improve from 18th in FP1 to seventh overall.

Fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow was fourth while rookie Franco Morbidelli finished just outside of the top-10, in eleventh to mark a very positive result for Honda.

The day was marked by sunny and hot conditions, which should continue over the weekend, with air temperature on race day possibly even increasing from today’s 30°C.

Marc Marquez

1st 1'47.382

“Today we worked quite well and improved a lot from morning to afternoon, especially with the rear tyre. It was our first day at the track this season and we had to adjust the setting of the bike and the electronics. We must also keep working in this way tomorrow. In the end of FP2 everyone put on a new rear tyre, even us. This was maybe the first Friday that we did that this year! It’s important for understanding the outcome of a few things we changed on the bike. Now we have less doubts, but also we want to reconfirm something tomorrow. Luckily the weather is fine, and actually very hot. Ducati has tested here so we don’t want to leave anything out in order to be at same level.”

Dani Pedrosa

7th 1'48.389

“Today we mainly concentrated on testing the tyres, suspension, and on getting the feeling with the track. Conditions were quite hot and apparently they’re going to stay that way during the weekend, so it’s important to try and get a good feeling for the race. We didn’t put fresh tyres on at the end of FP1, but we did it for the last run in the afternoon. We couldn’t improve our lap time as we wished with the soft tyre, so we need to look into this, as well as keep working on our race pace.”

MotoGP 2018
Practice Round 14   Aragon

Combined Free Practice

Sunny
Humidity
40%
Track Temp
43°C
Air Temp
30°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'47.382
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1'47.520 / 0.138
3 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'47.835 / 0.453
4 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'47.862 / 0.480
5 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'47.919 / 0.537
6 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'48.134 / 0.752
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'48.389 / 1.007
8 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1'48.452 / 1.070
9 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'48.501 / 1.119
10 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'48.552 / 1.170
11 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'48.654 / 1.272
12 Miller Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'48.680 / 1.298
13 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'48.808 / 1.426
14 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'48.850 / 1.468
15 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'48.861 / 1.479
16 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'48.902 / 1.520
17 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'48.997 / 1.615
18 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1'49.016 / 1.634
19 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1'49.123 / 1.741
20 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'49.441 / 2.059
21 Luthi Tom 12 SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'49.690 / 2.308
22 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'49.925 / 2.543
23 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'49.937 / 2.555
24 Torres Jordi 81 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'51.081 / 3.699
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)
2018 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)