Alex Marquez’s run of form continued with another appearance in Q2, improving on his best MotoGP grid position while Stefan Bradl narrowly missed out on a top-12 grid slot as he continued to go faster.

The pace continued to improve in Free Practice 3 on Saturday morning, the top-14 dropping into the 1’47s and the entire field split by 1.1 seconds when the session came to a close. But it proved to be no issue for Alex Marquez who improved his overall best to a 1’47.546, over half a second faster than his previous Q2 time and again granting him direct access to Q2. As always, Alex produced a consistent Free Practice 4 session while assessing several options for Sunday’s race.

His FP3 time would stand as Alex’s best time of the day, the rookie narrowly missing out on improving the time in Q2. Despite this, Alex will line up in tenth for tomorrow’s race – achieving a new best grid position of his rookie campaign. Alex has qualified as the leading rookie and ahead of championship leader Joan Mir.

Stefan Bradl authored another impressive day, the HRC Test Rider posting steady improvements and constantly challenging the established order. A crash at Turn 2 in FP4 saw the German walk away unharmed and returned to the circuit shortly after. The fall didn’t harm Stefan’s speed as he produced his first 1’47 of the weekend in Q1, his 1’47.585 over a second and a half faster than his Q1 time from the previous week. The lap would have had him sixth on the grid for the Aragon GP, but Bradl will start the Teruel GP from 16th – his best grid position of the year.

An incredible 1’46.882 lap from LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami saw him become the first Japanese rider since Makoto Tamada on the Camel Honda in 2004 to claim pole position in MotoGP. Nakagami is currently 29 points off the World Championship lead as he aims to take his first top-three finish in the premier class tomorrow.

Sunday’s 23-lap Teruel GP is scheduled to start at 13:00 Local Time, just after the Moto3 race with a revised schedule. The day will begin with Warm Up for the premier class at 09:50 Local Time.

Alex Marquez

10th 1'47.603

"Last weekend we did a 48.1 and this weekend a 47.5 in the morning, so we have made a step. But honestly, I was aiming to be on the first three rows for the race, but we just missed out, MotoGP is like this this year where just half a tenth can make the difference. Our pace is looking good but starting 10th it will be difficult to be on the podium as everyone has made a step this weekend. A good start will be important because I think we are strong on used tyres and I think the top five is possible tomorrow. Let’s have a good race."

Stefan Bradl

16th 1'47.585

"We are much faster this weekend and even faster than yesterday, even if our final position looks further. The crash I had meant that I couldn’t use my favourite bike but my grid position and laps are better than last week, so I am pleased. It will be a very fast race tomorrow because everyone now has two weeks of data. We are starting ahead of some strong riders so I think it will be a good race."

MotoGP 2020
Qualifying Round 12   Aragon

Teruel GP Qualifying Classification

Sunny
Humidity
37%
Track Temp
31°C
Air Temp
21°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1'46.882
2 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.063
3 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.273
4 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.359
5 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 0.415
6 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.444
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.495
8 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.627
9 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.637
10 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.721
11 Lecuona Iker 27 SPA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.739
12 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.760
13 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'47.372 Q1
14 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.323
15 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.407
16 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.514
17 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.676
18 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.688
19 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.784
20 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 1.043
21 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.331
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

Motorland Aragón, Teruel, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.motorlandaragon.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 46.635s (171.4Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 48.089s (169.0Km/h) Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha, 2020)
Race Time 41m 44.933s (167.8 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
2020 Race Winner Race 1: Alex Rins (Suzuki) || Race 2: Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha)