Marc Marquez completed a perfect home weekend with a faultless 23-lap race where the World Championship leader delivered on his early weekend domination. Unfortunately teammate Jorge Lorenzo was left wanting more after a difficult race.
With a perfect start, Marc Marquez shot forward and immediately began to open an advantage of half a second after just a few corners, growing to a full second by the end of the first lap. Lapping on average half a second faster than the riders behind him for most of the race saw Marquez quickly build an insurmountable lead, 5.5 seconds clear by mid-race distance.
Viñales managed to gain a few tenths during the middle of the race, but Marquez quickly responded to stabilise the gap. Ultimately unchallenged, Marquez took his 78th career victory from 200 Grand Prix starts by 4.8 seconds in front of his adoring home fans. He now leaves Aragon with a clean 300 World Championship points, 98-points in front of second placed Andrea Dovizioso.
Like his teammate, Jorge Lorenzo charged off the line and soon found himself closing in on the top ten after just a few laps. Lorenzo’s progress continued and he became entangled in a battle with LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami before unfortunately dropping outside of the points. A lack of rear grip after the first laps betrayed Lorenzo’s pace and saw him unable to deliver on the potential he showed at the beginning of the weekend.
The weekend’s results leave Honda 65 points clear of second placed Ducati in the Constructor Championship and as a result of Marquez’s victory, the Repsol Honda Team move to within 24 points of the Ducati Team in the Team Championship.
Both riders and team now begin their preparations for the Thai GP on October 06. The Buriram race marks the start of the most intense part of the MotoGP season with four races in fives weeks and presents Marquez with his first chance to take the 2019 MotoGP World Championship.
Aragon Grand Prix Race Results
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||25||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||41'57.221|
|2||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||20||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||4.836|
|3||Miller Jack||43||AUS||16||Pramac Racing||Ducati||5.430|
|4||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||13||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||5.811|
|5||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||11||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||8.924|
|6||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||10||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||10.390|
|7||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||9||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||10.441|
|8||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||8||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||23.623|
|9||Rins Alex||42||SPA||7||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||27.998|
|10||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||6||LCR Honda||Honda||31.242|
|11||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||5||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||32.624|
|12||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||4||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||33.043|
|13||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||3||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||33.063|
|14||Mir Joan||36||SPA||2||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||33.363|
|15||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||1||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||36.358|
|16||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||0||Pramac Racing||Ducati||41.295|
|17||Kallio Mika||82||FIN||0||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||42.983|
|18||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||0||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||43.880|
|19||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||0||Aprilia Racing Test Team||Aprilia||44.279|
|20||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||0||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||46.087|
|21||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||0||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||47.308|
|22||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||0||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||DNF|
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)|