Aragon MotoGP: Marquez tops shortened warm-up

Marc Marquez topped a shortened Sunday morning warm-up session ahead of the Aragon Grand Prix.

Morning fog that suspended track action for an hour meant that MotoGP's warm-up didn't commence until 10:55, and was cut by five minutes to 15.

Marquez, who qualified fifth on Saturday after crashing late on in Q2, was the first man to dip below the 1m50s barrier in warm-up with a 1m49.977s, which he lowered to a 1m48.976s next time around.

That time would have been enough to top the session, but the Repsol Honda rider was able to shave off another tenth and end the session with a best effort 1m48.832s.

His nearest challenger was Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro, whose 1m49.206s lap vaulted him ahead of Marc VDS Honda rider Jack Miller in the closing stages.

Miller held on to third, 0.658s slower than Marquez but fractionally up on Yamaha poleman Maverick Vinales in fourth place.

Cal Crutchlow made it three Honda riders in the top five in fifth ahead of KTM's Pol Espargaro, Avintia Ducati man Hector Barbera and Tech 3 Yamaha's Johann Zarco.

Valentino Rossi, who took a front row starting slot 23 days on from breaking his right leg on Saturday, was ninth-fastest in warm-up, 0.835s off the pace, while the Pramac Ducati of Scott Redding completed the top 10.

The session was a low-key one for works Ducati riders Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo, who wound up 14th and 16th respectively, while the Pramac-run GP17 of Danilo Petrucci was down in 17th.

Warm-up results:

Pos.#RiderBikeTimeGap
1 93 spain Marc Marquez  Honda 1'48.832  
2 41 spain Aleix Espargaro  Aprilia 1'49.206 0.374
3 43 australia Jack Miller  Honda 1'49.490 0.658
4 25 spain Maverick Viñales  Yamaha 1'49.533 0.701
5 35 united_kingdom Cal Crutchlow  Honda 1'49.602 0.770
6 44 spain Pol Espargaro  KTM 1'49.604 0.772
7 8 spain Hector Barbera  Ducati 1'49.608 0.776
8 5 france Johann Zarco  Yamaha 1'49.620 0.788
9 46 italy Valentino Rossi  Yamaha 1'49.667 0.835
10 45 united_kingdom Scott Redding  Ducati 1'49.678 0.846
11 29 italy Andrea Iannone  Suzuki 1'49.681 0.849
12 38 united_kingdom Bradley Smith  KTM 1'49.774 0.942
13 36 finland Mika Kallio  KTM 1'49.821 0.989
14 4 italy Andrea Dovizioso  Ducati 1'49.874 1.042
15 42 spain Alex Rins  Suzuki 1'49.883 1.051
16 99 spain Jorge Lorenzo  Ducati 1'49.982 1.150
17 9 italy Danilo Petrucci  Ducati 1'50.054 1.222
18 26 spain Dani Pedrosa  Honda 1'50.137 1.305
19 94 germany Jonas Folger  Yamaha 1'50.153 1.321
20 19 spain Alvaro Bautista  Ducati 1'50.343 1.511
21 53 spain Tito Rabat  Honda 1'50.365 1.533
22 76 france Loris Baz  Ducati 1'50.536 1.704
23 22 united_kingdom Sam Lowes  Aprilia 1'51.058 2.226
24 17 czech_republic Karel Abraham  Ducati 1'51.078 2.246

 

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Series MotoGP
Event Aragon GP
Track Motorland Aragon
Drivers Marc Marquez
Teams Repsol Honda Team
Article type Practice report