2014 Aragon MotoGP FP3 Results: Marquez In Charge, Rossi In Purgatory

Marc Marquez sits in provisional pole as the factory Yamahas find grip hard to find. Andrea Dovizioso was fourth quickest, but his time from yesterday on a soft tyre guaranteed him second place in the second qualifying session. Andrea Iannone continues his recent qualifying form, quickest in the kilometre straight sector again, with the second fastest time of the day, third overall.

Pol Espagaro was quickest Yamaha by far, as Jorge Lorenzo struggled in eigth place and Valentino Rossi missed out on automatically qualifying for the final qualifying session.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'48.123    
2 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'48.366 0.243 0.243
3 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'48.377 0.254 0.011
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'48.394 0.271 0.017
5 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'48.417 0.294 0.023
6 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'48.615 0.492 0.198
7 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'48.633 0.510 0.018
8 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'48.714 0.591 0.081
9 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'48.796 0.673 0.082
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'48.800 0.677 0.004
11 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'48.944 0.821 0.144
12 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'49.069 0.946 0.125
13 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'49.584 1.461 0.515
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'49.596 1.473 0.012
15 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'49.781 1.658 0.185
16 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'50.038 1.915 0.257
17 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'50.092 1.969 0.054
18 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 1'50.787 2.664 0.695
19 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'50.859 2.736 0.072
20 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'50.893 2.770 0.034
21 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'52.007 3.884 1.114
22 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'52.315 4.192 0.308
23 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'52.424 4.301 0.109

 

Round Number: 
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2014
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Pretty embarrassing for the Yamaha factory team, there must be something fundamentally wrong with the thing that it can be so good one week and so bad the week after.

Total votes: 68

And give his bike immediately to Pol Espargaro (but he might not want it).

Total votes: 64

Yes, a man who can adapt his style, still win MotoGP races and inspire his competition should definitely retire. surprise

 

Total votes: 69

I totally agree, I'm glad he didn't listen to me...

Total votes: 55

This seems to be the normal nowadays with racing and sports fans in general. I guess you're only as good as your last practice session? Is Jorge all washed up too, cause Rossi is outperforming him this year?

Total votes: 63

... how both satellite Yam's can be in front of the factory boys? Do they have an advantage somewhere? Why would rear grip be less of an issue for Pol & Bradley?

Total votes: 60

Maybe it means that once the advantage that the factory bikes have over the satellite bikes is negated (by a peculiarity with the track, for instance) the satellite boys are faster based purely on rider merit?

/awaits incoming

Total votes: 55

That was a really strange slide into turn 2 by Rossi. That tyre did not seem to have any grip whatsoever. And he was not in his first lap either, so it should be warm enough to give some serious lean angle. It was almost as if there was a mechanical fault, like a malfunctioning back-torque limiter or malfunctioning software that operates it. Whatever the cause, there was a technical problem there.

Total votes: 53