2015 Aragon MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Imposes His Authority

Jorge Lorenzo's rivals found good turn of speed during FP3 for the MotoGP class, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi all finishing ahead of yesterday's fastest man. Lorenzo did not improve his time on Saturday morning, ending the session in 4th, though his time was very close to that of Pedrosa and Rossi. Lorenzo was clearly working on race pace, also trialling the winglets which the Movistar Yamaha team had used at Misano. Rossi decided against running the winglets, racing with the normal plain fairing.

Andrea Iannoe pushed for a quick lap a the end of the session, taking 5th spot and securing safe passage straight into Q2, as did LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow. Pol Espargaro was the fastest of the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha riders, ending the session ahead of the two Suzukis, Maverick Viñales faster than his teammate Aleix Espargaro. Scott Redding ended FP3 in 10th spot, but his time was not fast enough to secure a slot in Q2, Bradley Smith having already wrapped up his place in Q2 on Friday.

The session saw a fair number of crashes, most which occurred at Turn 2. That is the first right hand corner after a long series of lefts, including both the front and the back straight. The cool morning breeze was affecting the tire temperature, and that was catching some riders out. Loris Baz suffered most, the Frenchman taking a knock to the hip and being taken to the medical center for further evaluation.

Session results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'47.380    
2 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'47.663 0.283 0.283
3 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'47.692 0.312 0.029
4 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'47.775 0.395 0.083
5 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'47.786 0.406 0.011
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'48.257 0.877 0.471
7 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'48.449 1.069 0.192
8 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'48.449 1.069 0.000
9 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'48.589 1.209 0.140
10 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'48.615 1.235 0.026
11 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'48.839 1.459 0.224
12 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'48.900 1.520 0.061
13 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'49.112 1.732 0.212
14 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'49.237 1.857 0.125
15 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'49.238 1.858 0.001
16 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'49.464 2.084 0.226
17 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'49.581 2.201 0.117
18 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'49.726 2.346 0.145
19 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'49.890 2.510 0.164
20 50 Eugene Laverty Honda 1'50.181 2.801 0.291
21 15 Alex De Angelis ART 1'50.485 3.105 0.304
22 17 Karel Abraham Honda 1'51.292 3.912 0.807
23 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'51.312 3.932 0.020
24 24 Toni Elias Yamaha Forward 1'51.561 4.181 0.249
  76 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward      

 

Combined results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1:47.380    
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1:47.517 0.137 0.137
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:47.663 0.283 0.146
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1:47.692 0.312 0.029
5 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1:47.786 0.406 0.094
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1:48.257 0.877 0.471
7 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1:48.318 0.938 0.061
8 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1:48.445 1.065 0.127
9 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1:48.449 1.069 0.004
10 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1:48.524 1.144 0.075
To Q1
11 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1:48.575 1.195 0.051
12 45 Scott Redding Honda 1:48.615 1.235 0.040
13 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1:48.829 1.449 0.214
14 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1:48.955 1.575 0.126
15 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1:49.225 1.845 0.270
16 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1:49.237 1.857 0.012
17 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1:49.464 2.084 0.227
18 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1:49.576 2.196 0.112
19 76 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1:49.700 2.320 0.124
20 43 Jack Miller Honda 1:49.726 2.346 0.026
21 50 Eugene Laverty Honda 1:49.769 2.389 0.043
22 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1:49.980 2.600 0.211
23 15 Alex De Angelis ART 1:50.485 3.105 0.505
24 24 Toni Elias Yamaha Forward 1:51.162 3.782 0.677
25 17 Karel Abraham Honda 1:51.292 3.912 0.130

 

Round Number: 
14
2015
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