2015 Aragon MotoGP QP Results: Exciting Session At Record Pace

Qualifying for the MotoGP at Aragon would, as usual be two sessions, with the top two of the slower group being promoted to the quicker group and having another go. Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci were the two favourites to qualify for promotion.

Dovizioso set an early fast lap but was pipped by Petrucci in the first half of the session. In the second half, on his second run, Dovizioso set another fastest lap, spending his second soft tyre in the process, only to be beaten by Yonny Hernandez who lost an elbow slider in the process. When Petrucci went even faster, Dovizioso was consigned to 13th on the grid while Petrucci and Hernandez were promoted.

Jorge Lorenzo blitzed the outright lap record only to be knocked off the top by Marc Marquez a few seconds later with a bonkers 1'46.635. Dani Pedrosa, also having a good session, lost the front and slid the rear on a fast lap only to save it, missing only the one corner.

On the second run, Lorenzo and Marquez both started out their first sectors under the fastest time, but Marquez lost too much time with a nasty rear slide while Lorenzo couldn't rise to the challenge. On his third run, Marquez lost the front on turn two, crashing out, luckily without injury, on a cold tyre.

At the flag, Andrea Iannone took the third spot on the grid behind Marquez and Lorenzo, with Pol Espargaro heading the second row ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi.

Results:

Qualifying One:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'47.853    
2 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'48.228 0.375 0.375
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'48.294 0.441 0.066
4 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'48.674 0.821 0.380
5 50 Eugene LAVERTY Honda 1'49.035 1.182 0.361
6 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'49.102 1.249 0.067
7 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'49.109 1.256 0.007
8 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati 1'49.253 1.400 0.144
9 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'49.426 1.573 0.173
10 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'49.436 1.583 0.010
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'49.437 1.584 0.001
12 76 Loris BAZ Yamaha Forward 1'49.496 1.643 0.059
13 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'49.761 1.908 0.265
14 15 Alex DE ANGELIS ART 1'50.134 2.281 0.373
15 24 Toni ELIAS Yamaha Forward 1'50.755 2.902 0.621

Qualifying Two:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'46.635    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'46.743 0.108 0.108
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'47.178 0.543 0.435
4 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'47.334 0.699 0.156
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'47.357 0.722 0.023
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'47.492 0.857 0.135
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'47.573 0.938 0.081
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'47.574 0.939 0.001
9 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'47.775 1.140 0.201
10 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'47.830 1.195 0.055
11 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'48.556 1.921 0.726
12 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'48.648 2.013 0.092

Qualifying:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'46.635    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'46.743 0.108 0.108
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'47.178 0.543 0.435
4 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'47.334 0.699 0.156
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'47.357 0.722 0.023
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'47.492 0.857 0.135
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'47.573 0.938 0.081
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'47.574 0.939 0.001
9 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'47.775 1.140 0.201
10 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'47.830 1.195 0.055
11 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'48.556 1.921 0.726
12 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'48.648 2.013 0.092
13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'48.294 0.441 0.066
14 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'48.674 0.821 0.380
15 50 Eugene LAVERTY Honda 1'49.035 1.182 0.361
16 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'49.102 1.249 0.067
17 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'49.109 1.256 0.007
18 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati 1'49.253 1.400 0.144
19 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'49.426 1.573 0.173
20 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'49.436 1.583 0.010
21 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'49.437 1.584 0.001
22 76 Loris BAZ Yamaha Forward 1'49.496 1.643 0.059
23 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'49.761 1.908 0.265
24 15 Alex DE ANGELIS ART 1'50.134 2.281 0.373
25 24 Toni ELIAS Yamaha Forward 1'50.755 2.902 0.621

 

Round Number: 
14
2015
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Comments

That was very exciting. Iannone once again impressing greatly.

Rossi is making it hard for himself, there usually is a pileup on turn 1 at this track. His luck has to run out some time...

Chances of rain are 10% jared but even that 10% might be heavier on 90%, god knows better...