MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2019 Aragon Moto2 Race Result: Not Quite Fireworks But Plenty Of Sparklers

The sun was out, the clouds were gone and the intermediary class quite aptly closed the show at Motorland Aragon, promising finally some fireworks between the main title contenders sharing front row. The promise led to disappointment but none of that was for Brad Binder, the South African defeating the local boys to dominate the final race of the day and bring a big smile at the end of a difficult weekend for KTM. Jorge Navarro pushed all the way to the checkered flag to put up a challenge for the win but Binder was too strong so he had so be satisfied with second place. Alex Marquez had a few battles on his hands too but handled them well to complete the podium and invigorate his advantage in the championship.

Marquez had made a decent start from pole position but Binder and Luca Marini got a much better launch off the line, the two getting past both Marquez and Augusto Fernandez. Things looked promising early on, with the main title contenders thrown amidst the pack but it didn’t last long, Fernandez sliding out at turn nine before the end of lap one and rejoining the race last. That was of little concern to Binder, who was over seven tenths of a second ahead of Marini at the end of the first lap, with Marquez and Tom Luthi close behind and Navarro pushing to tag along to the leaders. A second behind them, Xavi Vierge was getting some trouble from Sam Lowes.

By lap four, the five men at the front merged into one strong lead pack, Binder still ahead of Marini, Marquez, Luthi and Navarro. Navarro seemed to have the hottest pace in the early stages and he attacked Luthi soon after. Marini was next in line, Marquez getting past the Italian on lap six to reel in Binder and leave Marini to contend with Navarro. This was merely the beginning of the action, Marquez, Marini and Navarro keeping each other busy for the next few laps and allowing Binder a bit of a breather ahead. Luthi was still hanging onto the lead group but not close enough for any moves.

Binder’s advantage stretched to one second at the start of lap nine, while Marini retook the task of hunting him down and the shenanigans in the podium battle were slowly bringing Lowes into contention. The British rider first caught up with Luthi and the duo was soon tagging along to the chasing pack, where Marquez and Marini continued to trade places. Marquez was probably not too bothered as Binder was not a threat to his championship lead but their exchanges let Binder put two seconds between them.

The gap didn’t last long though, Marquez taking over the pursuit and setting a fast pace while getting hounded by Navarro, once the Spaniard found the inside of Marini at turn 12 with nine laps left. The first three men were still pushing for red sectors but Marini, Lowes and Luthi’s challenges seemed to have run their course ahead of the final seven laps.

Marquez brought the gap to Binder under 1.5 seconds with six laps left and Navarro allowed his compatriot to drag him ever closer to the leader. Two laps later and the Spaniards were within a second of a victory battle but Marquez seemed more interested in defending second from Navarro than pushing for the win. However, Navarro made a move stick at the second try into turn one and was left with three laps to catch up with Binder. Marquez knew when to wave the white flag and allowed Navarro to set off in hot pursuit but it was quite an ask to find over a second in little over two laps. The attempt was admirable, Navarro entering the final lap half a second behind Binder but the South African put together an impeccable lap and had it covered to the finish line. Marquez brought home a good chuck of points in third, with Marini and Lowes completing the top five. Luthi, Iker Lecuona, Lorenzo Baldassarri, Jorge Martin and Vierge claimed the remaining top ten positions.

Fernandez crossed the finish line 22nd and coupled with Marquez and Navarro’s podiums, the gap in the championship once again grows to 38 points in Marquez’s favour – but this time ahead of Navarro, Fernandez another four points back.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 41 Brad BINDER KTM 39'45.177
2 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up +0.787
3 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex +2.876
4 10 Luca MARINI Kalex +5.387
5 22 Sam LOWES Kalex +5.601
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex +9.695
7 27 Iker LECUONA KTM +11.650
8 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex +12.546
9 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM +14.775
10 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex +15.393
11 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up +15.495
12 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex +15.625
13 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex +15.859
14 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta +21.838
15 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM +21.859
16 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex +22.659
17 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex +25.897
18 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS +28.609
19 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta +28.943
20 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex +28.679
21 24 Simone CORSI NTS +37.526
22 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex +41.050
23 96 Jake DIXON KTM +42.644
24 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex +45.942
25 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM +50.680
26 65 Philipp OETTL KTM +52.367
27 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM +1'09.114
28 6 Gabriele RUIU Kalex +1'16.241
29 31 Gerry SALIM Kalex +1'16.381
30 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM +1'18.820
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  45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 15 Laps
Round Number: 
14
2019
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2019 Aragon MotoGP Race Result: A Stroll Through The Park

Even the clouds turned up to watch Marc Marquez’s 200th Grand Prix start, raising some eyebrows despite no rain being forecast, lowering track temperature and changing a few tyre choices. But none of it mattered in the end, the world champion sightseeing around Motorland Aragon more comfortably than in practice and fishing out a predictable runaway victory on home soil. The home advantage was five seconds over the rest of the podium men, which looked like Yamaha on paper but turned red after 23 laps under the (occasional) Spanish sun. Andrea Dovizioso turned a lowly 10th place on the grid into a 99th career podium after a much more exciting afternoon than Marquez’s, while Jack Miller inflicted further pain onto Yamaha to snatch the final trophy on offer on the last lap.

Marquez wrote the script of his victory when he made a dream start off the line and we barely got a sighting of him since. Right behind the Honda missile, Miller’s holeshot button turned Vinales into Ducati’s first victim in turn one, before hunting Fabio Quartararo by sector three. Miller started lap two as Marquez’s lead pursuer but the world champion was over a second ahead already. A bit further back, Franco Morbidelli did not see the end of lap one, crashing out at turn 12 as a result of a late and overly optimistic lunge from Alex Rins. The Spaniard kept on board but dropped to 19th position, after making good progress into the top 10 early on, and awaited his inevitable long lap penalty.

By lap five, Marquez was over two seconds ahead of Miller, while Vinales was pushing hard to get past Quartararo in the early battle for third. Once the factory man got the best of his satellite colleague, Vinales almost immediately caught up with Miller, which was a more difficult proposition top-speed-wise. Over a second back on the duo, Valentino Rossi and Dovizioso faced the rare challenge of struggling to get past Aleix Espargaro, who was running an excellent race in the early laps. Dovizioso was victorious at the end of lap five through outright speed on the back straight and had a second to find on the podium battle ahead.

Marquez stated lap eight nearly five seconds in the lead, this time with Vinales as the lead chaser once the Yamaha bravely got past the Ducati of Miller at the final turn. Miller quickly lost half a second on the Spaniard and was coming under attack from Dovizioso, who had disposed of Quartararo in Ducati’s favourite spot, the back straight. The Frenchman seemed to run out of steam and was falling back into Aleix Espargaro and Cal Crutchlow’s reach, while Rossi was in a lonely eight position almost three seconds back. There was quite a bit of entertainment seven seconds behind the Italian, where Danilo Petrucci and Rins were fighting directly for third in the championship but also getting poked by Andrea Iannone and Miguel Oliveira occasionally.

At the halfway point of the race, the waiting game started, Marquez keeping Vinales a safe five seconds behind, with Miller awaiting Dovizioso’s attack another second down the road. The Italian had some difficulty finding a way past a nearly identical machine but found a gap in turn one, with nine laps remaining. It took a couple of laps for Dovizioso to close on Vinales so the Italian left himself with only three laps to find a way past. That proved enough, yet another rocket launch into turn 16 placing him ahead and into second position with two laps left. Even more worrying for Vinales was the other Ducati of Miller tagging along for the ride and waiting for his turn to attack. His battle spot of choice was turn one, at the start of the final lap, a painful blow to the Yamaha that led the fruitless pursuit of Marquez for most of the race. Vinales was glued to the back of Miller for the final lap but had nothing to bring to the fight against the Ducati and had to make do with fourth.

Quartararo came home into a lonely fifth place, with Crutchlow sixth. Credit to Aleix Espargaro, Crutchlow only managed to get past him with seven laps left and the Aprilia man kept close to the LCR machine to the end of the race. Rossi, Rins and Nakagami rounded out the top ten positions.

Dovizioso’s impressive comeback limited the damage in the championship standings but Marquez still extended a gap as comfortable as today’s win, 98 points on the Italian heading into the flyaways.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 41'57.221
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati +4.836
3 43 Jack MILLER Ducati +5.430
4 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha +5.811
5 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha +8.924
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda +10.390
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia +10.441
8 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha +23.623
9 42 Alex RINS Suzuki +27.998
10 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda +31.242
11 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia +32.624
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati +33.043
13 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM +33.063
14 36 Joan MIR Suzuki +33.363
15 53 Tito RABAT Ducati +36.358
16 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati +41.295
17 82 Mika KALLIO KTM +42.983
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati +43.880
19 38 Bradley SMITH Aprilia +44.279
20 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda +46.087
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM +47.308
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 0 Lap
Round Number: 
14
2019
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2019 Aragon Moto3 Race Result: A Man With A Plan

Any worries about rain bothering the day’s action were gone by the time the lightweight class lined up on the grid, only light cloud cover turning up to watch the show. And it was the first (and probably not last) display of domination from eventual winner Aron Canet. The Spaniard had few challengers before he managed to escape at the front and bring home a crucial victory for the championship battle. Ai Ogura showed great determination to lead an aggressive chasing pack for most of the race and then turn his front row start into a maiden podium. Dennis Foggia kept a low profile amongst the podium contenders but came to life in the final couple of laps to secure the final podium spot.

Poleman Canet had made an excellent launch off the line to keep the lead into turn one ahead of Ogura, while fellow front row starter Carlos Tatay quickly started losing ground and was threatening to leave the top ten by the end of lap one. Meanwhile, Alonso Lopez went from 6th on the grid to 3rd into turn one and by lap two, the Spaniard was picking up the chase from Ogura, a battle that continued for a couple of laps and allowed Canet some breathing room. Lorenzo Dalla Porta had a bit of challenge on his hands starting from fourth row but he started his race with a setback, losing a handful of positions on lap one and getting stuck in a feisty bunch with the likes of Albert Arenas, Gabriel Rodrigo and Marcos Ramirez. Jaume Masia made a better start and looked like an early contender but the WWR racer left the party early on at turn 15.

Canet faced his first challenge from Lopez at the end of lap five but the Estrella Galicia machine only managed to hang onto the lead for a brief moment, before getting swamped on the main straight by not only Canet but also Tony Arbolino, John McPhee and Tatsuki Suzuki. The lead group was still significant in size – 16 men including Dalla Porta – but these were the main players putting on boxing gloves at the time. However, the battles within the group aided Canet’s mission and the Spaniard’s gap ticked over the one second mark by lap seven. The chasers could not make up their mind as to who was best placed to reel in the leader and the continued exchanges between Ogura, Lopez, Arbolino, McPhee and Suzuki allowed Canet another two seconds of advantage by lap ten.

Despite the dream gap at the front, Canet started the second half of the race with a track limits warning. His rivals also settled for a few laps, allowing Ogura to lead the chase, but the gap was increasing rather than reducing and, in the heat of battle, the likes of McPhee and Arbolino soon found themselves at the end of the ten-man group. Unfortunately for Dalla Porta, the Italian was no longer in podium contention, struggling to progress through the chasing pack and losing ground on them for the final third of the race. Arbolino soon followed suit, the Italian losing touch with the sizeable podium battle with six laps left and getting embroiled in direct battle with his championship leading compatriot.

Canet started the final four laps four seconds ahead of the pursuers, where Ogura was still leading the way from Suzuki, but with Foggia, Lopez, McPhee, Arenas, Sergio Garcia and Rodrigo still in contention for a podium position. Ogura resisted the pressure of the strong bunch behind him and seemed to have an answer to every attack, at least until Foggia started his assault in the final two laps. The Italian started the final lap in the lead and defended beautifully but Ogura got great drive down the back straight and found the inside line into the penultimate turn to take a well deserved second place. Foggia eventually managed to fend off McPhee and Lopez for the final podium spot. Suzuki, Garcia, Arenas and Rodrigo did not get much of a chance to feature in the podium fight despite crossing the line closely behind the leaders.

Dalla Porta rounded out the top ten at the checkered flag but a track limits infringement on the last lap dropped him another position. However, the Italian managed to salvage his championship lead by only two points ahead of Canet heading into the flyaways. Arbolino faded towards the end of the race but gained one position once Dalla Porta was penalised and this means a 29 point deficit in the championship.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 44 Aron CANET KTM 38'01.916
2 79 Ai OGURA Honda +4.581
3 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM +4.663
4 17 John MCPHEE Honda +4.729
5 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda +4.842
6 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda +4.947
7 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda +5.085
8 75 Albert ARENAS KTM +5.483
9 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda +5.773
10 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda +8.812
11 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda +8.579
12 99 Carlos TATAY KTM +8.900
13 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda +8.905
14 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM +8.970
15 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM +9.197
16 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM +13.455
17 40 Darryn BINDER KTM +13.551
18 12 Filip SALAC KTM +13.561
19 67 Gerard RIU MALE KTM +13.790
20 10 Julian Jose GARCIA Honda +13.891
21 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM +14.197
22 32 Davide PIZZOLI Honda +16.586
23 82 Stefano NEPA KTM +20.338
24 53 Deniz ONCU KTM +20.870
25 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM +34.135
26 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda +43.083
27 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM +1'06.771
  76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM +29.508
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  42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 14 Laps
  5 Jaume MASIA KTM 18 Laps
Round Number: 
14
2019
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2019 Aragon Moto2 Warm Up Result: Marquez and Marini One Step Ahead On Drying Track

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'53.842    
2 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'53.869 0.027 0.027
3 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'54.528 0.686 0.659
4 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'54.597 0.755 0.069
5 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'54.739 0.897 0.142
6 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'54.746 0.904 0.007
7 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'54.855 1.013 0.109
8 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'54.916 1.074 0.061
9 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'54.929 1.087 0.013
10 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'54.953 1.111 0.024
11 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'54.982 1.140 0.029
12 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'55.350 1.508 0.368
13 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'55.413 1.571 0.063
14 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'55.436 1.594 0.023
15 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'55.470 1.628 0.034
16 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'55.503 1.661 0.033
17 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'55.531 1.689 0.028
18 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'55.656 1.814 0.125
19 24 Simone CORSI NTS 1'55.852 2.010 0.196
20 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'55.912 2.070 0.060
21 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'55.971 2.129 0.059
22 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'56.018 2.176 0.047
23 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'56.081 2.239 0.063
24 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'56.392 2.550 0.311
25 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'56.780 2.938 0.388
26 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'56.845 3.003 0.065
27 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'56.886 3.044 0.041
28 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'57.444 3.602 0.558
29 6 Gabriele RUIU Kalex 1'57.984 4.142 0.540
30 31 Gerry SALIM Kalex 1'59.305 5.463 1.321
31 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 2'00.156 6.314 0.851
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14
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2019 Aragon MotoGP Warm Up Result: Viñales Leads Damp Session While Marquez Naps

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'59.111    
2 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'59.400 0.289 0.289
3 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'59.514 0.403 0.114
4 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'59.711 0.600 0.197
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'59.975 0.864 0.264
6 82 Mika KALLIO KTM 2'00.014 0.903 0.039
7 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 2'00.200 1.089 0.186
8 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'00.284 1.173 0.084
9 38 Bradley SMITH Aprilia 2'00.483 1.372 0.199
10 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 2'00.594 1.483 0.111
11 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 2'00.654 1.543 0.060
12 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'00.661 1.550 0.007
13 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'01.154 2.043 0.493
14 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 2'01.181 2.070 0.027
15 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 2'02.593 3.482 1.412
16 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'03.191 4.080 0.598
17 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 2'03.421 4.310 0.230
18 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 2'08.271 9.160 4.850
  17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati      
  41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia      
  53 Tito RABAT Ducati      
  93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda      
Round Number: 
14
2019
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2019 Aragon Moto3 Warm Up Result: Canet Fast In The Wet Too

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET KTM 2'11.162    
2 10 Julian Jose GARCIA Honda 2'11.225 0.063 0.063
3 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'11.561 0.399 0.336
4 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'11.601 0.439 0.040
5 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 2'11.694 0.532 0.093
6 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 2'11.703 0.541 0.009
7 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'11.779 0.617 0.076
8 79 Ai OGURA Honda 2'11.955 0.793 0.176
9 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'12.018 0.856 0.063
10 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 2'12.145 0.983 0.127
11 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 2'12.285 1.123 0.140
12 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 2'12.385 1.223 0.100
13 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'12.391 1.229 0.006
14 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'12.414 1.252 0.023
15 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'12.672 1.510 0.258
16 12 Filip SALAC KTM 2'12.885 1.723 0.213
17 67 Gerard RIU MALE KTM 2'12.890 1.728 0.005
18 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'12.917 1.755 0.027
19 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 2'13.092 1.930 0.175
20 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'13.205 2.043 0.113
21 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 2'13.420 2.258 0.215
22 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 2'13.740 2.578 0.320
23 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 2'13.788 2.626 0.048
24 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 2'13.951 2.789 0.163
25 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 2'14.649 3.487 0.698
26 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 2'14.671 3.509 0.022
27 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 2'14.879 3.717 0.208
28 53 Deniz ONCU KTM 2'14.921 3.759 0.042
29 32 Davide PIZZOLI Honda 2'15.135 3.973 0.214
30 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 2'15.894 4.732 0.759
Round Number: 
14
2019
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2019 Aragon Moto2 Qualifying Result: Home Sweet Home

The final action for the day fully repaid the patience of the fans who braved the rain and the heat to stick around and see one of their own take pole position in Aragon. Alex Marquez did what his brother could not do and brought down the all time lap record on first outing in Q2, although the younger Marquez didn’t have it quite as easy in the end, when Augusto Fernandez got close to challenging his compatriot. However, Marquez kept Fernandez at bay to score his 10th pole position in the class. Together with Fernandez and Brad Binder, it sets up a rather tasty front row start for Sunday.

Luca Marini was fast throughout practice but missed out on a front row start by nine thousandths of a second. The Italian will lead a very competitive charge against the lead trio together with Tom Luthi and Jorge Navarro. Xavi Vierge found his way onto the third row of the grid, mere hundredths of a second keeping him ahead of Nicolo Bulega and Sam Lowes.

Iker Lecuona rounded out the top ten ahead of a subdued Lorenzo Baldassarri and with Fabio Di Giannantonio completing round ten – a bittersweet result for the rookie, who struggled throughout practice but put in an excellent performance to lead Q1. Despite being only 12th, Di Giannantonio was only six tenths of a second behind pole.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'52.225    
2 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'52.350 0.125 0.125
3 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'52.426 0.201 0.076
4 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'52.435 0.210 0.009
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'52.566 0.341 0.131
6 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'52.580 0.355 0.014
7 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'52.589 0.364 0.009
8 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'52.606 0.381 0.017
9 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'52.610 0.385 0.004
10 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'52.627 0.402 0.017
11 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'52.832 0.607 0.205
12 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'52.854 0.629 0.022
13 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'52.886 0.661 0.032
14 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'52.897 0.672 0.011
15 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'53.053 0.828 0.156
16 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'53.223 0.998 0.170
17 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'53.252 1.027 0.029
18 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'53.318 1.093 0.066
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Q2 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'52.768    
Q2 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'52.833 0.065 0.065
Q2 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'53.101 0.333 0.268
Q2 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'53.144 0.376 0.043
19 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'53.256 0.488 0.112
20 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'53.342 0.574 0.086
21 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'53.346 0.578 0.004
22 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'53.366 0.598 0.020
23 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'53.437 0.669 0.071
24 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'53.503 0.735 0.066
25 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'53.608 0.840 0.105
26 24 Simone CORSI NTS 1'53.782 1.014 0.174
27 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'54.418 1.650 0.636
28 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'54.651 1.883 0.233
29 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'54.913 2.145 0.262
30 31 Gerry SALIM Kalex 1'54.921 2.153 0.008
31 6 Gabriele RUIU Kalex 1'54.958 2.190 0.037
Round Number: 
14
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2019 Aragon MotoGP Qualifying Result: Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

Motorland Aragon hotted up nicely ahead of the qualifying session for the premier class but it looked like a given that Marc Marquez would grow his watch collection as soon as FP1 concluded. The Spaniard’s second flying lap was good enough for provisional pole and for his second run he aimed to improve on his FP1 demolition job of a lap. The plan was slightly derailed when the Spaniard came across Maverick Viñales and refused to drag him along but the world champion will still start his 200th Grand Prix from pole position.

The only slight palpitations for the poleman came once again courtesy of Fabio Quartararo, the young Frenchman setting three red sectors on his final flying lap but it all came undone in the final sector and he had to settle for second. Viñales completes a fairly familiar front row configuration, where the Yamaha man was the only other rider to finish within half a second of pole.

Jack Miller opens row two ahead of Aleix Espargaro in an exceptional afternoon for Aprilia. Valentino Rossi climbed as high as sixth place, one full second slower than Marquez. Cal Crutchlow found some speed to join the third row of the grid, where he will be accompanied by Q1 leader Franco Morbidelli and the lead Suzuki of Joan Mir.

Andrea Dovizioso rounded out the top ten but a fourth row start is less than ideal for his championship challenge. The bigger story of row four, however, came from Andrea Iannone, the convalescent Italian making his first Q2 appearance for Aprilia and the first time the Italian factory has both bikes in the second qualifying session. He will line up 11th, although six tenths slower than Dovizioso and a couple seconds off pole.

Iannone’s Q1 surprise came to the detriment of Alex Rins, the Spaniard’s hard rear tyre gamble not paying off and leaving him stranded in 13th grid position. There was no room at the inn for Danilo Petrucci either, the Italian qualifying 15th. Although Pol Espargaro had secured a direct Q2 spot, the KTM rider could not make good use of it after a painful FP4 crash left him with a fractured wrist. With the Spaniard unfortunately declared unfit for the race, Rins finds himself promoted to the fourth row of the grid.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'47.009    
2 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'47.336 0.327 0.327
3 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'47.472 0.463 0.136
4 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'47.658 0.649 0.186
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'47.733 0.724 0.075
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'48.015 1.006 0.282
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'48.322 1.313 0.307
8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'48.372 1.363 0.050
9 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'48.458 1.449 0.086
10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'48.608 1.599 0.150
11 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'49.240 2.231 0.632
  44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM      
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'48.292    
Q2 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'48.330 0.038 0.038
13 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'48.449 0.157 0.119
14 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'48.477 0.185 0.028
15 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'48.682 0.390 0.205
16 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'48.748 0.456 0.066
17 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'48.827 0.535 0.079
18 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'48.916 0.624 0.089
19 82 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'49.085 0.793 0.169
20 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'49.282 0.990 0.197
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'49.315 1.023 0.033
22 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'49.517 1.225 0.202
23 38 Bradley SMITH Aprilia 1'49.756 1.464 0.239
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14
2019
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2019 Aragon MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Comfortably Ahead

There was barely any cloud in sight as the premier class rejoiced with a full 30 minutes of dry track time to find a good tyre combination and good pace for the race. Marc Marquez proved once again he is the favourite – not just the crowd favourite, but also the only man consistently in the 1:48s in the final practice session. The world champion wasn’t quite 1.5 seconds faster this time around but it was equally worrying that the only times he dropped to 1:49s was when he came across slower opponents. He did it all on a medium front – soft rear tyre combination that seemed quite popular throughout the field.

Maverick Viñales swapped to a new hard rear tyre for the final couple of minutes, despite favouring the soft for the long run and it helped the Yamaha man get within four tenths of a second of Marquez on one lap speed but nowhere near as close on rhythm. Fabio Quartararo did not seem as convinced as Marquez about his tyre choice and gave both the hard and the soft rear a try, finishing the session third, over six tenths down on Marquez. Alex Rins was second best for a long time, until the Yamahas put on new rubber and the Suzuki had to make do with fourth. Jack Miller in fifth was the final rider to dip into the 1:48s, seven tenths off the leader.

Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi were next, with Andrea Dovizioso in eighth spot and over a second slower than the championship leader. Joan Mir finished the session ninth, despite missing out on precious track time after losing the front at turn two in the final ten minutes. Pol Espargaro was less lucky and suffered a big highside at turn nine so the KTM man was taken to the medical centre for a check.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'48.246    
2 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'48.639 0.393 0.393
3 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'48.889 0.643 0.250
4 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'48.953 0.707 0.064
5 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'48.977 0.731 0.024
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'49.174 0.928 0.197
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'49.240 0.994 0.066
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'49.266 1.020 0.026
9 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'49.304 1.058 0.038
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'49.412 1.166 0.108
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'49.502 1.256 0.090
12 82 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'49.507 1.261 0.005
13 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'49.572 1.326 0.065
14 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'49.590 1.344 0.018
15 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'49.743 1.497 0.153
16 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'49.760 1.514 0.017
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'49.918 1.672 0.158
18 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'50.103 1.857 0.185
19 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'50.171 1.925 0.068
20 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'50.256 2.010 0.085
21 38 Bradley SMITH Aprilia 1'50.514 2.268 0.258
22 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'50.695 2.449 0.181
23 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'50.905 2.659 0.210
Round Number: 
14
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2019 Aragon Moto3 Qualifying Result: Catch Him If You Can

Despite all the talk of rain for the past 24 hours and the actual rain in the final practice session, there was no sign of it by the time qualifying came about. Under a bright and quite hot sun, lightweight class riders took to the track, albeit with quite a significant delay of looking around and waiting for someone to blink first to unwillingly offer a tow.

Once all riders joined the track for Q2, it was time for the Aron Canet show, the Spaniard testing the overtaking spot at turn nine with a move on Tony Arbolino and then taking a slipstream from Jaume Masia to put together a time one second faster than the opposition. With four minutes left of the session, Canet looked confident enough in his time that he just stopped pushing and the confidence proved justified as red sectors disappeared from the timing screens. The Spaniard sealed a Marquez-style second pole position of the season, despite a stint in Q1.

If Canet is a fairly familiar sight on the front row, the championship contender will have more unusual company, with rookie Ai Ogura becoming a consistent presence at the top end and with wildcard Carlos Tatay closing the front row. The fresh Red Bull Rookies champ has looked excellent throughout practice and easily made it through Q1 to join the select front row trio.

Jakub Kornfeil opens row two ahead of yet another rookie, Celestino Vietti, while Alonso Lopez secured sixth grid position. Arbolino could not benefit too much from following Canet for half a pole lap and the young Italian dropped to seventh spot. He will start Sunday’s race ahead of Misano victor Tatsuki Suzuki and Misano podium man John McPhee.

Ayumu Sasaki rounded out the top ten and will share fourth row with Dennis Foggia and championship leader Lorenzo Dalla Porta, who will have a bit of a challenge to defend his lead from 12th on the grid. Teammate Marcos Ramirez had an even worse afternoon, missing out on Q2 and banished to start 20th.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'58.197    
2 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'58.898 0.701 0.701
3 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 1'58.983 0.786 0.085
4 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'59.092 0.895 0.109
5 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'59.121 0.924 0.029
6 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'59.194 0.997 0.073
7 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'59.201 1.004 0.007
8 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'59.204 1.007 0.003
9 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'59.212 1.015 0.008
10 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'59.336 1.139 0.124
11 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'59.407 1.210 0.071
12 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'59.449 1.252 0.042
13 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'59.662 1.465 0.213
14 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'59.769 1.572 0.107
15 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'59.826 1.629 0.057
16 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'59.919 1.722 0.093
17 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'00.016 1.819 0.097
18 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 2'00.604 2.407 0.588
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'58.800    
Q2 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'58.898 0.098 0.098
Q2 99 Carlos TATAY KTM 1'59.322 0.522 0.424
Q2 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'59.328 0.528 0.006
19 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'59.486 0.686 0.158
20 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'59.602 0.802 0.116
21 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'59.876 1.076 0.274
22 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'59.897 1.097 0.021
23 32 Davide PIZZOLI Honda 1'59.951 1.151 0.054
24 67 Gerard RIU MALE KTM 2'00.069 1.269 0.118
25 10 Julian Jose GARCIA Honda 2'00.257 1.457 0.188
26 53 Deniz ONCU KTM 2'00.466 1.666 0.209
27 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'00.655 1.855 0.189
28 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 2'00.832 2.032 0.177
29 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 2'01.575 2.775 0.743
30 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'01.593 2.793 0.018
  27 Kaito TOBA Honda      
Round Number: 
14
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