2019 Aragon MotoGP FP2 Result: Viñales’ Time To Shine

After Marc Marquez caused many raised eyebrows, frown lines and headshakes with his otherworldly performance in FP1, the world champion allowed a more earthy half a second gap to separate him from the opposition for most of FP2. However, a bit of enthusiasm overflow at turn eight saw Marquez slide out and allow rivals a handful of minutes to catch up. Marquez rejoined the action on his second machine for the final ten minutes but was not really attacking a fast time on the hard rear tyre and this allowed Maverick Viñales a turn in the limelight.

The Yamaha man took over the top of the timesheets in the final couple of minutes and in a flashback to Misano, Yamaha scored a 1-2-3 in FP2. Valentino Rossi took his sweet time but eventually saved a top ten position with an impressive second place, coming only six hundredths of a second short of top spot, while Fabio Quartararo also made a late jump into the top three, the Yamaha trio separated by a tenth of a second.

Marquez got demoted to fourth position, although he is still over a second ahead on the combined timesheets and demonstrating fine pace on the soft rear tyre. Pol Espargaro is once again at the business end in fifth, with pals Jack Miller and Cal Crutchlow joining the top seven. Andrea Dovizioso didn’t look exactly carefree in his chase of a top ten position but the Italian eventually snuck into eighth spot.

Compatriots Joan Mir and Aleix Espargaro completed the provisional top ten, leaving Alex Rins, Danilo Petrucci and Franco Morbidelli outside of direct Q2 spots and with some rain on the radar for Saturday morning.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'48.014    
2 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'48.071 0.057 0.057
3 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'48.117 0.103 0.046
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'48.204 0.190 0.087
5 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'48.392 0.378 0.188
6 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'48.442 0.428 0.050
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'48.450 0.436 0.008
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'48.477 0.463 0.027
9 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'48.641 0.627 0.164
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'48.704 0.690 0.063
11 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'48.737 0.723 0.033
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'48.873 0.859 0.136
13 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'48.923 0.909 0.050
14 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'49.104 1.090 0.181
15 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'49.236 1.222 0.132
16 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'49.304 1.290 0.068
17 82 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'49.342 1.328 0.038
18 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'49.425 1.411 0.083
19 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'49.626 1.612 0.201
20 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'49.710 1.696 0.084
21 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'49.821 1.807 0.111
22 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'49.903 1.889 0.082
23 38 Bradley SMITH Aprilia 1'50.164 2.150 0.261
Round Number: 
14
2019
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P.Espargaro and Orange FIFTH. Yamahas up front.

A very different track to last round. The KTM is on, it wasn't a fluke. The Yamaha is back, even climbing a hill stretching legs here. Very exciting!

Something is wrong for Jorge. Something isn't happening for Bagnaia either. Interested in Oliveira's performance as he returns to fitness (hope the Zarco'd shoulder is good).

This weekend may be Vinales' turn. Bet his base set up is making a front end-ward shift and he smiles on Sunday for 2nd. And is beaten by Marc. 3rd spot Quarty.

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