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The Moto2 race was a shortened fourteen lap race after the first start was red flagged after Dominique Aegerter required medical attention trackside. Aegerter was ok, but could not get cleared for the restart.
Any track with a long straight and a sweeping corner to the line is going to make for close Moto3 racing.
Marquez was fastest throughout, pulling an extra gap on his final lap. There was a minor incident in pit lane, when Valentino Rossi pulled across Jorge Lorenzo's exit and accidentally blocked his path while they practice wet bike swaps. Lorenzo came in and practiced that swap a second time in the session.
Pole position for Moto2 was decided fairly quickly, with the fight for the other places providing the excitement for the remainder of the session.
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.
Jorge Lorenzo calmly dominated the session until Dani Pedrosa sneaked a lap in sixteen thousandths under his best time. Marc Marquez on the other Honda wasn't too far behind, fending off the Ducati pairing of Andreas Iannone and Dovizioso. Valentino Rossi in sixth was testing out the wings on his Yamaha's fairing.
Moto3 FP3 started in gentlemanly fashion, but by the halfway mark riders were already looking around for a tow as the long back straight without a tow will cost you at least three tenths of a second.
Tito Rabat has ended the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class on top of the pile, the reigning world champion just holding off the challenge from a flying Jonas Folger. Alex Rins is a couple of tenths off the pace of Folger in 3rd, and ahead of an impressive Hafizh Syahrin, the Malaysian using Sam Lowes as a tow, and demoting the British rider to 5th.
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.
Efren Vazquez leads the Saturday morning session of free practice for the Moto3 rider at Aragon. The Leopard Racing rider put in a late charge to depose Niccolo Antonelli from the top spot, pulling out an advantage of over a quarter of a second over the Italian. Miguel Oliveira ended the session in 3rd, just behind Antonelli, while championship leader Danny Kent took 4th spot, apparently having found a solution for the lack of front-end feel he was complaining about on Friday. Brad Binder grabbed 5th, two tenths slower than Kent, and another two tenths faster than Roman Fenati. Enea Bastianini, winner last time out at Misano and on a charge to close the gap to Kent, ended the session in 7th, but suffered a technical problem that left him sidelined at the end of FP3.
Tito Rabat set a new qualifying record ahead of Taka Nakagami and Alex Rins with the top six all within half a second of the new record time.
Jorge Lorenzo was quickest in every sector, knocking Valentino Rossi from the top spot with Bradley Smith third quickest. The Hondas of Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez focussed on longer runs and ended up in fourth and fifth.
Enea Bastianini has ended the second session of free practice for the Moto3 class on top of the timesheets once again. Bastianini was fast throughout the session, and seized back the lead at the end after having been knocked off the top in the final minutes as times dropped. The Italian ended the session covered gravel rather than glory, after coming together with Hiroki Ono and crashing.
Miguel Oliveira took 2nd, just a couple of hundredths behind Bastianini, while Jorge Navarro was one thousandth of a second slower than Oliveira, finishing ahead of Jorge Martin. Danny Kent had to put in a late charge to finish in 6th, just under four tenths off the pace of Bastianini.