The first Saturday outing for the premier class was getting hotter and hotter, mostly literally, and it started with news of Jorge Lorenzo deciding to withdraw from the Thai GP following his spectacular but unfortunate crash on Friday. Ultimately, it was Dovizioso who finally nailed the final sector and became the fastest man of the weekend, almost two tenths ahead of Miller.
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The second day for the lightweight class to explore the new playground at their disposal brought them up to speed straight away, sending Friday’s benchmark out the window in the first ten minutes of the session. Fabio di Giannantonio was the first man to dip into the 1:42s and the Italian kept showing the way throughout proceedings, one and a half tenths ahead of the opposition. The Italian doubled that advantage – impressively while running on his own and with no slipstream opportunities – on his final outing.
Andrea Dovizioso ended the first day of practice on top of the timesheets, the factory Ducati rider posting a fast lap at the end of the day, as almost everyone stuck in a new tire in pursuit of a fast time.
After a dismal season so far, the Movistar Yamaha team got the Thai round of MotoGP off to a strong start by topping the timesheets, with Maverick Viñales leading Valentino Rossi by over a quarter of a second. With Monster Tech3 Yamaha's Johann Zarco taking sixth, it may seem like something of a turnaround for Yamaha, but the three Yamaha riders all used a soft tire to set their fast times at the end of the session, while the others around them stuck with the medium rears.
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While Jorge Martin will still start from pole position, a significant number of grid penalties were announced during the Warm Up session due to infringements in qualifying, including a 12 place grid penalty for title rival Marco Bezzecchi.
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class in Aragon: