Damp session, with wet tyres, but all lap times faster than this morning.

Valentino Rossi is making an early MotoGP comeback, just 22 days after breaking his right tibia and fibula in an enduro training accident.

Yamaha WorldSBK star Michael van der Mark is on standby should Rossi be unable to continue for the full weekend.

KTM test rider Mika Kallio is making his latest wild-card entry...

1. ^1 Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 59.858s [Lap 8/10] 324km/h (Max)
2. ^4 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP17) 2m 00.072s +0.214s [10/12] 325km/h
3. = Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 2m 00.320s +0.462s [16/16] 323km/h
4. ˅3 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 00.459s +0.601s [7/9] 326km/h
5. ^9 Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (GP15) 2m 00.471s +0.613s [13/15] 326km/h
6. ^1 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 00.482s +0.624s [11/13] 328km/h
7. ^5 Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 2m 00.585s +0.727s [10/11] 319km/h
8. ^2 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP17) 2m 00.962s +1.104s [4/6] 324km/h
9. ^6 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 01.015s +1.157s [5/7] 322km/h
10. ^7 Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 01.042s +1.184s [8/10] 327km/h
11. ^8 Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (GP16) 2m 01.103s +1.245s [13/16] 328km/h
12. ˅8 Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 2m 01.149s +1.291s [3/7] 322km/h
13. ^11 Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 01.350s +1.492s [11/14] 322km/h
14. ˅5 Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 01.471s +1.613s [10/11] 322km/h
15. ˅10 Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 01.492s +1.634s [12/12] 326km/h
16. ˅5 Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (GP16) 2m 01.516s +1.658s [10/11] 325km/h
17. ^3 Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 01.632s +1.774s [12/12] 324km/h
18. ˅5 Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 2m 01.745s +1.887s [13/14] 325km/h
19. ˅11 Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (GP17) 2m 01.810s +1.952s [9/14] 328km/h
20. ˅2 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 01.917s +2.059s [6/13] 321km/h
21. ^2 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 2m 02.077s +2.219s [15/16] 323km/h
22. ˅6 Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 2m 02.392s +2.534s [16/18] 326km/h
23. ˅2 Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (GP15) 2m 02.677s +2.819s [5/12] 318km/h
24. ˅2 Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (GP16) 2m 02.935s +3.077s [13/16] 326km/h
* Rookie
Key:
˄X Up X places from FP1.
= Rider has the same position as FP1.
˅X Down X places from FP1.

Blue = Factory Team.
Red = Satellite Team.

Fastest FP1 time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda2m 1.243s (wet)

Official Aragon MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda1m 46.635s (2015)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha1m 48.120s (2015)
 

By Peter McLaren

 

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I think Dovi is kinda sandbagging. But just Friday. Dunno what is wrong with the Factory Yamahas

Dovi is never great on Friday. His philosopy is, slowely slowely catch the monkey

I have a feeling Bradley is risking his life to stay ahead of Mika, lol!

Shows what Sam could have done if given the 2017 spec moto gp bike !!

I'm glad Dani has finally found something to bring the tyres into temperature.

@purcian - I believe it is called 'rain'.

@MRFILL I was talking about Dani's alleged inability to bring tyres into temperature in the wet, as it happened in Assen and Missano. Dani said that his Friday performance in Aragon proves that what happened in Misano was not his fault. Dani shows some bal.s to imply that his tyres in Misano had flaws due to Michelin.

Surprised to see Miller and Danilo so low down the order on a wet track. They're usually strongest in the wet. Also surprised to see Lorezno up to 2nd in the wet considering he's usually horrible in it. Probably a little frustrating for factory Yamaha to be down in 17th while Zarco is top 3 on last years machine. Wonder what's throwing them off more this year, tires or chassy? I bet poor bradly is happy he's ahead of Mika, but I bet he's worried he won't be for long. This may be the first time all season Sam Lowes has done something that made me give him an audible approving "hmm - good for him"

c'mon rain brings out the kamakasis, all will become clear soon.

Pretty sure Honda fixed Dani's problem with not getting the tyres up to temp in the rain, by giving him a switch - that blows exhaust gas on the rear, and a hair drier tied to the front fork leg - Hehe! Don't think I've ever heard of anyone having that problem before? They said they'd added weight at Misano, but they had carefully disguised the sack of potatoes I guess - unless he stuffed them in his leathers! Joking apart, safe race for all, and good to see the 'Old Man' back