Full Aragon MotoGP FP1 results

Marc Marquez has stormed the times in the opening practice session at Aragon to lead by over a second from nearest rival Maverick Vinales.

The Repsol Honda rider, fresh from victory at Misano, instantly bolted to the top of the times before setting his fastest lap time of 1m 46.869s on a new soft rear tyre to take a firm grip of the session at a track he has won at for the past three consecutive seasons.

Vinales pushed in a late 1m 48.486s to go second for Monster Yamaha but over one-and-a-half seconds behind Marquez.

Fabio Quartararo used his final lap to slot into third place for Petronas Yamaha as he looks to build on his current momentum having just missed out on victory to Marquez last time out, but the MotoGP rookie has a 2.001s deficit to close at the end of FP1.

Andrea Dovizioso, who claimed second place at Aragon 12 months ago, surged up to fourth place for Ducati to push Pramac Ducati’s Jack Miller into fifth.

Joan Mir impressed for Suzuki by taking sixth place on the FP1 times ahead of Danilo Petrucci, showing glimpses of returning to form after a tough run since the summer break, with Pol Espargaro leading the Red Bull KTM charge in eighth place.

Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha) and Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda) rounded out the top 10 and provisional Q2 spots with rain threatening both FP2 and FP3 at Aragon.

Miguel Oliveira narrowly missed out in 11th place for Tech3 in front of Aleix Espargaro on the Aprilia at a circuit where the Spaniard has produced his best races for the Noale factory.

Alex Rins faded late on in FP1 to 13th place after suffering an early technical issue with his Suzuki that forced him to take an escape road back to the garage.

Tito Rabat impressed to take 14th place for Avintia Ducati with Cal Crutchlow continuing to struggling down in 15th place for LCR Honda.

Andrea Iannone bounced back from injury which ruled him out of racing at Misano to take 16th place for Aprilia, with Valentino Rossi off the pace in 17th place for Yamaha – over three seconds slower than Marquez at the top of the times.

Francesco Bagnaia slotted into 18th place for Pramac Ducati ahead of Johann Zarco’s replacement at KTM Mika Kallio who will finish the season racing for the Austrian manufacturer.

Karel Abraham claimed 20th for Avintia Ducati ahead of Hafizh Syahrin (Tech3) with Aprilia wildcard Bradley Smith and Repsol Honda’s Jorge Lorenzo completing the FP1 timesheet.

 

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