Full MotoGP qualifying results at Aragon

Marc Marquez has secured his ninth MotoGP pole position of the season with a dominant display at Aragon to see off a late challenge from Fabio Quartararo.

The Repsol Honda rider led the combined practice times by over one second and duly converted that pace into pole position with a 1m 47.009s.

Despite abandoning his final lap in qualifying, Marquez still claimed pole position by 0.327s ahead of Quartararo who used his last lap to claim second place for Petronas Yamaha.

That saw Maverick Vinales shuffled back to third place on the Monster Yamaha who edged Jack Miller off the front row for Pramac Ducati.

Aleix Espargaro produced the standout performance in qualifying with fifth place for Aprilia, his best qualifying performance for the Noale factory since the 2017 Japanese round at Motegi.

Valentino Rossi completes the second row on the factory Yamaha comfortably ahead of Cal Crutchlow who bolted up to seventh place late on for LCR Honda.

Franco Morbidelli progressed through Q1 to take eighth place for Petronas Yamaha ahead of Suzuki’s Joan Mir who rounds out row three.

It was a nightmare qualifying for Andrea Dovizioso down in 10th place for Ducati, with Andrea Iannone taking 11th having graduated through Q2 for the first time for Aprilia – which also marks the Italian manufacturer’s first double Q2 appearance in MotoGP.

Pol Espargaro missed qualifying due to pain in his left wrist after a nasty high-side coming down the reverse corkscrew corner complex. The Red Bull KTM rider had finished the combined practice times in fifth place but through missing qualifying he will line-up from 12th on the grid if he is fit enough to start the Aragon race tomorrow.

Qualifying turned into a disaster for Alex Rins after impressing during the final practice with his race pace, as the Suzuki rider failed to progress through Q1 and will start down in 13th place.

Takaaki Nakagami became another rider to narrowly miss out on making Q2 for LCR Honda and starts from 14th place ahead of Danilo Petrucci who is enduring another dismal weekend qualifying a disappointing 15th place on the factory Ducati.

Francesco Bangaia grabbed 16th place for Pramac Ducati ahead of Tech3 KTM’s Miguel Oliveira, as Avintia Ducati’s Tito Rabat surged to 18th place.

Mika Kallio starts his Red Bull KTM race rider stint by qualifying in 19th place having replaced Johann Zarco for the remainder of the season.

Jorge Lorenzo could only manage 20th overall as his struggles continue at Repsol Honda, with Hafizh Syahrin (Tech3 KTM), Karel Abraham (Avintia Ducati) and Aprilia wildcard rider Bradley Smith completing the grid for the Aragon MotoGP.

 

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