Vinales and Nakagami lead Qualifying 1 at the Aragon MotoGP and now progress to Qualifying 2, where they will join the ten fastest riders after FP3.

But Zarco and Rossi were unable to progress through Q1 and will start just 14th and 18th on the grid.

It is Rossi's worse dry qualifying since 2006.

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  1. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 47.823s [Lap 2/6] 333km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 47.946s +0.123s [8/8] 327k
  3. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 48.009s +0.186s [3/6] 328k
  4. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 48.052s +0.229s [6/7] 329k
  5. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 48.181s +0.358s [6/6] 327k
  6. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 48.216s +0.393s [6/7] 331k
  7. Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 1m 48.398s +0.575s [6/7] 334k
  8. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 48.627s +0.804s [2/6] 332k
  9. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 48.975s +1.152s [3/6] 334k
  10. Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 48.988s +1.165s [7/7] 327k
  11. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 49.303s +1.480s [3/6] 325k
  12. Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP17)* 1m 49.699s +1.876s [3/7] 324k
  13. Jordi Torres SPA Reale Avintia (GP16) 1m 50.336s +2.513s [7/7] 335k



Fastest practice time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 47.382s (FP2)

Official Aragon MotoGP records:
Pole Position:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 46.635s (2015)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 48.120s (2015)

By Peter McLaren

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