Marquez fastest despite a fall during opening practice for the Teruel MotoGP, the second of the back-to-back Aragon rounds.

Marquez and Repsol Honda team-mate Bradl were among the few to fit new tyres at the end, but Marquez had been second to Nakagami on old rubber.

After moving to the top the Spaniard, on the podium last Sunday, then fell without harm at the final corner while pushing for a faster time.

Fellow Honda rider Crutchlow suffered a technical problem.

Valentino Rossi is missing his second event after last week's positive Covid test and has not been replaced.

HRC test rider Bradl is again replacing injured reigning world champion Marc Marquez.

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Teruel MotoGP, Aragon - Free Practice (1) Results
1Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*1'48.184s18/18345k
2Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.438s9/21341k
3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.809s18/20338k
4Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.819s17/19345k
5Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.916s16/21338k
6Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.992s5/17343k
7Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+1.027s6/16351k
8Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.121s16/19344k
9Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.162s5/15341k
10Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.172s6/13343k
11Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.176s6/19344k
12Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.188s13/20341k
13Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.258s12/17343k
14Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+1.298s6/19343k
15Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.317s16/18339k
16Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+1.328s7/18347k
17Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.437s4/18340k
18Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.543s6/18340k
19Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+1.778s16/17340k
20Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+2.031s21/22338k
21Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+2.067s14/16347k

* Rookie.
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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