Francesco Bagnaia and team-mate Jack Miller form a factory Ducati one-two, at lap record pace, during qualfiying for the 2021 Aragon MotoGP.

World championship leader Fabio Quartararo completes the front row for Yamaha while Marc Marquez - seeking his fifth Aragon win in a row at one of his favourite anti-clockwise tracks - will start from a season-best fourth, ahead of Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia).

After splitting from Yamaha following Austria and missing Silverstone, Maverick Vinales returns to MotoGP action with Aprilia, where he has signed to race until the end of 2022. The Spaniard will start from 19th place.

Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow is replacing Vinales at the Factory Yamaha team for the second event in a row, with Jake Dixon likewise staying at Petronas Yamaha on the injured Franco Morbidelli's 2019 A-spec bike.

Brad Binder, who joined Johann Zarco in progressing through Qualifying 1, had no new soft rear tyres left for Qualifying 2.

Aragon MotoGP, MotorLand - Full Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)1'46.322s5/7340k
2Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.366s7/7338k
3Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.397s7/7335k
4Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.414s6/7339k
5Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+0.556s3/7339k
6Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.561s7/7340k
7Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.840s7/8333k
8Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.872s7/8339k
9Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.956s5/6338k
10Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.966s2/5341k
11Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.044s4/7333k
12Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.610s3/7338k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'47.508s5/6337k
14Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)1'47.542s7/7340k
15Cal CrutchlowGBRMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'47.613s7/7337k
16Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'47.708s6/7333k
17Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*1'47.741s7/7342k
18Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)1'47.75s7/7338k
19Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1'47.764s7/7341k
20Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1'47.79s8/8337k
21Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'47.863s7/7337k
22Jake DixonGBRPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'48.146s7/7331k

* Rookie

Official Aragon MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 46.635s (2015)
Fastest race lap:
Franco Morbidelli ITA Yamaha 1m 48.249s(2020)

By Peter McLaren