MotoGP Aragon: Marc Marquez Takes Home Pole Position at MotorLand Aragón
- The Round 14 on MotoGP 2019, Gran Premio Michelin® de Aragon Grand Prix ran Qualifying at MotorLand Aragón on September 21, 2019.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) took his ninth MotoGP pole position of the season, dominating 2nd position Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha) and 3rd position Maverick Vinales (Monster Yamaha).
Jack Miller (Pramac Ducati), Aleix Espargaro (Factory Aprilia Gresini) and Valentino Rossi (Monster Yamaha) will start on 2nd row.
Silverstone GP winner Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) could not advance to Q2 from Q1, he will start at 12st position.
Unfortunately, Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory) could not join in Qualifying due to a left wrist fracture in an FP4 crash. Also he will miss the race tomorrow.
And Johann Zarco (Red Bull KTM Factory) left MotoGP race remaining of 2019, Mika Kallio (Red Bull KTM Factory) replaced him.
Marc Marquez said, “To be so strong during a weekend is positive but also negative. One of those negative things is the pressure. We are at a home circuit and everybody expects a victory tomorrow and it will not be easy. It will be difficult as I am pushing and these two guys are riding in a very good way too. We need to manage this pressure. Of course Austin is also in my mind, as in Austin I did a mistake and I need to keep focused and work like we have done until now. Choose the best tyre compound for a race distance and enjoy it here in Aragon.
In Misano Fabio and Yamaha riders had a better pace than me and it looks like they kept a good lap time in an easier way. Here it looks like the opposite so here in Misano it is easier to follow because Fabio had the pace.
Here it is time to push in front because if I don’t push in front there will be a big group at the front. But we will see as this doesn’t mean that I will go out and I will push from the first lap.
I need to understand the track conditions, the weather and how is the feeling with the bike. Step by step. It is not necessary to open up a big gap from the beginning.”
- Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / 1'47.009s
- Fabio Quartararo / Petronas Yamaha / +0.327s
- Maverick Vinales / Monster Yamaha / +0.463s
- Jack Miller / Pramac Ducati / +0.649s
- Aleix Espargaro / Factory Aprilia Gresini / +0.724s
- Valentino Rossi / Monster Yamaha / +1.006s
- Cal Crutchlow / LCR Honda / +1.313s
- Franco Morbidelli / Petronas Yamaha / +1.363s
- Joan Mir / Suzuki Ecstar / +1.449s
- Andrea Dovizioso / Ducati Team / +1.599s
- Andrea Iannone / Factory Aprilia Gresini / +2.231s
- Pol Espargaro / Red Bull KTM Factory / No Time
- Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / 1'48.449s
- Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / 1'48.477s
- Danilo Petrucci / Ducati Team / 1'48.682s
- Francesco Bagnaia / Pramac Ducati / 1'48.748s
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM Tech3 / 1'48.827s
- Tito Raba / Reale Avintia Ducati / 1'48.916s
- Mika Kallio / Red Bull KTM Factory / 1'49.085s
- Jorge Lorenzo / Repsol Honda / 1'49.282s
- Hafizh Syahrin / Red Bull KTM Tech3 / 1'49.315s
- Karel Abraham / Reale Avintia Ducati / 1'49.517s
- Bradley Smith / Factory Aprilia Gresini / 1'49.756s
- source : MotoGP