MotoGP Aragon: Francesco Bagnaia Takes Pole Position, Marc Marquez Is Back
- The Round 15 of MotoGP 2022, Gran Premio Animoca Brands de Aragón took place at the MotorLand Aragón in Alcañiz, Spain on September 17, 2022.
This time, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) has returned to the event since the 2022 Italian Grand Prix. He had a fourth surgery on his right humerus at the Mayo Clinic and missed 6 races after Italian GP.
Also, Cal Crutchlow (WithU Yamaha RN0) is back. He joins in 6 races remaining of 2022, replacement Andrea Dovizioso, who retired from MotoGP at San Marino GP.
Unfortunately, Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar) was forced to withdraw from two races, Aragon GP and Japanese GP, due to injury.
Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) took the fifth pole position of 2022 since the Dutch Grand Prix back in June.
His team-mate Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo) was in 2nd, and his next year team-mate Enea Bastianini (Gresini Ducati) was 3rd.
This result marks Ducati completed the front row.
Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) advanced to Q2 from Q1 and finished 4th ahead of Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) and Fabio Quartararo (Monster Yamaha).
Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Ducati), Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati) and Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) will start in the 3rd row.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) failed to progress past Q1 and will line up 13th for his comeback race.
Francesco Bagnaia said, “I'm very happy about the lap time because I think it's one of my best I ever did,” said Bagnaia. “Everything was perfect! I was just a bit scared in corner two because I was knowing that the best lap time was on the first attempt but on corner two the front tyre was a bit too cold. When I entered I was feeling that the front was closing a bit. That was the only worry to think about because everything else was perfect. I was losing a bit of time in sector four all [throughout] the practice [sessions] but in qualifying it was perfect. Sincerely, I think we were [only] thinking about that because we were just arriving from Misano and in Misano the level of grip is so high. Considering the pace we are doing with used tyres and the lap time we did in qualifying; we are faster than last year, so for me the level of grip this year is a bit better. We didn't have wet sessions and the grip was higher every session.”
Gran Premio Animoca Brands de Aragón Qualifying Results
- Francesco Bagnaia / Ducati Lenovo / 1'46.069s
- Jack Miller / Ducati Lenovo / +0.090s
- Enea Bastianini / Gresini Ducati / +0.244s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Racing / +0.521s
- Johann Zarco / Pramac Ducati / +0.577s
- Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / +0.733s
- Marco Bezzecchi / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +0.783s
- Jorge Martin / Pramac Ducati / +0.842s
- Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / +0.843s
- Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / +0.855s
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM / +1.114s
- Takaaki Nakagam / LCR Honda / +1.205s
- Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / 1'46.909s
- Luca Marini / Mooney VR46 Ducati / 1'47.056s
- Fabio Di Giannantonio / Gresini Ducati / 1'47.119s
- Maverick Viñales / Aprilia Racing / 1'47.337s
- Alex Marquez / LCR Honda / 1'47.489s
- Pol Espargaro / Repsol Honda / 1'47.511s
- Cal Crutchlow / WithU Yamaha RNF / 1'47.541s
- Franco Morbidelli / Monster Yamaha / 1'47.651s
- Raul Fernandez / KTM Tech3 / 1'47.671s
- Remy Gardner / KTM Tech3 / 1'47.847s
- Darryn Binde / WithU Yamaha RNF / 1'49.309s
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