Aragon’s weekend could not start any way better for reigning World Champion Marc Marquez who made an impressive lap in the first session of free practice being faster than everyone else for over a second. Honda HRC rider has already a stunning pace and seems to be ready for Sunday race where surely wants to repeat the victory he got in Misano just five days ago.
Anyway, rivals will try everything to stop him and his dominance, firstly Maverick Vinales who ended the day in 2nd position but has a gap of over one second from FP1 leader; also Fabio Quartararo was fast in the morning ending 3rd but he is slower than Marquez for two seconds!
Andrea Dovizioso started the weekend better than Misano but as everyone has a consistent gap from FP1 leader; by the way, the Italian ended 4th and he is last rider going under the 1.48 (but Marquez is the only one going even under 1.47!!) followed by Jack Miller and Joan Mir who have the same lap time!
A better beginning for Danilo Petrucci as well, with the Italian from Factory Ducati who ended in 7th ahead of Pol Espargaro and Franco Morbidelli, while Takaaki Nakagami finished 10th and he is actually the last rider qualified for Q2. It is an important session as long as tomorrow rain is predicted and every time could be crucial; a big reminder for Alex Rins and Valentino Rossi, both out for the moment, with the Spaniard 13th and the Italian 17th.