As we saw in Moto3, also MotoGP’s Q1 was a busy one as long as we had riders like Alex Rins, Franco Morbidelli and Danilo Petrucci fighting for top 2. Over this three, Takaaki Nakagami as well tried to find a spot to qualify himself into Q2, with the Japanese who has been fast during the year and he showed this also in the first session of qualifying in Aragon.
Anyway, Rins was the main candidate to snatch a late access to Q2 but the Spaniard had to face many rivals on charge and he was surprisingly out of it; Franco Morbidelli and Andrea Iannone indeed took him out, with the Italian from Petronas who got the best time in 1.48.292, while Aprilia rider took benefit from compatriot’s slipstream to made a lap slower than just 38 thousandths of a second.
|1||21||Franco MORBIDELLI||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||330.3||1'48.292|
|2||29||Andrea IANNONE||ITA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||330.3||1'48.330||0.038 / 0.038|
|3||42||Alex RINS||SPA||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||334.4||1'48.449||0.157 / 0.119|
|4||30||Takaaki NAKAGAMI||JPN||LCR Honda IDEMITSU||Honda||330.3||1'48.477||0.185 / 0.028|
|5||9||Danilo PETRUCCI||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||332.3||1'48.682||0.390 / 0.205|
|6||63||Francesco BAGNAIA||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||335.4||1'48.748||0.456 / 0.066|
|7||88||Miguel OLIVEIRA||POR||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||330.3||1'48.827||0.535 / 0.079|
|8||53||Tito RABAT||SPA||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||337.5||1'48.916||0.624 / 0.089|
|9||82||Mika KALLIO||FIN||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||336.5||1'49.085||0.793 / 0.169|
|10||99||Jorge LORENZO||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||336.5||1'49.282||0.990 / 0.197|
|11||55||Hafizh SYAHRIN||MAL||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||332.3||1'49.315||1.023 / 0.033|
|12||17||Karel ABRAHAM||CZE||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||335.4||1'49.517||1.225 / 0.202|
|13||38||Bradley SMITH||GBR||Aprilia Racing Team||Aprilia||330.3||1'49.756||1.464 / 0.239|
Everything then went as planned in the last session of qualifying, where Marc Marquez seemed to be unbeatable and so it was, with reigning World Champion who got the best time in 1.47.009, even if Fabio Quartararo tried everything with a fantastic last lap where he had three record partials but had to give up in the last one finishing in 2nd with three tenths of a second of gap. Maverick Vinales ended first row with almost half of a second of gap.
Second row is opened by Jack Miller who qualifies himself in 4th ahead of an astonishing Aleix Espargaro who made his lap in the slipstream of Marc Marquez, while Valentino Rossi is the first rider over 1.47 with over a second of gap closing the second row in 6th position. Cal Crutchlow crossed the line in 7th ahead of Franco Morbidelli and Joan Mir, while Andrea Dovizioso had hard times and will start from 10th ahead of Andrea Iannone. Pol Espargaro had a big crash in FP4 with a fracture that will not let him to take part of the race tomorrow.
|1||93||Marc MARQUEZ||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||340.7||1'47.009|
|2||20||Fabio QUARTARARO||FRA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||327.3||1'47.336||0.327 / 0.327|
|3||12||Maverick VIÑALES||SPA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||327.3||1'47.472||0.463 / 0.136|
|4||43||Jack MILLER||AUS||Pramac Racing||Ducati||339.6||1'47.658||0.649 / 0.186|
|5||41||Aleix ESPARGARO||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||333.4||1'47.733||0.724 / 0.075|
|6||46||Valentino ROSSI||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||329.3||1'48.015||1.006 / 0.282|
|7||35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||GBR||LCR Honda CASTROL||Honda||337.5||1'48.322||1.313 / 0.307|
|8||21||Franco MORBIDELLI||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||328.3||1'48.372||1.363 / 0.050|
|9||36||Joan MIR||SPA||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||330.3||1'48.458||1.449 / 0.086|
|10||4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||338.6||1'48.608||1.599 / 0.150|
|11||29||Andrea IANNONE||ITA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||328.3||1'49.240||2.231 / 0.632|
|44||Pol ESPARGARO||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM|