Sunny session started Aragon with almost everyone encountering traffic on their first lap of first runs. With ten minutes into the session after getting some fresh air ahead of him Marc Marquez set the earlier benchmark of 1:48.804. He was on Medium Front and Rear.
Before switching to long runs, only rider came near to top time was Cal Crutchlow on his LCR Honda, his time was 3 tenths shy of Marquez’. He set his time on Soft Front and Medium Rear.
As all the times concluded it was Dovizioso who emerged on top, 0.190 ahead of Petrucci who was a further 0.524 ahead of Jack Miller.
Lorenzo with his late effort managed a 4th fastest time, 0.731 behind his teammate and a 0.052 ahead of Yamaha of Maverick Vinales who completed the top five.
Marquez who didn’t really improved on his earlier benchmark time finished 6th fastest ahead of Rossi, who was 0.938 adrift of the top pace.
Johan Zarco in 8th place was a further 0.050 down on Rossi. Cal Crutchlow after putting some good laps earlier concluded the session 9th fastest ahead of Andrea Iannone.
Halfway through the session Dovizioso decided to charge a challenge at top spot, on Soft Front and Medium Rear, he went quickest, only a thousandth of second ahead of the reigning world champion.
Order halfway through the session was Dovi leading from Marquez who was a further 3 tenths ahead of Cal Crutchlow and Petrucci and Iannone completed the top five.
Within 8 minutes remaining in the session Vinales slotted his Yamaha at 4th,later improving the time to match Dovizios’s time, Dovi immediately improved his time to put 7 tenths between him and Vinales.
With three minutes left on clock Jack Miller also put on a show to slot himself between Dovizioso and Vinales for second fastest time. Which was later beaten by Petrucci who went fastest ahead of Miller and Vinales. Top 3 all were of Hard Rear tire while Vinales was on Soft Rear.Only one to have any kind of problem throughout the entire session was Xavier Simeon as in later stages his Avintia Racing’s Ducati engine blew up in smokes.
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