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2015 MotoGP Aragon Qualifying | Marquez on Record Pole

2015 MotoGP Aragon Qualifying Results

2015 MotoGP Aragon Qualifying | Marquez on Record Pole
Honda’s Marc Marquez at Aragon Qualifying

Capitalizing on the momentum from his San Marino Grand Prix win two weeks ago, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has earned the 2015 Aragon MotoGp pole.

The 22-year-old Spaniard claimed his seventh pole of 2015 MotoGP with a record-breaking performance in 2015 MotoGP Aragon qualifying. Marquez, who chases his third-straight title, posted a 1:46.635, which was over a half-second quicker than his previous record pole set last year (1:47.187, Repsol Honda RC213V).

Qualifying on the front row with Marquez are last year’s Aragon GP winner, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo, and Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone, respectively.

Lorenzo, who trails championship leader Valentino Rossi by 23 points with five rounds remaining, qualified his Yamaha YZR-M1 0.108 of a second behind Marquez. As for Iannone, he placed his GP15 0.543 of a second behind Marquez.

The top satellite bike during 2015 MotoGP Aragon Qualifying was the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 piloted by Pol Espargaro; the Spaniard was 0.699 off the pace. Joining Espargaro on row two are Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa (-0.722) and Yamaha’s Rossi (-0.857).

Qualifying on row three are Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Aleix Espargaro (-0.938), LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow (-0.939) and Octo Pramac Racing Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci (1.140).

Though he broke his throttle hand’s thumb during a mini-moto crash in Italy, the sole American in all of MotoGP, Apsar MotoGP Honda’s Nicky Hayden, qualified 16th.

The riders return to the grid of the 3.16 miles Aragon circuit featuring 17 corners Sunday morning for the 23-lap Aragon Grand Prix, round 14 of 18. In points, Lorenzo is 23 behind Rossi, and Marquez trails the nine-time World Champion by 63.

2015 MotoGP Aragon Qualifying Results

1. #93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda, 338.1; 1’46.635

2. #99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha, 335.8; 1’46.743 0.108 / 0.108

3. #29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Ducati Team Ducati, 343.8 1’47.178; 0.543 / 0.435

4. #44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha, 332.7; 1’47.334 0.699 / 0.156

5. #26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda, 340.4; 1’47.357, 0.722 / 0.023

6. #46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha, 332.5; 1’47.492 0.857 / 0.135

7. #41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki, 327.8; 1’47.573 0.938 / 0.081

8. #35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda Honda, 336.4; 1’47.574 0.939 / 0.001

9. #9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati, 336.6; 1’47.775 1.140 / 0.201

10. #38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha, 337.2; 1’47.830 1.195 / 0.055

11. #68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Octo Pramac Racing Ducati, 337.2; 1’48.556 1.921 / 0.726

12. #25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki, 329.3; 1’48.648 2.013 / 0.092

13. #4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati, 340.3; 1’48.294

14. #45 Scott REDDING GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda, 328.5; 1’48.674

15. #50 Eugene LAVERTY IRL Aspar MotoGP Team Honda, 326.6; 1’49.035

16. #69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Aspar MotoGP Team Honda, 324.5; 1’49.102

17. #6 Stefan BRADL GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia, 324.9; 1’49.109

18. #63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Ducati, 334.0; 1’49.253

19. #8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Ducati, 335.6; 1’49.426

20. #43 Jack MILLER AUS LCR Honda Honda, 328.3; 1’49.436

21. #19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia, 327.4

22. #76 Loris BAZ FRA Forward Racing Yamaha Forward, 320.7; 1’49.496

23. #17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE AB Motoracing Honda, 324.0; 1’49.761

24. #15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART, 322.7; 1’50.134

25. #24 Toni ELIAS SPA Forward Racing Yamaha Forward, 326.5; 1’50.755

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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