2021 Aragon MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez Reclaims Motorland

It will come as no surprise that Marc Marquez made a solid start on his home playground, the Spaniard leading the way throughout FP1. He initially did so with a half second gap and after rivals steadily reduced that, Marquez put in a brand new soft rear tyre and promptly increased his advantage to over a second. Reigning champion Joan Mir was the only other rider tempted by shiny new rubber in the closing stages of the morning session, but the Suzuki man only reduced the gap to just under one second. Pecco Bagnaia stuck to used tyres for his final run but showed very solid pace on his way to third on the timesheets.

Alex Marquez made a late jump to join his brother in the top 4, with Jack Miller closely behind in fifth. Aleix Espargaro was the lead Aprilia in sixth, while brand new teammate Maverick Viñales finished 19th, two seconds off the lead but bearing in mind that one second of that was the Marquez effect. Johann Zarco ended the morning just ahead of compatriot Fabio Quartararo in seventh and eight places, while Honda completed the top 10 with Takaaki Nakagami and Pol Espargaro. Enea Bastianini missed out on the top 10 by only six hundredths of a second, with Alex Rins down in 14th and Jorge Martin 17th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'48.048    
2 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'49.019 0.971 0.971
3 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'49.193 1.145 0.174
4 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'49.206 1.158 0.013
5 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'49.262 1.214 0.056
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'49.313 1.265 0.051
7 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'49.372 1.324 0.059
8 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'49.451 1.403 0.079
9 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'49.459 1.411 0.008
10 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'49.589 1.541 0.130
11 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'49.652 1.604 0.063
12 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'49.670 1.622 0.018
13 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'49.741 1.693 0.071
14 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'49.784 1.736 0.043
15 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'49.936 1.888 0.152
16 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'49.942 1.894 0.006
17 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'49.947 1.899 0.005
18 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'49.964 1.916 0.017
19 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'50.187 2.139 0.223
20 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'50.299 2.251 0.112
21 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'50.353 2.305 0.054
22 96 Jake Dixon Yamaha 1'51.188 3.140 0.835
Round Number: 
13
2021
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