Moto GP in Motorland
Márquez is unstoppable in his fight for the championship
On September 20, 21 and 22, the Aragón Grand Prix was held at the Motorland Circuit.
Marc Márquez began Friday's free practice almost two seconds from his rivals. A fall without consequences in the middle of the second session forced him to return to the box to go out again and finish on the fourth place. Even so, the time achieved during FP1 was enough to have the first position in the combined times.
Jorge Lorenzo was able to take advantage of the first day to improve his times and be closer and closer to the fastest riders on the track.
The rain that fell before the start of the second day of training caused that any rider improve their times. A fast Marc Márquez got a 1’47.009 in Q2 that gave him the ninth pole position of the season. His teammate showed an evolution during the morning and improved the sensations on his motorcycle. A 1’49.282 placed Jorge Lorenzo in the twentieth place on the grid, promoted to 19th place by an unfortunate fall of Pol Espargaró that ruled him out for the race.
At 13:00 local time the race began where an unstoppable Marc Márquez came forward opening a half-second lead in the first corners. After passing the first laps he built an insurmountable advantage of 5.5 seconds in the middle of the race that gave him the victory without chances for his rivals. Márquez won his 78th victory in his 200 race in Moto GP, managing to finish with 300 clean points in the World Championship, 98 of the second classified, Andrea Dovizioso.
Jorge Lorenzo also had a good start and quickly found himself in the top ten after a few laps. His progress continued but the lack of grip on the rear tire made him fall out of the points.
Following these results, Honda is 65 points ahead of Ducati in the Constructors' Championship and the Repsol Honda Team moves 24 points from the Ducati Team in the Team Championship.
After completing the Aragon Grand Prix, Moto GP riders will travel to the Asian continent to play the most intense part of the season with four races in five weeks. The next appointment will be the Thailand GP, on October 6, where Márquez will have the first chance to proclaim himself champion.