MotoGP Free1 Aragon: Aprilia Espargaro is in the lead, according to Bagnaia. Marc Marquez 11

In the first session at MotorLand, Noale’s Spaniard shines as he crashes, but is ahead of Pecco’s Ducati and Rins’ Suzuki. Quartararo is 8 ahead of teammate Morbidelli and Marini. The Spanish Honda, returning after the fourth operation, is half a second out of the top ten with only 37 per thousand

Massimo Brezzi

– Milan

There is Aprilia and Pico Bagnaia. Marc Marquez approx. Fabio Quartaro is not perfect. Aragon’s first free motocross practice session said all of this, with the best time for Aleix Espargaro, who also crashed his Aprilia RS-GP and had a technical problem, apparently for the front lowering, on the return lap. The Spaniard swings at 1.28.686, ahead of Bagnaia, just 12 pts with Ducati, and Alex Rins, hi at 0.089 with Suzuki. For world leader Fabio Quartaro, eighth at 0.399 with Yamaha after a few excursions in the gravel that attested to a not-yet-ideal feel. And Marc Marquez? Spain’s Honda, who returned after his fourth operation on his injured arm at Jerez 2020, is 11 half-seconds (0.521) off the top and 37K out of the top 10, which would have been important: an encouraging performance given the rust accumulating in these months of rehab.

morbidelli in the top 10

Scrolling through the rest of the standings we find Takaaki Nakagami’s Honda LCR (4th at 0.176), freshly restored with Team Lucio Cecchinello, for four different manufacturers in the top four, then Johann Zarco’s Ducati Pramac, fifth at 0.196; Ducati Grisini by Inna Bastianini, 6 in 0.205; Ktm by Miguel Oliveira, 7 in 0.319; A Yamaha Franco Morbidelli, 9 in 0.402 and finally in the right positions for his value, and a Ducati VR46 Luca Marini, 10 in 0.484.

The other Italians

The other Italians: Marco Bezzicchi is 14th behind Ducati’s George Martin and Jack Miller and ahead of Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales and Yamaha RNF at Cal Cruclow who replaced retired Andrea Dovizioso. Fabio Di Giannantonio has scored 21 times. At 14.10 the second session.

Motogp gp aragon, free1: Ranking

MotoGP Free1 rating in Aragon

  1. Alex Espargaro, Aprilia 1’48.686
  2. Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati 1’48.698
  3. Alex Rains Suzuki 1’48.775
  4. Takaaki Nakagami, Honda LCR 1’48,862
  5. Johann Zarco, Ducati Pramac 1’48,882
  6. Enea Bastianini, Ducati Gresini 1’48,891
  7. Miguel Oliveira KTM 1’49.005
  8. Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha 1’49,085
  9. Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha 1’49.088
  10. Luca Marini, Ducati VR46 1’49.170
  11. Marc Marquez, Honda 1’49.207
  12. Jorge Martin, Ducati Pramac 1’49.320
  13. Jack Miller, Ducati 1’49.322
  14. Marco Pizzi, Ducati VR46 1’49.349
  15. Maverick Viñales, Aprilia 1’49.357
  16. Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha RNF 1’49.392
  17. Joanne Mir, Suzuki 1’49.447
  18. Alex Marquez, Honda LCR 1’49.490
  19. Paul Espargaro, Honda 1’49.515
  20. Brad Binder, KTM 1’49.642
  21. Fabio Di Giannantonio, Ducati Gresini 1’49.850
  22. Remy Gardner, KTM 1’50.249
  23. Raul Fernandez, KTM Tech3 1’50.312
  24. Darren Bender, Yamaha RNF 1’50.370