Saturday, September 27, 2014

Repsol Honda's Marquez Sets New Track Record to take Pole at MotoGP Aragon Round 14

Press Release

Gran Premio de Aragón

Round 14 - Saturday, September 27th 2014

  Aragon - Qualifying Report

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Marquez smashes lap record with Pedrosa completing Repsol Honda 1-2 in Aragón qualifying

Marquez smashes lap record with Pedrosa completing Repsol Honda 1-2 in Aragón qualifying

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa will occupy the front two spots for tomorrow’s Aragón GP, for the third time this season and the first time since Germany.
Marc took a provisional pole on his first exit of Q2 with a time of 1’47.572, 0.232s faster than his pole record in 2013 (1’47.804). Then Dani, on his second exit, put in a blistering lap of 1’47.549, 0.023 faster than Marc sending him to the top of the timing sheets. Marc responded and clinched his 20th Pole Position in the MotoGP class, setting a new fastest lap time around the 5,078km Aragón circuit with a time of 1’47.187, 0.617s faster than 2013.
The 23 lap race will start at 14h00 local time.
Team Quotes
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Marc Marquez
1st - 1'47.187
“Qualifying went very well, continuing the form that we have had so far this weekend! We have focused a lot of our work on our race pace, looking less at setting a one-off lap time and more at finding a strong pace. Things are looking good for the race, although Dani also has a very good pace, so we’ll have to see tomorrow!”
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Dani Pedrosa
2nd - 1'47.549
“Today we had a good qualifying session. In other races we have had difficulties because we haven't started from the front, but today we managed to set a good lap. I think that the practice sessions also went well for us, and tomorrow in the race we will be as competitive as possible. Marc is setting some very good times, so we will try to fight for the win against him! It will be important to get a good start, although the race is long and the pace will play a big part, so we will have keep our concentration on every corner."

qualifying results

  Gran Premio de Aragón - Round 14
1Marc Marquez93ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'47.187
2Dani Pedrosa26ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'47.549
3Andrea Iannone29ITAPramac RacingDUCATI1'47.685
4Pol Espargaro44ESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'47.865
5Cal Crutchlow35GBRDucati TeamDUCATI1'47.897
6Valentino Rossi46ITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA1'48.226
7Jorge Lorenzo99ESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA1'48.246
8Stefan Bradl6GERLCR Honda MotoGPHONDA1'48.368
9Andrea Dovizioso4ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'48.542
10Aleix Espargaro41ESPNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'48.568
11Bradley Smith38GBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'48.810
12Hector Barbera8ESPAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'48.991
13Yonny Hernandez68COLPramac RacingDUCATI1'49.051
14Hiroshi Aoyama7JPNDrive M7 AsparHONDA1'49.209
15Alvaro Bautista19ESPGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'49.274
16Scott Redding45GBRGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'49.703
17Karel Abraham17CZECardion AB MotoracingHONDA1'49.790
18Nicky Hayden69USADrive M7 AsparHONDA1'49.835
19Alex De Angelis15RSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'50.263
20Danilo Petrucci9ITAIodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER1'50.635
21Michael Laverty70GBRPaul Bird MotorsportART & PBM1'51.280
22Broc Parkes23AUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM1'51.489
23Mike Di Meglio63FRAAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'52.181

Circuit Information

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Length5.078 m / 3.155 miles
Left corners10
Right corners7
Longest straight968 m / 0.601 miles
La Ciudad del Motor de Aragón
Ctra TE-V-7033, km 1
Apdo de correos 174
44600 Alcañiz, Teruel (Spain)
Pole position1m 47.187s (170.5Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race lap1m 48.565s (168.3Km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2013)
Race time42m 03.459s (166.6 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
2012 Race WinnerDani Pedrosa (Honda)
2013 Race WinnerMarc Marquez (Honda)
  Honda Racing Corporation
3-15-1, Senzui, Asaka-shi, Saitama-Pref., 351-0024 Japan

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