Aragon MotoGP: Vinales fastest in damp warm-up

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales led the way in a damp Sunday morning warm-up session for the Aragon Grand Prix, a little under three tenths up on Cal Crutchlow.

Although a dry line quickly emerged during the 20-minute session, no riders used slick tyre, with the medium-compound wet tyre proving the rubber of choice for most riders.

Vinales became the first rider to breach the two-minute barrier with a little over a minute to go when he posted a 1m59.524s, knocking KTM’s Mika Kallio off the top spot.

Crutchlow then grabbed the top spot with a 1m59.400s aboard the LCR Honda, before Vinales responded with a final effort of 1m59.111s to go 0.289s clear.

Joan Mir was third for Suzuki, 0.403s off the pace, ahead of another rookie, Francesco Bagnaia on the Pramac Ducati, while Valentino Rossi was the only other rider to set a time in the 1m59s in fifth on the second works Yamaha.

Kallio was sixth ahead of Crutchlow’s teammate Takaaki Nakagami and Alex Rins’ Suzuki.

Front-row starter Fabio Quartararo ended up down in 17th, more than four seconds off the pace, while poleman Marc Marquez was one of four riders not to set a timed lap.

Session results:

Cla#RiderBikeTimeGap
112 Maverick ViñalesYamaha 1’59.111  
235 Cal CrutchlowHonda 1’59.40 0.289
336 Joan MirSuzuki 1’59.514 0.403
463 Francesco BagnaiaDucati 1’59.711 0.60
546 Valentino RossiYamaha 1’59.975 0.864
682 Mika KallioKTM 2’00.014 0.903
730 Takaaki NakagamiHonda 2’00.20 1.089
842 Alex RinsSuzuki 2’00.284 1.173
938 Bradley SmithAprilia 2’00.483 1.372
1021 Franco MorbidelliYamaha 2’00.594 1.483
1199 Jorge LorenzoHonda 2’00.654 1.543
1288 Miguel OliveiraKTM 2’00.661 1.550
139 Danilo PetrucciDucati 2’01.154 2.043
1443 Jack MillerDucati 2’01.181 2.070
1555 Hafizh SyahrinKTM 2’02.593 3.482
164 Andrea DoviziosoDucati 2’03.191 4.080
1720 Fabio QuartararoYamaha 2’03.421 4.310
1829 Andrea IannoneAprilia 2’08.271 9.160
 17 Karel AbrahamDucati  
 41 Aleix EspargaroAprilia  
 53 Tito RabatDucati  
 93 Marc MarquezHonda  

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