Aragon MotoGP: Marquez leads warm-up, Lorenzo crashes

Marc Marquez continued his domination of the Aragon Grand Prix weekend by leading Sunday morning warm-up, while Jorge Lorenzo suffered a crash.

Aragon MotoGP: Marquez leads warm-up, Lorenzo crashes

Having taken pole by a commanding margin of six tenths of a second on Saturday, Repsol Honda rider Marquez topped the final practice session for the race by only 0.076s ahead of Suzuki's Aleix Espargaro.

Marquez surged to the top of the times with around eight minutes remaining of the 20-minute session with a 1m49.177s, which he quickly improved to a 1m48.928s.

Espargaro immediately responded with a 1m49.004s, falling less than a tenth short of the two-time champion, and that was how the order remained until the end of the session.

The Suzuki man's younger brother Pol went third quickest late on with a 1m49.172s, demoting the lead Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso to fourth.

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) was best of the independents' in fifth, followed by the second Suzuki of Maverick Vinales and the leading factory Yamaha of Rossi, who was 0.404s off the pace.

Jorge Lorenzo ended up eighth fastest, but only after crashing at Turn 8 - the reverse corkscrew - in the opening stages of the session.

The Spaniard sprinted back to the pits and was able to rejoin the session on his second bike with around eight minutes left, eventually clocking a time 0.840s off the pace to go eighth.

Michele Pirro (Ducati) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) rounded off the top 10.

Warm-up times:

Pos#RiderBikeTimeGap
1 93  Marc Marquez  Honda 1'48.928  
2 41  Aleix Espargaro  Suzuki 1'49.004 0.076
3 44  Pol Espargaro  Yamaha 1'49.172 0.244
4 4  Andrea Dovizioso  Ducati 1'49.239 0.311
5 35  Cal Crutchlow  Honda 1'49.241 0.313
6 25  Maverick Viñales  Suzuki 1'49.259 0.331
7 46  Valentino Rossi  Yamaha 1'49.332 0.404
8 99  Jorge Lorenzo  Yamaha 1'49.768 0.840
9 51  Michele Pirro  Ducati 1'49.979 1.051
10 26  Dani Pedrosa  Honda 1'50.048 1.120
11 9  Danilo Petrucci  Ducati 1'50.072 1.144
12 45  Scott Redding  Ducati 1'50.328 1.400
13 19  Alvaro Bautista  Aprilia 1'50.330 1.402
14 8  Hector Barbera  Ducati 1'50.427 1.499
15 6  Stefan Bradl  Aprilia 1'50.491 1.563
16 68  Yonny Hernandez  Ducati 1'50.498 1.570
17 50  Eugene Laverty  Ducati 1'50.629 1.701
18 69  Nicky Hayden  Honda 1'50.850 1.922
19 76  Loris Baz  Ducati 1'51.051 2.123
20 53  Tito Rabat  Honda 1'51.461 2.533
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