GP Aragon – MotoGP: Marc Marquez goes straight to the title with victory in Aragon


Marc Marquez had marked in red the quote in There and not
has failed
. The Repsol Honda has signed her fourth victory of the
season at the Aragon GP, and takes a step closer to his third MotoGP title.
Despite a start hesitantly career, the
’93’ has exceeded clearly
all its rivals. Without options to fight for the victory in the final straight
the race,
Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino have completed the podium in Alcaniz. Good
career of Maverick Viñales and Cal Crutchlow, fourth and fifth, respectively, in
the aragon track.

A new bad exit of Marc Márquez made the first curves of the three pilots of the first row with a battle without quarter between Viñales, Lorenzo and Marquez. Despite this situation, he quickly broke the platoon forming a group of eight riders with the official drivers of Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, who joined Crutchlow and Dovizioso, the latter with a mounted tire different than the rest. A small mistake from Marc Marquez served as a glue, perfect for the group to maintain its eight units, the entire time that the Catalan lost four positions in just a sigh.

Maverick Viñales threw the first mule with his fastest lap, to what Valentino Rossi answered ahead of Lorenzo to go hunting for his mate in 2017. While Marquez managed to overtake Dovizioso and placed in the wake of Lorenzo. ’93’ came back to overtake Lorenzo in the curve that gives way to the straight back, while Rossi is stuck in the wake of Viñales. In this fight ‘pairs’, Rossi was going to be the leader of the race, which caused an error of Viñales, which gave him second place to Marc.


With its patented advancement, Marc Marquez surpassed
Valentino Rossi in the curve 15
and went on to command the race. The pilot
Honda he was not going to engage each other in any fight and with two quick turns
desembarazaba of the presence of Rossi. In fact, the Italian
looked topped by Lorenzo, and Viñales, and that meant forgetting about the
’93’ and
focus on keeping the second position. Behind,
Crutchlow, Pedrosa and
Aleix Espargaró also began to put into practice their strategies
try to get the fifth position. Of entry, the british pilot
I got a great overtaking on the

Without opposition, Marc Marquez got the victory in Aragon,
reinforcing its leadership to carry him to 52 points of advantage over
Valentino Rossi, who could not move from the third position after trying to
to overtake Jorge Lorenzo, and passed when braking. With Marquez, Lorenzo and Rossi in
the podium,
Vinales had to settle with the fourth place after suffering a
last stop is similar to that of Rossi a few laps before. For its part and after
an intense battle,
Cal Crutchlow managed to sign the fifth position by
in front of Dani Pedrosa and Aleix Espargaró
. The top ten was completed by
Pol Espargaró and the two riders of Aprilia.

GP Movistar of Aragón

Pos. Points Num. Pilot Country Bike Km/h Time
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 167.0 41’57.678
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 166.8 +2.740
3 16 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 166.6 +5.983
4 13 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 166.4 +8.238
5 11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda Honda 166.1 +13.221
6 10 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 165.8 +17.072
7 9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 165.7 +18.522
8 8 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 165.7 +19.432
9 7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 165.4 +23.071
10 6 6 Stefan BRADL GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 165.1 +27.898
11 5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 164.8 +32.448
12 4 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 164.7 +35.033
13 3 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 164.6 +36.224
14 2 50 Eugene LAVERTY IRL Pull & Bear Aspar Team Ducati 164.5 +37.621
15 1 69 , Nicky HAYDEN USED Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 164.3 +40.509
16 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Pull & Bear Aspar Team Ducati 164.1 +43.906
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 163.3 +56.740
18 76 Loris BAZ FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 163.1 +59.681
19 45 Scott REDDING GBR OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 160.9 +1’34.126
Not Classified
53 Tito RABAT SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 164.4 7 Laps

World Ranking MotoGP 2016

Pos. Piloto Moto País Points
1 Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 248
2 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 196
3 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 182
4 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 155
5 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki SPA 149
6 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR 105
7 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 104
8 Andrea IANNONE Ducati ITA 96
9 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha SPA 96
10 Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 84
11 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati IRL 71
12 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki SPA 69
13 Scott REDDING Ducati GBR 55
14 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia SPA 54
15 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA 50
16 Stefan BRADL Aprilia GER 49
17 Jack MILLER Honda AUS 42
18 Bradley SMITH Yamaha GBR 42
19 Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 36
20 Tito RABAT Honda SPA 27
21 Loris BAZ Ducati FRA 24
22 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati COL 13
23 Alex LOWES Yamaha GBR 3
24 Nicky HAYDEN Honda USA 1