Ninth pole of the year for Márquez

October 9, 2019

The Repsol Honda rider sets the best time in qualifying for the Aragón Grand Prix. Jorge Lorenzo will start from the seventh row

 

Marc Márquez put in few laps in FP3, held on a damp track after overnight and morning rain.

In FP4, the Repsol Honda rider topped the timesheets again, subsequently clocking the quickest time in Q2 for his ninth pole from 14 races in 2019.

Jorge Lorenzo was sixteenth in FP3 and 22nd in FP4, placing tenth in Q1. He will take off from 19th on the grid tomorrow.

 

MARC MÁRQUEZ

“I feel really good this weekend, much better than in Misano. Pole position was important but it’s true that the fastest lap of the weekend was in FP1! I expected more from the second run but I made a couple of mistakes. I knew I had to control the risk a little bit as the wind direction had changed today and it was more disturbing than yesterday. In FP4 I had a strong rhythm and this is the most important point.  The Yamaha riders aren’t far and we have to keep an eye on the weather, so still there is a lot that could happen.”

JORGE LORENZO

“Our position isn’t fantastic but our feeling and the gap to first is better than yesterday, this is certainly a positive. Each session I have been able to improve and my pace is quite constant. In Qualifying we were able to go fast with the first tyre but I wasn’t able to go any faster with the soft front. I think the medium will be the choice for the race so we can keep improving.”