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Márquez dominates MotorLand morning

Márquez dominates MotorLand morning

Marc Márquez resumed his spot at the head of the intermediate class on Saturday morning at Aragón, ahead of de Alex de Angelis and Scott Redding.

The Moto2 field concluded an extended practice session on day two of the Gran Premio de Aragón, which saw the majority of the field improve their times substantially. Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol rider Márquez, who led the first run of the weekend, stepped up his best time by a second with a best lap of 1’53.888, the first and only thus far under the 1’54” mark.

Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) climbed to the top with 27 minutes remaining in the outing, holding onto the lead spot until Márquez resumed control of the field with ten minutes remaining. The Sammarinese set a best lap of 1’54.184 on lap 25 of his 27, 0.147s ahead of Marc VDS Racing’s Scott Redding in third.

Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) claimed the fourth spot with a 1’54.438, a half second behind leading man Márquez, while Championship leader Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) placed fifth at just over one hundredths behind the Swiss rider.

In sixth was Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing Moto2) with a lap of 1’54.660, with Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40) following by a margin of 0.003s. Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) took eighth, followed by Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing), who crashed in the final 30 minutes in turn 14 after climbing to third in the timings, his time of 1’54.697 set before the fall ranking him ninth.

Rounding out the top ten was a 2010 podium finisher Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) with a 1’54.760, with Max Neukirchner (MZ Racing) and Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) both just over two hundredths off the Spaniard's time.


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