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By motogp.com

#AragonGP: MotoGP™ Sunday Guide

Some stats on Saturday's speediest ahead of lights out at MotorLand

- Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has qualified on pole at Aragon for the fourth successive year, but is looking for his first win at this circuit since 2013. Marquez has not won in Spain since the final race of 2014 in Valencia.

- Marquez has qualified with a laptime 0.631 seconds faster than Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) in second place on the grid. This is the biggest time margin that anyone has headed the MotoGP™ grid by after a dry qualifying session since Marquez was on pole at Le Mans in 2014 - with a margin of 0.692 seconds ahead of Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3).

- Viñales, who starts from second place on the grid, equals his best qualifying result in the MotoGP™ class and takes his third successive front row start. Viñales won the Moto2™ race at Aragon two years ago from pole position.

- Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), the winner at Aragon for the last two years, has qualified in third place on the grid. Lorenzo has not finished either first or second since he won at Mugello in May.

- Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) is the highest placed Ducati rider in qualifying and makes it four different manufacturers in the top four places on the grid.

- Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) is the best qualifier from the Independent Teams in fifth place on the grid.

- Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) starts from the final place on the second row – the same grid position as last year at Aragon when he finished third. Aragon is one of just three circuits on the current schedule where Rossi has not had a MotoGP™ victory, along with Austin and the Red Bull Ring.

- Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) heads the third row, one place higher on the grid than two weeks ago in Misano when he went on to win the race

- In eighth place on the grid is Aleix Espargaro (Team Suzuki Ecstar) at the circuit where he scored his only podium in the MotoGP class – he was second two years ago on the Forward Yamaha.

- Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Yakhnich) starts from ninth place on the grid, which is his best qualifying result since the German GP.

- Stefan Bradl (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) is in 12th place on the grid – his best qualifying result since the final race of 2014 at Valencia when riding a Honda.

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