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Aragón MotoGP Results (Race 2)

The second half of the Aragón MotoGP double-header was held this morning with Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) taking his second win of the year in convincing style. The Factory Suzukis of Alex Rins and Joan Mir finished on the podium behind Morbidelli.

With his consistency, Mir has now extended his lead in the championship to 14 points over Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) who finished down in 8th position today. The race favorite, Takaaki Nakagami (Honda) quickly took the lead from pole position before crashing out on the first lap (unhurt).

The riders take a week off before the first half of a double-header at Valencia. You can find full race results here. For additional details, visit the official MotoGP site.

14 Comments

  1. mickey says:

    Well he had the infamous Yamaha motor failure, and was taken out by Zarco in that disastrous pass attempt that nearly decapitated Rossi, dont recall the other one, but he could have a bunch more points

  2. fred says:

    Didn’t think much of the race. More crashes, less racing. Sort of glad for the teams and riders to have a chance to re-group for the final push. Felt bad for Taka and Alex M.

  3. Todd says:

    The Honda’s are now near impossible to rider again?!

    • Thad says:

      Only if Puig insists on running hard fronts in the cold, but the bike as a whole seems to be improving.

      • fred says:

        Alberto wasn’t riding. Alex explained that the medium and hard compounds are the same on the side that let go.

  4. mickey says:

    No touching Frankie today. He never put a wheel wrong. Congrats again team Suzy.

    AM 73 looked really good again, until he lost the front.

    Hard to imagine FA 20 and AD 4 are still in the chase considering their recent performances.

    • VLJ says:

      And what about the fact that the leader of the series hasn’t won a single race, during a season in which there have already been eight different winners? Guys like Binder and Oliveira have won a race, but the points leader hasn’t?

      • mickey says:

        I know, crazy huh?

        if I remember correctly in 2006 there were 7 different winners and the WC that year only had 2 wins so maybe Morbidelli will end up WC this year with 2 wins.

        I don’t know who to put my money on this year. It’s really a toss up.

      • Dave says:

        I think that the leader is winless is just as amazing as the fact that the closest rider to him in points has 3 wins, a 4th, and 7 more races where he was nowhere near the podium.

        Looking down the order, the joke, “nobody wants to win the championship “ really does ring true. Mir is the only fast rider who’s shown any consistency this year. If he finds a couple of 10th’s, he’ll be Marc Marquez’ biggest challenger, assuming he returns with the speed he showed last year.

        • Bob Krzeszkiewicz says:

          I don’t know if the Suzuki is just so easy on tires or if the pilot just isn’t pushing it hard enough that the tires can’t get enough heat in them to be competitive the first 5 laps and be out front. The Suzuki might actually get on the top step if it could be in the top 3 from the start of the race.

          • Dave says:

            Rins’ Suzuki was in p2 on lap 1, right on top of Morbidelli. Franco just had the right mix on the day.

        • VLJ says:

          Morbidelli has been consistently fast this season. IIRC, he has at least three DNFs this year that weren’t his fault. If not for those, he probably has a fairly decent lead right now.

  5. Mick says:

    D’oh! Face palm for Mr. Consistent. Binning it on the first lap. I’m sure he’s got a case of coulda woulda shoulda.