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Aragon MotoGP Results


Marc Marquez (Honda) put himself firmly in the driver’s seat controlling this year’s World championship with a win at Aragon earlier today. With four races remaining, Marquez now has a 52 point lead over Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) in the championship standings. Rossi finished third today after losing a battle with teammate Jorge Lorenzo, who came home second. Below are the results from today’s race. If you would like additional details, and championship points, visit the official MotoGP site.

Pos. Points Num. Rider Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 167.0 41’57.678
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 166.8 +2.740
3 16 46 Valentino ROSSI Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 166.6 +5.983
4 13 25 Maverick VIÑALES Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 166.4 +8.238
5 11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW LCR Honda Honda 166.1 +13.221
6 10 26 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda 165.8 +17.072
7 9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 165.7 +18.522
8 8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 165.7 +19.432
9 7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 165.4 +23.071
10 6 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 165.1 +27.898
11 5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati 164.8 +32.448
12 4 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati Team Ducati 164.7 +35.033
13 3 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia Racing Ducati 164.6 +36.224
14 2 50 Eugene LAVERTY Pull & Bear Aspar Team Ducati 164.5 +37.621
15 1 69 Nicky HAYDEN Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 164.3 +40.509
16 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Pull & Bear Aspar Team Ducati 164.1 +43.906
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 163.3 +56.740
18 76 Loris BAZ Avintia Racing Ducati 163.1 +59.681
19 45 Scott REDDING OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 160.9 +1’34.126


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  1. Norm G. says:

    re: “Marc Marquez (Honda) put himself firmly in the driver’s seat controlling this year’s World championship with a win at Aragon earlier today. With four races remaining”


    (yeah, not so much)

  2. Gary says:

    Was there a KTM on the starting grid? I know they’ve been preparing an entry. Did it happen yet?

  3. spokes says:

    Sorry Dirck! If I want additional info, etc. I go to Most comprehensive and informative website filled with facts not rumors.

    • Tim C says:

      “No matter where you are, no matter what you are doing, always ask yourself: ‘Am I in the Tool Shed?’.”

    • Daytona James says:

      Harsh Dude… wtf are you here for then? Momma always said “…if you don’t have something nice to say…”. Seriously, do you admin motomatters? Be off wiya’.

  4. redbirds says:

    With a blown engine in one race and a bad call in another, nearly old enough to be called papa by some in the paddock and still in second place in the championship; Rossi is hardly “past it”.

    Once again, the real race was in Moto3. Always the best show of the weekend.

  5. Rennie says:

    It seems the standardized ECU has been a boon to competition.

  6. Grumpc says:

    I couldn’t see today’s race, but have to reconcile myself to this years Champion… that misjudged wet one was – SAD…
    Clearly Rossi will be back next year, but it would be too painful to see Valentino embarrass himself (and all his supporters..) by clearly being ‘past it’ but persisting. I don’t think anyone would get any satisfaction out of him embarrassing himself (of worse..).
    Please Valentino leave while you are (as ‘you are’) on top. I will get no satisfaction seeing you apologizing to your supporters; but calling it a day (while still in good standing, AND HEALTHY) and thanking everyone for their support – would be a class act.

    I hope the above doesn’t cause anyone too much anguish – now you understand the moniker – Grumps

    • Dave says:

      If Rossi is “past it”, then only a precious handful of riders have or will ever have arrived. Nobody deserves their place in the paddock more, even ignoring his past.

      Anybody notice the steady March up the results sheet that Bautista and Bradley have been making on the Aprilia?

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      Haha, “grumps” indeed. The guy looks as good as he ever did. Barring a couple of DNFs or serious injury to Marquez, he no longer has a shot at the championship, but he has been a contender all year, was a contender all last year and will likely be a contender next year as well I’d wager. With Lorenzo moving to Ducati, next year may be his best opportunity since his pre-Ducati days to win the championship. Why bow out now?

    • ze says:

      Aren’t you in some confusion ? Valentino is the tall, blue leathers rider. Maybe you’re thnking in Pedrosa, the small, orange guy. Ham ?

    • TexinOhio says:

      I’ll pose this question to the board. Is VR’s (and the rest of the grids) longevity being helped by the fact that the bikes are so “safe” now compared to the 2 stroke days?

      There are less catastrophic injuries since the 4 stoke era began. The addition of so many rider aides. Improvements in safety equipment has certainly risen leading to fewer career ending incidences.

      Granted Rossi had the get off in FP1 this weekend, but barring things like that how long could he go?

      Yes the guy is “old” by racing standards but he is second in the title race this year and nearly had the title last year.

      • mickey says:

        I’d say yes and no. The bikes are safer but getting spit off at 150-218 mph still has the potential to maim or kill. They are also wearing safer gear, air bags, better helmets so they are not getting hurt as often and as badly, but I think the biggest factor in Rossi’s longevity is, he is first of all extremely talented and capable, but secondly he is still having fun and has a boatload of determination and drive. Those attibutes will carry him a long way. When he quits having fun, he will no longer have the drive and his career will go downhill rapidly. Doesn’t appear that is happening any time soon though.

      • Dave says:

        Re: “the fact that the bikes are so “safe” now compared to the 2 stroke days?”

        Do we know that to be a fact? There are still plenty of crashes. Rossi himself badly broke his leg in the past few years. Certainly fewer high-sides but the rider still must decide how early to accelerate and how late to brake.

      • Jeremy in TX says:

        Funny, several of us were talking about that this weekend. The potential for injury (or worse) is still out there of course, but improvements in rider aides, gear and the tracks themselves do improve safety since the smoker days I think, though I have never seen any stats to say by how much if any. My guess is that if nothing else, riders perceive the risk as less, and that is probably an important factor considered by an older and wiser rider as the invincibility of youth myth begins to fade. Ultimately, though, the guy is still young. Reflexes haven’t diminished at Rossi’s age, nor has instinct or skill. Racing a motorcycle is physical, but it isn’t like playing rugby or sprinting a 100m. Look how long the Dunlops were competitive in road racing.

  7. VLJ says:

    Rossi’s engine blow-up at Mugello, his crash at Austin, and the staying-out-too-long-on-wets debacle during one of the mid-season flag-to-flag races are the difference in the championship. Marquez has been steadier, with no bouts of seriously poor luck.

    Ducati-mounted Lorenzo will not be a threat for the championship next year. Unless Maverick immediately is on par with his new factory Yamaha teammate, next season looks to be a straight dogfight between Marquez on the supposedly improved 2017 Honda, and a 38-year-old Rossi.


    • xLaYN says:

      “Ducati-mounted Lorenzo will not be a threat for the championship next year.”

      I have the same feeling buot that duo, based on how JL seems to be hyper sensitive to non perfect situations and how Ducatis haven’t been that incredible that irregardless of the rider they visit podium often.

      Could it happen that we may be overlooking something and maybe JL it’s so incredible that the Duc “Just works”TM?

    • Tim C says:

      I wouldn’t be shocked if Mav is in that mix. Maybe not for the championship but I’d call it likely that he does better than J Lo on the Duc.

    • PatrickD says:

      Marc Marquez is flat-out faster than VR, and has been since he joined the MotoGP paddock.

  8. VLJ says:

    If this race for the championship wasn’t already over, it is now. MM will need two DNFs in the final four races to give Rossi and Lorenzo a chance.

  9. mickey says:

    First couple of laps were awesome as were the last 2. Marquez was dominant after gaining the lead, nearly crashing and dropping to 5th, then coming back to pass every one to take the lead again and then running off and hiding. Masterful. He deserves the Championship.

    Vinales looked real good today. Can’t wait to see him on a Yamaha, and Mr (Announcer: ” Lorenzo is celebrating like he won”) goofy shark helmet on a Ducati.Was pulling for Rossi to pass him in the last 2 laps, but well he did, but he didn’t lol.

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