World championship leader Quartararo overcomes a nasty morning fall and checks in the Medical Centre to set pole position for the Aragon MotoGP, ahead of fellow Yamaha rider Vinales and Honda's Crutchlow.

The Espargaro brothers collided at the end of Qualifying 2, with Pol hitting the back of Aleix. Both remained on board, but Pol's KTM suffered a broken wing and Aleix limped away from his Aprilia in the pits.

Ducati title contender Dovizioso was furious after being unable to advance beyond Qualifying 1, having towed team-mate Petrucci to a better time on two occasions, then being bumped to third place by the Pramac bike of Miller.

Valentino Rossi has been forced to miss this weekend's event after a positive Covid test on Thursday. The Italian is also expected to miss next weekend's second Aragon round.

HRC test rider Bradl is again replacing injured reigning world champion Marc Marquez.

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Aragon MotoGP, MotorLand - Full Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'47.076s7/7340k
2Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.046s7/8340k
3Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.229s6/7348k
4Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.241s7/8337k
5Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.337s3/7347k
6Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.603s6/8342k
7Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.683s8/8338k
8Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.848s6/8344k
9Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.912s3/8340k
10Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.959s8/8340k
11Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+1.113s8/8343k
12Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.126s3/7346k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)1'47.752s7/8345k
14Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*1'47.853s6/7341k
15Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*1'48.005s7/7340k
16Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)1'48.068s8/8343k
17Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)1'48.386s8/8345k
18Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)1'48.431s6/6340k
19Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1'48.556s8/8339k
20Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)1'48.558s7/8343k
21Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)1'49.166s8/8342k

* Rookie.
Official Aragon MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda1m 46.635s (2015)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha1m 48.120s (201)

By Peter McLaren

 

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