ottobre 19, 2020 - Honda Racing

Two in a row! Alex Marquez takes Honda’s 850th premier class podium

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11th to second for #alexmarquez and a first dry weather podium in the premier class with another faultless race, battling for a first victory to the end.

Alex Marquez continued his fine form on home ground with fourth in morning Warm Up, again showing consistent pace aboard his Honda RC213V. When the lights went out, Alex leapt forward and immediately gained a handful of places to move into the top ten. Alex briefly battled with Andrea Dovizioso, the rookie quickly dispatching the Ducati rider and continuing his march forward with Miller next in line.

Race-leading pace saw Alex as the fastest rider on track, cleaving his way through the pair of Petronas Yamahas and moving up into podium battle for the second week in a row. Reliving his Moto3 and Moto2 days, #alexmarquez found himself battling with Alex Rins for victory and pushed the Suzuki rider to the line. A moment into Turn One on the final lap saw Alex ease off slightly and take a well-earned second podium finish. The podium is Alex’s first dry weather podium in #motogp and Honda’s 850th in the premier class. 20 more points for second place moves Alex to 12th in the overall standing and level with Brad Binder on 67 points in the Rookie of the Year standings.

From the back row of the grid, #stefanbradl had a steady race to 17th position. Bradl once again found himself fighting with championship contender Fabio Quartararo, passing the French rider in the closing stages of the race. With another race next week, Stefan is aiming to comeback stronger and return to fight for the points as he refines the setting of his RC213V.

Sunday in Aragon also saw Honda become the first manufacturer to achieve wins with 100 different riders across all classes of Grand Prix #racing as Jaume Masia took victory in Moto3.

The countdown now begins for the Teruel GP, October 23 to 25, at the #motorlandaragon circuit. #alexmarquez has been able to achieve impressive improvements between back-to-back races at the same circuits so far this year and will be aiming to continue the trend.

Alex Marquez (SECOND): “Honestly I didn’t expect to get a podium from starting in 11th but I was able to recover well. I found myself in a good position, so we did what we could! I knew I could take quite good care of my tyres for the end of the race. I enjoyed every overtake, but I was really on the limit with the front tyre. Even so, it’s great to be back on the podium and to do it in the dry, we really showed our potential all weekend. We still need to work on Qualifying, but we can enjoy what we achieved today. I want to again say thank you to the Repsol Honda Team for believing in me, supporting me, guiding me and never giving up. They gave me an amazing bike and I enjoyed the whole race.”

Stefan Bradl (17TH): “It was an exciting race, starting last was a disaster but we were able to make up some positions and have some good fights. We have been working with the geometry of the bike and we are improving, step by step. Our pace in Warm Up was not so bad but unfortunately it didn’t lead to a better result in terms of position. We’re making progress, so coming back next week is a positive thing to let us try and improve again. Congratulations again to Alex for another great podium, the Repsol Honda Team is doing a great job.”

Aragon Grand Prix

1RINS Alex42SPA25Team Suzuki Ecstar41'54.391
2MARQUEZ Alex73SPA20Repsol Honda Team0.263
3MIR Joan36SPA16Team Suzuki Ecstar2.644
4VINALES Maverick12SPA13Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP2.880
5NAKAGAMI Takaaki30JPN11LCR Honda4.570
6MORBIDELLI Franco21ITA10Petronas Yamaha SRT4.756
7DOVIZIOSO Andrea4ITA9Ducati Team8.639
8CRUTCHLOW Cal35GBR8LCR Honda8.913
9MILLER Jack43AUS7Pramac Racing9.390
10ZARCO Johann5FRA6Esponsorama Racing9.617
11BINDER Brad33RSA5Red Bull KTM Factory Racing13.200
12ESPARGARO Pol44SPA4Red Bull KTM Factory Racing13.689
13ESPARGARO Aleix41SPA3Aprilia #racing Team Gresini14.598
14LECUONA Iker27SPA2Red Bull KTM Tech 315.291
15PETRUCCI Danilo9ITA1Ducati Team15.941
16OLIVEIRA Miguel88POR0Red Bull KTM Tech 318.284
17BRADL Stefan6GER0Repsol Honda Team20.136
18QUARTARARO Fabio20FRA0Petronas Yamaha SRT21.498
19SMITH Bradley38GBR0Aprilia #racing Team Gresini25.300
20RABAT Tito53SPA0Esponsorama Racing25.558
21BAGNAIA Francesco63ITA0Pramac RacingDNF

Rider Standings

1MIR Joan36SPA121Team Suzuki Ecstar
2QUARTARARO Fabio20FRA115Petronas Yamaha SRT
3VINALES Maverick12SPA109Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
4DOVIZIOSO Andrea4ITA106Ducati Team
5NAKAGAMI Takaaki30JPN92LCR Honda
6MORBIDELLI Franco21ITA87Petronas Yamaha SRT
7RINS Alex42SPA85Team Suzuki Ecstar
8MILLER Jack43AUS82Pramac Racing
9ESPARGARO Pol44SPA77Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
10OLIVEIRA Miguel88POR69Red Bull KTM Tech 3
11MARQUEZ Alex73SPA67Repsol Honda Team
12BINDER Brad33RSA67Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
13PETRUCCI Danilo9ITA65Ducati Team
14ROSSI Valentino46ITA58Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
15ZARCO Johann5FRA53Esponsorama Racing
16BAGNAIA Francesco63ITA42Pramac Racing
17ESPARGARO Aleix41SPA27Aprilia #racing Team Gresini
18CRUTCHLOW Cal35GBR21LCR Honda
19LECUONA Iker27SPA20Red Bull KTM Tech 3
20SMITH Bradley38GBR11Aprilia #racing Team Gresini
21BRADL Stefan6GER8Repsol Honda Team
22RABAT Tito53SPA8Esponsorama Racing
23PIRRO Michele51ITA4Pramac Racing

Team Standings

1Team Suzuki Ecstar206
2Petronas Yamaha SRT202
3Ducati Team171
4Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP167
5Red Bull KTM Factory Racing144
6Pramac Racing128
7LCR Honda113
8Red Bull KTM Tech 389
9Repsol Honda Team75
10Esponsorama Racing61
11Aprilia #racing Team Gresini38

Constructor Standings

1Yamaha183
2Ducati160
3Suzuki143
4KTM130
5Honda112
6Aprilia35