Sunday, 27 September 2015

Marquez V Lorenzo~MotoGP Warm-Up

The warm up for the MotoGP race this morning was very interesting and told us quite a lot of information. There was near misses, aggravation between team mates, practice change overs and head to heads...oh and Marc Marquez dominating the field! So let's get started!

Marc Marquez obliterated the pole position record during yesterdays' qualifying session with a scorching lap of 1.46.635. His consistent pace in his homeland this weekend tells us that any problems that may have been lurking between Marc and his RC213V have vanished, and that can only spell trouble for the championship leaders Rossi and Lorenzo.

The man to beat this afternoon, Marc Marquez

This morning Marquez was running mid to low 1.48's showing great race pace and consistency. He finished top of the pile with a 1.48.181 while Lorenzo finished runner up with a 1.48.461! There is not a lot between these two although over both runs it does seem Marquez is just an edge ahead in lap times.

Jorge Lorenzo had his hands full with Marquez throughout the entire session as he tried to get one over on the reigning MotoGP World Champion, he failed to close the gap...missing out by 0.280 of a second which could be crucial for the race. It will be a crucial race for Lorenzo as he has to win and put Marquez between him and Rossi to try an bridge the gap in the easy task! The pressure seemed to be getting to him as that little run in with Valentino in the pits showed a Lorenzo of old! And it was Jorge's fault so he had himself to blame there.

Jorge Vs the pits!

Valentino Rossi finished warm up in 4th position 0.563 behind leaders Marquez and Lorenzo and third placed Pol Espargaro. Overall, he has struggled this weekend with grip and tyre degradation which will be a big worry for the race this afternoon if temperatures rise. He has still qualified on the second row for the race and if the weather goes his way we all know what this man is capable of.

The top 5 riders are running in the 1.48's with Bradley Smith finishing a respectable 6th with a 1.49.015. Pol Espargaro proved his one lap pace is red hot as he finished 3rd this morning. Dani Pedrosa took 5th and this man will be one to watch during the race. Dani looks like the Dani of old to me and he badly needs a win. I wonder what his odds are?!
The GP riders practised their bike changes throughout the session just in case the race is disrupted with rain like the previous two. Although rain is not fore casted anything is possible.

So who do you think will win the Aragon GP??

1) Will the marvellous Marc Marquez dominate?

2) Jorge Lorenzo? Can he overhaul Marquez and put space between himself and Rossi in the championship?

3) Can Dani Pedrosa win his first GP of the 2015 season?

4) Or can Rossi upset the odds once again and come out on top...something he hasn't done on Spanish soil in 6 years!

1. Marc Marquez   1m 48.181s  
2. Jorge Lorenzo  1m 48.461s +0.280s
3. Pol Espargaro  1m 48.597s +0.416s
4. Valentino Rossi   1m 48.734s +0.553s
5. Dani Pedrosa   1m 48.866s +0.685s
6. Bradley Smith   1m 49.015s +0.834s
7. Andrea Dovizioso 1m 49.269s +1.088s
8. Cal Crutchlow   1m 49.287s +1.106s
9. Maverick ViƱales   1m 49.533s +1.352s
10. Andrea Iannone   1m 49.616s +1.435s

Well the Moto3 race is just about to start so I'm going to stop here. Any opinions please comment below, I would be glad to hear who you think will win.

My money is on Bastianini for the Moto3 him at 5/1..let's go "Le Bestia"

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