Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón – Race Results 25 September 2016

By September 26, 2016 Uncategorized


Despite almost crashing on lap 3 while leading the race and dropping to fifth place Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) eventually regained the lead and rode away to an emphatic victory over countryman Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) in second with Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) crossing the finish line in third spot after a losing battle with Lorenzo.

In fourth place was Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) who put up a good fight for a podium position until a couple of mistakes saw him lose contact with the top three. Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) finished fifth, the top privateer, with Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) unable to repeat his winning Misano form crossing the finish line in sixth.


1    Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)                     Repsol Honda Team                    Honda                  41’57.678
2   Jorge LORENZO (SPA)                      Movistar Yamaha MotoGP         Yamaha               +2.740
3   Valentino ROSSI (ITA)                       Movistar Yamaha MotoGP         Yamaha               +5.983


Pole sitter Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) dominated the race leading from start to finish and crossing the finish line over 3 seconds ahead of second place getter Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) who fought back after being passed by his team-mate Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) on the final bend of the ace to take his first ever Moto2 podium with Morbidelli third.

Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) finished fourth ahead of Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) in fifth with Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) taking an excellent sixth place after starting thirteenth on the grid after suffering health problems during qualifying. Championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) finished eighth, resulting in his lead to Rins being cut to just one point.


1    Sam LOWES (GBR)                        Federal Oil Gresini Moto2                  Kalex                         40’00.885
2   Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)                   Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS            Kalex                        +3.289
3   Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)         Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS            Kalex                         +3.321


In another exciting Moto3 race Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) took his second Moto3 win but by taking second place Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) took an unassailable points lead in the championship and was crowned the 2016 Moto3 World Champion.

Third place went to Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) with team-mate Fabio DiGiannantonio (Gresini Racing Moto3) in fourth and Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) fifth after a great ride from twenty-seventh on the starting grid In sixth place was Jorge Martin (Gaviota Mahindra ASPAR).


1    Jorge NAVARRO (SPA)                         Estrella Galicia 0,0                 Honda                39’56.973
2   Brad BINDER (RSA)                              Red Bull KTM Ajo                    KTM                  +0.030
3   Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)                       Gresini Racing Moto3             Honda               +0.107

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