On his second visit to MotorLand Aragón in the space of a week, Álex Márquez was back in Q2 at the Teruel Grand Prix, earning his best qualifying position this year for the race. After placing eleventh last week, Márquez took a step forward and qualified tenth for tomorrow's contest, thanks to a 1:47.603 that puts him on the fourth row.
Repsol Honda teammate Stefan Bradl, who started from 21st on the grid last week, greatly improved his result today. The German, who contested Q1, set a best time of 1:47.585 for sixteenth at the Teruel Grand Prix.
Teruel GP 2020 - Rider statements
“We’ve had a good first day here in Aragon, building from last weekend and continuing step by step. I had a small crash at the end of FP1 when I was pushing for a fast lap, but I am fine, and it was right at the end of the session. The time was looking good, but we were still able to stay in the top ten. The weather is better this week which is making things a little more straight forward, still some details to focus on for tomorrow but we have started well.”.
"“I am feeling pretty good today, it’s a good boost to be further up in the time sheets. We are improving and we have had two good practices after making a good step and trying some new things. I hope to continue in this way for the rest of the weekend. There has not been a magic part that has changed, this is what we have been working on for a while with the setting of the bike. There’s a couple of things to try tomorrow as well, let’s see what it will bring.”