Click to view our fantastic subscription offers

Instant access to the F1 paddock

You have 10 views remaining

You have read 10 stories this month. After 20, you will need to register or subscribe.

Register with us for free to view 30 stories a month.

Or subscribe to AUTOSPORT+ for unlimited news stories and access to our exclusive subscriber-only content.

Our commitment to quality journalism

We've introduced metered access to AUTOSPORT which will ensure that the majority of our visitors can continue to view the site for free. But we think that is worth a small investment from those who use it most, so that we can continue to send the leading experts in their field to motor racing paddocks all over the world to break the latest news and produce the most compelling interviews and race reports.

Every visitor gets 20 free page views per month. Once you reach the limit you can register to get 30 views or choose one of our value-for-money subscription packages to continue viewing and to get additional access to a range of features including:

  • Unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Get AUTOSPORT magazine in a digital format on your computer or iPad every week
  • Full access to FORIX - the world's best motorsport statistics website

We greatly appreciate your continued support to keep AUTOSPORT at the forefront of motorsport coverage, and we look forward to welcoming you as a new subscriber.

Andrew Van de Burgt
Editor in Chief
Find out more about our subscriptions

Aragon MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa puzzled by qualifying crash

Dani Pedrosa crashes at AragonDani Pedrosa admitted that his early crash in Aragon qualifying disrupted his pole bid.

The Honda rider was mystified by the fall on his first run, which forced him onto his spare bike for the rest of the session.

"I was on a slow lap, I don't know what happened there," said Pedrosa.

"I lost the front when I was completely straight.

"So I lost a lot of time. I had to go back to the pits and change my leathers.

"When I took the second bike it was hard because I knew it was the only bike remaining for me.

"I had to settle for a while and do a lap just to make sure I was at the front of the grid."

Pedrosa ultimately qualified second, between the Yamahas of Jorge Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow.

"Towards the end I could forget about it all and push harder," said Pedrosa.

"The front row is always good and we hope to do a good start and a good race."

  More news  
Read the AUTOSPORT Digital Edition
Visit the shop
See highlights from 60 years of AUTOSPORT
Full MotoGP coverage on
Read Toby Moody's latest 'Out of the box' column
Ducati duo rue qualifying accidents
Lorenzo thought pole was Crutchlow's
Crutchlow relaxed about losing pole
Lorenzo wins Aragon pole fight