MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Jack Miller topped Friday practice for Ducati at the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Miller’s late lap of 1m47.613s gave him top spot at the end of FP2 to beat Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro, while Yamaha test rider and stand-in Cal Crutchlow claimed an impressive third place despite saying he is “not bothered” about results over this weekend.

Marc Marquez, who dominated FP1 for Honda, failed to put in a fast lap in the afternoon session, having crashed midway through FP2 while following his brother Alex on track. Marquez explained he was angry about the crash as it forced him into a run plan change for the second session.

Johann Zarco claimed fourth place at the end of the Friday afternoon session just ahead of Pramac Ducati team-mate Jorge Martin, with factory Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia taking sixth place in front of MotoGP world championship leader Fabio Quartararo on the factory Yamaha.

Takaaki Nakagami ended up the fastest Honda rider with eighth place on his LCR-run machine, as Enea Bastianini (Avintia Ducati) and Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda) rounded out the top 10 and provisional Q2 spots.

That left Suzuki’s Alex Rins to just miss out in 11th while it was a tough day for team-mate and defending champion Joan Mir who completed FP2 down in 21st place.

Yamaha refugee Maverick Vinales started his MotoGP race debut for Aprilia in 19th place on the FP2 times as he continues to adapt to the RS-GP.

Maverick Vinales, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Maverick Vinales, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

What time does qualifying start for the Aragon MotoGP?

Qualifying for the Aragon MotoGP is set to start at 1:10pm BST (2:10pm local time), using the regular Q1 and Q2 sessions format. Qualifying takes place directly after the 30-minute FP4 session which is set to start at 12:30pm BST (1:30pm local time).

The fastest 10 MotoGP riders on the FP1-2-3 combined timesheet automatically head into Q2, with the rest of the riders entering Q1 of qualifying. The two riders who are fastest in the 15-minute Q1 session will progress into Q2 to compete with the top 10 from practice. Q2, which also lasts 15 minutes, decides who gets pole position and the qualifying order for the front four rows of the grid.

Date: Saturday 11th September 2021
Start time: 1:10pm BST (2:10pm local time)

How can I watch Aragon MotoGP qualifying?

In the United Kingdom every MotoGP practice, qualifying and race is broadcast live on BT Sport.

Aragon MotoGP qualifying will be broadcast on BT Sport 2, with the programme starting at 11am BST to also cover qualifying for the Moto3 and Moto2 classes.

TV Channel: BT Sport 2
Start time: 11:00am BST

MotoGP also offers its own live online video streaming service which is available to stream in the UK.

Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

What's the weather forecast for qualifying at Aragon?

Sunny but cloudy weather conditions are forecast for qualifying at Aragon on Saturday afternoon with a high of 26 degrees Celsius – seven degrees warmer than qualifying for the British MotoGP last time out.

Aragon MotoGP FP2 results

Cla Rider Laps Time Gap
1 Australia Jack Miller 17 1'47.613  
2 Spain Aleix Espargaro 19 1'47.886 0.273
3 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow 19 1'47.897 0.284
4 France Johann Zarco 18 1'47.988 0.375
5 Spain Jorge Martin 17 1'48.023 0.410
6 Italy Francesco Bagnaia 15 1'48.032 0.419
7 France Fabio Quartararo 17 1'48.034 0.421
8 Japan Takaaki Nakagami 19 1'48.057 0.444
9 Italy Enea Bastianini 17 1'48.086 0.473
10 Spain Pol Espargaro 16 1'48.166 0.553
11 Spain Alex Rins 20 1'48.267 0.654
12 South Africa Brad Binder 17 1'48.278 0.665
13 Spain Alex Marquez 19 1'48.314 0.701
14 Italy Danilo Petrucci 17 1'48.351 0.738
15 Italy Luca Marini 18 1'48.456 0.843
16 Spain Iker Lecuona 18 1'48.526 0.913
17 Portugal Miguel Oliveira 20 1'48.623 1.010
18 Italy Valentino Rossi 17 1'48.649 1.036
19 Spain Maverick Viñales 20 1'48.755 1.142
20 Spain Marc Marquez 15 1'48.827 1.214
21 Spain Joan Mir 16 1'48.886 1.273
22 United Kingdom Jake Dixon 17 1'49.987 2.374
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