Marc Marquez marks his territory in opening session at Aragon

20 September 2019 - 12:51 By afp.com
Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team looks on during the pre-event press conference during the MotoGP of Aragon on September 19 2019 in Alcaniz, Spain.
Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team looks on during the pre-event press conference during the MotoGP of Aragon on September 19 2019 in Alcaniz, Spain.
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Marc Marquez immediately showed he felt at home on Friday, setting the fastest time in the first practice on the Aragon track, where he has won for the past three years.

The Honda rider led Spanish compatriot Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) by 1.6 seconds.

Marquez, who is on course for a sixth MotoGP world title, did not make any errors as he lapped the 5.077km circuit in 1 min 46.869 sec, just 0.34 sec outside the lap record he set in 2015.

Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, on the SRT satellite team's Yamaha, set the third-fastest time, ahead of Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) and Australian Jack Miller (Ducati-Pramac).

Finland's Mika Kallio, who replaced Frenchman Johann Zarco at KTM for the rest of the season, was 19th fastest.


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