Marquez on Aragon pole
MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez edged out title holder Jorge Lorenzo to claim pole position for the Aragon Grand Prix.
The 20-year-old Spaniard, on course to become the first rookie to win the championship since 1978, claimed his third pole in a row with a late lap of one minute 47.804 seconds aboard his Repsol Honda, smashing the lap record in the process.
Yamaha rider Lorenzo, who trails Marquez by 34 points, missed out on top spot by the slender margin of one hundredth of a second.
Dani Pedrosa, level on points with Lorenzo, was third on the second of the Repsol Hondas,
just over a tenth off the ultimate pace, while Valentino Rossi took his now customary fourth place on the grid on the other factory Yamaha.
Stefan Bradl's good recent form continued with fifth position for LCR Honda, ahead of Alvaro Bautista on the Gresini Honda machine.
Britain's Cal Crutchlow had a frustrating day as he could only manage seventh for Tech 3 Yamaha, with his team-mate Bradley Smith lining up alongside him in eighth.
Andrea Dovizioso was the top Ducati in ninth, while Aleix Espargaro rounded out the top 10 on the first of the CRT machines.