MotoGP Argentina Practice 2: Marc Marquez leads day one

In the FP2 on Friday the reigning world champion Marc Marquez has done the best absolute time, winning on Cal Crutchlow and Tito Rabat.

A difficult round for the MotoGP riders has come to an end: they had to deal with very unstable weather conditions. The best time (not just for the round but for the whole day) has been realized by the current world champion Marc Marquez, who won ahead of his brand-mate Cal Crutchlow and of Ducati’s best rider Tito Rabat. A shiver ran down Marquez’s spine when he lost control of his bike during the flag-to-flag, but he still managed to get on track with no consequences.

The round started on a dry track after rain fell on the Moto2 FP, but the good weather didn’t last long: a few minutes after the beginning of the practice the red-crossed flag was waved again forcing all pilots to slow down. By then, Marquez recorded the best time with 1:40.873, ahead of Scott Redding and Johann Zarco. After a long break, the weather finally improved, and riders could go back on track.

The leading position remains firmly in the hands of the world champion, who refined his best time closing at 1:39.395 ahead of Cal Crutchlow and Tito Rabat, while Andrea Iannone arrived fourth followed by Dani Pedrosa, Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha together with his teammate Alex Rins. Alvaro Bautista and Aleix Espargaro are also in the top ten while Danilo Petrucci closes 13th ahead of Johann Zarco. The two reds are further down the ranking, with Lorenzo 16th and Dovizioso closing the line.

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