MotoGP Argentina GP Friday results

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Aleix Espargaró fastest in first practice sessions at Termas de Río Hondo

MotoGP Argentina GP Friday results

The Argentina GP got underway on Friday at Termas de Río Hondo. Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia) set the best time of the day with a time of 1:38.518 in the combined standings, which gives direct access to Q2 for the ten fastest riders.

The Top 10 was completed by Maverick Viñales (Aprilia), Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati), Luca Marini (Ducati), Johann Zarco (Ducati), Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati), Jorge Martín (Ducati), Takaaki Nakagami (Honda), Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) and Álex Rins (Honda).

Tomorrow the riders will have a free practice session at 3:10 PM (CEST) before starting qualifying at 3:50 PM. Later, at 8 PM they will participate in the sprint race for the 2023 Argentina GP.

Friday of learning for Joan Mir and Repsol Honda

In the absence of Marc Márquez due to injury, Joan Mir continued with his process of adaptation to the Honda RC213V. Mir finished Friday in Argentina in 13th position, with a time of 1:39.237, one tenth off the cut-off.

MotoGP Argentina GP Combined Practice Times

1. Aleix EspargaróAPRILIA 1:38.518
2. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA+0.162
3. Marco BezzecchiDUCATI+0.249
4. Luca MariniDUCATI+0.315
5. Johann ZarcoDUCATI+0.391
6. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI+0.426
7. Jorge MartínDUCATI+0.488
8. Takaaki NakagamiHONDA+0.553
9. Franco MorbidelliYAMAHA+0.562
10. Álex RinsHONDA+0.599
13. Joan Mir REPSOL HONDA+0.719

Rider statements


“It was a pretty tough day. We started with a base setting which was not the best for this track, and we spent a lot of time working on it to improve. There is clearly a lot of potential there with the bike, Taka and Rins were strong, but I am just missing the final few tenths. We made a lot of progress and finally our pace at the end, especially with used tyres, was quite close to the top five. We just need more time now to work on the fine details, it’s still just our second race so this is part of the process. Even like this we were able to make some big improvements today and we aim to continue it tomorrow.”

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