With more rubber on the track and a cleaner racing line emerging, the times dropped drastically from this morning with Marc bettering his FP1 time of 1’42.605 by over three seconds with his best lap of 1’39.336 on lap 12/15, placing him 3rd in the combined times on this first day. Teammate, Hiroshi, also improved his time of 1’45.688 from this morning by over four seconds with his time of 1’41.380 on lap 16/18, placing him 21st.

FP3 will commence tomorrow at 09h55 local time.

Marc Marquez

3rd 1'39.336 [lap 12/15]

"I'm pretty happy today even if the track was not in the best condition. In the first session I was sliding around a lot, but in FP2 it was better. Things are gradually improving and we felt progressively more comfortable. I think the key to this weekend will be understanding the evolution of the grip level of the track, and adapting the setup to the changes. But the important thing is that we were able to go out and ride, and we are already at a good level."

Hiroshi Aoyama

21st 1'41.380 [lap 16/18]

“This morning and this afternoon have been difficult for me on the bike. I wasn’t able to get a good feeling or feedback on the bike due to the conditions. FP2 was a little better and we were able to go faster but the position didn’t change that much. It’s not the best way to start this first day but we will analyse the data tonight and try to improve tomorrow.”

MotoGP 2015
Practice Round 3   Argentina

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
64%
Track Temp
27°C
Air Temp
21°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'38.776
2 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'39.311
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'39.336
4 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'39.403
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'39.434
6 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'39.463
7 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'39.648
8 Redding Scott 45 GBR Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'39.892
9 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'39.947
10 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'40.088
11 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'40.126
12 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'40.195
13 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'40.438
15 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'40.586
16 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'40.626
17 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'40.672
18 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'40.846
19 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'40.864
20 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 1'41.152
21 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'41.380
22 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'41.490
23 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'41.531
24 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'41.576
25 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'41.784
Location Information

The Termas de Río Hondo Circuit is located 6km from the city which gives the venue its name, in the Province of Santiago del Estero. It was built in a 150 hectare area and officially inaugurated on May 11, 2008, during the visit of Argentina´s Touring Car Racing championship. In… read more.

Length 4.806 kilometres / 2.986 miles
Width 16 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.076 kilometres / 0.669 miles
Constructed 2008
Modified 2013

Autódromo Provincial Termas de Río Hondo, Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina - View in Google Maps

www.autodromotermas.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 37.683s (177.1km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Lap 1m 39.019s (174.7 km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 34m13.628s (168.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2016) *shortened race
2017 Race Winner Maverick Vinales (Yamaha)