Marc Marquez clinched a fantastic pole position today, his third in a row in Argentina, while his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa posted a very close fourth-fastest time to put him on the second row.
Marc had already set the pace in both FP3 and in FP4, during which he alone had managed to lap under the 1’40 barrier. That session was red-flagged twice after Scott Redding suffered a rear-tyre issue that is still under investigation by the Michelin technicians.
Two laps into the qualifying session, Marc set the fastest time of the day at 1’39.411. He suffered a small crash during his second attempt, and although he was uninjured, he was unable to lower his mark. Dani steadily improved his pace throughout the course of the day and missed a front-row spot by less than a tenth of a second, setting the fourth-best time of 1’40.011.
The race will start tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. local time
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'39.411|
|2||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'39.786|
|3||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'39.944|
|4||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'40.011|
|5||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'40.198|
|6||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||1'40.272|
|7||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'40.375|
|8||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'40.524|
|9||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1'40.528|
|10||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'40.654|
|11||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'40.708|
|12||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1'40.893|
|13||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'40.744|
|14||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1'40.750|
|15||Miller Jack||43||AUS||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'40.881|
|16||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1'40.897|
|17||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Ducati||1'40.990|
|18||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||Ducati Test Team||Ducati||1'41.116|
|19||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1'41.157|
|20||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aspar Team||Ducati||1'41.611|
|21||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Aspar Team||Ducati||1'41.692|
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|
|Longest straight||1.076 kilometres / 0.669 miles|
Autódromo Provincial Termas de Río Hondo, Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina - View in Google Maps
|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)|