Marc Marquez achieved another milestone in his career today, taking his fourth consecutive Argentinian pole position (out of four visits to the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit), his 38th in MotoGP, and the 66th of his career, setting a new record across all classes of the Championship, at only 24 years of age.

Marc was the only rider who was able to get into the 1’47” range in the wet conditions that affected the qualifying session.

Dani Pedrosa also made the best of a tricky situation after a morning drizzle prevented him from getting a top 10 result in FP3. Forced to participate in QP1, he set the fastest lap in that wet session to join his teammate in the fight for the top positions, ultimately qualifying on the second row with the fifth-fastest lap time.

Weather forecasts indicate dry conditions for tomorrow’s MotoGP race, which will get underway at 4 p.m. local time.

Marc Marquez

Pole position 1'47.512

“Today on the full wets in FP4, I was really comfortable. It was a little bit slippery but the feeling was very good. In qualifying the conditions were different and not the best for my riding style, as it was half wet and half dry, but we managed and tried to do a great lap and ultimately got the pole. I even thought about fitting the slick but then, speaking with Santi [Hernandez], we decided not to do it. We did a good job with the team and I’m very happy to start from the front row tomorrow. They say it will be dry, so the race will be another story, but we’ll try to find a way to fight for the podium.”

Dani Pedrosa

5th 1'49.008

“It has been a challenging day, as we had to go through QP1 after rain started falling midway into FP3 this morning and I didn't have the chance to improve my lap time enough to get into the top 10. The rain also affected FP4, causing us a bit of confusion with the electronics setting at the beginning, but in the end we were able to improve. We set the fastest time in Q1 and after that we earned a second-row start, which is very positive as we recovered a lot compared to yesterday. Now we must keep working for tomorrow to have the best race possible.”

MotoGP 2017
Qualifying Round 2   Argentina

Results Session

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'47.512
2 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1'48.275
3 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'48.278
4 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1'48.908
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'49.008
6 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'49.218
7 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'49.272
8 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 1'49.323
9 Baz Loris 76 FRA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 1'49.630
10 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1'49.724
11 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'49.825
12 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'50.725
13 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'49.488 (Q1)
14 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'49.916 (Q1)
15 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1'50.048 (Q1)
16 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'50.310 (Q1)
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 1'50.319 (Q1)
18 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Yamaha 1'50.673 (Q1)
19 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'50.676 (Q1)
20 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Honda 1'50.910 (Q1)
21 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Esponsorama Racing Ducati 1'51.058 (Q1)
22 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Aprilia 1'51.199 (Q1)
23 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'52.340 (Q1)
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
Resurfacing Partly resurfaced before 2018 GP

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
2022 Race Winner Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia)