2016 Argentina MotoGP FP1 Result: Dovizioso Seizes Top Spot At The End

Andrea Dovizioso continued his strong form in 2016 with the top FP1 time Friday at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina. Dovizioso, the second-place finisher at the season opener in Qatar, made his fast final lap with time expiring and relegated Marc Marquez to second. 

Yonny Hernandez, also set a fast lap late with the help of a tow, and climbed into third while dropping Maverick Vinales into fourth, nearly half a seond off the pace at the top. Aleix Espargaro, fastest in the first free practice in 2015, rounded out the top five. 

It is Espargaro's first free practice time from last year that gives a clear indication of track conditions this year. Espargaro's 1'40.808 in 2015 is a full three-seconds faster than Dovizioso's top FP1 time this Friday on what has been described as a dirty, dusty track. Expect lap times to drop rapidly as the racing line improves in subsequent free practices. 

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Prev. / Diff. 
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'43.684  
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'43.778 0.094 / 0.094
3 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'44.027 0.343 / 0.249
4 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'44.113 0.429 / 0.086
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'44.128 0.444 / 0.015
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'44.181 0.497 / 0.053
7 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'44.231 0.547 / 0.050
8 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'44.244 0.560 / 0.013
9 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'44.275 0.591 / 0.031
10 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'44.293 0.609 / 0.018
11 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'44.455 0.771 / 0.162
12 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'44.742 1.058 / 0.287
13 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'45.080 1.396 / 0.338
14 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'45.294 1.610 / 0.214
15 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'45.447 1.763 / 0.153
16 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'45.519 1.835 / 0.072
17 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'45.590 1.906 / 0.071
18 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'45.792 2.108 / 0.202
19 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'45.876 2.192 / 0.084
20 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'46.086 2.402 / 0.210
  51 Michele PIRRO Ducati    

 

Round Number: 
2
2016
Tweet Button: 

Back to top