2019 Argentina MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Reigns, Dovizioso Crashes

Marc Marquez maintained his stranglehold on the MotoGP class in Argentina, dominating the final session of free practice from start to finish. The Repsol Honda rider led for most of the session, unseated temporarily during the final push for Q2, but claiming back top spot toward the end, before opening a gap of a couple of tenths over Jack Miller with his final lap.

Jack Miller kept his hold on second place, finishing two tenths behind Marquez on the Pramac Ducati, and just ahead of friend and rival Cal Crutchlow on the LCR Honda. Maverick Viñales took fourth on the Monster Energy Yamaha, while Danilo Petrucci had a much better day on the factory Ducati, ending FP3 in fifth spot. Franco Morbidelli was the second Yamaha across the line, taking sixth a couple of tenths ahead of Valentino Rossi.

Jorge Lorenzo made a huge step forward as the grip improved, ending the day eighth fastest in FP3, and ninth quickest overall. Fabio Quartararo made it four Yamahas in the top nine, and just making it through to Q2. Andrea Dovizioso suffered a crash with just a few minutes left in the session, and could not improve on his time from Friday. Fortunately, his Friday time was still good enough to put him through to Q2.

Results from FP3:

Pos   No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 Q2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'38.471    
2 Q2 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'38.677 0.206 0.206
3 Q2 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'38.726 0.255 0.049
4 Q2 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'38.828 0.357 0.102
5 Q2 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'38.869 0.398 0.041
6 Q2 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'38.982 0.511 0.113
7 Q2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'39.181 0.710 0.199
8 Q2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Honda 1'39.190 0.719 0.009
9 Q2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'39.202 0.731 0.012
10   30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'39.251 0.780 0.049
11 Q2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'39.290 0.819 0.039
12   63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'39.345 0.874 0.055
13   41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'39.407 0.936 0.062
14   44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'39.428 0.957 0.021
15   42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'39.483 1.012 0.055
16   88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'39.552 1.081 0.069
17   36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'39.615 1.144 0.063
18   5 Johann Zarco KTM 1'39.635 1.164 0.020
19   53 Tito Rabat Ducati 1'39.920 1.449 0.285
20   29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1'40.480 2.009 0.560
21   17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1'40.489 2.018 0.009
22   55 Hafizh Syahrin KTM 1'40.618 2.147 0.129
Round Number: 
2
2019
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