2019 Argentina MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Re-establishes Chain of Command

Marc Marquez covercame a broken chain on his number one bike Saturday and topped the timesheet in FP4 as the riders worked on race-setup with qualifying up ahead at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. 

Cal Crutchlow, who effectively is the number two factory Honda as Jorge Lorenzo recovers from injuries, finished only a tenth arrears of Marquez as the two swapped fast laps. Crutchlow won the bizzare 2018 race which saw a solo race start by Jack Miller and three penalties for Marquez.

Andrea Dovizioso, who aside from a second-place finish in 2015 has not had much luck at the Argentine circuit, managed third and appears increasingly comfortable at the track. Takaaki Nakagami, who has started his 2019 campaign in fine form, finished fourth, just in front of an improving Valentino Rossi (5th). 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'39.341    
2 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'39.529 0.188 0.188
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'39.856 0.515 0.327
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'39.859 0.518 0.003
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'39.916 0.575 0.057
6 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'39.974 0.633 0.058
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'39.978 0.637 0.004
8 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'39.992 0.651 0.014
9 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'40.014 0.673 0.022
10 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'40.083 0.742 0.069
11 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'40.168 0.827 0.085
12 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'40.233 0.892 0.065
13 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'40.247 0.906 0.014
14 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'40.297 0.956 0.050
15 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'40.357 1.016 0.060
16 99 Jorge LORENZO Honda 1'40.577 1.236 0.220
17 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 1'40.632 1.291 0.055
18 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'40.669 1.328 0.037
19 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'40.686 1.345 0.017
20 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'40.714 1.373 0.028
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'40.907 1.566 0.193
22 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'41.412 2.071 0.505
Round Number: 
2
2019
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