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2017 Argentina Moto2 Race Result: Last Lap Drama Shakes Up Podium

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Franco Morbidelli has taken his second win in a row, leading the race almost from start to finish. It was not an easy victory, however, the Marc VDS rider challenged by his teammate Alex Marquez amost all the way to the line, the Spaniard crashing out on the final lap.

Morbidelli took the lead after just a couple of corners, challenging pole sitter Miguel Oliveira for the lead. Tom Luthi quickly slipped into second spot, Alex Marquez following, with Oliveira behind in fourth. Mattia Pasini made a charge past Luthi and Oliveira, but crashed out shortly afterwards as he gave chase to Morbidelli.

The race quickly settled into a rhythm, with Morbidelli pulling out a comfortable lead over Marquez, while Marquez did the same over Oliveira. In turn, the Portuguese rider quickly opened a massive gap to Tom Luthi, who had been chasing, who had a similarly large gap back to Lorenzo Baldassarri.

The die was cast, or so it seemed, for as the final laps approached, the race concertinaed together again, Oliveira inching closer to Marquez, who crept closer to Morbidelli in turn. A mistake at Turn 5 with a few laps to go left Oliveira with too much work to do, leaving the race to be decided between Morbidelli and Marquez.

Marquez mounted a brave attack, clearly stronger on the brakes than his teammate, but Morbidelli had been holding something back. He parried Marquez' attacks, then on the final gap opened just enough of a gap through turns 2, 3 and 4 to hold an advantage down the back straight, where Marquez had been strongest. Marquez tried to make up the ground he lost by getting on the gas early in turn 8, but he asked just a little too much of his rear tire. His Kalex bucked, then weaved, then spat him off, and off the podium. Marquez bravely remounted to finish, but crossed the line only in 21st place.

Marquez' crash left Morbidelli a comfortable buffer for victory. The Italian crossed the line over a second and a half ahead of Miguel Olivieira, the Portuguese rider writing history once again for KTM, giving the Austrian manufacturer their first Moto2 podium, after having had their first pole on Saturday.

Tom Luthi crossed the line to take the final place on the podium, over ten seconds behind Morbidelli, while Lorenzo Baldassarri took fourth. Xavi Vierge won the epic battle for fifth place ahead of Simone Corsi, making it three chassis makers in the top six. Sandro Cortese's eight place made it four in the top eight.

Morbidelli's victory gives him a commanding lead in the championship. He leads Luthi by 14 points, with Oliveira in third, 3 points behind Luthi.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 39'50.036
2 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM +1.683
3 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex +10.551
4 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex +15.577
5 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 +24.527
6 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up +24.783
7 42 Francesco Bagnaia Kalex +24.965
8 11 Sandro Cortese Suter +25.156
9 41 Brad Binder KTM +25.622
10 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex +25.933
11 23 Marcel Schrotter Suter +26.139
12 10 Luca Marini Kalex +26.456
13 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex +26.697
14 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter +27.461
15 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex +27.628
16 57 Edgar Pons Kalex +36.690
17 32 Isaac Viñales Kalex +39.132
18 60 Julian Simon Kalex +39.297
19 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex +39.444
20 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex +43.908
21 73 Alex Marquez Kalex +44.165
22 68 Yonny Hernandez Kalex +45.719
23 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex +52.618
24 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex +59.071
25 47 Axel Bassani Speed Up +1'02.113
Not Classified
  52 Danny Kent Suter 9 Laps
  5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 16 Laps
  19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 21 Laps
  49 Axel Pons Kalex 22 Laps
  40 Fabio Quartararo Kalex 22 Laps
  30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 22 Laps
  87 Remy Gardner Tech 3 0 Lap
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2
2017
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2017 Argentina Moto3 Race Result: Five-Way Battle Goes Down To Final Lap

Joan Mir has won a brilliant tactical race in Argentina, to become the first Spanish rider to win back-to-back races since Alex Rins in 2014. With John McPhee finishing second, and Jorge Martin taking third, the podium is a carbon copy of the opening race in Qatar.

The three were part of a group of five riders who battled for the lead in the second half of the race. For the first half of the race, it looked like the finale would be a free-for-all, as a massive group of 21 riders were together at the front. Despite the size of the group, the faces at the front were familiar: McPhee and Martin were regulars in the lead, while Philipp Oettl, Aron Canet, and Fabio Di Giannantonio took their turns in front.

Joan Mir was quick to join in the lead, slicing his way through the field from 16th on the grid. He recovered six places on the first lap, and was leading the race by lap 7. Mir, McPhee, Oettl, Canet all swapped places at the front, while behind, Nicolo Bulega, Andrea Migno, Darryn Binder, Romano Fenati, and Livio Loi were among the chasers.

At the halfway mark, five riders had started to eke out a lead. Mir, McPhee, Martin, Oettl and Migno had around a second over the chasing group. When Nicolo Bulega barged into Fabio Di Giannantonio, wiping out the Italian and creating havoc in the group, the leaders gained another second, the gap soon growing to over three seconds.

That left five man to fight for the lead. Though there was nothing separating the five, Joan Mir led consistently, though never quite comfortably, but he appeared to have just enough of a margin to bring it home for the win. McPhee and Martin would not give up easily, however, the two battling it out along the back straight on the final lap, McPhee winning the right to challenge Mir for victory. The Scotsman came close, and was on the tail of the Spaniard entering the final couple of corners, but he was just a meter or two too far behind to attack with any chance of emerging safely on the other side. Mir took victory, ahead of McPhee and Martin. 

The standings in the championship are now unchanged, though the gaps have opened between the top three. Mir now has a ten point lead over McPhee, who is eight points ahead of Martin in turn.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 36 Joan Mir Honda 38'33.377
2 17 John Mcphee Honda +0.261
3 88 Jorge Martin Honda +0.339
4 65 Philipp Oettl KTM +0.641
5 16 Andrea Migno KTM +0.890
6 11 Livio Loi Honda +7.598
7 5 Romano Fenati Honda +7.761
8 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda +7.831
9 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM +12.000
10 27 Kaito Toba Honda +12.079
11 44 Aron Canet Honda +12.278
12 40 Darryn Binder KTM +12.294
13 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM +12.480
14 14 Tony Arbolino Honda +12.620
15 6 Maria Herrera KTM +13.083
16 8 Nicolo Bulega* KTM +14.393
17 7 Adam Norrodin Honda +18.861
18 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot +20.573
19 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra +26.774
20 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda +26.905
21 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra +27.400
22 95 Jules Danilo Honda +27.534
23 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM +27.612
24 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda +35.218
25 75 Albert Arenas Mahindra +50.124
26 4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot +1'18.379
27 33 Enea Bastianini Honda +1'20.064
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  21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 9 Laps
  48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 9 Laps
  19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 10 Laps
  23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 20 Laps

*Nicolo Bulega was handed a 2 second penalty for causing Fabio Di Giannantonio to crash. As a result, his finishing position was amended, putting him 16th.

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2017 Argentina MotoGP Warm Up Result: Viñales Leads Marquez

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Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'39.620    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'39.735 0.115 0.115
3 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'39.802 0.182 0.067
4 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 1'39.868 0.248 0.066
5 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'39.964 0.344 0.096
6 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1'39.989 0.369 0.025
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'40.148 0.528 0.159
8 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'40.166 0.546 0.018
9 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha 1'40.202 0.582 0.036
10 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'40.288 0.668 0.086
11 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 1'40.308 0.688 0.020
12 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'40.365 0.745 0.057
13 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'40.386 0.766 0.021
14 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'40.512 0.892 0.126
15 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1'40.547 0.927 0.035
16 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'40.561 0.941 0.014
17 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'40.620 1.000 0.059
18 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'40.667 1.047 0.047
19 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'41.430 1.810 0.763
20 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'41.434 1.814 0.004
21 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 1'41.444 1.824 0.010
22 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1'41.726 2.106 0.282
23 38 Bradley Smith KTM 1'41.928 2.308 0.202
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2017 Argentina Moto2 Warm Up Result: Morbidelli Lays Down The Law

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Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'43.154    
2 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'43.562 0.408 0.408
3 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'43.685 0.531 0.123
4 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'43.756 0.602 0.071
5 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'44.006 0.852 0.250
6 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'44.085 0.931 0.079
7 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 1'44.179 1.025 0.094
8 40 Fabio Quartararo Kalex 1'44.199 1.045 0.020
9 11 Sandro Cortese Suter 1'44.212 1.058 0.013
10 23 Marcel Schrotter Suter 1'44.217 1.063 0.005
11 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 1'44.252 1.098 0.035
12 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'44.365 1.211 0.113
13 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 1'44.419 1.265 0.054
14 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'44.427 1.273 0.008
15 87 Remy Gardner Tech 3 1'44.441 1.287 0.014
16 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1'44.557 1.403 0.116
17 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'44.563 1.409 0.006
18 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'44.567 1.413 0.004
19 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'44.569 1.415 0.002
20 32 Isaac Viñales Kalex 1'44.583 1.429 0.014
21 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1'44.627 1.473 0.044
22 60 Julian Simon Kalex 1'44.631 1.477 0.004
23 42 Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 1'44.794 1.640 0.163
24 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'44.837 1.683 0.043
25 52 Danny Kent Suter 1'44.936 1.782 0.099
26 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'44.944 1.790 0.008
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'45.042 1.888 0.098
28 68 Yonny Hernandez Kalex 1'45.141 1.987 0.099
29 47 Axel Bassani Speed Up 1'45.741 2.587 0.600
30 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1'46.029 2.875 0.288
31 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'46.675 3.521 0.646
  5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex      
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2017 Argentina Moto3 Warm Up Result: McPhee Fastest In Morning

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Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'50.453    
2 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'50.605 0.152 0.152
3 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'50.614 0.161 0.009
4 88 Jorge Martin Honda 1'50.645 0.192 0.031
5 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'50.685 0.232 0.040
6 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'50.743 0.290 0.058
7 36 Joan Mir Honda 1'50.752 0.299 0.009
8 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1'50.779 0.326 0.027
9 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 1'50.987 0.534 0.208
10 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'51.014 0.561 0.027
11 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'51.028 0.575 0.014
12 5 Romano Fenati Honda 1'51.083 0.630 0.055
13 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 1'51.210 0.757 0.127
14 6 Maria Herrera KTM 1'51.224 0.771 0.014
15 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 1'51.308 0.855 0.084
16 27 Kaito Toba Honda 1'51.337 0.884 0.029
17 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'51.353 0.900 0.016
18 44 Aron Canet Honda 1'51.432 0.979 0.079
19 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 1'51.511 1.058 0.079
20 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 1'51.516 1.063 0.005
21 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 1'51.552 1.099 0.036
22 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 1'51.725 1.272 0.173
23 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 1'51.742 1.289 0.017
24 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 1'51.761 1.308 0.019
25 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda 1'51.789 1.336 0.028
26 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 1'51.824 1.371 0.035
27 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'51.997 1.544 0.173
28 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'52.139 1.686 0.142
29 75 Albert Arenas Mahindra 1'52.177 1.724 0.038
30 4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 1'52.368 1.915 0.191
31 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'52.984 2.531 0.616
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2
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2017 Argentina Moto2 Qualifying Result: Fierce Battle Goes Down To The Wire

Miguel Oliveira took advantage of difficult conditions to take his first ever Moto2 pole, and the first ever pole for KTM in Moto2, in only their second race.

Moto2 qualifying was a nerve-wracking affair, as rider after rider exploited a narrow drying line to take their shot at pole. But in the final minutes, Miguel Oliveira showed his class, first opening up a huge gap, then holding off challengers as they crept ever closer. 

At the end of the session, Oliveira's advantage was just under a tenth of a second, Franco Morbidelli coming up just short of the Portuguese rider. Marc VDS teammate Alex Marquez took third, over a tenth of a second slower than Morbidelli, and a similar distance ahead of Tom Luthi. Swiss rider Jesko Raffin impressed, equalling his best ever qualifying with a fifth fastest time, while Mattia Pasini came up just short to finish in sixth.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'45.616    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'45.715 0.099 0.099
3 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'45.864 0.248 0.149
4 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'45.990 0.374 0.126
5 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'46.053 0.437 0.063
6 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'46.144 0.528 0.091
7 11 Sandro Cortese Suter 1'46.145 0.529 0.001
8 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 1'46.173 0.557 0.028
9 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1'46.197 0.581 0.024
10 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'46.420 0.804 0.223
11 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'46.482 0.866 0.062
12 52 Danny Kent Suter 1'46.719 1.103 0.237
13 42 Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 1'46.768 1.152 0.049
14 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'46.815 1.199 0.047
15 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'46.832 1.216 0.017
16 23 Marcel Schrotter Suter 1'46.834 1.218 0.002
17 40 Fabio Quartararo Kalex 1'46.864 1.248 0.030
18 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 1'46.902 1.286 0.038
19 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 1'46.943 1.327 0.041
20 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1'46.970 1.354 0.027
21 32 Isaac Viñales Kalex 1'47.190 1.574 0.220
22 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'47.343 1.727 0.153
23 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'47.641 2.025 0.298
24 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'47.855 2.239 0.214
25 87 Remy Gardner Tech 3 1'47.899 2.283 0.044
26 60 Julian Simon Kalex 1'47.912 2.296 0.013
27 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'48.118 2.502 0.206
28 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1'48.173 2.557 0.055
29 47 Axel Bassani Speed Up 1'48.243 2.627 0.070
30 68 Yonny Hernandez Kalex 1'49.013 3.397 0.770
31 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1'49.178 3.562 0.165
32 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'50.023 4.407 0.845

 

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2017 Argentina MotoGP Qualifying Result: Two-part Thriller Throws Up Surprises

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Marc Marquez has taken his fourth pole position in Argentina in a row, with a superlative display of riding on a drying track during qualifying. The Repsol Honda rider's fastest qualifying continues his monopoly of pole positions in the MotoGP class at the Termas De Rio Hondo circuit, and also brings his total to 66 pole positions, putting him ahead of Jorge Lorenzo again as the rider with the most poles in the modern era.

Marquez was simply unstoppable on a drying track, his first fast lap putting him a second clear of the field, then improving that time by another second, to lead the field by over three quarters of a second at the end. Marquez' time was only briefly challenged by Karel Abraham, but his second lap was enough to gap the field.

That left Karel Abraham in second, his first ever front row. The Czech rider rode impressively on a two-year-old Ducati Desmosedici GP15, and giving the Pull&Bear Aspar team an emotional front row start. Cal Crutchlow came very close to beating Abraham into third on his last lap, but he came up just three thousandths of a second short on the LCR Honda.

Hondas and Ducatis dominated the two front rows, with Danilo Petrucci taking fourth on the Pramac Ducati, a tenth of a second faster than Dani Pedrosa on the second Repsol Honda. Pedrosa had come though from Q1 along with Valentino Rossi, the two veterans putting on a dazzling display in the first session, but one which left them a little short of tires in the second qualifying session. Changing conditions made it harder too: the track started very wet in Q1, but dried out considerably throughout Q2, creating a dry line and giving riders their best times at the end of the session.

After dominating the weekend in the dry, Maverick Viñales' lack of experience was telling in the wet, ending Q2 1.7 seconds slower than Marc Marquez. But a second row start is manageable, especially if the race is dry tomorrow, as forecast. 

Valentino Rossi will start from seventh, slightly disappointing but hampered by tires, as Pedrosa had been. Rossi just pipped Aleix Espargaro, the Aprilia rider now in eighth, ahead of Loris Baz in ninth.

Q1 turned out to be as thrilling as Q2 in Argentina, with drama throughout. Jack Miller appeared to have the upper hand, but a mistake by the team not having fresh rubber ready left him unable to ride in the last five minutes of Q1, and miss out on what looked like certain passage through to Q2.

Neither factory Ducati made it through to Q2, with Andrea Dovizioso just bumped out by Rossi, while Jorge Lorenzo struggled on his first time out on the Ducati in the wet. Lorenzo will start from sixteenth, his worst qualifying position since Brno in 2008, his first year in the class.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'47.512    
2 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1'48.275 0.763 0.763
3 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'48.278 0.766 0.003
4 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'48.908 1.396 0.630
5 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'49.008 1.496 0.100
6 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'49.218 1.706 0.210
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'49.272 1.760 0.054
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'49.323 1.811 0.051
9 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'49.630 2.118 0.307
10 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 1'49.724 2.212 0.094
11 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha 1'49.825 2.313 0.101
12 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1'50.725 3.213 0.900
Q1 Result
To Q2 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'49.235    
To Q2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'49.421 0.186 0.186
13 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'49.488 0.253 0.067
14 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 1'49.916 0.681 0.428
15 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'50.048 0.813 0.132
16 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1'50.310 1.075 0.262
17 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'50.319 1.084 0.009
18 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'50.673 1.438 0.354
19 38 Bradley Smith KTM 1'50.676 1.441 0.003
20 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'50.910 1.675 0.234
21 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'51.058 1.823 0.148
22 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 1'51.199 1.964 0.141
23 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'52.340 3.105 1.141

 

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2017 Argentina MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Fastest On Wet Trac

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The rain finally gave the riders consistently wet conditions in Argentina for the final session of MotoGP free practice. Marc Marquez was fastest in the wet, finishing ahead of Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso. Danilo Petrucci set the fourth fastest time, ahead of Jack Miller and Jonas Folger.

Fastest man in the dry, Maverick Viñales, was eight quickest, a second off the pace of Marquez in the wet. Valentino Rossi fared no better, ending thirteenth and 1.350 seconds slower, while Jorge Lorenzo was a second and a half behind Marquez in sixteenth.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'50.042    
2 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'50.318 0.276 0.276
3 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'50.361 0.319 0.043
4 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'50.623 0.581 0.262
5 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'50.939 0.897 0.316
6 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha 1'50.962 0.920 0.023
7 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'51.049 1.007 0.087
8 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'51.062 1.020 0.013
9 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'51.083 1.041 0.021
10 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 1'51.089 1.047 0.006
11 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'51.169 1.127 0.080
12 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1'51.328 1.286 0.159
13 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'51.392 1.350 0.064
14 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 1'51.462 1.420 0.070
15 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'51.498 1.456 0.036
16 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1'51.551 1.509 0.053
17 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'51.665 1.623 0.114
18 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'51.784 1.742 0.119
19 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1'51.861 1.819 0.077
20 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'52.054 2.012 0.193
21 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 1'52.483 2.441 0.429
22 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'52.563 2.521 0.080
23 38 Bradley Smith KTM 1'53.588 3.546 1.025
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2017 Argentina Moto3 Qualifying Result: Talent To The Fore

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John McPhee has taken the second pole of his career, getting in a timely fast lap towards the end of the session, just before a few spots of rain made a charge in the final minutes of qualifying an exceptionally tricky business.

The weather had held for much of the session, riders finding a reasonably dry track and pushing hard for a time right from the start. That meant that the lead in the session changed hands with alarming regularity and speed. Things got serious as the final ten minutes approached, rider after rider improving their times, but with 13 minutes to go, it was John McPhee who posted a scorching lap, leaving the rest of the field a couple of tenths behind.

McPhee's timing proved to be immaculate, spots of rain appearing shortly after he crossed the line. The Scotsman looked to have the pole wrapped up tight. But the rain quickly disappeared, the track barely affected, and a host of riders were prepared to take a shot. Best of the lot was Nicolo Bulega, who leaped up into second with his final lap, and just ahead of Jorge Martin. Aron Canet will head up the second row, ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio, while Romano Fenati was sixth quickest. Joan Mir, who has been fastest for most of the weekend, ended the session in sixteenth, and well down on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'49.094
2 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 1'49.248 0.154 0.154
3 88 Jorge Martin Honda 1'49.323 0.229 0.075
4 44 Aron Canet Honda 1'49.463 0.369 0.140
5 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1'49.486 0.392 0.023
6 5 Romano Fenati Honda 1'49.493 0.399 0.007
7 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 1'49.782 0.688 0.289
8 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'49.830 0.736 0.048
9 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'49.843 0.749 0.013
10 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'49.860 0.766 0.017
11 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1'49.901 0.807 0.041
12 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'49.927 0.833 0.026
13 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'49.935 0.841 0.008
14 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'49.974 0.880 0.039
15 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'49.978 0.884 0.004
16 36 Joan Mir Honda 1'50.025 0.931 0.047
17 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 1'50.042 0.948 0.017
18 27 Kaito Toba Honda 1'50.067 0.973 0.025
19 75 Albert Arenas Mahindra 1'50.093 0.999 0.026
20 6 Maria Herrera KTM 1'50.107 1.013 0.014
21 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 1'50.126 1.032 0.019
22 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 1'50.163 1.069 0.037
23 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 1'50.250 1.156 0.087
24 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1'50.328 1.234 0.078
25 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda 1'50.668 1.574 0.340
26 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 1'50.681 1.587 0.013
27 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 1'50.727 1.633 0.046
28 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'50.781 1.687 0.054
29 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 1'50.783 1.689 0.002
30 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 1'51.180 2.086 0.397
31 4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 1'52.615 3.521 1.435
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2017 Argentina Moto2 FP3 Result: Baldassarri Fastest In Rain-Hit Session

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The weather once again took center stage for the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class in Argentina. The rain which had fallen during the final fifteen minutes of the MotoGP session left the track in a pretty treacherous condition, leaving riders wary of pushing too hard. Conditions improved towards the end, with riders upping the pace, but still falling a couple of seconds short of the times set on Friday.

Lorenzo Baldassarri ended a relatively meaningless session as fastest, nearly two tenths quicker than Miguel Oliveira on the KTM. Danny Kent made it three difference chassis in the top three, the Suter performing well in the cooler conditions. Franco Morbidelli was fourth fastest, ahead of Simone Corsi. The entire top ten set their fastest lap on their final lap of the session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'46.100
2 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'46.290 0.190 0.190
3 52 Danny Kent Suter 1'46.316 0.216 0.026
4 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'46.389 0.289 0.073
5 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 1'46.422 0.322 0.033
6 32 Isaac Viñales Kalex 1'46.450 0.350 0.028
7 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'46.466 0.366 0.016
8 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 1'46.516 0.416 0.050
9 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'46.618 0.518 0.102
10 40 Fabio Quartararo Kalex 1'46.653 0.553 0.035
11 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'46.741 0.641 0.088
12 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 1'46.753 0.653 0.012
13 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'47.239 1.139 0.486
14 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'47.252 1.152 0.013
15 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1'47.257 1.157 0.005
16 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'47.289 1.189 0.032
17 42 Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 1'47.295 1.195 0.006
18 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1'47.298 1.198 0.003
19 68 Yonny Hernandez Kalex 1'47.307 1.207 0.009
20 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1'47.404 1.304 0.097
21 11 Sandro Cortese Suter 1'47.418 1.318 0.014
22 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'47.455 1.355 0.037
23 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'47.845 1.745 0.390
24 47 Axel Bassani Speed Up 1'47.851 1.751 0.006
25 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1'47.854 1.754 0.003
26 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'48.060 1.960 0.206
27 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'48.167 2.067 0.107
28 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'48.400 2.300 0.233
29 87 Remy Gardner Tech 3 1'48.733 2.633 0.333
30 60 Julian Simon Kalex 1'49.355 3.255 0.622
23 Marcel Schrotter Suter
54 Mattia Pasini Kalex
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2017
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