There were two separate practice sessions for the MotoGP riders earlier today in Argentina. After the first session, the times fell rapidly as the riders began to push. Ultimately, Honda’s defending champion Marc Marquez, who has already won the first two races this year, was the only rider to dip under 1 minute 40 seconds, posting a lap time of 1:39.3, leaving the rest of the field in his dust. The next quickest lap was posted by his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, but it was more than a second adrift of the young Spaniard. Both satellite and Open Yamaha riders were quicker than Yamaha factory stars Jorge Lorenzo (9th) and Valentino Rossi (8th) after the two practice sessions were completed.
We will see tomorrow how the field sorts out during qualifying at this new venue.