Espargaro maintains practice advantage in Argentina

Aleix Espargaro once again lead the field in second practice at Termas de Rio Hondo aboard the works Suzuki, ahead of Ducati's Andrea Iannone and Honda's Marc Marquez.

After topping the morning session, Espargaro remained on top of the timesheets again, the Spaniard improving his lap time to 1m 38.776s.

Iannone finished in second place with a best lap of 1m 39.311s, while Marc Marquez leaped into third position with a best time of 1m 39.336 following a lacklustre opening session.

Cal Crutchlow finished in fourth place, the LCR Honda rider also improving on his pace up with a 1m39.403s, one place ahead of Andrea Dovizioso on the second factory Ducati.

Jorge Lorenzo improved by 14 places from FP1 to go sixth quickest thanks to improving track conditions, although rain flags were waved during the session. Tech 3 rider Pol Espargaro finished the day seventh place and 0.244s ahead of Marc VDS rider Scott Redding. 

The final two positions in the top 10 were occupied by the second factory Yamaha of  Valentino Rossi, the Italian also making a major jump after a subdued FP1, while Pramac Ducati's Yonny Hernandez finished just 0.141s off Rossi in 10th.

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1m38.776
Andrea Iannone Ducati 0.535
Marc Marquez Honda 0.560
Cal Crutchlow Honda 0.627
Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 0.658
Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 0.687
Pol Espargaro Yamaha 0.872
Scott Redding Honda 1.116
Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1.171
10  Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1.312
11  Maverick Vinales Suzuki 1.350
12  Bradley Smith Yamaha 1.419
13  Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1.662
14  Nicky Hayden Honda 1.746
15  Karel Abraham Honda 1.810
16  Hector Barbera Ducati 1.850
17  Stefan Bradl Forward Yamaha 1.896
18  Eugene Laverty Honda 2.070
19  Jack Miller Honda 2.088
20  Alex de Angelis ART 2.376
21  Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 2.604
22  Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 2.714
23  Mike Di Meglio Ducati 2.755
24  Marco Melandri Aprilia 2.800
25  Loris Baz Forward Yamaha 3.008
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Series MotoGP
Event Argentinian GP
Track Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo
Drivers Nicky Hayden , Valentino Rossi , Bradley Smith , Eugene Laverty , Marco Melandri , Hector Barbera , Alvaro Bautista , Andrea Dovizioso , Jorge Lorenzo , Alex de Angelis , Cal Crutchlow , Stefan Bradl , Hiroshi Aoyama , Scott Redding , Aleix Espargaro , Karel Abraham , Marc Marquez , Yonny Hernandez , Danilo Petrucci , Loris Baz , Pol Espargaro , Andrea Iannone , Jack Miller , Maverick Viñales
Article type Practice report
Tags honda, lcr honda, marc vds, pramac ducati, suzuki, tech 3, yamaha