2018 Argentina MotoGP FP4: Marquez First By Second

Marc Marquez sent a message to the MotoGP paddock in Saturday's fourth free practice: You just might be enjoying a race for second. Marquez's FP4 time at the Termas de Rio Hondo track in Argentina put him more than a second clear of second fastest rider Dani Pedrosa. This wasn't a single fast lap by the World Champion. He was consistently fast all practice and all weekend, wet or dry. 

With Dani Pedrosa in second and Cal Crutchlow in third, it bodes well for Honda at the South American circuit.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'49.358      
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'50.502 1.144 / 1.144
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'50.577 1.219 / 0.075
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'50.778 1.420 / 0.201
5 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'50.974 1.616 / 0.196
6 45 Scott REDDING Aprilia 1'50.997 1.639 / 0.023
7 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'51.034 1.676 / 0.037
8 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'51.089 1.731 / 0.055
9 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'51.224 1.866 / 0.135
10 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'51.267 1.909 / 0.043
11 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'51.280 1.922 / 0.013
12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'51.418 2.060 / 0.138
13 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Honda 1'51.471 2.113 / 0.053
14 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'51.500 2.142 / 0.029
15 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'51.605 2.247 / 0.105
16 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'51.709 2.351 / 0.104
17 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'51.722 2.364 / 0.013
18 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Yamaha 1'51.940 2.582 / 0.218
19 10 Xavier SIMEON Ducati 1'51.958 2.600 / 0.018
20 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'52.046 2.688 / 0.088
21 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'52.057 2.699 / 0.011
22 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'52.072 2.714 / 0.015
23 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'52.534 3.176 / 0.462
24 12 Thomas LUTHI Honda 1'53.165 3.807 / 0.631
Round Number: 
2
2018
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Comments

WOW I wasn't expecting that! Go Jack! Yes, I think JackAssen may do alright on the Ducati, I reckon.