Marc Marquez tops the standings on day 1 in Argentina, Pedrosa third

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa ended the first day of the GP of Argentina in first and third place, respectively, with fellow HRC rider Cal Crutchlow sandwiched between them in second.

As is the case every year, the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo track proved to be dirty and very slippery in FP1, but Dani made the best of the difficult conditions and set the session’s fastest time after fitting a new set of tyres for his final exit. His 1’40.303” lap was fast enough to put him in third place in the first day’s combined times.

Though a few raindrops and a drop in temperature made track conditions even trickier in FP2, Marc was able to better his FP1 time of 1’40.781” by over a second, with his best lap of 1’39.395” putting him on top for the day.

FP3 will commence tomorrow at 10:55 a.m. local time.

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