marzo 30, 2019 - Honda Racing

Mot GP - Honda: Marquez fast from first Friday run as Lorenzo builds his speed

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A day of progress for the Repsol Honda Team in #argentina as #marcmarquez worked towards the race and #jorgelorenzo made continual gains.

Clear skies welcomed the #motogp World Championship to the #termasderiohondo circuit for round two of the 2019 championship. With the circuit in a good and clean condition, riders were able to get straight to work preparing for the #argentina GP.

Marc Marquez was immediately fast, jumping to the top of the Free Practice 1 timesheets and remaining there until the end of the session with a lap of 1’39.827. Free Practice 2 saw the ground temperature remain at 32°C as clouds gathered but culminated in an explosive time-attack shootout in the last ten minutes. The reigning champion cut his time down to a 1’39.497 and concluded the day eighth fastest.

On the other side of the Repsol Honda Team garage, #jorgelorenzo began the process of adapting his Honda #rc213v to the Argentinian circuit. A 1’41.340 saw the five-time champion conclude the opening session in 14th. Finding over a second during Free Practice 2, Lorenzo set a respectable 1’40.159 to finish a Friday which saw 21 riders within a second of the fastest rider.

Both riders and their crews have already begun preparations for tomorrow’s Free Practice 3 session at 10:50 local time with qualifying kicking off at 15:05 local time later in the day.

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