MotoGP Argentina: Rossi: Now we start from zero.

Valentino Rossi admits teams and riders will be starting from zero on Sunday, following the news that Michelin has withdrawn both previous rear tyres on safety grounds. The Movistar Yamaha rider, who won last year's race and has qualified second to Marc Marquez for the 2016 edition, expected the medium compound would be withdrawn following an incident for Scott Redding. But he had no idea that the hard compound would also be ruled out. 

"This new allocation changes the situation a lot, because I thought they would pull the [medium] tyre and we could race with the hard option, but unfortunately we have to race with a tyre that we never tried before,” he said. 

“With this decision we have to start from zero, so we have to hope that tomorrow morning in the half hour warm-up we can understand the situation and that this tyre is safer. Everybody is in the same boat, so we will see what happens tomorrow.” 

A 30-minute practice will be provided in addition to the 20-minute warm-up to help riders and teams adapt to the new rubber. 

“We respect the decision of Michelin and IRTA that aims to maximise the safety of the riders. The well-being and security of our riders comes first for us, before anything else,” declared Movistar Yamaha team director Massimo Meregalli. 

“Luckily we'll have an additional 30-minute session during which we will do our outmost to adapt the bike to the new tyre. We have no other options so we'll try our hardest to achieve the best possible performance with this tyre. 

“We already know that compared to the ones we have been using so far, the new tyre will have a lesser performance, but this goes for all riders. We hope the weather is favourable from the morning session until the race. 

Source: http://www.crash.net

FP3: 
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 40.368s [Lap 13/18] 319km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 40.392s +0.024s [15/18] 323km/h 
3. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 40.741s +0.373s [19/21] 330km/h 
4. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 40.766s +0.398s [17/17] 321km/h 
5. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.796s +0.428s [15/18] 323km/h 
6. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 40.807s +0.439s [16/18] 321km/h 
7. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.893s +0.525s [15/17] 319km/h 
8. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.929s +0.561s [16/18] 320km/h 
9. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 41.040s +0.672s [14/18] 328km/h 
10. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 41.101s +0.733s [18/20] 322km/h 

11. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 41.145s +0.777s [16/18] 318km/h 
12. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 41.171s +0.803s [20/20] 321km/h 
13. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 41.246s +0.878s [20/20] 322km/h 
14. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 41.359s +0.991s [16/18] 318km/h 
15. Michele Pirro ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 41.379s +1.011s [14/18] 321km/h 
16. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 41.679s +1.311s [17/20] 318km/h 
17. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 41.726s +1.358s [15/17] 322km/h 
18. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 41.798s +1.430s [18/22] 318km/h 
19. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 41.909s +1.541s [19/20] 314km/h 
20. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 41.924s +1.556s [16/17] 321km/h 
21. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 42.106s +1.738s [17/18] 323km/h 

FP4:

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 39.882s [Lap 17/18] 321km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 40.753s +0.871s [9/13] 323km/h 
3. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 40.777s +0.895s [11/17] 323km/h 
4. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 40.816s +0.934s [7/11] 321km/h 
5. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 40.870s +0.988s [7/14] 320km/h 
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 41.042s +1.160s [9/12] 327km/h 
7. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 41.045s +1.163s [17/17] 318km/h 
8. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 41.080s +1.198s [14/15] 322km/h 
9. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 41.324s +1.442s [19/19] 322km/h 
10. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 41.430s +1.548s [7/10] 322km/h 
11. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 41.457s +1.575s [7/9] 324km/h 
12. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 41.469s +1.587s [8/10] 320km/h 
13. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 41.601s +1.719s [10/16] 321km/h 
14. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 41.605s +1.723s [10/11] 320km/h 
15. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 41.835s +1.953s [9/11] 323km/h 
16. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 41.957s +2.075s [13/14] 316km/h 
17. Michele Pirro ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 42.389s +2.507s [4/10] 321km/h 
18. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 42.439s +2.557s [2/11] 325km/h 
19. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 42.466s +2.584s [9/11] 317km/h 
20. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 42.498s +2.616s [9/13] 316km/h 
21. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 42.920s +3.038s [10/11] 318km/h 

Q2:
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 39.411s [Lap 2/7] 315km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 39.786s +0.375s [8/8] 317km/h 
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 39.944s +0.533s [8/8] 318km/h 
4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 40.011s +0.600s [7/8] 317km/h 
5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 40.198s +0.787s [7/8] 323km/h 
6. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 40.272s +0.861s [8/8] 325km/h 
7. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.375s +0.964s [7/7] 318km/h 
8. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 40.524s +1.113s [6/8] 317km/h 
9. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.528s +1.117s [4/6] 314km/h 
10. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 40.654s +1.243s [3/8] 316km/h 
11. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.708s +1.297s [7/7] 313km/h 
12. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 40.893s +1.482s [3/5] 315km/h 

Q1:
13. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 40.744s 315km/h
14. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 40.750s 321km/h
15. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 40.881s 317km/h
16. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 40.897s 314km/h
17. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 40.990s 322km/h
18. Michele Pirro ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 41.116s 320km/h
19. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 41.157s 315km/h
20. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 41.611s 313km/h
21. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 41.692s 318km/h

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