MotoGP Argentina, Rossi: the problems we had in testing are back.

The light that shone bright in Qatar seems to have flickered out in Argentina and Valentino is left in the shadows. His 16th time, one second from team-mate Vinales, paints a revealing picture - the Doctor clearly faces an uphill climb.

“It was a very tough first day, I'm far from the front and am not fast"  Rossi admits, aware of the issues.

We expected to see more of course, and even the Doctor didn't think he'd be so far back.

“I hoped to have good sensations, as I did in Qatar, but we're back to how we were in testing  - he complains - I have problems at the front, the bike is moving a lot at the front. I can't ride the M1 well and we're struggling, I'm fairly slow through all sections of the track”.

As if that weren't enough, the outsiders are out in force at Termas de Rio Hondo, occupying significant positions, to the annoyance of the 'seniors'.

“There are many riders, not just those we refer to as the top guys, who are strong, with 16 of us in 9 tenths - he confirms -  We hope that tomorrow morning brings good weather and we can qualify directly for Q2, but it will be difficult because we're all very close and I'm still far off the pace”.

The only slight consolation is his pace, better than his flying lap performance.

“With the hard tyre I'm constant but I'm still missing something - he continues - Tomorrow we need to make changes to improve. I think the track is in a better conditions than last year, but there are many potholes. That makes it hard to ride, especially in the first part of the track”.

Sourcehttp://gpone.com

FP2:

1. = Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 39.477s [Lap 18/20] 321km/h (Top Speed) 
2. ^9 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 39.778s +0.301s [16/19] 318km/h 
3. ^2 Karel Abraham CZE Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 39.880s +0.403s [14/17] 323km/h 
4. ^6 Alvaro Bautista ESP Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 39.922s +0.445s [17/20] 328km/h 
5. ˅3 Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 39.960s +0.483s [18/20] 322km/h 
6. ^15 Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 40.120s +0.643s [17/20] 322km/h 
7. ^7 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.124s +0.647s [15/18] 318km/h 
8. ˅4 Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 40.157s +0.680s [18/20] 319km/h 
9. ^3 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 40.175s +0.698s [16/18] 322km/h 
10. ˅4 Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.250s +0.773s [16/18] 318km/h 
11. ^2 Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 40.338s +0.861s [14/17] 324km/h 
12. ˅9 Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 40.340s +0.863s [12/20] 320km/h 
13. ^6 Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 40.345s +0.868s [15/15] 320km/h 
14. ˅7 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 40.399s +0.922s [16/16] 329km/h 
15. ˅7 Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 40.431s +0.954s [13/14] 326km/h 
16. = Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 40.531s +1.054s [17/19] 322km/h 
17. ˅8 Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 40.588s +1.111s [17/19] 319km/h 
18. ˅3 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 40.599s +1.122s [18/20] 327km/h 
19. ˅1 Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 40.908s +1.431s [15/18] 320km/h 
20. ˅3 Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 41.083s +1.606s [18/18] 318km/h 
21. ˅1 Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 41.632s +2.155s [19/20] 319km/h 
22. = Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 42.074s +2.597s [15/19] 317km/h 
23. = Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 42.179s +2.702s [17/18] 317km/h 

FP1:

1. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 40.356s [Lap 17/19] 321km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 40.562s +0.206s [16/18] 320km/h 
3. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 40.574s +0.218s [20/20] 318km/h 
4. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 40.660s +0.304s [19/20] 316km/h 
5. Karel Abraham CZE Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 40.678s +0.322s [18/18] 320km/h 
6. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.701s +0.345s [17/18] 317km/h 
7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 40.716s +0.360s [15/16] 323km/h 
8. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 40.853s +0.497s [18/19] 324km/h 
9. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 40.867s +0.511s [16/20] 318km/h 
10. Alvaro Bautista ESP Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 40.936s +0.580s [17/17] 325km/h 
11. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 40.958s +0.602s [11/18] 317km/h 
12. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 40.982s +0.626s [16/17] 317km/h 
13. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 41.062s +0.706s [17/18] 320km/h 
14. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 41.073s +0.717s [16/17] 317km/h 
15. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 41.128s +0.772s [16/19] 325km/h 
16. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 41.311s +0.955s [16/19] 318km/h 
17. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 41.694s +1.338s [17/19] 318km/h 
18. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 41.703s +1.347s [17/18] 317km/h 
19. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 41.781s +1.425s [10/17] 316km/h 
20. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 41.829s +1.473s [16/16] 315km/h 
21. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 41.867s +1.511s [14/16] 313km/h 
22. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 42.224s +1.868s [18/19] 313km/h 
23. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 42.237s +1.881s [16/17] 315km/h 
 

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