MotoGP Argentina, Rossi: 7th? it could have been worse.

“in FP3 we made some quite big changes to the bike and I felt better, but then it started to rain and we couldn't do any more - he explains - Luckily it continued to rain in the afternoon too, but I'm not as incisive in the wet as I was last year”.

This didn't stop him though and he rolled up his sleeves.

“We were able to improve session after session and in Q1 and I was able to complete a great lap and just scrape through to the next session - he continues - It was very important, in Q2 I pushed but closed 7th, on the third row, nothing special but seeing how things were it could have gone worse”.

He was able to understand one important thing.

“The sensations are similar to those I have in the dry, but having tested the bike in the wet and having understood that sensations are the same could be important in terms of improving the setting and balance".

What conditions would you prefer tomorrow?

“I feel more confident in the dry, in the morning I didn't do badly, but we have to work and improve - he underlines- As ever on these occasions, we hope for either full dry or full wet, if it is half and half we never know what might happen”.

Source: http://gpone.com

Q2:

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 47.512s [Lap 6/7] 314km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Karel Abraham CZE Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 48.275s +0.763s [6/7] 304km/h 

3. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 48.278s +0.766s [7/8] 312km/h 

4. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 48.908s +1.396s [6/8] 314km/h 
5. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 49.008s +1.496s [5/8] 303km/h 
6. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 49.218s +1.706s [7/7] 306km/h 
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 49.272s +1.760s [8/8] 310km/h 
8. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 49.323s +1.811s [7/7] 307km/h 
9. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 49.630s +2.118s [3/7] 306km/h 
10. Alvaro Bautista ESP Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 49.724s +2.212s [8/8] 312km/h 
11. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 49.825s +2.313s [7/7] 306km/h 
12. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 50.725s +3.213s [7/7] 307km/h 

Q1:
13. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 49.488s 306km/h
14. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 49.916s 311km/h
15. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 50.048s 314km/h
16. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 50.310s 310km/h
17. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 50.319s 311km/h
18. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 50.673s 311km/h
19. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 50.676s 305km/h
20. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 50.910s 312km/h
21. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 51.058s 313km/h
22. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 51.199s 306km/h
23. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 52.340s 308km/h

FP4:

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 50.042s [Lap 13/13] 311km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 50.318s +0.276s [9/9] 312km/h 
3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 50.361s +0.319s [8/9] 312km/h 
4. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 50.623s +0.581s [6/10] 310km/h 
5. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 50.939s +0.897s [6/8] 307km/h 
6. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 50.962s +0.920s [10/10] 304km/h 
7. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 51.049s +1.007s [9/9] 290km/h 
8. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 51.062s +1.020s [10/10] 307km/h 
9. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 51.083s +1.041s [4/9] 304km/h 
10. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 51.089s +1.047s [12/12] 311km/h 
11. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 51.169s +1.127s [10/11] 315km/h 
12. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 51.328s +1.286s [9/9] 303km/h 
13. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 51.392s +1.350s [6/10] 312km/h 
14. Alvaro Bautista ESP Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 51.462s +1.420s [10/10] 310km/h 
15. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 51.498s +1.456s [8/8] 311km/h 
16. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 51.551s +1.509s [13/13] 309km/h 
17. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 51.665s +1.623s [6/10] 308km/h 
18. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 51.784s +1.742s [12/12] 311km/h 
19. Karel Abraham CZE Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 51.861s +1.819s [4/7] 305km/h 
20. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 52.054s +2.012s [7/9] 308km/h 
21. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 52.483s +2.441s [9/10] 306km/h 
22. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 52.563s +2.521s [6/9] 304km/h 
23. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 53.588s +3.546s [8/9] 286km/h 

FP3:

1. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 39.772s [Lap 7/11] 
2. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 39.867s +0.095s [9/11] 
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 40.292s +0.520s [6/8] 
4. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 40.321s +0.549s [4/10] 
5. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 40.394s +0.622s [6/10] 
6. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 40.397s +0.625s [5/10] 
7. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 40.514s +0.742s [5/11] 
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 40.551s +0.779s [5/9] 
9. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.590s +0.818s [6/10] 
10. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 40.624s +0.852s [7/9] 
11. Alvaro Bautista ESP Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 40.638s +0.866s [6/8] 
12. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 40.690s +0.918s [6/12] 
13. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 40.700s +0.928s [7/11] 
14. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 40.718s +0.946s [8/10] 
15. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 40.734s +0.962s [4/7] 
16. Karel Abraham CZE Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 40.742s +0.970s [6/9] 
17. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 40.943s +1.171s [4/10] 
18. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 41.019s +1.247s [6/10] 
19. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 41.082s +1.310s [7/10] 
20. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 41.350s +1.578s [8/11] 
21. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 41.616s +1.844s [7/9] 
22. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 41.669s +1.897s [6/10] 
23. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 42.008s +2.236s [9/11] 

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