The forecast Saturday rain is yet to arrive, allowing lap times to swiftly improve in FP3.

Marc Marquez held his place at the top, despite fighting his bucking RC213V for much of the session, running off twice and falling at turn one with seven minutes to go.

The Repsol Honda rider finished 0.024s clear of nearest rival Jorge Lorenzo.

The Qatar winner and reigning world champion, just 14th on Friday, soon broke into the top ten to secure direct access to Qualifying 2 - but was again seen gesturing to his team about handling problems with his M1.

Meanwhile the likes of Tech 3 team-mates Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith, plus Pramac's Scott Redding, will be forced to participate in Qualifying 1.

Jack Miller, fourth on Friday, fell early in the session and was bumped out of the top ten by a late final lap from Hector Barbera.

Valentino Rossi took the last top ten place, as all riders set their best laps of the weekend so far.

Ducati test rider Michele Pirro is replacing the injured Danilo Petrucci, having missed Friday while travelling straight to Termas de Rio Hondo from a test at Valencia...

FP3:1.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 40.368s[Lap 13/18]319km/h (Top Speed)2.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 40.392s +0.024s[15/18]323km/h3.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 40.741s +0.373s[19/21]330km/h4.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 40.766s +0.398s[17/17]321km/h5.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 40.796s +0.428s[15/18]323km/h6.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 40.807s +0.439s[16/18]321km/h7.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 40.893s +0.525s[15/17]319km/h8.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 40.929s +0.561s[16/18]320km/h9.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 41.040s +0.672s[14/18]328km/h10.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 41.101s +0.733s[18/20]322km/h

11.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 41.145s +0.777s[16/18]318km/h12.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 41.171s +0.803s[20/20]321km/h13.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 41.246s +0.878s[20/20]322km/h14.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 41.359s +0.991s[16/18]318km/h15.Michele PirroITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 41.379s +1.011s[14/18]321km/h16.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 41.679s +1.311s[17/20]318km/h17.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 41.726s +1.358s[15/17]322km/h18.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m 41.798s +1.430s[18/22]318km/h19.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 41.909s +1.541s[19/20]314km/h20.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 41.924s +1.556s[16/17]321km/h21.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 42.106s +1.738s[17/18]323km/h

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7 engine changes for the season. Engines must be identical throughout season within same team (development freeze). 5 days of private testing.Black Name = Concessions.
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Fastest Friday time:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 41.579s (FP2)

Official Argentina MotoGP records:Best lap: Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 37.683s (2014)Fastest race lap:Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 1m 39.019s (2015)

 

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