Marquez fastest during opening practice for the Argentina MotoGP at Termas de Rio Hondo, despite a slightly delayed appearance on track due to bike-starting issues.

Mir and Perucci were the only fallers during the session, with lap times expected to drop as track conditions improve.

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  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 39.827s [Lap 18/18] 329km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 40.180s +0.353s [14/17] 330k
  3. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.215s +0.388s [17/18] 332k
  4. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 40.319s +0.492s [20/21] 323k
  5. Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 40.366s +0.539s [15/18] 327k
  6. Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 40.387s +0.560s [18/18] 323k
  7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 40.595s +0.768s [17/17] 327k
  8. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 40.676s +0.849s [17/19] 324k
  9. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.821s +0.994s [17/20] 327k
  10. Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 40.827s +1.000s [20/20] 326k
  11. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.857s +1.030s [18/18] 325k
  12. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 41.066s +1.239s [19/20] 328k
  13. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 41.303s +1.476s [15/16] 329k
  14. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 41.340s +1.513s [15/18] 331k
  15. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 1m 41.509s +1.682s [14/19] 325k
  16. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 41.513s +1.686s [18/19] 323k
  17. Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 1m 41.641s +1.814s [9/17] 327k
  18. Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 41.657s +1.830s [10/21] 324k
  19. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 41.692s +1.865s [9/18] 329k
  20. Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 41.768s +1.941s [9/14] 329k
  21. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP18)* 1m 41.875s +2.048s [17/17] 327k
  22. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 42.679s +2.852s [19/20] 321k

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)

By Peter McLaren