The Grand Prix of Argentina will see the first pole in the World Championship for the Italian Tony Arbolino, who was the only Rider to dip under 1’54 in qualifying practice at the Autodromo Termas de Río Hondo. The Italian set his fastest time on the twelfth lap of a total of seventeen, with rain preventing the teams from improving their times in the latter stages. Next to him, Marco Bezzecchi continues his early form with a front row start, alongside the Spanish-Argentine Gabriel Rodrigo. Jorge Martín and Aron Canet, leader and second in the World Championship respectively, will start from the third row.
The Angel Nieto Team is ready to race in Argentina, after both Andrea Migno and Albert Arenas managed to improve their performance on this second day. The pair were less than a second off the leader, cutting the gap to the top compared to yesterday. Albert Arenas will start on fourth row, in twelfth position. The Spaniard continues to feel good with the bike after the collarbone injury and tomorrow he hopes to complete a good race.
12th Albert Arenas 1:54.649 (11 laps):
“I’m happy with how it went today, we were able to ride well without making mistakes. I felt comfortable with the bike, I could do with it what I wanted and that has helped me to qualify well. I think we have done a good job, setting a good time at the beginning, because after the rain we could not improve. I want to make a good race tomorrow.”
- Best photos: Motul Valencia GP
- Quartararo... the best rookie since Marquez?
- Valencia GP: Sunday time schedule UPDATE
- Granado beats Garzo and Smith to Race 1 victory
- Navarro pips Martin for Moto2™ pole
- Quartararo denies Marquez the final pole of the season
- Rins, Pol Espargaro beat Zarco to the top in Q1
- Viñales tops FP4, Marquez second but crashes