Marc Marquez is mulling over his tyre strategy for Sunday's Argentina MotoGP after the Repsol Honda rider stormed to his third consecutive pole position at the Termas de Rio Honda circuit.

Marquez was in a class of his own as the defending world champion clocked a magnificent lap in 1m 37.683s, which put him a huge 0.724s clear of closest rival Jorge Lorenzo in second place.

Both Marquez Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso in fifth were the only riders who used the hardest option front Bridgestone tyre and medium rear combination in Q2.

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Marquez, who is joined on the front row by team-mate Dani Pedrosa in third, admits tyre selection will be a 'difficult' choice for Sunday's 25-lap race.

"Today I really felt good on the bike and I am happy to have taken pole position. In the morning and in FP4, we worked a lot with the used tyre and this afternoon we obviously focused on qualifying," he said.

"I put in a very good lap and I think that tomorrow it will be interesting to see which tyre will be required for the race, because there are various options for both the front and the rear - it is going to be a difficult choice.

"One of the keys for the race will be tyre management, in order to try to get to the end with optimal grip, which will allow us to make the difference," he added.

"Honestly yesterday I expected that the grip would be a little bit better today and that we would be a little bit faster in qualifying, but the grip was quite similar.

"Anyway I think 1m 37 is quite fast but tomorrow is the most important. We still need to make a decision for the front and rear tyres, which will be important. We will also try some things in Warm-up to improve our corner entry," said Marquez.

"The race will be long because I think everybody is struggling a little bit with the life of the tyres and we will try to manage it well."

Tyre wear has been a major talking point in Argentina, with the softer rubber (a medium compound for the Factory class, soft compound for the Open class and Ducati) being destroyed in a matter of a few laps on Friday at the Termas de Rio Hondo track. However the ongoing improvement in track conditions has since extended tyre life.