LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl was denied the chance to boost his grid position for the Argentina MotoGP after a huge high-side on his second flying lap in Q2.

The German rider went down hard and was unable to participate in the remainder of the session, slipping to ninth place on the grid with his early time of 1m 39.297s.

Bradl was assessed by the medical staff and the 24-year-old is now feeling much better ahead of Sunday's third round of the world championship at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.

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"First of all I am feeling much better now and this is extremely important. I crashed on turn two but we do not know what happened exactly because the traction control was working properly and this is an unusual high-side for a MotoGP bike," he said.

"I had a big impact on the asphalt and did not feel 100 per cent when I went back to the garage so we preferred to quit our session. The doctors from the Clinica Mobile looked after me and after the treatment I feel good.

"I just have to rest tonight and get ready for tomorrow because the ninth position is not a disaster and we are all lapping on similar pace so I still can catch the front guys."