Aleix Espargaro hopes of a top five place in Sunday's Argentina MotoGP came undone on only the second lap, when the Spaniard fell from his Forward Yamaha.

Although Espargaro remounted to eventually score the final point, it was scant consolation for a rider who qualified on the second row and was confident he had top five pace for the race.

"It was a shame because we had a really good pace today I don't know why, I didn't do anything different to the warm-up, but I just lost the front and crashed," he said.

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"I got back on and pushed to the end but the handlebar was broken. At least I got a point but obviously it was not our goal because we could have battled for the top five. Now I want to do a great race in Jerez."

Team-mate Colin Edwards' handling problems continue and the Texan finished just 20th in the race.

"I cannot ride this bike as I want, I'm not comfortable and I cannot push," said Edwards, who is hoping to try an FTR chassis in the near future. "Yesterday I had found a good set up but today I struggled a lot. We need to keep on working, analysing the data and test new solutions. I'd like to thank my team for the hard work."