Ducati's Andrea Iannone said the disadvantage of being unable to use the extra-hard Bridgestone tyres available to the Factory riders in Argentina was a 'compromise' he had no qualms with.

Iannone put the Ducati GP15 on the front row at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit and although the extra-hard rubber could prove critical in the outcome of Sunday's third round of the MotoGP World Championship, the Italian rider had no complaints.

"For sure I use the hard tyre tomorrow and I never try the extra-hard, but on this track it is a compromise because on the other tracks I have the extra-soft and the Factory [riders] don't have, so it is an advantage for me in the qualifying," Iannone said.

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"It is a compromise and tomorrow I will try to focus for the best and try my best to ride well and not stress about the tyres."

Iannone lapped in 1m 38.467s as he finished 0.665s behind Marc Marquez in pole and 0.151s down on Suzuki's Aleix Espargaro.

He clinched a rostrum finish in the opening race in Qatar but the Ducati rider says he would be happy to break into the top five.

"I'm really happy for this first front row in 2015 and it's very important for me because in the first two days it was really difficult for me," he said.

"I'm so happy because it is really important to start the race in front and I am so happy for this. It is a great start for Ducati [this season] and for me and Andrea [Dovizioso]; I am really happy because the bike is really strong and has a really high performance.

"For tomorrow I want to fight for the first five positions because it is not so easy to come at the podium but I will try my best and I want to use really well the tyres."