Marquez takes pole position for the Argentine MotoGP at Termas de Rio Hondo, ahead of Vinales and Dovizioso, meaning three different manufacturers on the front row.

Lorenzo dropped from 11th to 12th on the grid after losing his best qualifying time for exceeding track limits.

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Qualifying 2:

  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 38.304s [Lap 7/8] 326km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 38.458s +0.154s [Lap 6/7] 319k
  3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 1m 38.468s +0.164s [Lap 6/7] 326k
  4. Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 38.545s +0.241s [Lap 6/7] 321k
  5. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) 1m 38.548s +0.244s [Lap 6/7] 328k
  6. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 38.886s +0.582s [Lap 6/7] 318k
  7. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 38.897s +0.593s [Lap 6/8] 322k
  8. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 38.955s +0.651s [Lap 3/7] 328k
  9. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 39.038s +0.734s [Lap 7/8] 321k
  10. Danilo Petrucci ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 1m 39.093s +0.789s [Lap 6/6] 327k
  11. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 39.489s +1.185s [Lap 3/8] 327k
  12. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 39.520s +1.216s [Lap 5/7] 325k

Qualifying 1:

  1. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 39.288s 325k
  2. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 39.298s 317k
  3. Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 39.331s 325k
  4. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 39.384s 318k
  5. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* 1m 39.387s 322k
  6. Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 39.571s 322k
  7. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 39.605s 326k
  8. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 39.978s 326k
  9. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 40.053s 316k
  10. Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 40.118s 318k

Fastest Practice time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 38.471s (FP3)

Official Argentina MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 37.683s(2014)
Fastest race lap:
Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 1m 39.019s (2015)

By Peter McLaren