MotoGP Argentina, Termas - Qualifying (1) Results
PosRiderNatTeam
1Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
2Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
3Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)
4Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)
5Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
6Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)
7Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*
8Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU RNF Yamaha (YZR-M1)
9Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)
10Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*
11Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*
12Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*
13Darryn BinderRSAWithU RNF Yamaha (YZR-M1)*
14Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)

* Rookie

Honda riders Pol Espargaro and Takaaki Nakagami advance through Qualifying 1 and will now join the Qualifying 2 pole position shootout at the Argentine MotoGP.

Ducati's reigning title runner-up Francesco Bagnaia's woes continue as he misses out on a transfer place and will start from 14th on the grid, one place behind current world championship leader Enea Bastianini.

KTM's Mandalika winner Miguel Oliveira will also start from deep on the grid.

Updated schedule - 2022 Argentine MotoGP

Saturday

08:15-09:05 Moto3 FP1 (12:15-13:05 UK)
09:20-10:10 Moto2 FP1 (13:20-14:10 UK)
10:25-11:15 Moto3 FP2 (14:25-15:15 UK)
11:30-12:20 Moto2 FP2 (15:30-16:20 UK)
12:35-13:35 MotoGP FP1 (16:35-17:35 UK)
13:50-14:05 Moto3 Qualifying 1 (17:50-18:05 UK)
14:15-14:30 Moto3 Qualifying 2 (18:15-18:30 UK)
14:45-15:00 Moto2 Qualifying 1 (18:45-19:00 UK)
15:10-15:25 Moto2 Qualifying 2 (19:10-19:25 UK)
15:40-16:40 MotoGP FP2 (19:40-20:40 UK)
17:05-17:20 MotoGP Qualifying 1 (21:05-21:20 UK)
17:30-17:45 MotoGP Qualifying 2 (21:30-21:45 UK)

Sunday

09:20-09:40 Moto3 Warm-up (13:20-13:40 UK)
09:50-10:10 Moto2 Warm-up (13:50-14:10 UK)
10:20-11:00 MotoGP Warm-up (14:20-15:00 UK)

12:00 Moto3 Race - 21 laps (16:00 UK)
13:20 Moto2 Race - 23 laps (15:20 UK)
15:00 MotoGP Race - 25 laps (19:00 UK)

Marc Marquez, who suffered a new episode of double vision in the aftermath of his huge warm-up accident in Indonesia, is missing this weekend's event and is replaced by HRC test rider Stefan Bradl.

After a medical check on Monday, Marquez's Ophthalmologist Dr Sánchez Dalmau said there had been a “a very favourable evolution in the paralysis of the fourth right nerve affected by the fall that occurred at the Indonesian Grand Prix." But he added: "Recovery is not yet complete, and Marc Marquez must follow the established therapeutic regime with conservative treatment.”

It is thus not yet known if Marquez will return for COTA next weekend, one of his most successful circuits, or re-join sometime during the European season, which begins in Portimao on April 22-24.

Fellow Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami also looked set to miss this weekend, after testing positive for Covid-19 and being unable to leave Japan.

However, the cancellation of Friday combined with subsequent negative Covid results meant Nakagami was able to get to Termas in time for Saturday's start.

MotoGP is returning to Termas de Rio Hondo for the first time since March 2019, with the event cancelled for the past two years due to the Covid pandemic.

Mandalika: MotoGP World Championship standings
Pos RiderNatTeamPointsDiff.
1=Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)30 
2=Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)28(-2)
3^6Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)27(-3)
4NAMiguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)25(-5)
5^3Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)24(-6)
6˅3Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)20(-10)
7˅3Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)20(-10)
8˅1Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)20(-10)
9˅3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)20(-10)
10^1Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)14(-16)
11NAJack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)13(-17)
12˅7Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)11(-19)
13=Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*6(-24)
14˅4Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)6(-24)
15˅2Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)5(-25)
16˅4Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)4(-26)
17˅7Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)3(-27)
18˅4Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)2(-28)
19˅4Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*1(-29)
20NAFrancesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)1(-29)