Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 18 Apr 2015
Marc Marquez stormed to pole position for the third round of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship in Argentina this afternoon, lapping half a second faster than his rivals.
Suzuki’s Aleix Espargaro will start from second after an impressive run on the GSX-RR with Andrea Iannone completing the front row.
Bradley Smith and Hector Barbera progressed from Q1 into the final 15-minute shoot-out, but Smith’s Tech 3 teammate wasn’t so fortunate. Unable to string a fast lap together, Pol Espargaro could only manage the eighth fastest time in Q2 placing him 18th on the grid for tomorrow’s race. Aspar Honda’s Eugene Laverty impressed by setting the fourth fastest time in Q1 to place top open Honda, even out-qualifying Repsol Honda replacement rider Hiroshi Aoyama.
Marquez was untouchable in the Q2 session, consistently lapping faster than his rivals to take pole by a country mile.
Cal Crutchlow leads the second row in fourth ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso. Danilo Petrucci took an impressive seventh ahead of nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi and rookie Maverick Vinales. Bradley Smith secured tenth ahead of Scott Redding and Hector Barbera.
MotoGP Argentina – Qualifying