Fourth consecutive Argentinian GP pole position for Marc Márquez

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The reigning World Champion again beats the record for most pole positions in the World Championship, with 66. Dani Pedrosa places fifth for Argentinian GP, on the second row.

Marc Márquez smiling
Fourth consecutive Argentinian GP pole position for Marc Márquez

We did a good job with the team


Marc Márquez

In the four years that MotoGP has visited Termas de Rio Hondo, Marc Márquez has always been the fastest man in qualifying.

Dani Pedrosa, third in FP3, was one of the few riders to improved on his times from yesterday, but missed out on going directly through to Q2 by 42 thousandths of a second. He was eleventh in the combined standings from FP1, FP2 and FP3.

Q2 was contested with wet tyres and the track surface drying out progressively, after rainfall at the end of Moto3 qualifying.

Marc Márquez

Today on the full wets in FP4, I was really comfortable. It was a little bit slippery but the feeling was very good. In qualifying the conditions were different and not the best for my riding style, as it was half wet and half dry, but we managed and tried to do a great lap and ultimately got the pole. I even thought about fitting the slick but then, speaking with Santi [Hernandez], we decided not to do it. We did a good job with the team and I’m very happy to start from the front row tomorrow. They say it will be dry, so the race will be another story, but we’ll try to find a way to fight for the podium.

Dani Pedrosa

It has been a challenging day, as we had to go through QP1 after rain started falling midway into FP3 this morning and I didn’t have the chance to improve my lap time enough to get into the top 10. The rain also affected FP4, causing us a bit of confusion with the electronics setting at the beginning, but in the end we were able to improve. We set the fastest time in Q1 and after that we earned a second-row start, which is very positive as we recovered a lot compared to yesterday. Now we must keep working for tomorrow to have the best race possible.

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