Marc Márquez claimed his fifth pole position from 6 visits to Termas de Río Hondo, with a time of 1:38.304.
Of the practice sessions held this weekend, the Repsol Honda Team rider earned the best time in FP1, FP3, FP4 and Q2.
Jorge Lorenzo will start from twelfth position on the grid, after clocking a 1:39.520 lap in Q2.
The Repsol Honda Team rider continued his constant progress and lowered his best time from FP1 by 2.150s.
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Argentina GP 2019 – Q2 – Marc Márquez and Jorge Lorenzo statements
Focused to push. In Qualifying I was really focused to push to the maximum and fight for pole position. On the second tyre I made a small mistake at the first corner so I cancelled the lap and went back in.
Weather. We had planned to do three runs and my team was ready. I am happy because it’s never easy to get pole position here, especially this weekend. Our rhythm is there but we need to wait and see what the weather does!
Good FP4. This morning we went very well and improved the setting of the bike even more. The circuit had more grip and I was riding well so I was able to set a strong time and finish eighth. Then unfortunately in qualifying the temperature increased and with some setup changes I lost some feel on corner entry.
Keep working. This meant I couldn’t repeat my time from the morning and is why I was starting 11th and now finally 12th after exceeding track limits. We will keep working to improve the setting and obtain more kilometres.