MotoGP Argentina Qualifying: Jack Miller surprised with pole position

Jack Miller managed to win over the complex weather conditions to conquer his first pole position in the MotoGP World Championship, ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Johann Zarco.

Pole position for Jack Miller, his first in MotoGP. The Alma Pramac Racing rider manages to seize the opportunity at the right time and takes advantage of his slick tyres taking the best position in the starting grid from Dani Pedrosa. Johann Zarco is in the front row too. This is going to be a not-to-be-missed race, starting tomorrow at 8 PM, Italian time.

Qualifications started on a wet track, a situation that unexpectedly allowed Aleix Espargaro to temporarily win the pole position ahead of the world champion and Zarco. Over time the situation improved, and in the last minutes some riders risked their final laps on slick tires. It looked like Dani Pedrosa would have got the first slot in the starting grid, but Jack Miller (one of the first riders to choose dry-weather tyres) finished his last lap with a better time winning his first MotoGP pole position. Therefore, the Catalunya rider arrived 2nd while 3rd came Johann Zarco. Tito Rabat, Alex Rins and Marc Marquez got the second row. Aleix Espargaro finished 7th followed by Andrea Dovizioso and Maverick Viñales while Cal Crutchlow got an upsetting 10th position, ahead of Valentino Rossi and Andrea Iannone.

Ducati has been the leading character in the first qualifying round: its two official riders, Dovizioso and Lorenzo, monopolized positions 1 and 2 with extremely fast laps. Aleix Espargaro tried to stay in the game with an excellent last lap that will allow him to access Q2 with the best time, ahead of Andrea Dovizioso, while Jorge Lorenzo has been outdone by Karel Abraham too. Danilo Petrucci is done with qualifying, finishing 8th, while rookie Franco Morbidelli will start 22nd from the grid.

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