Tony Arbolino wins his first pole position in a World Championship at Termas de Rio Hondo. Marco Bezzecchi and Gabriel Rodrigo complete the first row.
The pole position in the Argentinian GP’s starting grid speaks Italian: the rain came to give Tony Arbolino, who was leading since the beginning of the round, the chance to get the first pole position of his career. Marco Bezzecchi is also in the front row with the second-best time just ahead of Gabriel Rodrigo. The race will start tomorrow at 5 PM, Italian time.
Track’s conditions are still uncertain, but all riders start off with dry-weather tyres hoping the rain won’t come. We also witnessed a curious accident: Martin started qualifications with no belly pan on his Honda so he immediately had to go back to the pit to allow his mechanics to fix the problem.
Italians kicked off at their best, particularly Arbolino and Bezzecchi who monopolized the head of the ranking. Di Giannantonio, Antonelli and Bastianini also managed to stay in the top 10 positions, while Migno fell on Turn 1, luckily with no consequences. The situation remained unchanged until the final storm, but 10 minutes before the end of the round rain started falling again, basically freezing all ranks.
Tony Arbolino won the pole position, sharing the front row with the fellow countryman Marco Bezzecchi and the local hero Gabriel Rodrigo, who arrived third followed by Adam Norrodin, Enea Bastianini and Fabio Di Giannantonio. Niccolò Antonelli, Aron Canet and Jorge Martin got the third row while the last position in top 10 has been taken by Andrea Migno. Here the other Italian riders’ positions: rookie Dennis Foggia comes 14th followed by Lorenzo Dalla Porta, while Nicolò Bulega will begin 27th tomorrow.