Rio Hondo, Argentina: Pramac Ducati Team rider Jack Miller surprisingly seized pole position in the second MotoGP 2018 series which took place at Termas Circuit de Rio Hondo, Argentina, Saturday afternoon, local time. Miller successfully recorded the best time in 1 minute 47.153 seconds.
Miller’s good achievement was achieved after a brilliant finish in the final minutes of the second qualifying session. Despite getting some problems at some point, but the Australian rider was able to close the qualifying session by occupying the top position.
In the second place was occupied by Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa who had led the top position before Miller broke it at the end of the qualifying session. The Spaniard managed to record a time of 1 minute 47.330 seconds.
Meanwhile, the third place was successfully occupied by Tech 3 Yamaha Team rider Johann Zarco. The rookie of the year 2017 is still able to show consistency in this second series. The French passport rider recorded the best time in 1 minute 47.365 seconds.
Surprises also occur in the positions four and fifth. Avintia Ducati Team racer Tito Rabat managed to lock the fourth place after recorded a time of 1 minute 47.681 seconds. While in the fifth position is occupied Suzstar Ecstar Team racer Alex Rins. The Spaniard recorded a time of 1 minute 47.743 seconds.
However, the two favorite champions Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso have poor results in this qualifying section. The Repsol Honda rider had to settle for sixth place start, while Dovizioso will start the race from eighth place.
Bad results also obtained by the two Yamaha Movistar riders, Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi. Vinales will start from the ninth place, while Rossi started the race from the 11th position.
Here are the full results of Argentina 2018 MotoGP qualification.
Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 1m 47.153s [Lap 8/8] 319km/h (Top Speed)
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 47.330s +0.177s [Lap 6/7] 310k
Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 47.365s +0.212s [Lap 6/7] 315k
Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 1m 47.681s +0.528s [Lap 6/7] 312k
Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 47.743s +0.590s [Lap 6/8] 310k
Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 47.754s +0.601s [Lap 7/7] 314k
Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 47.845s +0.692s [Lap 7/8] 317k
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 48.247s +1.094s [Lap 5/6] 313k
Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 49.044s +1.891s [Lap 8/8] 314k
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 49.304s +2.151s [Lap 7/7] 317k
Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 49.326s +2.173s [Lap 8/8] 310k
Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 49.975s +2.822s [Lap 6/7] 309k
Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 1m 49.878s 312k
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 50.063s 318k
Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 50.175s 313k
Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 50.324s 309k
Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 1m 50.364s 313k
Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 1m 50.449s 319k
Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 1m 50.606s 314k
Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 50.833s 308k
Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 51.007s 310k
Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 51.012s 306k
Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 51.142s 307k
Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 51.387s 312k