Having topped Saturday’s second practice session forward of team-mate Maverick Vinales, Espargaro went on to take the front spot on Sunday’s grid, his first pole begin since he was a Suzuki rider in 2015 at Barcelona.
Becoming a member of him on the entrance row is Jorge Martin, who will line up second for Pramac, whereas MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi’s brother Marini gave VR46 its first entrance row within the premier class when he shot to 3rd late on.
The massive shock of qualifying got here in Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia failing to exit Q1 having dropped into it in a irritating FP2 session.
Qualifying got here late on Saturday after a disrupted grand prix weekend which noticed Friday’s running cancelled amid freight delays following the final spherical in Indonesia.
Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing
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5 cargo flights had been despatched from Lombok to take freight from the nation following the second spherical of the 2022 marketing campaign to Tucuman in Argentina, the place it will then be pushed to Termas de Rio Hondo.
Nonetheless, mechanical points with two planes throughout layovers this week resulted in delays in freight arriving in Argentina.
Gresini Racing and VR46 had been the worst affected groups, with none of their tools arriving till early on Saturday, whereas the manufacturing facility Ducati squad and KTM had been additionally affected.
With no FP3 going down this weekend as a result of revised schedule, the qualifying teams had been selected the mixed order on the finish of FP2.
Sunday’s 25-lap 2022 MotoGP Argentina GP will happen at three:00pm (7:00pm BST).
2022 Argentina Grand Prix: Full qualifying outcomes: