MotoGP Termas: Miller takes pole with slick-tyre gamble
Pramac Ducati’s Jack Miller had snatched his maiden MotoGP pole position in Argentina with a massive gamble on slick tyres to beat Dani Pedrosa by less than two-tenths of a second with Johann Zarco completing the front row.
Miller proved that fortune favours the brave and the young Australian was the first to switch to slicks as the Termas De Rio Hondo tarmac began to dry.
After nearly crashing on two separate laps as he pushed through standing water in turns seven and eight, Miller kept it all together for his first-ever pole position – and the first for his country since Casey Stoner retired.
Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow also both opted for slicks on their second runs but quickly changed their minds. Another pit stop meant they ran out of time to set quick laps on wets and finished in sixth and tenth respectively.
Zarco takes his sixth front-row start on the bounce while Tito Rabat is in the middle of the second row after following Pedrosa around to finish only half a second off the pole time.
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