Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo finished second to record his first front row start of the season on Saturday qualifying for the Gran Premio Red Bull de la Republica Argentina.
The 2010 and 2012 World Champion jumped three places further up to second, securing his first front row start of the season with a 1’38.425 second lap, 0.742s from pole after he pitted to switch to the softer rear tyre option.
“It was better entering the corner and also gave us more traction so I could be a bit faster. I pushed at the maximum with the soft tyre to make a fast lap time and was able to make it. We are trying our best to be as competitive as possible and take the maximum so we are satisfied with the result,” he explained.