With the sun finally with the paddock in Argentina the good weather lead to a highly competitive Moto3 session, before making the track slippery and wind appearing for the last class to take to the track, Moto2.
Despite this both qualifying sessions shared similar qualities, with the track record dropping further and the closing seconds being crucial, and record altering.
|Close, lap after lap - Rabat at work but settles for second Photo EG 0,0 Marc VDS|
Moto3 got qualifying started and initially it was Danny Kent who looked to have control and a strong candidate to top the timesheets at the flag. His controlled and dominant performance for Leopard racing was halted by a last lap dash by Red Bull KTM rider Miguel Oilveira, giving the manufacturer their first pole this year.
Kent's time remained good enough for second, with Nico Antonelli completing the front row for Ongetta Rivacold.
Efren Vazquez (Leopard Racing) took fourth after staying on his bike following contact which could have easily lead to a crash, Isaac Vinales (Husqvarna Factory Laglisse) early lap held on for fifth, with Karel Hanika having a return to form in sixth for Red Bull KTM.
Jorge Navarro ( Estrella Galicia 0,0) was top rookie in seventh, his team-mate Fabio Quartararo could only manage 16th on his first tour around Rio Hondo.
Romano Fenati (Sky Racing Team VR 46) made a late surge to push for eighth, one place ahead of another well performing rookie, Hiroki Ono for Leopard Racing. Enea Bastianini completed the top ten for Gresini.