Argentina MotoGP Results


Round 2 of the MotoGP championship was held in Argentina earlier today under somewhat complicated circumstances. Due to a problem that resulted in a Michelin tire used by Scott Redding (Ducati) during practice de-laminating, the race required riders to change tires (or bikes) between laps 9 and 11. Although none of the tires appeared to fail during the race, there were several crashes.

The winner of Round 1, Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), got the holeshot, but quickly faded to 7th position before crashing out just prior to the tire/bike change. Marc Marquez (Honda) and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) battled closely at the front before changing bikes on lap 10.

After the changeover, Marquez (who had saved his better bike for the second half of the race) quickly gaped Rossi, who was then caught by Suzuki’s Maverick Viñales and the two factory Ducatis ridden by Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Ianonne. After Viñales crashed out of a podium position, both factory Ducatis passed Rossi and appeared set to take the 2nd and 3rd spot on the podium behind Marquez. Two corners from the checkered flag, Ianonne aggressively dove under his teammate and low-sided, taking both Ducatis out and handing second place to Rossi. Dani Pedrosa (Honda) was well behind the leaders, but was gifted third place as a result of several crashes in front of him.

Marquez now leads the points. For additional details, results and points, visit the official MotoGP site. Here are the results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 168.4 34’13.628
2 20 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 167.8 +7.679
3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 166.2 +28.100
4 13 50 Eugene LAVERTY IRL Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 165.5 +36.542
5 11 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 165.5 +36.711
6 10 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 165.4 +37.245
7 9 6 Stefan BRADL GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 165.1 +41.353
8 8 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 164.4 +50.709
9 7 53 Tito RABAT SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 164.4 +50.983
10 6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 163.6 +1’01.388
11 5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 163.0 +1’08.868
12 4 51 Michele PIRRO ITA OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 162.2 +1’18.987
13 3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 161.1 +1’33.419
Not Classified
29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Ducati Team Ducati 167.8 1 Lap
35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda Honda 164.2 1 Lap
25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 167.5 3 Laps
45 Scott REDDING GBR OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 165.2 5 Laps
76 Loris BAZ FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 161.7 8 Laps
99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 167.9 15 Laps
43 Jack MILLER AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 166.8 17 Laps
68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 164.1 18 Laps

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