2019 Argentina MotoGP: Márquez storms to victory

In 2018, the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo observe in Argentina performed host to a scintillating battle between Valentino Rossi and Marc Márquez. The Spaniard needed to combat his means again to the entrance of the grid owing to a ride-through penalty; and an incident with Rossi led to a different 30sec penalty that resulted in an 18th place end for Márquez. This yr, nonetheless, was a totally totally different story for each riders, with Márquez dominating the 2019 Argentina GP. Márquez completed over 9.8sec forward of Rossi, who secured 2nd place after a tussle with Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso.

Beginning on pole, Márquez made a near-perfect begin and instantly constructed a lead. In latter phases of the race, this benefit stretched to over 12sec. His manufacturing facility Honda teammate, Jorge Lorenzo, then again, fell again to so far as 19th place earlier than regaining locations to complete in 17th place – the identical place he began in.

With Márquez nicely forward of the remainder of the pack all through the race, the battle for 2nd place noticed essentially the most motion. Contemporary from his Qatar GP win, Dovizioso spent more often than not preventing Rossi for 2nd place and had as many as 5 different riders chasing after them. One among them was Suzuki’s Alex Rins, who began in 16th place and put in a robust efficiency to complete fifth. His teammate Joan Mir needed to retire from the race with simply 4 laps to go.

Rossi's teammate Maverick Vinales regarded set to take seventh place earlier than being taken out by the Petronas SRT Yamaha of Franco Morbidelli on the final lap at Flip 7. With the incident taking each riders out of rivalry, manufacturing facility Ducati rider Danilo Petrucci was promoted to sixth place.

Cal Crutchlow stood an opportunity to be a part of the rostrum combat however was handed a ride-through penalty after leaping the beginning, and he might solely get better to complete down in 13th. Johann Zarco completed 15th for the second race in a row whereas Aprilia rider Andrea Iannone was final to complete, at 17th. It was a day to overlook for Avintia Ducati with each Tito Rabat and Karel Abraham crashing out.

After Argentina, Márquez sits on the high of the championship with 45 factors, four factors forward of Dovizioso. third within the championship is Valentino Rossi, with 31 factors. The subsequent race is ready to happen on April 14, on the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas.

Outcomes

POS

RIDER

TEAM

LAPS

GAP

1

Marc Márquez

Honda

25

41m43.688s

2

Valentino Rossi

Yamaha

25

+9.816s

three

Andrea Dovizioso

Ducati

25

+10.530s

four

Jack Miller

Pramac Ducati

25

+12.140s

5

Alex Rins

Suzuki

25

+12.563s

6

Danilo Petrucci

Ducati

25

+13.750s

7

Takaaki Nakagami

LCR Honda

25

+18.160s

eight

Fabio Quartararo

Petronas Yamaha

25

+20.403s

9

Aleix Espargaro

Aprilia

25

+25.292s

10

Pol Espargaro

KTM

25

+25.679s

11

Miguel Oliveira

Tech3 KTM

25

+25.855s

12

Jorge Lorenzo

Honda

25

+27.497s

13

Cal Crutchlow

LCR Honda

25

+31.398s

14

Francesco Bagnaia

Pramac Ducati

25

+32.893s

15

Johann Zarco

KTM

25

+33.372s

16

Hafizh Syahrin

Tech3 KTM

25

+35.545s

17

Andrea Iannone

Aprilia

25

+38.238s

Maverick Vinales

Yamaha

24

Retirement

Franco Morbidelli

Petronas Yamaha

24

Retirement

Joan Mir

Suzuki

21

Retirement

Tito Rabat

Avintia Ducati

15

Retirement

Karel Abraham

Avintia Ducati

14

Retirement

 

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