Argentine Grand Prix
Race Ended
Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo - 9th April
Fastest Lap - M.Vinales 1:39.694
Rider Team Time FLs
6 1
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 41:45.060 3 25
7 2
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +2.915 0 20
3 3
LCR Honda +3.754 0 16
10 4
Pull and Bear Aspar Team +6.523 0 13
14 5
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +15.504 0 11
11 6
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +18.241 0 10
4 7
OCTO Pramac Racing +20.046 0 9
15 8
OCTO Pramac Racing +25.480 0 8
17 9
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +25.665 0 7
2 10
Pull and Bear Aspar Team +26.403 0 6
9 11
Reale Avintia Racing +26.952 0 5
20 12
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +41.875 0 4
21 13
Reale Avintia Racing +42.770 0 3
18 14
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +43.085 0 2
19 15
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +43.452 0 1
12 16
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +46.219 0 0
8 -
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Crashed Out 0 0
23 -
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Retired 0 0
16 -
Ducati Team Crashed Out 0 0
13 -
Ducati Team Crashed Out 0 0
5 -
Repsol Honda Team Crashed Out 0 0
22 -
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Crashed Out 0 0
1 -
Repsol Honda Team Crashed Out 2 0
Live Commentary
Summary: Vinales' dream rookie season continued at the Argentine Grand Prix as the young Spaniard cruised to his second victory on the trot, ahead of teammate Rossi and Crutchlow, who rounded out the podium.

Bautista drove an impressive race to finish fourth. Zarco was fifth some ways behind, holding off Folger.

Petrucci was seventh. Rounding out the top-10 were Redding, Miller and Abraham, all covered under a second.

Marquez was the most notable of the seven retirements today, going out of the race with a costly mistake by his own admission.

Vinales is the first Yamaha rider since Wayne Rainey in 1990 to win the opening two premier-class grand prix races of the year.

That concludes our coverage for the weekend. Join us here again in two weeks' time for the American Grand Prix from Texas.
Lap 25: Vinales starts out on the final lap with a comfortable lead of over 3 seconds on Rossi. VINALES WINS He becomes the first Yamaha rider since Wayne Rainey in 1990 to win the opening two premier-class Grand Prix races of the year. Rossi holds off Crutchlow for P2. Both KTM riders Espargaro and Smith finish in the points.
Lap 24: Folger is through on Petrucci for P6. It was a very late move, with both riders sideways at the end of the braking zone.
Lap 23: If the finishing order stays as it is, Rossi would move up into second behind his teammate Vinales in the rider standings, bumping Dovizioso down a notch to third.
Lap 22: Vinales is quite lively on corner entry, pitching the Yamaha sideways before gathering it back up with smooth acceleration.
Lap 21: Rossi has been unable to make any inroads on Vinales lead as the gap is now up to 3 seconds.
Lap 20: Bautista with the fastest lap. Crutchlow is coming off three consecutive retirements so perhaps he will settle for P3 behind Rossi here with a handful of laps to go but we all know that is not his style..
Lap 19: With seven laps to go, Rossi starts to take peeks inside Crutchlow. He is peeking no more as he kicks the door open and dives past Crutchlow for P2.
Lap 18: If Vinales wins, he will be the first Yamaha rider since Wayne Rainey in 1990 to win the opening two premier-class Grand Prix races of the year.
Lap 17: Dovizioso’s second place finish in 2015 was the only podium finish for a Ducati rider in Argentina and following his and Lorenzo's retirements today, that streak will continue.
Lap 16: Vinales wiggles a bit under braking for tricky Turn 2. He will want to be careful with such a handy lead.
Lap 15: Aleix Espargaro has caught up to Dovizioso in P7. Unfortuantely he catches him, literally this time, after losing the front and bowling over the innocent Dovizioso, sending both riders out of the race. Espargaro immediately walks up to Dovizioso to apologise.
Lap 14: Pedrosa down! He was running in P4 and he loses the front just like his teammate Marquez earlier. He is able to walk away from his wrecked ride but his race is run. What a disastrous weekend for Repsol Honda.
Lap 13: Petrucci dives under Bautista for a moment before running wide and handing back P6 to the Aspar rider. We hear Lowes' retirement was due to a gearbox issue.
Lap 12: Lowes, who was running down in P19, has come into the pits. Pedrosa is through on Petrucci and has finally made it stick for good for P5.
Lap 11: Zarco, who impressed us in Qatar, continues to do so as he scythes underneath Petrucci to snatch P4.
Lap 10: Zarco is through on Pedrosa to crack the top-5. Rossi has been shaving time off Crutchlow consistently and is now right on his tail.
Lap 9: Another fastest lap from Vinales, who has so far into his rookie season, been immaculate in his measured aggression. Petrucci outbrakes Pedrosa for P4 after the latter had gotten past briefly. Zarco fends off a move from Bautista.
Lap 8: Race leader Vinales with the fastest lap. Rins has crashed in Turn 13. On replay, we see he lost the front.
Lap 7: The Petrucci-Pedrosa battle has not let up one bit as Pedrosa runs right on Petrucci's tail through the esses, looking to spring a move any time now.
Lap 6: Iannone serves his ride through penalty for jumping the start. We see a seething and disconsolate Marquez in the LCR Honda pits.
Lap 5: Zarco and Dovizioso have a spirited battle going for P6. Quite a drive from Zarco, it has to be said, after starting P14. We learn Lorenzo's fall was possibly caused from contact with Iannone, who we now know had jumped the start.
Lap 4: MARQUEZ DOWN! He loses the front on corner entry and he slides on his back while his LCR Honda goes for a tumble. He cannot believe it as he curses his luck. Iannone will have a ride though penalty for jumping the start.
Lap 3: Marquez sets the fastest lap, half a second quicker than his closest pursuer Crutchlow, who has both hands full with Vinales and Rossi. Vinales is through on Crutchlow. Now can he reel in Marquez?
Lap 2: Yellow flags in Turn 1 due to Lorenzo's stricken Ducati so no overtaking there. Pedrosa is through on Petrucci but Petrucci goes back inside Pedrosa as they duel over P5.
Lap 1: The five red lights go out and the Argentine Grand Prix is GO!! Good getaway from Marquez to lead into Turn 1, with Crutchlow in tow. Lorenzo is down! His Ducati is lying down on the grass as he scampers to get it going again but gives up soon after to retire for the day. Vinales is swarming all over Crutchlow, who is rapidly losing sight of leader Marquez.
Preview: Hello and welcome to the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit for the running of the Argentine Grand Prix, the venue's second Moto GP event after last year's successful inaugural meet. However, this year’s event is the fourteenth motorcycle grand prix to be held in Argentina. The first Argentinean GP took place in 1961 and was held in Buenos Aires; the first time that a grand prix had taken place outside of Europe. Not all of the top riders attended the event and the 52 lap, 203 km, 500cc race was won by home rider Jorge Kissling from fellow countryman Juan Carlos Salatino, riding for Matchless and Norton respectively. The current circuit was constructed in 2008 and reconditioned, enlarged and modernized in 2012. Like most modern venues, it is mostly flat and made up of slow and medium speed bends along with a couple of fast kinks. At the end of a wet qualifying session on Saturday, Marquez was quickest of them all. He will start from pole alongside Abraham and Crutchlow. 23 riders will take the green.
Temp: 20°C
Forecast: Sunny
Track: Dry

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