Argentine Grand Prix
Race Ended
Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo - 8th April
Fastest Lap - M.Marquez 1:39.902
Rider Team Time FLs
10 1
LCR Honda 40:36.342 0 25
3 2
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +0.251 1 20
5 3
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +2.501 0 16
1 4
Alma Pramac Racing +4.390 0 13
9 5
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +14.941 0 11
8 6
Ducati Team +22.533 0 10
4 7
Reale Avintia Racing +23.026 0 9
12 8
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +23.921 0 8
23 9
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +24.311 0 7
18 10
Alma Pramac Racing +26.003 0 6
16 11
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +31.022 0 5
15 12
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +31.891 0 4
24 13
LCR Honda +32.452 0 3
22 14
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +42.061 0 2
14 15
Ducati Team +42.274 0 1
19 16
Angel Nieto Team +42.625 0 0
20 17
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +43.350 0 0
6 18
Repsol Honda Team +43.860 8 0
11 19
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +52.082 0 0
13 20
Angel Nieto Team +63.944 0 0
17 21
Reale Avintia Racing +70.144 0 0
7 -
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Retired 0 0
21 -
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Crashed Out 0 0
2 -
Repsol Honda Team Crashed Out 0 0
Live Commentary
Summary: Crutchlow won a race that few will likely ever forget. The Argentine Grand Prix was one for the ages and not just for the riveting four-way battle for the lead that culminated in the 'British Bulldog' earning his third career victory, holding off Zarco and leaving him without an elusive first win.

Rins rounded out the podium after contending for the win numerous times, while polesitter Miller missed out on the champagne entirely with a fourth place result.

Marquez finished fifth but the Spaniard was as much the story of the race as winner Crutchlow for his irresponsible riding and sheer lack of respect for fellow riders. After a penalty for a starting grid infringment, the reigning champion literally drove through opponents like Aleix Espargaro and Rossi, picking up multiple penalties, including the last one which relegated him to a 19th place finish, out of the points.

So Vinales would finish fifth instead, ahead of a cautious ride from Dovizioso to sixth. Rookie Rabat drove a solid race to finish seventh, holding off Iannone. Also with a strong rookie showing was Syahrin, scoring his first points in ninth while Petrucci rounded out the top-10 starters.

Crutchlow leads the standings with the victory, three points ahead of Dovizioso. The series returns to action in just a couple of weeks' time for the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas!
Lap 24: FINAL LAP! Can Crutchlow bring it home in the lead? Or will Zarco finally claw his way to that coveted first win? CRUTCHLOW WINS! Zarco threw everything he had at him but it was not enough to destablize the Brit's steely resolve. A 30-second penalty for Marquez for irresponsible riding. Rins brings home a podium finish, ahead of a disappointed Miller. Marquez finished P5 but the penalty drops him down to P18, moving Vinales to the top-5. Marquez walks over to the Yamaha garage to apologize to Rossi but he is refuted by the Yamaha crew!
Lap 23: Crutchlow slipstreams past Zarco to snatch back the lead! Zarco gets out of shape under acceleration but stays with Crutchlow. Meanwhile, Rossi has managed to get back on his Yamaha and resume the fray but he is down in P19 with just one lap to go!
Lap 22: Not surprisingly, the incident involving Marquez and Rossi is being looked into by the stewards. Rins comes back into contention, moving past Crutchlow for P2 but the British bulldog immediately chews his way back past!
Lap 21: Marquez throws it inside Rossi in Turn 13 in a manner similar to his contact with Aleix Espargaro earlier and that sends the Italian rider crashing down. Meanwhile, Zarco has taken the lead from Crutchlow!
Lap 20: Crutchlow with a huge moment out of Turn 4! How long can he keep on riding this way?! Rossi will not believe it but Marquez has closed up on the Italian and likely to find a way past before the lap is run.
Lap 19: Miller gets out of shape, running wide and handing the lead over to Crutchlow! The Aussie has lost touch with the top-3 after that.
Lap 18: Crutchlow swings the tail around with a lurid drift, with the tread starting to visibly wear. Marquez swallows up Dovizioso for P7. An amazing comeback ride from the world champion continues.
Lap 17: The top-4 continues to snake through the bends, with absolutely nothing in it between them. Crutchlow pounces on Zarco for P3, which becomes P2, as Rins runs wide and loses the lead, dropping to P4!
Lap 16: Marquez cracks the top-10 with a move on Iannone, who will no doubt be envying his Suzuki teammate Rins challenging for the lead. Rins is through on Miller, for good this time, holding the lead for more than just one corner!
Lap 15: Vinales has finally taken Dovizioso for P5 and then Rossi moves past as well as the Ducati rider runs wide in Turn 1, a corner he has been struggling with for quite some laps. Rins is through on Miller but wait, he runs wide again, smoking pouring out of his Suzuki's rear tyre.
Lap 14: Dovizioso is bucking and weaving as he tries to stay in front of VinaLES. Rins dives inside Miller but runs wide AGAIN, still managing to hold P2.
Lap 13: Marquez is back in the points, currently running P14 and looking to move up further.
Lap 12: The Yamaha boys Vinales and Rossi have made it past Rabat, up to P6 and P7 now, hot on the heels of Dovizioso for P5. Rins tries to outbrake Miller for the lead into Turn 5 but runs wide!
Lap 11: Another position gained by Marquez, up to P16, getting by Luthi and Nakagami but it's for naught as he has to drop a place due to his rough pass on Espargaro. So he falls back to P17 behind Luthi before streaking back past moments later!
Lap 10: Aleix Espargaro gets the bump-n-run from an absolutely fired-up Marquez heading into the final corner! That was dangerous and Marquez knows it, as he raises his arm to apologize but Espargaro was likely too busy gathering control of his bike to notice!
Lap 9: Malaysian rookie Syahrin is enjoying a solid race in P9, running behind Rossi.
Lap 8: With Marquez likely out of contention for victory, it is wide open at the front now! Miller leads but just barely, as a hungry pack of riders including Rins, Zarco and Crutchlow runs less than a second behind the Aussie.
Lap 7: Marquez drops out of the lead and serves his ride-through penalty and Miller is back in the lead! After serving his penalty, Marquez is down in P19. How far can he climb back up the order?
Lap 6: RIDE THROUGH PENALTY FOR LEADER MARQUEZ! His Repsol Honda team manager Alberto Puig is visibly livid! Just as Marquez set the fastest lap too.
Lap 5: Marquez has apparently broken the rules by delaying the start. White flag - Riders are now allowed to come into the pits and swap bikes.
Lap 4: Rookie Rabat has his hands full with a charging Dovizioso behind him looking for P7.
Lap 3: Zarco sets the fastest lap in P3. He is one of the few riders in the pack running the soft front tyre instead of the medium. Marquez's maneuver at the race start is currently under investigation.
Lap 2: PEDROSA DOWN! A huge highside after being nudged out wide by Zarco in the penultimate corner. He is able to walk away from that. Marquez easily cruises past Miller on the back straight and takes over the lead.
Lap 1: A bizzare starting grid with Miller on his pole position but everyone else miles behind! Marquez has a problem with his motor but he manages to fire it up again. However, he is not in his correct place on the starting grid. The red lights are out and the Argentine Grand Prix is GO! Miller leads, of course, while Marquez is up to P4. A big moment for Zarco and he loses P3. Dovizioso runs wide while Marquez SQUEEZES teammate Pedrosa for P2!
Preview: Hello and welcome to the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit for the Argentine Grand Prix! Making its debut on the Moto GP schedule last year, the track was built in 2007 but underwent significant modifications five years later, resulting in a thoroughly modern facility suitable for the most exotic motorcycles in the world to put on their show. And put on a show they did in qualifying yesterday as the wild Jack Miller stormed to his first career pole in changing track conditions. The Aussie came out of nowhere in the dying moments of the session to pip Pedrosa for the top starting position. Zarco will complete the front-row starters ahead of Rabat, Rins and Marquez on row two. It was a trying session for Ducati and only Dovizioso scraped out of Q1 to go on to net the eighth starting spot in Q2. Among other notables, Vinales and Rossi will line up ninth and 11th respectively while Lorenzo will be mired back in a distant 14th. Xavier Simeon was the quickest among the rookie crop, qualifying 17th, edging out 2017 Moto2 champion Franco Morbidelli, long-time Moto2 ace Thomas Luthi, along with Takaaki Nakagami and Hafizh Syahrin! The start has been delayed due to track-related safety conditions after the race was already declared a dry race. A lot of teams and riders have been caught out by the decision and none too pleased.
Temp: 21°C
Forecast: Overcast
Track: Damp

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