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    Default 2019 Argentine GP - Dominant Marquez and Rossi's Podium

    The second round of MotoGP Championship, 2019 Argentine GP, took place at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo. Here’s the coverage of Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina.



    2019 Argentine GP - Moto3



    It turned out to be a wonderful weekend for the Spanish youngster, Jaume Masia as he qualified on pole and went on to win a nail-biting race on Sunday. Masia held his nerves and raced on consistently and took the win after a last final-corner sweep to the front. The race was a constant battle as the lead was being exchanged like pleasantries between the riders. Darryn Binder, the South African young man, took the second place in the race. In the 3rd place was Tony Arbolino who was a constant part of the leading pack. This also marks the first time when a rider who started from pole, winning the race in South America.

    Niccolo Antonelli took 4th followed by Ayuma Sasaki at 5th which is also his best-ever finish. It was a bit of a mixed day for the local hero, Gabriel Rodrigo who was pushed off the podium step in the very last few seconds of the race but the youngster showed tremendous skill as he was also a regular at the front. He finished at the 6th position. It was a bit of a surprise to see Lorenzo Dalla Porta missing on the podium as he too made quite a few appearances in the top 3 but the promising young rider finished in 7th place. Kaito Toba, race winner in Qatar, climbed back from a miserable race start to end his day in 10, good enough to retain the championship points lead head into the Austin Texas race in two weeks.

    2019 Argentine GP - Moto2



    Moto2 had a dramatic start to the race as the pole-sitter Xavi Vierge, much to his disappointment, did not make the race start after a technical problem. It was a great outing for the young Australian Remy Gardner, took the lead early in the race. But his getaway was hounded continuously by Alex Marquez and Marcel Schrotter. Lorenzo Baldasarri, the winner of the QatarGP was the one with the last laugh as he swept to the front with two laps remaining and was successful in opening up a significant gap. He finished first followed by Remy Gardner in 2nd place, his first Moto2 podium. A late charge by Alex Marquez saw him finish 3rd.

    Iker Lecuona took 4th and Brad Binder’s late pass on Marcel Schrotter earned him a 5th place finish and Schrotter a 6th. Luca Marini had a great race as he finished 7th after starting from the 13th place. Jorge Navarro on 8th, Enea Bastianini on 9th and Somkiat Chantra on 10th completed the top 10.

    2019 Argentine GP - MotoGP



    How dominant can Marc Marquez be? Let us tell you, as he showed us in the race yesterday. He grabbed the holeshot, extended his lead within 2 corners and then kept increasing the lead as he rode to victory. Within two laps he had a 2-second lead on the field and the Spaniard eventually extended it to 15-seconds! That was before he relaxed into a 9-second win. He now leads the championship as MotoGP heads to Circuit of the Americas, where he has never lost!

    Yes, there was a race too. A different one from the one Marquez won in every sense of the word. The rest of the field had a tight race as Valentino Rossi, who finished 2nd sliced his way through Andrea Dovizioso in the last lap. Seeing Rossi back on the podium delighted the VR46 fans which was evident from the noise that the crowd made when he made the move on DesmoDovi. Jack Miller finished in 4th which was not a surprise as the Australian rider had been fast all weekend. What came as a surprise (or not) was Alex Rins’ late charge which saw him finish in 5th place after he started from the 16th place.

    Danilo Pertucci finished 6th after a mid-race fight with Miller, Franco Morbidelli and Maverick Vinales. But, an incident involving Vinales and Morbidelli, where the latter clipped the rear of Vinales, sent both of them into the gravel with half a lap to go. As a result of that, Takaki Nakagami took 7th followed by Fabio Quartararo in 8th, Aleix Espargaro in 9th and Pol Espargaro in 10th.

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    Default Re: 2019 Argentine GP - Dominant Marquez and Rossi's Podium

    Quote Originally Posted by NewsReaper View Post
    The second round of MotoGP Championship, 2019 Argentine GP, took place at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo. Here’s the coverage of Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina.
    A great race indeed!

    Marc was running his own race, won with nearly with 10 secs gap!
    GOAT still going strong, fighting till that last lap and overtake on Dovi before last few turns was good old days Rossi charm back in action.

    Well Lorenzo? He kept blaming on Ducati was hard bike to ride for his poor performance, now same story with lack luster performance inspite of having the best bike from Honda as proven by Marc.

    Sad that the Vinales was taken down, Cal great comeback after the drive through penalty, Jack Ass Miller surely needs a factory seat next year(Lorenzo please make way?)

    Overall so much better racing than the boring Formula 1 race with took place hours before.
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