Marc Marquez wins Argentina Grand Prix

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World champion Marc Marquez received the Argentina MotoGP on Sunday forward of bitter rival Valentino Rossi.

Honda rider Marquez claimed his 45th profession victory within the elite class, ending 10 seconds forward of Rossi on a Yamaha.

Andrea Dovizioso, who received the season-opener in Qatar, was third on a Ducati.

Marquez, chasing a sixth MotoGP world title, now leads the 2019 championship after two rounds of the 19-race collection.

As Marquez was not often threatened in Sunday’s race, the wheel-to-wheel motion was being ratcheted up behind him as Rossi and Dovizioso switched locations 12 instances.

However 40-year-old Rossi had the final snicker, pouncing on a Dovizioso error on the final lap to take second place on the identical circuit the place 12 months in the past he had collided with Marquez and crashed out.

Australia’s Jack Miller on a Ducati-Pramac was fourth, Alex Rins of Spain on a Suzuki was fifth forward of Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci.

Earlier, Italy’s Lorenzo Baldassarri received the Moto2 race with Remy Gardner, the son of 1987 world 500cc champion Wayne Gardner, taking second place.

Baldassarri, on a Kalex, made his push for victory 4 laps from the top at Termas de Rio Hondo to disclaim 21-year-old Gardner of Australia with Alex Marquez of Spain in third.

It was a primary world championship podium for Gardner.

The 22-year-old Baldassarri leads the world championship having additionally received the opening spherical in Qatar earlier this month whereas Gardner is second, 17 factors behind the Italian.

“It was an excellent race and necessary victory for the crew,” mentioned Baldassarri. “I knew that I couldn’t battle at the beginning, I needed to handle the tyres so I targeting the top of the race.”

Spain’s Jaume Masia, on a KTM, claimed a maiden Moto3 victory, edging out South Africa’s Daryn Binder and Tony Arbolino of Italy on the road.

Having began the race on pole, Masia regained the lead on the final lap, erasing the distress of his first-lap fall in Qatar.

“It’s unimaginable. I’ve to thank my crew and my followers,” mentioned the Spaniard.

Japan’s Kaito Toba retains the general world championship lead after a 10th place end on Sunday to observe his victory in Qatar.

He has 31 factors with Italy’s Lorenzo Dalla Porta in second on 29. Masia strikes into third spot, an extra two factors again.





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