Moto GP – Argentina GP – Race
As clouds keep pounding considerable quantities of water at Temas del Rio Hondo, as riders align on the grid and prepare to face the wet conditions of the Argentina GP. With newest pole sitter Alex Marquez, preparing to lead the pack as the light were turning off.
A declared wet race was underway and the riders sail off their respective positions, with Marco Bezzecchi gaining the best of the pack and leading the race. Meanwhile Alex Marquez and Franco Morbidelli started a battle for 2nd, with Marini, Zarco, Bagnaia and Aleix on the hunt at the fron spots. Brad Binder was the first incident of the race, as the rider wasn’t unable to replicate what he did on yesterday’s sprint race.
Fabio Quatararo was also affected on a separated accident with Takaaki Nakagami, leaving the former world champion at the back of the group, with possibility to create a comeback. Race leader was starting to go away, as Bezzecchi quickly develop a gap from Alex Marquez and Francesco Bagnaia. With Morbidelli running alone at 4th and a small group formed, between Di Giannantonio, Zarco, Rins, Miller and Martin.
As race develops, several battles were forming on different areas of the circuit, as Bagnaia attempted on Alex Marquez, Miller and Quartarato climbing places on the standings and Bezzecchi far away by more than 6 seconds. As Bagnaia finally overtook Alex, it looked like a secured 2nd for the current world champion, but then a dramatic incident saw the Ducati rider falling on the standings and rejoining as 16th place and outside from the points. As Marquez recovers 2nd, meanwhile an inspired Zarco just took 3rd from Morbidelli and started to close the gap with Marquez.
As Miller and Quartarato kept cooking their comeback, both riders were 6th and 7th respectively. With Jorge Martin and Franco Morbidelli at 5th and 4th. Then Zarco was making a final push for 2nd at the last laps, just like he did in Portugal. The French rider quickly close the gap and had on attacking distance to Alex Marquez, the Pramac bike made a bold move on the Gresini bike and took 2nd place with a few corners to go. As Bezzecchi took the chequered flag and archieved his maiden win on Moto GP, for the rider and the recently born team.
1. Marco Bezzecchi /// 2. Johann Zarco /// 3. Alex Marquez
4. Franco Morbidelli /// 5. Jorge Martin /// 6. Jack Miller
7. Fabio Quatararo /// 8. Luca Marini /// 9. Alex Rins
10. Fabio Di Giannantonio /// 11. Augusto Fernandez /// 12. Maverick Viñales
13. Takaaki Nakagami /// 14. Raul Fernandez /// 15. Aleix Espargaro
16. Francesco Bagnaia /// 17. Brad Binder
A complicated race from many riders, but not for Marco Bezzecchi, as the Mooney VR46 bike makes his triumphant debut on the top spot of the podium. As Bagnaia finishes without points on the race day, significant overall standings shakes up, as many riders could look for an opportunity to enter the championship contention, as the championship starts to develop further. Next up, Spain in 4 weeks from today.