Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team
Spaniard leads from first to last and wins by personal best margin.
– Bad weather was expected at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, but the race was actually held in dry conditions.
– Márquez’s winning margin of 9.816 seconds is his biggest winning margin of all time in MotoGP.
Márquez started from pole position and was never headed, lapping at
around half a second quicker than the field for the majority of the
– The reigning world champion could have won by an
even bigger margin, but slowed towards the end to protect himself from
any potential issues with his rear tyre.
– Rossi and
Dovizioso were in a battle for second place that was eventually settled
on the final lap when Rossi passed Dovizioso up the inside at Turn 7 to
take the runner-up spot.
– The result sees Márquez overtake Dovizioso in the overall standings, with Rossi moving up to third position.
Dovizioso revealed: “Happy for the podium, because when we came here it
was our target, but I’m not happy in the way the tyre worked during the
race and I had to stay in front to manage the tyres.”
– Jorge Lorenzo had to settle for 12th place after admitting prior to the race that he’s taking things cautiously on his return from injury.
– Red Bull KTM Factory duo Pol Espargaro and Johann Zarco finished 10th and 15th respectively, while Red Bull KTM Tech 3 pair Miguel Oliveira and Hafizh Syahrin were placed 11th and 16th respectively.
Argentina GP result
1. Marc Márquez (SPA) Repsol Honda 41m 43.688s
2. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Monster Yamaha +9.816s
3. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Ducati Team +10.530s
4. Jack Miller (AUS) Pramac Racing +12.140s
5. Alex Rins (SPA) Suzuki Ecstar +12.563s
2019 MotoGP rider standings: