MotoGP: Race Results from Argentina

04/27/2014 @ 11:46 am, by Jensen Beeler11 COMMENTS


MotoGP Race Results from the Argentinean GP at Termas de Rio Hondo, Argentina:

Pos. Rider Team Bike KM/H Diff.
1 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 173.0 41’39.821
2 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda 172.9 +1.837
3 Jorge LORENZO Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 172.8 +3.201
4 Valentino ROSSI Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 172.6 +4.898
5 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 171.9 +15.029
6 Andrea IANNONE Pramac Racing Ducati 171.6 +19.447
7 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 171.3 +24.192
8 Pol ESPARGARO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 171.0 +29.118
9 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati 170.7 +33.673
10 Hiroshi AOYAMA Drive M7 Aspar Honda 170.0 +43.279
11 Nicky HAYDEN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 170.0 +43.352
12 Yonny HERNANDEZ Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 169.9 +44.819
13 Karel ABRAHAM Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 169.9 +45.178
14 Scott REDDING GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 169.7 +48.656
15 Aleix ESPARGARO NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 169.4 +52.250
16 Hector BARBERA Avintia Racing Avintia 169.4 +53.505
17 Michele PIRRO Ducati Team Ducati 169.3 +53.669
18 Michael LAVERTY Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 169.1 +56.570
19 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia Racing Avintia 168.7 +1’03.140
20 Colin EDWARDS NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 168.5 +1’05.760
21 Broc PARKES Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 167.8 +1’16.722
Not Classified
Alvaro BAUTISTA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 0 Lap
Danilo PETRUCCI IodaRacing Project ART 0 Lap

Source: MotoGP; Photo: HRC

  • L2C

    Well done, Pedro!

  • Xan

    I think this would have been as much of a runaway for Repsol as COTA had Marquez not had a terrible start. All in all a much more action packed race. As soon as Marquez made it back up to second, it was a foregone conclusion. It must have been the worst feeling in the world to be Lorenzo, knowing Marquez was just sitting behind you for 8 laps waiting to strike, and then being able to do absolutely nothing about it when he did.

  • DM

    Marquez is a monster… amazing talent. Yes, he’s on the top team, but still… there is no mistaking the young man’s brilliance.

  • crshnbrn

    @ Xman: Both Marquez and Pedrosa had to separate themselves from the herd at the beginning. At least Lorenzo didn’t beat himself. He was bested fair and square. No shame in that.

    @DM: With Marquez showing the patience he lacked last year, he truly is a monster.

    I wonder what the former record is for youngest repeat MotoGP champion.

  • L2C

    I wouldn’t trade that Moto3 race for anything, though. That was by far the best race of the day. Romano Fenati (taking lessons in racing from Valentino Rossi) FTW!

    The Moto3 was also the race that demonstrated just how great the design of Termas de Rio Hondo is. It became an instant classic just after one race.

  • Xan

    @crshnbrn: Were you referring to my comment (don’t know if the Xman was a mistype)? Are you referring to COTA or Argentina? Today, Marquez got a terrible start and was as low as 7th. He didn’t pass Lorenzo until maybe lap 11 (though it appeared more like waiting than a lack of speed). Pedrosa didn’t get into second until the 19th or 20th lap.

    Either way, they both definitely beat Lorenzo fair and square. Honestly, Rossi probably would have finished out the podium if he didn’t wide out of about 5 turns throughout the race. I love the Repsol boys, but I really would like Rossi to stop making silly errors and race like he can!!

  • “I wouldn’t trade that Moto3 race for anything, though. That was by far the best race of the day.”

    The Moto3 race was truly epic. That Hail Mary pass by Fenati on Miller was pure pucker. And how about Livio Loi?! What a way to celebrate a 17th birthday. That kid rode a hugely mature race, preserving his tires early on, breaking away from the pack behind and catching the leaders towards the end. Thrilling stuff. If he had another lap or two, he may have made the podium.

    Heck, the first few laps of the MotoGP race was more like Moto3 than the usual cautious snooze that is the opening laps of the usual racing. There were ding-dong battles throughout the field, with positions changing in pretty much every corner.

    Satisfying racing all around. I was distraught to see Maverick Viñales crash out of the Moto2 race. He’s growing into his own stellar monsterhood. Simone Corsi put on some really hard moves that were breathtaking to watch. Tito Rabat, well, what can you say? His performance should put fear into the Moto2 field.

  • crshnbrn

    @Xan: Yes, I apologize for the typo. I was just pointing out that Pedrosa didn’t get off to a great start at Argentina either. At about halfway through the race, I noticed how he was really backing it in under braking and letting the rear drift in the corners. He definitely was on a mission the second half of the race.

  • L2C

    “I was distraught to see Maverick Viñales crash out of the Moto2 race. He’s growing into his own stellar monsterhood.”

    What is going on with Takaaki Nakagami? This is the rider in Moto2 that I was most behind at the beginning of the season. He was disqualified from his 2nd place finish at Qatar through no fault of his own; a result that was strikingly similar to Daniel Ricciardo’s F1 disqualification in Melbourne. Yet while Ricciardo has continued to post good results despite the early misfortunes he has suffered this season, Nakagami has been doing just the opposite. He has been on a dramatic slide backwards ever since his opening race.

    While you were busy being distraught about Viñales crashing out, I was busy being disheartened by Nakagami’s severe lack of performance and competitiveness. This weekend he qualified in 10th and finished the race in 15th.


    Nakagami should be fighting at the front where he belongs, not disappearing into irrelevance at the back of the field. And I do like Viñales — but, you know, Nakagami is that great underdog that I just HAVE to root for. He needs a shot of “Can Do” in the arm quick!

  • “What is going on with Takaaki Nakagami?”

    Good question! I closely watched his 2013 performances for the win that never came. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. So, when 2014 rolled around, he was right up there on my radar for the podium.

    ” He has been on a dramatic slide backwards ever since his opening race.”

    Could it be that the new team doesn’t have the same motivational skills as did Italtrans last year? Each rider needs their own approach from the team to help him/her get over the rough stuff. It’s possible that the old team had a better handle on how to work with Taka compared to the new one. For one thing, the new team is Japanese through and through. There can be a lot of rigidity and formula to the Japanese approach to things. (Try watching a Japanese baseball team’s spring training sometime. Wow.) Regardless of the reasons for his decline, I sincerely hope he finds his mojo soon. Rabat needs some consistent competition, and it may be just a bit too soon to expect the likes of Salom and Viñales to bring it to him.

  • L2C

    “(Try watching a Japanese baseball team’s spring training sometime. Wow.)”

    Last year, I watched most of the Little League World Series. Didn’t get to see the championship game because the DVR broke and took the game with it!

    Anyway, Japan’s team was so in sync. It was amazing. And it was noticeable. And I wondered how they did that.

    Man, they were awesome. Too bad I missed that championship game. Boo.