MotoGP Argentina: Unusual Outcome To Race Result

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The Argentinian MotoGP round was somewhat unusual right from the practice sessions to the main race. Michelin, the sole tyre supplier for MotoGP, announced that their tyres would not last the distance. Riders would have to swap bikes and officials also reduced laps ensuring nothing goes wrong.

Pole position was secured by Marc Marquez, who did not make a clean getaway in the beginning. Tricky conditions around the Termas de Rio circuit made it difficult for all riders. Jorge Lorenzo was the first to lose out as he could not maintain pace with his rivals and eventually crashed out as he kept pushing.

Valentino Rossi looked most menacing and was a definite threat to Marc Marquez as they traded places a couple of times. Unfortunately, as the moment for swapping bikes arrived 'The Doctor' could not regain confidence and was clearly struggling with his second bike.

Suzuki's Maverick Vinales looked poised for his first podium of 2016, however, a wet patch on track claimed him and was forced out of the race. That was not even the saddest part of the Argentinian race.

Factory Ducati riders successfully overtook Rossi and filled the podium, however, on the very last lap Iannone was over-ambitious and tried to claim second place from Dovizioso. Iannone attempted a late move on Dovizioso at the last corner, eventually taking out his own teammate and both missing out of a double podium.

Argentinian GP ended with Marquez winning the race and Rossi securing second place owing to Factory Ducati riders crashing out. Dani Pedrosa was promoted to third place and considers it as the luckiest race of his career.

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