MotoGP Rio Hondo Results 2019

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By Bruce Allen

The 2019 Argentine Grand Prix produced another dominant display by Repsol Honda prodigy Marc Marquez. A benevolent dictator, Marquez allows the other MotoGP riders to follow him around these tracks, not bothering to charge for lessons. Today’s easy win at Rio Hondo was the Catalan’s third in Argentina, putting him on top of the championship standings and bringing a sense of foreshadowing to the rest of the grid.

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Marc Marquez ends a two-year winless drought at Rio Hondo, avenging last year’s 18th-place finish and the DNF in 2017.

Practice and Qualifying

Conditions on Friday and Saturday were clear and warm, conducive to fast times. The top five finishers at the end of the day on Friday included Andrea Dovizioso, Jack Miller (?), Maverick Viñales, Cal Crutchlow and impertinent rookie Fabio Quartararo, enjoying another fast, fun weekend on the Petronas Yamaha M1. Marquez, getting serious on Saturday, led the way into Q2 joined by Lorenzo, both factory Ducatis and all four Yamahas. Miller on the Pramac Ducati and Crutchlow on the LCR Honda completed the front row and rounded out the lambs heading straight for Q2.

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Takaaki Nakagami continues to show improvement. After taking Q1 in Argentina, Nakagami went on to finish seventh for his third consecutive (and third career) top ten finish counting last year’s Valencia finale.

The Q1 goatfest was dominated by ascendant Japanese heartthrob Takaaki Nakagami who was, in turn, joined in the bar mitzvah to Q2 by Pol Espargaro and his KTM RC16, who annoyingly stole the Q2 promotion very late in the session from older brother Aleix on the Aprilia. The second-most surprising report for the day was submitted by the Suzuki team of …read more

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