The Repsol Honda Team suffered a double DNF today in the Argentine GP, which saw seven different riders crash of the race. Pole-sitter Marc Marquez fell in turn 2 on the fourth lap while leading by two seconds over fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, who finished in a positive third position. At the time of his crash, Marquez was pushing hard to try and pull a gap on the chasing group.

Dani Pedrosa overtook Johan Zarco and Danilo Petrucci for fourth place and was increasing his pace (recording the second-fastest lap of the race on lap 13, in 1’39.740”), when he too went down in turn 2, on lap 14.

Fortunately, both riders escaped unharmed and are looking forward to the next round in Austin (Texas, USA) in two weeks’ time.

Marc Marquez

DNF

“I was feeling really good on the bike. I was able to ride strong, as we made a great improvement to the setup in the warm-up, which made me feel pretty comfortable on my bike. The crash was unexpected; I must have made a small mistake, and it cost me a lot. Luckily I’m okay, but these kinds of mistakes disappoint me, as everything was going well. Anyway, we must put this behind us and think of the next race in Austin.”

Dani Pedrosa

DNF

“I got a decent start, but then I lost time in the first part of the race duelling with Petrucci and Zarco. I started pushing hard after I passed them because I was feeling good on the bike and wanted to try and close the gap on the others to fight for the podium, but unfortunately I crashed in the second corner. There are a lot of bumps in that turn, and they create a tricky situation, as the grip is kind of ‘on-off.’ When you’re pushing really hard, the limit becomes quite narrow. Of course it’s a shame about the crash, but on another hand I’m happy I felt good enough to try and chase down the front group. We’ll keep this motivation for the next race in Austin”.

MotoGP 2017
Race Round 2   Argentina

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 41'45.060
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 20 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2.915
3 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 16 LCR Honda Honda 3.754
4 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 13 Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 6.523
5 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 11 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 15.504
6 Folger Jonas 94 GER 10 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 18.241
7 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 9 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 20.046
8 Redding Scott 45 GBR 8 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 25.480
9 Miller Jack 43 AUS 7 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 25.665
10 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 6 Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 26.403
11 Baz Loris 76 FRA 5 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 26.952
12 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 4 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 41.875
13 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 3 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 42.770
14 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 2 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 43.085
15 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 43.452
16 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 46.219
17 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 0 Ducati Team Ducati 11 laps
18 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 11 laps
19 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 12 laps
20 Lowes Sam 22 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 14 laps
21 Rins Alex 42 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 14 laps
22 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 laps
23 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 0 Ducati Team Ducati
Location Information

The Termas de Río Hondo Circuit is located 6km from the city which gives the venue its name, in the Province of Santiago del Estero. It was built in a 150 hectare area and officially inaugurated on May 11, 2008, during the visit of Argentina´s Touring Car Racing championship. In… read more.

Length 4.806 kilometres / 2.986 miles
Width 16 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.076 kilometres / 0.669 miles
Constructed 2008
Modified 2013

Autódromo Provincial Termas de Río Hondo, Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina - View in Google Maps

www.autodromotermas.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 37.683s (177.1km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Lap 1m 39.019s (174.7 km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 34m13.628s (168.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2016) *shortened race
2017 Race Winner Maverick Vinales (Yamaha)