Rain that fell just before the MotoGP race deeply affected the Grand Prix of Argentina, as well as Marc Marquez’s and Dani Pedrosa’s races.
Dani crashed out of the postponed race before the end of the first lap when he went off the dry line following a move by Johann Zarco. Dani suffered a hard blow to his right wrist and will undergo further medical examinations next week in Barcelona.
Marc was first given a ride-through penalty for returning to his grid position aboard his bike after restarting a stalled engine. He complied with the penalty at the end of lap six when he had been leading the way, 1.5 seconds clear of Jack Miller, and re-joined in 20th. Marc was quickly charging through the field to recover, but unfortunately he touched a wet patch and unintentionally clashed with Valentino Rossi on lap 20. An additional penalty of 30 seconds dropped Marc from fifth to 18th after the end of the race.
The race was won by Cal Crutchlow, who earned Honda its 750th Grand Prix win. This is the first time a manufacturer has reached this landmark in the 70-year history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.
|1||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||25||LCR Honda||Honda||40'36.342|
|2||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||20||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.251|
|3||Rins Alex||42||SPA||16||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||2.501|
|4||Miller Jack||43||AUS||13||Alma Pramac Racing||Ducati||4.390|
|5||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||11||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||14.941|
|6||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||10||Ducati Team||Ducati||22.533|
|7||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||9||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||23.026|
|8||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||8||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||23.921|
|9||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||7||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||24.311|
|10||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||6||Alma Pramac Racing||Ducati||26.003|
|11||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||5||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||31.022|
|12||Redding Scott||45||GBR||4||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||31.891|
|13||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||3||LCR Honda||Honda||32.452|
|14||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||2||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||42.061|
|15||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||1||Ducati Team||Ducati||42.274|
|16||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||0||Angel Nieto Team||Ducati||42.625|
|17||Luthi Tom||12||SWI||0||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||43.350|
|18||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||0||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||43.860|
|19||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||0||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||52.082|
|20||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||0||Angel Nieto Team||Ducati||1'03.944|
|21||Simeon Xavier||10||BEL||0||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'10.144|
|22||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||0||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||DNF|
|23||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||DNF|
|24||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||0||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||DNF|
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|
|Longest straight||1.076 kilometres / 0.669 miles|
|Resurfacing||Partly resurfaced before 2018 GP|
Autódromo Provincial Termas de Río Hondo, Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina - View in Google Maps
|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|
|2018 Race Winner||Cal Crutchlow (Honda)|