2018 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2018 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 2018 MotoGP season. It was held at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo in Santiago del Estero on 8 April 2018. In the MotoGP class, Jack Miller scored his first MotoGP pole position. The race started on wet tyres, and drivers were obliged to swap bikes to slick tyres mid-race in the flag-to-flag rule. Cal Crutchlow took Honda's 750th victory and became the first non-factory rider to lead the championship since Sete Gibernau in the 2004 Catalan Grand Prix, as well as the first British rider to lead the championship since Barry Sheene in 1979. Repsol Honda failed to score for the first time since the previous year's event. Marc Márquez and Valentino Rossi collided in the closing stages, with Márquez receiving a 30-second time penalty for his incident with Rossi after the race.

Argentina  2018 Argentine Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 19 races in the
2018 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Termas de Río Hondo.svg
Date8 April 2018
Official nameGran Premio Motul de la República Argentina[1]
LocationAutódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.806 km (2.986 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Jack Miller Ducati
Time 1:47.153
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Time 1:39.902 on lap 22
Podium
First United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Honda
Second France Johann Zarco Yamaha
Third Spain Álex Rins Suzuki
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Spain Xavi Vierge Kalex
Time 1:56.137
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Xavi Vierge Kalex
Time 1:44.329 on lap 21
Podium
First Italy Mattia Pasini Kalex
Second Spain Xavi Vierge Kalex
Third Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Italy Tony Arbolino Honda
Time 1:53.782
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Jorge Martín Honda
Time 1:55.968 on lap 18
Podium
First Italy Marco Bezzecchi KTM
Second Spain Arón Canet Honda
Third Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 35   Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Castrol Honda 24 40:36.342 10 25
2 5   Johann Zarco Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +0.251 3 20
3 42   Álex Rins Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 24 +2.501 5 16
4 43   Jack Miller Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 24 +4.390 1 13
5 25   Maverick Viñales Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 24 +14.941 9 11
6 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 24 +22.533 8 10
7 53   Esteve Rabat Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 24 +23.026 4 9
8 29   Andrea Iannone Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 24 +23.921 12 8
9 55   Hafizh Syahrin Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +24.311 23 7
10 9   Danilo Petrucci Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 24 +26.003 18 6
11 44   Pol Espargaró Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24 +31.022 16 5
12 45   Scott Redding Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 24 +31.891 15 4
13 30   Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 24 +32.452 24 3
14 21   Franco Morbidelli EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 24 +42.061 22 2
15 99   Jorge Lorenzo Ducati Team Ducati 24 +42.274 14 1
16 19   Álvaro Bautista Ángel Nieto Team Ducati 24 +42.625 19
17 12   Thomas Lüthi EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 24 +43.350 20
18 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 24 +43.860[N 1] 6
19 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 24 +52.082 11
20 17   Karel Abraham Ángel Nieto Team Ducati 24 +1:03.944 13
21 10   Xavier Siméon Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 24 +1:10.144 17
Ret 38   Bradley Smith Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 17 Accident 21
Ret 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 13 Electrics 7
Ret 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 0 Accident 2
Sources: [1][2][3]

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 54   Mattia Pasini Kalex 23 40:37.538 4 25
2 97   Xavi Vierge Kalex 23 +0.850 1 20
3 44   Miguel Oliveira KTM 23 +1.414 7 16
4 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 23 +5.178 2 13
5 73   Álex Márquez Kalex 23 +5.431 8 11
6 87   Remy Gardner Tech 3 23 +10.425 9 10
7 36   Joan Mir Kalex 23 +13.379 17 9
8 77   Dominique Aegerter KTM 23 +13.460 11 8
9 42   Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 23 +22.038 15 7
10 23   Marcel Schrötter Kalex 23 +22.867 20 6
11 27   Iker Lecuona KTM 23 +24.102 21 5
12 52   Danny Kent Speed Up 23 +25.972 3 4
13 22   Sam Lowes KTM 23 +26.010 6 3
14 32   Isaac Viñales Kalex 23 +31.769 13 2
15 5   Andrea Locatelli Kalex 23 +33.264 26 1
16 10   Luca Marini Kalex 23 +33.828 12
17 45   Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 23 +48.603 23
18 4   Steven Odendaal NTS 23 +50.651 14
19 13   Romano Fenati Kalex 23 +51.594 19
20 40   Héctor Barberá Kalex 23 +53.070 18
21 62   Stefano Manzi Suter 23 +53.260 32
22 20   Fabio Quartararo Speed Up 23 +56.979 28
23 24   Simone Corsi Kalex 23 +59.266 22
24 89   Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 23 +1:10.121 27
25 16   Joe Roberts NTS 23 +1:12.051 10
26 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin Kalex 23 +1:32.993 31
27 21   Federico Fuligni Kalex 23 +1:33.218 30
28 64   Bo Bendsneyder Tech 3 23 +1:36.078 25
29 51   Eric Granado Suter 23 +1:38.951 24
Ret 9   Jorge Navarro Kalex 3 Exhaust 5
Ret 41   Brad Binder KTM 1 Collision 16
Ret 95   Jules Danilo Kalex 1 Retired 29
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Marco Bezzecchi KTM 21 41:43.822 2 25
2 44   Arón Canet Honda 21 +4.689 8 20
3 21   Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 21 +4.963 6 16
4 33   Enea Bastianini Honda 21 +5.818 5 13
5 7   Adam Norrodin Honda 21 +9.112 4 11
6 72   Alonso López Honda 21 +13.349 21 10
7 48   Lorenzo Dalla Porta Honda 21 +13.925 15 9
8 23   Niccolò Antonelli Honda 21 +14.363 7 8
9 19   Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 21 +16.573 3 7
10 14   Tony Arbolino Honda 21 +24.299 1 6
11 88   Jorge Martín Honda 21 +25.373 9 5
12 42   Marcos Ramírez KTM 21 +26.060 26 4
13 16   Andrea Migno KTM 21 +26.376 10 3
14 84   Jakub Kornfeil KTM 21 +26.488 18 2
15 11   Livio Loi KTM 21 +26.537 16 1
16 71   Ayumu Sasaki Honda 21 +29.252 13
17 17   John McPhee KTM 21 +32.937 22
18 41   Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 21 +33.892 23
19 27   Kaito Toba Honda 21 +37.665 24
20 22   Kazuki Masaki KTM 21 +38.202 17
21 24   Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 21 +1:02.305 19
22 40   Darryn Binder KTM 21 +1:17.384 25
23 65   Philipp Öttl KTM 21 +1:36.986 20
24 76   Makar Yurchenko KTM 20 +1 lap 28
Ret 5   Jaume Masiá KTM 19 Accident 11
Ret 10   Dennis Foggia KTM 18 Accident 14
Ret 75   Albert Arenas KTM 17 Accident 12
Ret 8   Nicolò Bulega KTM 16 Handling 27
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

Championship standings after the raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 30-second penalty.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2018 Argentinian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 9 April 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. ^ "GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA · MotoGP Race Classification 2018". Motogp.com. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ "GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA · MotoGP Race Classification 2018" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 19 November 2018.


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