2019 Argentina GP, round 2 of the MotoGP world championship, was held at the Termas de Río Hondo circuit yesterday. With Marquez at the pole position, it was expected of him to keep his position intact throughout the race. And that’s what happened.

After losing the 1st place to Dovi by a hairline in Qatar, Marc Marquez was back in his shoes at the Argentina GP. He had a brilliant start and became the race leader from lap 1. And that was it. After a few laps, he extended the gap between himself and #2 and then no one else saw his Honda’s tail for the remaining laps.

While Marquez was gaining pace, it was the fight for 2nd place which made the otherwise monotonous race fun to watch. Dovi and Rossi presented a great race. We saw a number of overtakes by the Doctor with Dovi retaliating instantly. Even though Rossi manages to get past Dovi in corners, keeping up with the fast Ducati at the back straight was next to impossible.

Dovi and Rossi kept on pushing the limits of their machines until the end of the race. And it was at the last lap when Rossi knew he had to make a move if he wanted to finish at the 2nd place. So he did. He brilliantly got ahead of Dovi and fortunately kept the Ducati behind until he crossed the chequered flag. This was Rossi’s first podium since July 2018. It was a much-needed win for the Doctor as well as for Yamaha.

Rossi’s teammate, Maverick Vinales had a great time in the qualifyings, however, he was struggling to find grip in the main event. He quickly fell behind in the crowd during the initial phase. But he gathered his pace and was closing in to finish in the top 5 when in the last lap he and Morbidelli had a collision sending both of them into the gravel.

The British rider, Cal Crutchlow just started to gain his momentum in the race but his pace was destroyed because of the penalty. Race directions gave him a pit stop pass-through penalty for a jump start. He finished at 13th.

Suzuki’s Alex Rins used his talents and his bike’s power to gain up places and finish at the 5th place. His teammate, Joan Mir, unfortunately, couldn’t finish. The 4th place was taken by Jack Miller and the other Ducati was at 6th with Petrucci onboard. Both the KTMs were together at the 9th and 10th positions. Jorge Lorenzo struggled with his new Honda and had a pathetic start, perhaps he couldn’t set the launch control right and finished at 12th.

After the 2019 Argentina GP, Marc Marquez is currently leading the world championship with 45 points. Following him is Dovizioso with 41 points. With his podium finish in this race, Rossi is at the 3rd place with 31 points.