MotoGP Outcomes – Spherical 2 of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship

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MotoGP Argentina 2023, Termas – Dash Race Outcomes
Pos Rider Nat Crew Time/diff.
1 Brad Binder RSA Crimson Bull KTM (RC16) 19m 56.873s
2 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) +0.072s
3 Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) +0.877s
4 Franco Morbidelli ITA Yamaha Monster (YZR-M1) +2.354s
5 Alex Marquez SPA Gresini Ducati (GP22) +2.462s
6 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP23) +2.537s
7 Maverick Vinales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP23) +2.643s
8 jorge martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP23) +3.754s
9 Fabio Quartararo ENG Yamaha Monster (YZR-M1) +3.856s
ten Jack Miller AU Crimson Bull KTM (RC16) +5.143s
11 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +5.574s
12 Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP22) +6.965s
13 John Zarco ENG Pramac Ducati (GP22) +7.568s
14 Raul Fernandez SPA RNF Aprilia (RS-GP22) +7.725s
15 Alex Rins SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) +8.687s
16 Augusto Fernandez SPA Tech3 GASGAZ (RC16)* +9.040s
Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP23) DNF
Joan Mir SPA Honda Repsol (RC213V) DNF

* Rookie

Brad Binder holds off a charged Marco Bezzecchi for victory, from fifteenth on the grid, in a frantic Saturday Dash race on the 2023 MotoGP of Argentina.

After a dramatic moist qualifying, which noticed Alex Marquez declare a primary pole from Bezzecchi and defending champion Francesco Bagnaia after the Ducati trio made a late swap to slicks, Rio Hondo’s Termas circuit dried up for the 15-minute dash. hours.

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Marquez ripped the holeshot for the 12-lap contest forward of Franco Morbidelli – nevertheless it was Binder who was on Morbidelli’s rear wheel on the finish of lap one, having hugged the within completely at Flip 1!

Behind them, VR46 teammates Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi made contact, inflicting Bezzecchi to lose a fin.

By the point Bezzecchi caught and handed Marini it was for second place with 3 laps to go, with Binder and victory simply 0.8 seconds clear.

The Italian was locked on the RC16 with a U-turn to go, however Binder held on to assert his first victory since Austria 2021 by 0.072s.

Bezzecchi mounted two podiums in a row whereas Marini took the primary MotoGP grandstand of his profession forward of Morbidelli – celebrating his greatest end result since Jerez 2021 – and Marquez, with the two-time Portimao Bagnaia winner a combined sixth.

Extra was additionally anticipated of his manufacturing facility Aprilia teammates, Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro, first and second on Friday. Vinales took seventh with 2022 winner Espargaro crashing out of the underside of the highest ten, the place he began.

Like Espargaro, Fabio Quartararo additionally didn’t make an impression after poor qualifying. The Monster Yamaha rider misplaced much more floor from tenth on the grid earlier than lastly inheriting ninth place after Espargaro crashed out.

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Binder’s KTM teammate Jack Miller completed tenth.

Lone Repsol Honda rider Joan Mir, who certified final, crashed on the primary lap and was taken to the medical centre. The 2020 world champion is feared to have suffered an ankle harm.

All the riders selected the arduous entrance and medium rear tire mixture aside from Marquez, Martin, Zarco and Augusto Fernandez, who selected the medium entrance.

Argentina are lacking 4 runners by means of harm on the season opener in Portimao final weekend: Pol Espargaro, Enea Bastianini, Miguel Oliveira and Marc Marquez.

Bastianini, Oliveira and Marquez will hope to return for the third spherical of COTA, however Espargaro’s accidents ought to see him sidelined for not less than a number of extra occasions. There aren’t any alternative riders this weekend however Espargaro will probably be changed by KTM take a look at rider Jonas Folger subsequent time round.

In Marquez’s absence, Alex Rins has obtained one of many new Honda chassis utilized by the #93 for this weekend – however now additionally hopes to attempt one of many different variations utilized by Joan Mir.

Aleix Espargaro gave Aprilia its first and thus far solely MotoGP victory ultimately 12 months’s Termas de Rio Hondo race forward of Jorge Martin, who was additionally caught up within the Marquez-Oliveira conflict and is using with a damaged toe this weekend.

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In contrast to the season opener in Portimao final weekend, which was preceded by a winter take a look at, there was no MotoGP motion in Argentina since final 12 months’s grand prix.

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