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Argentina MotoGP 2015: Valentino Rossi wins, Marc Marquez crashes

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Italy’s Valentino Rossi won his second MotoGP race of the season in Argentina after world champion Marc Marquez crashed out in the closing stages.

Nine-time world champion Rossi overhauled Spaniard Marquez, with Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso taking second and Briton Cal Crutchlow third.

Marquez, struggling with his tyres, clipped Rossi’s back wheel when trying to regain the lead and went down.

Officials reviewed the incident but decided that no action was necessary.

“I am sorry about this, he touched me on the corner and I hope he is OK,” said Rossi.

“The bike was great and now two victories already. I think we will be able to fight to the end.”

Britain’s Danny Kent won the Moto3 race for the second week in a row, while compatriot Sam Lowes was third in the Moto2 race.

Argentina Grand Prix results:

  1. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 41:35.644
  2. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 41:41.329
  3. Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Honda 41:43.942
  4. Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 41:43.996
  5. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 41:45.836
  6. Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 41:55.520
  7. Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Suzuki 41:59.977
  8. Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 42:03.314
  9. Scott Redding (Britain) Honda 42:10.041
  10. Maverick Vinales (Spain) Suzuki 42:10.452

World Championship standings:

  1. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 66 points
  2. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 60
  3. Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 40
  4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 37
  5. Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 36
  6. Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Honda 34
  7. Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 28
  8. Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Suzuki 22
  9. Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 15
  10. Maverick Vinales (Spain) Suzuki 15

- BBC Motorsport 19/04/2015

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