TERMAS RIO HONDO 19/04/2015 – Italian Valentino Rossi (Yamaha YZR M 1) achieved a true master victory in the Grand Prix MotoGP Argentina played Sunday in the circuit of Termas de Río Hondo, which ended with the fall controversy two laps of Spanish Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V).
Marquez was leading the race for much of it, until Rossi reached the second position and extra hard tire behind rather hard that rode the Repsol Honda team of Spanish, began to cut dramatically the distances to reach it and overcome it, when a touch of the front wheel of Spanish with Yamaha finished him on the floor with no possibility of continuing.
With Rossi on the podium in Argentina ended his compatriot Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Desmosedici GP15) and Britain’s Cal Crutchlow (Honda RC 213 V), that “swiped” on the same line at the Italian Andrea Iannone (Ducati Desmosedici GP15) the third position.
Aleix Espargaró (Suzuki GSX-RR) tried to surprise Marc Márquez take nothing out of the test and repeatedly agreed to lead but when the riders reached the back straight was clearly a difference in speed between Repsol and Honda Suzuki and practically ran the race there.
In just around the World Champion MotoGP won eight tenths of a second ahead of his nearest rival, then Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha YZR M1), followed by own Aleix Espargaró, Britain’s Cal Crutchlow (Honda RC 213 V) and the two Italian riders of the Ducati Desmosedici GP15, Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone.
They were joined shortly after the Italian Valentino Rossi (Yamaha YZR M 1), to integrate the chasing quintet world champion Repsol Honda team, which had been picking up the Suzuki rider.
Already in the second lap Marc Márquez set the fastest lap, 1: 39,071, and its advantage is doubled to just over 1.6 seconds which enabled a clear break from all his rivals in the fight for a victory that led directly the first in the world ranking.
Marquez and strong leader, past the tracker quintet, with Aleix Espargaró on a lonely seventh, ahead of a group of up to ten riders where they were, among others, the Spaniards Pol Espargaró (Yamaha YZR M 1), Maverick Viñales (Suzuki GSX-RR), Hector Barbera (Ducati Desmosedici GP14) and Colombian Yonny Hernández, who starred in one of the most spectacular images of the race on lap six.
Hernandez did not realize that his bike was on fire until the rear tire blew and let him off the track, at which point he looked down he noticed flames and literally jumped on the bike after slowing it down to avoid greater evils.
Ahead, Lorenzo did not last too quintet head tracker and ended surpassed all rivals to stay off the hook in the eighth turn, a group in which Valentino Rossi returned to give a new example of genius.
Rossi overtook Andrea Iannone first to do the same with Cal Crutchlow shortly after and get behind the slipstream of Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati, then a second, which shortly after he announced to try to start hunting for Marc Márquez.
Lap by lap and thanks to the team’s strategy, which opted for the extra hard compound tire for Valentino Rossi behind, while Marc Márquez wedged into his Repsol Honda hard, the Italian was nearing its rival, sometimes removing up eight tenths of a second per lap.
In the twentieth turn, Rossi showed his quality by scoring the fastest lap, 1: 39,019, to stay barely 1.2 seconds Marquez, who tire choice even though he started as a slab (already advanced in the previous session to ensure that tire choice would be fundamental) and on to the final differences fell precipitously.
With two laps remaining, Valentino Rossi began the final attack the champion, who surpassed, although it did not budge and returned to overcome, after another attempt Rossi was first and Márquez, eager not to give none of terrain the bike hit both opponents that when this change of direction to address a left turn his back wheel hit the front of Marquez, who ended up on the floor.
Although race direction decided to investigate the mishap, this actually was neither more nor less than considered a lance career that gave him his second win of the season Valentino Rossi.
Jorge Lorenzo took fifth place, with Aleix Espargaró sixth ahead of his brother Pol, while Maverick Viñales was tenth and Hector Barbera (Ducati Desmosedici GP14) thirteenth, once again as the best bike category “Open”, and Álvaro Bautista placed the Aprilia RS-GP in nineteenth place.
- ESPN Deporte Motor