Argentinian GP (2016)

01 Apr - 03 Apr
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Michelin: Redding tyre failure unrelated to Baz testing crash

MotoGP tyre supplier Michelin says the tyre failure that affected Scott Redding in Argentina is totally unrelated to the problem that caused Loris Baz to crash at high speed in Sepang testing.

Lorenzo "regrets" being impatient in Argentina

Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo says he "regrets" his lack of patience that contributed to his crash in the MotoGP race in Argentina in hindsight.

Vinales: Argentina was my best race yet in MotoGP

Suzuki rider Maverick Vinales feels his showing in last weekend’s Argentinian GP was his best yet since graduating to MotoGP, despite crashing out.

Analysis: Marquez and the mystery of the second bike

The Argentina MotoGP race was one of two halves, with Marc Marquez pulling away rapidly from Valentino Rossi in the second half after the mandatory bike swaps. Oriol Puigdemont examines how it happened.

Ducati tells Iannone to “curb his enthusiasm” after last-corner crash

Ducati sporting director Paolo Ciabatti says Andrea Iannone must “curb his enthusiasm” after wiping out teammate Andrea Dovizioso in the final corner of the Argentinian GP.

Angry Espargaro says pitstops gave Ducati unfair advantage

Pol Espargaro was left fuming with MotoGP organisers’ decision to mandate a pitstop in the Argentinian GP, as he feels this gave his Ducati rivals a major advantage.

Crutchlow: "No excuses" for crashing twice in Argentina

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow admitted his start to the season hasn't been "good enough" - and said he had "no excuses" for crashing twice in the Argentine Grand Prix.

Argentina MotoGP:'s rider ratings

The second round of the 2016 MotoGP season was an unusual affair with mid-race bike swaps, crashes galore and some unfamiliar names high up the order. Jamie Klein examines who stood out.

Dovizioso says Iannone last-corner crash "unacceptable"

Andrea Dovizioso said that Ducati factory teammate Andrea Iannone crashing into him late in the Argentine Grand Prix was "unacceptable".

Pedrosa admits he "did a horrible race" despite podium

Honda rider Dani Pedrosa said his performance in the Argentine Grand Prix was "horrible" and that he was very lucky to finish the race in third.

Lorenzo shrugs off crash: "Every athlete has a bad day"

Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo has shrugged off the crash that put him out of contention in Argentina, admitting he was uncomfortable in the tricky conditions.

Fantastic win for Marquez, Pedrosa on the podium

Marc Marquez: "I pushed 100% in the first five laps after the bike change, I opened a gap and after that I just kept the distance.”

Iannone handed grid penalty for wiping out Dovizioso

Andrea Iannone has been given a grid penalty of three places for next weekend's Austin MotoGP race after wiping out Ducati teammate Andrea Dovizioso at the final corner of the race in Argentina.

Rossi rues second bike struggles in two-part Argentina race

Valentino Rossi was left lamenting a lack of feeling on his second bike that left him powerless to stop MotoGP rival Marc Marquez romping to victory in Argentina.

Marquez: Phillip Island 2013 demons exorcised by Argentina win

Honda rider Marc Marquez says his victory in Sunday's Argentine Grand Prix should allow his team to banish the memories of the Phillip Island 2013 debacle.

Argentina MotoGP: Marquez gets revenge on Rossi with blistering win

Marc Marquez took his revenge on MotoGP arch-rival Valentino Rossi with a dominant victory in Argentina, one year on from crashing out in battle with the seven-time premier class champion.

Argentina MotoGP: Iannone leads wet extended warm-up

Ducati's Andrea Iannone topped the times in an extended wet warm-up session for the Argentina MotoGP race, a session in which the top four riders were covered by under a tenth.

Argentina MotoGP race may feature mandatory bike swap

MotoGP organisers have announced that Sunday's Argentinian GP may feature a mandatory bike swap, depending on weather conditions at Termas de Rio Hondo for the rest of the day.

MotoGP race direction: "Michelin has no clue what happened"

Dorna Sport's representative on MotoGP race direction, Javier Alonso, says tyre supplier Michelin "has no clue what happened" to Scott Redding's tyre during practice in Argentina on Saturday.

Michelin withdraws both rear tyres from Argentina MotoGP race

Michelin has withdrawn both rear tyre compounds that have been in use during the Argentina MotoGP weekend, and will instead introduce a new construction of tyre for Sunday’s race.

Argentina MotoGP: Marquez grabs pole amid tyre drama

Marc Marquez took pole position in a chaotic qualifying session for the Argentina MotoGP race, crashing out in the closing moments but keeping the top spot ahead of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

Argentina MotoGP: Marquez crashes but still tops third practice

Marc Marquez was the man to beat in the third practice session for the Argentina MotoGP race, hanging on at the top of the timesheets from Jorge Lorenzo despite suffering a late crash.

Marquez staying realistic: “Tomorrow we will see the reality”

Marc Marquez says he is under no illusions about his performance on the opening day of the MotoGP Argentina weekend, with poor track conditions playing into the hands of Honda.

Rossi blames dirty track for poor Yamaha practice showing

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says poor track conditions were to blame for Yamaha’s subdued showing in the first two practice sessions at Termas de Rio Hondo.

Iannone says Ducati was a “disaster” in Argentina practice

Ducati rider Andrea Iannone says the feeling with his bike during the first two practice sessions for the Argentina MotoGP race was a “disaster”.

Argentina MotoGP: Marquez leads Honda 1-2 in second practice

Marc Marquez narrowly beat Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa to set the pace in the second MotoGP practice session of the weekend in Argentina, as Honda got four bikes inside the top five.

Argentina MotoGP: Dovizioso edges Marquez in opening practice

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso set the pace in the opening practice session of the Argentina MotoGP weekend, ousting Honda's Marc Marquez from the top spot on his very final lap.

Marquez says tyre selection "key" to Argentina hopes

Marc Marquez believes that choosing the correct tyre compounds to use in this weekend's Argentina MotoGP race will be "key" to his hopes of a strong result.

Rossi says fans booing Marquez, Lorenzo beyond his control

Valentino Rossi insists he is powerless to prevent his fans from booing Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo following the controversial finish to last year's MotoGP season.

Stoner put off deputising for Petrucci by 2015 bike – Dovizioso

Casey Stoner was put off deputising for Danilo Petrucci in Argentina’s MotoGP round because it would have meant using a year-old bike, reckons Andrea Dovizioso.