The nine time world champion, Valentino Rossi had a phenomenal race in Argentina.Although starting on 8th place, Rossi fought for every position thru the entire event. When he started to lose some of the difference between him and Marquez, there were more than 4 seconds between the two given the perfect first part of the race done by the young Spaniard.
Rossi Stated: “It’s a great victory, we made the right decision and started with the extra hard tire. When I saw Marc start with the red one I knew that he would try to push at the beginning. I made a great start but on the first corner Iannone pushed me on the outside. Step by step I came back, and when I arrived in second Marc had a little more than four-second lead. I knew the race was long, so I knew he could have some difficulty. Catching him lap by lap, I could see him far away but coming closer and closer, it was a great taste! I overtook him in braking, but he is a rider who is all or nothing, he touched me in the corner, then he touched me again as I was accelerating, I think he made a mistake and he crashed. It’s a shame because it could have been a great fight on the last lap. In three races we have demonstrated we can be competitive everywhere and fight for the championship.”
Valentino Rossi leads the chart with 66 points followed by Andrea Dovizioso.