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Moto2 Termas de Rio Hondo

MotoGP Argentina GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Tony Arbolino won a shortened wet Moto2 race as Tatsuki Suzuki triumphed in the Moto3 class at the MotoGP Argentina Grand Prix.

Tony Arbolino, Marc VDS Racing Team

A wet 18-lap Moto3 race kicked off Sunday’s grand prix proceedings, with chaos erupting throughout the field.

Leopard Honda’s Suzuki inherited the lead on the third lap when Tech3 KTM’s Deniz Oncu spectacularly slid out of first going through Turn 11 after a scrappy start to his race.

Suzuki’s pace proved no match for the rest of the field as the Japanese rider eased to victory by 4.571s.

MT Helmets KTM rider Diogo Moreira held onto second at the end of a frantic final lap, with Lorenzo Fellon’s CIP KTM replacement Andrea Migno – who was unable to find a place on the Moto3 grid for 2023 – rounding out the podium.

Tatsuki Suzuki, Leopard Racing

Tatsuki Suzuki, Leopard Racing

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

VisionTrack Racing Honda rider Scott Ogden did take the chequered flag in a career-best fourth, but was handed a six-second time penalty after the race for wiping out Prustel GP’s David Almansa at Turn 5 on the final tour.

Almansa had been drafted in to replace the injured Joel Kelso and ran in the podium battle for most of his Moto3 debut.

Ogden’s penalty dropped him to fifth ahead of Angeluss MTA Team KTM rider Stefano Nepa, with Kaito Toba the sole SIC58 Honda at the chequered flag after team-mate Riccardo Rossi crashed out on the last lap.

Championship leader Dani Holgado was promoted to fourth by the Ogdon penalty, with his points lead standing at two heading to the Americas GP.

Xavi Artigas (Prustel GP), Aspar’s Ryusei Yamanaka and CIP KTM’s David Salvador completed the top 10.

Almansan re-joined after his last-lap tangle to finish 17th, while poleman Ayumu Sasaki crashed out of the podium places early on.

Cla Rider Bike Laps Time Gap
1 Japan Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 18 35'18.099  
2 Brazil Diogo Moreira KTM 18 35'22.670 4.571
3 Italy Andrea Migno KTM 18 35'22.798 4.699
4 Spain Daniel Holgado KTM 18 35'26.913 8.814
5 United Kingdom Scott Ogden Honda 18 35'29.611 11.512
6 Italy Stefano Nepa KTM 18 35'29.964 11.865
7 Japan Kaito Toba Honda 18 35'30.258 12.159
8 Spain Xavier Artigas CF MOTO 18 35'30.566 12.467
9 Japan Ryusei Yamanaka GASGAS 18 35'30.943 12.844
10 David Salvador KTM 18 35'30.983 12.884
11 Syarifuddin Azman KTM 18 35'32.132 14.033
12 Matteo Bertelle Honda 18 35'38.835 20.736
13 Italy Romano Fenati Honda 18 35'44.403 26.304
14 David Alonso GASGAS 18 35'45.623 27.524
15 United Kingdom Joshua Whatley Honda 18 35'55.374 37.275
16 David Muñoz KTM 18 35'57.701 39.602
17 David Almansa CF MOTO 18 36'00.058 41.959
18 Japan Taiyo Furusato Honda 18 36'03.882 45.783
19 Ivan Ortola KTM 18 36'05.185 47.086
20 Filippo Farioli KTM 18 36'05.479 47.380
21 Spain Ana Carrasco KTM 18 36'12.017 53.918
22 Collin Veijer Husqvarna 18 36'13.735 55.636
23 Jose Antonio KTM 18 36'14.951 56.852
24 Turkey Deniz Öncü KTM 18 36'41.258 1'23.159
  Italy Riccardo Rossi Honda 17 33'25.300 1 Lap
  Spain Jaume Masia Honda 13 25'29.652 5 Laps
  Indonesia Mario Suryo Aji Honda 13 25'45.333 5 Laps
  Japan Ayumu Sasaki Husqvarna 10 20'17.076 8 Laps


Due to the lack of wet practice for the Moto2 class this weekend, the Moto2 race was shortened to 14 laps.

Aspar’s Jake Dixon grabbed the holeshot off the line, but by lap three he had been overhauled by poleman Alonso Lopez.

Having fluffed his launch at the start, Speed Up’s Lopez spent much of the shortened race in the lead before Marc VDS’ Tony Arbolino hit the front with two laps to go.

Arbolino held on by 0.663s to win ahead of Lopez, with Dixon celebrating the birth of his daughter this weekend with a podium in third.

Tony Arbolino, Marc VDS Racing Team

Tony Arbolino, Marc VDS Racing Team

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Pons rider Aron Canet was hit with two long lap penalties for jumping the start, but recovered to fourth despite his punishment ahead of rookie team-mate Sergio Garcia – who also had to take the penalty loop for an incident in qualifying.

Intact GP rider Darryn Binder was sixth from Gresini’s Filip Salac, Honda Team Asia’s Somkiat Chantra, Ajo KTM’s Albert Arenas and Marc VDS’ Sam Lowes.

Pedro Acosta struggled to 12th in the wet conditions having run as high as the podium places at the first corner of the race.

Arbolino now leads the championship by eight points from Canet, with Acosta 12 adrift.

Cla Rider Bike Laps Time Gap
1 Italy Tony Arbolino Kalex 14 -  
2 Spain Alonso López Boscoscuro B-21 14 0.663 0.663
3 United Kingdom Jake Dixon Kalex 14 1.961 1.961
4 Spain Arón Canet Kalex 14 7.769 7.769
5 Spain Sergio García Kalex 14 11.954 11.954
6 South Africa Darryn Binder Kalex 14 12.274 12.274
7 Czech Republic Filip Salač Kalex 14 13.100 13.100
8 Thailand Somkiat Chantra Kalex 14 12.758 12.758
9 Spain Albert Arenas Kalex 14 13.649 13.649
10 United Kingdom Sam Lowes Kalex 14 14.107 14.107
11 Spain Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 14 15.581 15.581
12 Spain Pedro Acosta Kalex 14 16.913 16.913
13 Italy Celestino Vietti Ramus Kalex 14 17.135 17.135
14 United States Joe Roberts Kalex 14 25.871 25.871
15 Spain Fermin Aldeguer Boscoscuro B-21 14 27.388 27.388
16 Spain Jordi Torres Kalex 14 31.901 31.901
17 Spain Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 14 32.583 32.583
18 Netherlands Zonta van den Goorbergh Kalex 14 33.523 33.523
19 Belgium Barry Baltus Kalex 14 33.755 33.755
20 Soichiro Minamimoto Kalex 14 33.918 33.918
21 Borja Gomez Kalex 14 48.220 48.220
22 Netherlands Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 14 49.932 49.932
23 Italy Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 14 55.187 55.187
24 Spain Marcos Ramirez Forward F2 14 55.414 55.414
25 Italy Dennis Foggia Kalex 14 55.564 55.564
  United Kingdom Rory Skinner Kalex 5    
  David Sanchis Forward F2 5    
  Sean Kelly Kalex 1    

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