2022 MotoGP Argentina GP: Full race results

Aleix Espargaro made history in the Argentina Grand Prix as he gave Aprilia its first MotoGP victory and scored his first win.

2022 MotoGP Argentina GP: Full race results

Making his 200th premier class start and 283rd grand prix start in total, Espargaro battled with and fended off Pramac’s Jorge Martin to convert Aprilia’s first modern era pole to its maiden win. 

All six manufacturers have now won races in MotoGP on the current grid, while Espargaro sets the record for the most starts before his first grand prix victory. 

Espargaro now also leads the championship by seven points after an unpredictable opening three rounds which have seen three different winners and nine different podium finishers. 

Martin held onto second for his first podium of the year, while Alex Rins closed in on the lead battle in third for both his and Suzuki’s first rostrum of the 2022 campaign. 

Joan Mir was fourth on the second of the Suzukis, while Francesco Bagnaia came from 13th to fifth on his factory Ducati. 

He beat KTM’s Brad Binder, while the top 10 was completed by Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales, reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo, VR46 rookie Marco Bezzecchi and former championship leader Enea Bastianini (Gresini).

2022 MotoGP Argentina GP: Race results

Cla Rider Bike Laps Time Interval
1 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 25 41'36.198  
2 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 25 41'37.005 0.807
3 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 25 41'37.528 0.523
4 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 25 41'38.029 0.501
5 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 25 41'42.038 4.009
6 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 25 41'42.390 0.352
7 Spain Maverick Viñales Aprilia 25 41'42.738 0.348
8 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 25 41'46.413 3.675
9 Italy Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 25 41'48.820 2.407
10 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 25 41'49.185 0.365
11 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 25 41'50.160 0.975
12 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 25 41'50.200 0.040
13 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 25 41'50.654 0.454
14 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 25 41'51.096 0.442
15 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 25 41'59.670 8.574
16 Spain Raúl Fernández KTM 25 42'02.060 2.390
17 Australia Remy Gardner KTM 25 42'04.909 2.849
18 South Africa Darryn Binder Yamaha 25 42'04.982 0.073
19 Germany Stefan Bradl Honda 25 42'08.141 3.159
20 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 22 42'57.640 3 Laps
  Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 22 37'02.767  
  Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 14 23'21.258 8 Laps
  Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 7 12'20.876 7 Laps
  France Johann Zarco Ducati 5 8'26.957 2 Laps
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