Dovizioso: Honda's Marquez won't run away in Moto GP Argentina race

Marc Marquez does not have the pace to "run away" from the rest of the field during MotoGP's Argentina race, believes Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso

Dovizioso: Honda's Marquez won't run away in Moto GP Argentina race

Marquez scored his fifth pole in six years at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit on Saturday, beating Yamaha's Maverick Vinales by 0.154 seconds in qualifying.

It followed the Honda rider heading both third and fourth practice, establishing himself as the rider to beat in terms of race pace as well as over a single lap.

But Dovizioso, who qualified third on the best of the Ducatis, feels that Marquez won't be able to simply gap the field.

"Marc has proven to be fast in every round, while Cal [Crutchlow] has shown that he is particularly on form and I expect some craziness both from him and from [Jack] Miller," said Dovizioso.

"I don't think Marc can run away and I don't think we can repeat a race like Qatar. Anything can happen, but I'm not very worried."

Pramac Ducati rider Miller said after qualifying he could have been on pole without a "big old high-side moment" at Turn 11 on his final flying lap.

"I feel like we've done our homework most of the weekend, so we're ready to go," said Miller.

"I think ours is probably the second-best pace [after Marquez].

"If you look at the timesheets over the whole weekend, we've been consistent."

For his part, polesitter Marquez named Dovizioso as well as Crutchlow, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales as his most likely challengers for Sunday's race.

"Of course I'm waiting for him [Dovizioso]," said Marquez.

"He suffered last year, but three years ago, when Iannone took him out, he was very fast.

"Since last year the entire second half of the season the Ducati goes well everywhere, so I count him along with Vinales, Crutchlow and Rossi as rivals."

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