DORNA chief to speak to Marquez, Rossi (3)

DORNA chief to speak to Marquez, Rossi (3)

DORNA chief to speak to Marquez, Rossi (3)

Cal Crutchlow won the race but Rossi and Marquez's scuffle grabbed the limelight in Argentina.

Aron Canet (Honda) battled hard to take a valuable 20 points for second and the lead in the championship, holding off Fabio Di Giannantonio, also Honda-mounted, by just 0.274s at the line.

"It was nice to win but it was to be expected", a confident Crutchlow said.

"I was comfortable in the battle, I felt I took no risks". "I haven't spoken to either of them, it's not time.(but) I will talk to the riders at Austin, next Friday, at the committee for safety and there we'll talk about everything".

But Marquez mistakenly remained on the grid, storming to a commanding lead after robustly passing even his teammate Dani Pedrosa, who was also then sent dramatically tumbling by an overly-aggressive pass from Tech 3 Yamaha's Johann Zarco.

With Marquez out of the way, the top four of Miller, Rins, Zarco and Crutchlow broke away out front, escaping into the distance from the chasing pack that was led by Andrea Dovizioso.

With changing weather conditions in the lead-up to the race, more and more drivers exited the grid to the pit favouring the switch to dry tyres.

Organisers decided, after consultations with team bosses in order to avoid a mass start from the pits, to leave Miller alone out front and several rows clear of the others after grid penalties.

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Rossi admits he is scared to ride next to Marquez on the track and confirmed he had words with race director Mike Webb about taking strict action for such infringements. He quickly built an advantage while his race start was under review, and the stewards ended up assessing a ride-through penalty.

His penalty following the clash with Rossi was the third for Marquez on a frenetic afternoon.

The Spaniard was handed a 30 second penalty, dropping him down to 18th with Rossi, who went off track and fell following the collision before resuming, in 19th.

Rossi was livid after the incident gesturing towards Marquez, who rode off after waving what seemed like an apology for his error.

"If you take for example what's happened this weekend-one by one, can happen, can happen to everybody, you can make a mistake in braking, you can touch the other guy, happens, this is racing", Rossi said.

Marquez was at the centre of controversy after the Termas de Rio Hondo race, attracting attention from the stewards for collisions with Aleix Espargaro and Valentino Rossi - the latter of which drew harsh criticism from both Rossi himself and pundits alike.

He said: "In my career I never, never, never go straight to one rider thinking that he will crash".

He said: "Honestly speaking I don't care, I'm just focussed on my box and I know what happened".

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