MotoGP 2019: Round one summary and round two TV schedule

Lamb-Stephen
By Steve Lamb

Production Manager - Still considers himself a novice rider, despite passing his test over twenty years ago. Steve has only ever owned four bikes - a '95 Suzuki GSX600F (which he dropped in the first minute of ownership), an '04 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer and currently a '16 Ducati Scrambler Classic, as well as (very slowly) building a '94 Yamaha SR125 'brat tracker'.

Don

All photos: ©PSP/Lukasz Swiderek -  www.photoPSP.com

 

MotoGP returns this weekend with the Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina at the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit in the province of Santiago del Estero, Northern Argentina.

What happened last time?

At the opening MotoGP round, Andrea Dovizioso pipped Marc Marquez to the post, winning by just 0.023 seconds - quite literally less than the blink of an eye. Britain's Cal Crutchlow took a fantastic third place despite still recovering from an off-season injury. Amazingly, fastest lap was posted by rookie Fabio Quartararo who unfortunately couldn't maintain the pace, and went on to finish outside the points.

Despite protests being lodged by Suzuki, Honda, KTM and Aprilia against the innovative swing arm design (which appeared to integrate an aero wing, in contravention of MotoGP technical rules) showcased on the Ducatis of Dovizioso, Miller and Petrucci, the MotoGP Court of Appeal ruling found in favour of Ducati, and the results were declared as final.

In Moto2, the podium places were taken by Lorenzo Baldassarri, returning ex MotoGP rider, Tom Luthi and his teammate, Marcel Schrotter. Britain's Sam Lowes secured a solid 6th Place while Bennetts BSB runner up Jake Dixon crashed out on Lap 18.

Moto3 continued to provide some extremely close racing with less than one second covering the top 11 finishers. Japan's Kaito Toba took an emotional first win, ahead of Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Aron Canet. Brit John McPhee took 3 points, finishing in 13th, while Tom Booth-Amos showed his determination after an early crash, re-joining the race before visiting the pits, re-joining and finishing the race in 24th place (3 laps down).

 

 

Don

MOTOGP Riders Championship Table

Rider

Nat

Bike

Points

DOVIZIOSA, Andrea

ITA

Mission Winnow Ducati

25

MARQUEZ, Marc

SPA

Repsol Honda

20

CRUTCHLOW, Cal

GBR

LCR Honda Castrol

16

RINS, Alex

SPA

Suzuki Ecstar

13

ROSSI, Valentino

ITA

Monster Energy Yamaha

11

PETRUCCI, Danilo

ITA

Mission Winnow Ducati

10

VIÑALES, Maverick

ITA

Monster Energy Yamaha

9

MIR, Joan

SPA

Suzuki Ecstar

8

NAKAGAMI, Takaaki

JPN

LCR Honda Idemitsu

7

ESPARGARO, Aleix

SPA

Aprilia Team Gresini

6

MORBIDELLI, Franco

ITA

Petronas Yamaha SRT

5

ESPARGARO, Pol

SPA

Red Bull KTM

4

LORENZO, Jorge

SPA

Repsol Honda

3

IANNONE, Andrea

ITA

Aprilia Team Gresini

2

ZARCO, Johann

FRA

Red Bull KTM

1

 Fastest Lap - Fabio QUARTARARO (Lap 3) - 1'55.039

MOTO2 Riders Championship Table

Rider

Nat

Bike

Points

BALDASSARRI, Lorenzo

ITA

Flexbox HP 40 Kalex

25

LUTHI, Thomas

SWI

Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex

20

SCHROTTER, Marcel

GER

Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex

16

GARDNER, Remy

AUS

ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team Kalex

13

FERNANDEZ, Augusto

SPA

Flexbox HP 40 Kalex

11

LOWES, Sam

GBR

Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex

10

MARQUEZ, Alex

SPA

EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex

9

MARINI, Luca

ITA

Sky Racing Team VR46 Kalex

8

BASTIANINI, Enea

ITA

Italtrans Racing Team Kales

7

VIERGE, Xavi

SPA

EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex

6

DI GIANNANTONIO, Fabio

ITA

+Ego Speed Up

5

BINDER, Brad

RSA

Red Bull KTM Ajo

4

LOCATELLI, Andrea

ITA

Italtrans Racing Team Kalex

3

RAFFIN, Jesko

SWI

NTS RW Racing GP

2

MARTIN, Jorge

SPA

Red Bull KTM Ajo

1

 Fastest Lap - Thomas LUTHI (Lap 10) - 1'58.711 (103.2% of Fastest MotoGP lap)

MOTO3 Riders Championship Table

Rider

Nat

Bike

Points

TOBA, Kaito

JPN

Honda Team Asia

25

DALLA PORTA, Lorenzo

ITA

Leopard Racing Honda

20

CANET, Aaron

SPA

Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM

16

RAMIREZ, Marcos

SPA

Leopard Racing Honda

13

VIETTI, Celestino

ITA

Sky Racing Team VR46 KTM

11

ARENAS, Albert

SPA

Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team KTM

10

FERNANDEZ, Raul

SPA

Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team KTM

9

ANTONELLI, Niccolò

ITA

SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda

8

FENATI, Romano

ITA

Snipers Team Honda

7

KORNFEIL, Jakub

CZE

Redox PruestelGP KTM

6

OGURA, Ai

JPN

Honda Team Asia

5

LOPEZ, Alonso

SPA

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda

4

MCPHEE, John

GBR

Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda

3

MIGNO, Andrea

ITA

Bester Capital Dubai KTM

2

RODRIGO, Gabriel

ARG

Kommerling Gresini Moto3 Honda

1

 Fastest Lap - Romano FENATI (Lap 2) 2'05.403 (109% of Fastest MotoGP Lap)

 

Don

 

Round 2 - TV Schedule (Live)

Friday 29th March 2019 

Free Practice 1 and 2 (All classes)

11:45 - 19:00

BT Sport 2

Saturday 30th March 2019

Free Practice 3 (All classes)

12:00 - 15:00

BT Sport 2

Qualifying (All classes)

15:00 - 19:00

BT Sport 2

 

DON'T FORGET! THE CLOCKS GO FORWARD ONE HOUR

 

Sunday 31st March 2019

Warm-up & FP4 (MotoGP)

13:30 - 15:15

BT Sport 2

Moto3 Race

15:15 - 17:00

BT Sport 2

Moto2 Race

17:00 - 18:30

BT Sport 2

MotoGP Race

18:30 -

BT Sport 2

 

Round 2 - TV Schedule (Highlights)

Monday 1st April 2019

Race Highlights (All classes)

18:00 & 23:00

Quest

 

QUEST is available on Freeview - Ch 37, BT - Ch 37, Free-Sat - Ch 167, Sky - Ch 144 and Virgin - Ch 172.

 

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