MotoGP champion Marc Marquez remains unbeaten in 2014 after winning the Grand Prix of Argentina.
The Repsol Honda star dropped as low as seventh during the chaotic early stages, while Jorge Lorenzo put his first lap woes behind him by leading the way.
Marquez and Lorenzo pulled clear of the field with Marquez - dominant throughout the weekend - making his victory pass at the end of the back straight with nine laps.
Dani Pedrosa then mounted a charge to catch Lorenzo, diving inside Lorenzo at the penultimate turn to complete a Repsol Honda one-two.
Valentino Rossi fought for the lead early on, but was forced wide by Stefan Bradl and dropped to seventh before working his way back up to fourth place.
MotoGP was returning to Argentina for the first time since 1999 and making its race debut at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.
Crutchlow, now at Ducati, was absent due to hand injuries sustained in Austin. The Englishman was replaced by factory test rider Michele Pirro.
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1. Marc Marquez
ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 41m 39.821s
2. Dani Pedrosa
ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 41m 41.658s
3. Jorge Lorenzo
ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 41m 43.022s
4. Valentino Rossi
ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 41m 44.719s
5. Stefan Bradl
GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 41m 54.850s
6. Andrea Iannone
ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 41m 59.268s
7. Bradley Smith
GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 42m 4.013s
8. Pol Espargaro
ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 42m 8.939s
9. Andrea Dovizioso
ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 42m 13.494s
10. Hiroshi Aoyama
JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 42m 23.100s
11. Nicky Hayden
USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 42m 23.173s
12. Yonny Hernandez
COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 42m 24.640s
13. Karel Abraham
CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 42m 24.999s
14. Scott Redding
GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)* 42m 28.477s
15. Aleix Espargaro
ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 42m 32.071s
16. Hector Barbera
ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) 42m 33.326s
17. Michele Pirro
ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 42m 33.490s
18. Michael Laverty
GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 42m 36.391s
19. Mike Di Meglio
FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)* 42m 42.961s
20. Colin Edwards
USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 42m 45.581s
21. Broc Parkes
AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)* 42m 56.543s
ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) DNF
ITA IodaRacing Project (ART) DNF
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