Marc Marquez wins the Argentina MotoGP, breaking clear of Valentino Rossi after the compulsory mid-race bike swap.

Rossi had dropped to 4th, but a penultimate corner collision between Ducati team-mates Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone put the Yamaha rider back to second - in a race that also saw Qatar winner Jorge Lorenzo crash out.

MotoGP Update | Investigation into clash between Iannone and Dovizioso underway #ArgentinaGP #MotoGP race by Peter McLaren on Sunday, April 3, 2016

A tyre failure for Scott Redding on Saturday had seen Michelin plan to replace the original allocation with a new stiffer rear tyre.

However the wet Sunday morning weather meant there was no chance to try the new tyre before the race and the decision was made to use the original tyres, but with a compulsory bike change.

All riders were thus forced to pit at the end of their 9th, 10th or 11th lap of the reduced 20-lap race. The format was previously seen at Phillip Island in 2013, when Bridgestone had tyre trouble.

Ducati test rider Michele Pirro was replacing the injured Danilo Petrucci...

1.Marc MarquezESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)34m 13.628s2.Valentino RossiITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)34m 21.307s3.Dani PedrosaESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)34m 41.728s4.Eugene LavertyIRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)34m 50.170s5.Hector BarberaESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)34m 50.339s6.Pol EspargaroESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)34m 50.873s7.Stefan BradlGER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)34m 54.981s8.Bradley SmithGBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)35m 4.337s9.Tito RabatESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*35m 4.611s10.Alvaro BautistaESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)35m 15.016s11.Aleix EspargaroESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)35m 22.496s12.Michele PirroITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)35m 32.615s13.Andrea DoviziosoITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP)35m 47.047s
Andrea IannoneITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP)DNF
Cal CrutchlowGBR LCR Honda (RC213V)DNF
Maverick Vi?alesESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)DNF
Scott ReddingGBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)DNF
Loris BazFRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)DNF
Jorge LorenzoESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)DNF
Jack MillerAUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)DNF
Yonny HernandezCOL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)DNF

Blue Name = No Concessions.
7 engine changes for the season. Engines must be identical throughout season within same team (development freeze). 5 days of private testing.Black Name = Concessions.
9 engine changes. No engine development freeze. Unlimited private testing.* Rookie

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