Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Franco Morbidelli took control of the Moto2 World Championship with a superb victory in today’s Argentine Grand... Alex Marquez salvages 21st after last lap crash at Rio Hondo

Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Franco Morbidelli took control of the Moto2 World Championship with a superb victory in today’s Argentine Grand Prix, running at the front with teammate Alex Marquez close behind.

But a 1-2 finish went begging when Alex high-sided at turn seven on the final lap, an undeserving end to his brave podium challenge after a tense battle with Morbidelli.

Marquez rejoined to bring his battered Kalex home in 21st position.

Álex Márquez: 21st
“For sure today I had a chance to go for the victory so it is really disappointing. I made a mistake in the last lap and I am not sure what happened but sometimes it is like this, when you go down you have to get back up and be even stronger. I want to thank my team, I destroyed a bike in practice and we made more changes after the warm-up and I had a perfect bike in the race. This year I am more confident on worn tyres at the end of the race but today I made a mistake. I’m not happy but there are some positives to take from the weekend.”

Source: Marc VDS Racing