Alex Marquez takes #ArgentinaGP podium, Fabio Di Giannantonio places 10th
A superlative weekend draws to a close for Team Gresini MotoGP with Alex Marquez who after a pole position and a fifth place in the sprint race managed to step on the podium at the end of an extenuating race that was complicated by weather conditions.
Sunday’s third place marks the Spaniard’s first trip to the rostrum in 896 days – the previous one dated back to Aragon 2020 – and allows his to leave Argentina with the fourth place in the championship standings.
A morale boost came also from the other side of the pit-box as Fabio Di Giannantonio is very much alive: he battled for fifth place for the majority of the race before “settling” for a top-ten finish, which granted him the first points of the season.
3rd – ALEX MARQUEZ #73
“We did a smart race: it was important to stay upright and score points. The race was extremely long, and I would have signed up for this type of results before the trip to Argentina. We’re leaving here in a very satisfied mood: Zarco had something more in the final stretch of the race and it’s good this face. I wasn’t expecting such a start to the season. Maybe being fourth in the championship is a bit of an irrealistic position, but we’re improving day after day and we’re there.”
10th – FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #49
“The weekend has been a really positive one, and the first one in which I felt really competitive. The race went well, we started really aggressive and I was really quick at the beginning of the encounter. Something stopped working from halfway point with the electronics and I couldn’t be quick on corner exit – and that means that I got passed by several riders. We need to work hard in that area and let’s hope to be ready for Austin and to be among the protagonists.”