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At an exciting race during which Honda's reigning world champion Marc Marquez was punished to get a crash using Yamaha's Italian fantastic Valentino Rossi, Frenchman Johann Zarco finished a close moment to Tech3 Yamaha.

A delayed start was announced and Miller was given a five row start on the rest of the field, then as the field up after the sighting lap Marc Marquez staled his Honda and push started it and inexplicably rode against the circuit to take his place on the grid, a move that saw him suffer a pit lane ride through penalty dropping him from first to nearly last. The 2018 MotoGP Argentina Grand Prix saw some unexpected results and taking a surprise win turned out to be Cal Crutchlow of LCR Honda satellite team in a last minute battle with Johann Zarco of Tech 3 Yamaha.

Marquez quickly reeled Miller in and passed him before receiving a ride-through penalty for the start infringement, knocking him back to 19th.

But the drama unfolded behind the front-runners as Marc Marquez had a race littered with incidents from start to finish.

Australia's Jack Miller took a shock maiden pole position for the Argentina MotoGP on Saturday after a daring last-lap gamble in the damp of the Thermes de Rio Hondo circuit. Nearly all of the riders first went out on wet tyres - except for the pole-sitter, Jack Miller, whose Pramac Ducati was fitted with slicks. After an nearly 20-minute delay to the start of the race due to safety concerns, and the race reduced to 24 laps, the grid was re-arranged leaving a 30m gap between the Aussie and the rest of the pack.

With six laps to go, Miller had a major moment at Turn 13 and gave up the lead to Crutchlow and dropped back from the lead battle.

"Valentino pushes a lot, but he was also in the past 25-years-old and everybody will remember".

Marquez then stalled, the four-times MotoGP champion wheeling the bike clear, bump-starting it and then riding the wrong way down the track to resume his starting position against the rules.

The quartet ran in formation until Rins began to attack Miller - the pair trading places on several occasions before Rins made a move stick with nine laps to go - only to run wide one tour later and drop to fourth. In just a couple of laps, he was back in top-ten and soon chased down Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso in eight.

Crutchlow, celebrating his third career MotoGP win, said: "It was nice to win but it was to be expected". That resulted in another 30-second penalty, leaving him out of the points. Tito Rabat finished seventh, ahead of Andrea Iannone and Hafizh Syahrin.


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