BALDA BAGS 2/2
Lorenzo Baldassari duplicates his Qatar success with another win at the Argentina GP.
The action started before the lights went out, as polesitter, Xavi Vierge, retired from the race on the warm up lap, leaving a big gap at the front of the grid. Marcel Schrotter was the man who took advantage of the absence of the Spaniard and rocketed from the line to take the lead storming into turn one. Yet as the end of lap two approached, Remy Gardner, pushed his way into the lead and started to spread the trailing pack.
However, as the fight to stay with the runaway train continued, two renowned racers saw their race end in the gravel. In two separate incidents, Thomas Luthi and Sam Lowes both finished round two with zero points, Luthi after a collision with Brad Binder, and Lowes losing the rear in the same corner.
With 8 laps to go, Italy’s Baldassari became the man on the move and pushed his way through the leading quartet. He closed in on the Australian out front and put the pressure on Remy as the laps decreased, before making his way to the front and pulling the pin.
Gardner took his maiden podium ahead of Alex Marquez and Iker Lecuona. Schrotter finished in fourth after a harsh move from Binder, who completed the top five.