The winner, Yamaha Spanish biker Maverick Vinales (R) and 2nd placed --also from Yamaha--Italian Valentino Rossi (C) celebrate on the podium of the MotoGP race of the Argentina Grand Prix at Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, in Santiago del Estero, Argentina on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales took his second successive win of the 2017 championship today when he crossed the line in first place ahead of his teammate, Valentino Rossi, who was participating his 350th career GP, with LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow rounding out the podium.

Vinales and Rossi stormed to their second consecutive double podium at the Termas Río Hondo Circuit after Marc Marquez, who started from pole and had a very comfortable lead over the young Spaniard of two plus seconds, came off at turn two.

I love Argentina more and more…! Today the team can be really proud of the show they put on. Maverick delivered again!” said a very happy Massimo Meregalli, Yamaha team director. “He gave an incredible performance, from the start all the way to the end and was in complete control of the race. Looking at the timesheet, you understand that he managed the race in a perfect way, never giving his rivals the chance to close the gap. Valentino really brought things around this afternoon.”

“He had another strong ride, from further back on the grid, and showed he can always ride over the difficulties on race day. It hasn‘t been an easy weekend for him, but he always worked hard to find solutions and his efforts speak for themselves when you see today‘s results. We have capitalised on our major competitors' misfortunes with this amazing 1-2 podium. It was another demonstration of power by Maverick; a great end to Valentino‘s 350th Grand Prix start and this 1-2 finish also brings Yamaha its 499th victory. We are already looking forward to the next round in Austin!”

Marquez wasn't the only rider to come to woes today with new Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo coming off at the first turn, and according to the Spaniard he was helped off the track by the Suzuki of Andrea Iannone. However, replays showed that Iannone was not at fault in any way. He was however at fault for jumping the start and was handed a ride through penalty which effectively ruined his race.

After losing Marquez at turn two, his teammate Dani Pedrosa made it a double disappointment for Honda when he too came off at the same spot.
Andrea Dovizioso was helped into the gravel by Aleix Espargaro, making it a double DNF for Ducati as well.

Alex Rins, who was riding semi injured after a moto cross accident ten days ago, also came off and it looked as if he was ina  world of pain as he limped back to the garage.

GP of Argentina – Final classification:
1. Maverick VIÑALES, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP – 41'45.060
2. Valentino ROSSI, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP – +2.915
3. Cal CRUTCHLOW, LCR Honda – +3.754
4. Alvaro BAUTISTA, Pull&Bear Aspar Team – +6.523
5. Johann ZARCO, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – +15.504
6. Jonas FOLGER, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – +18.241
7. Danilo PETRUCCI, OCTO Pramac Racing – +20.046
8. Scott REDDING, OCTO Pramac Racing – +25.480
9. Jack MILLER, EG 0,0 Marc VDS – +25.665
10. Karel ABRAHAM, Pull&Bear Aspar Team – +26.403
11. Loris BAZ, Reale Avintia Racing – +26.952
12. Tito RABAT, EG 0,0 Marc VDS – +41.875
13. Hector BARBERA, Reale Avintia Racing – +42.770
14. Pol ESPARGARO, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – +43.085
15. Bradley SMITH, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – +43.452
16. Andrea IANNONE, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – +46.219
Not classified
Andrea DOVIZIOSO, Ducati Team – 11 Laps
Aleix ESPARGARO, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – 11 Laps
Dani PEDROSA, Repsol Honda Team – 12 Laps
Sam LOWES, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – 14 Laps
Alex RINS, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – 14 Laps
Marc MARQUEZ, Repsol Honda Team – 22 Laps
Jorge LORENZO, Ducati Team – 0 Lap

Riders World Championship Classification after the GP of Argentina
1. Maverick VIÑALES, Yamaha – 50
2. Valentino ROSSI, Yamaha – 36
3. Andrea DOVIZIOSO, Ducati – 20
4. Scott REDDING, Ducati – 17
5. Cal CRUTCHLOW, Honda – 16
6. Jonas FOLGER, Yamaha – 16
7. Jack MILLER, Honda – 15
8. Marc MARQUEZ, Honda – 13
9. Alvaro BAUTISTA, Ducati – 13
10. Dani PEDROSA, Honda – 11
11. Johann ZARCO, Yamaha – 11
12. Aleix ESPARGARO, Aprilia – 10
13. Danilo PETRUCCI, Ducati – 9
14. Loris BAZ, Ducati – 9
15. Karel ABRAHAM, Ducati – 8
16. Alex RINS, Suzuki – 7
17. Hector BARBERA, Ducati – 6
18. Jorge LORENZO, Ducati – 5
19. Tito RABAT, Honda – 5
20. Pol ESPARGARO, KTM – 2
21. Bradley SMITH, KTM – 1
22. Andrea IANNONE, Suzuki
23. Sam LOWES, Aprilia