Once again Marc Marquez had no mercy on his competitors in Argentina, as he won in dominant fashion and made their efforts look funny. While all practice sessions were total domination, Marquez provided glimpses of hope to other riders at the beginning of the race, as he dropped down the order due to bad start and had to build his way up. At the end of lap 2 he was 6th, but already at the end of the lap 4 he was behind Jorge Lorenzo, who again did his trademark fantastic start and led race. Marquez was sitting comfortably behind Lorenzo till lap 17, when he decided that it is the time to go in front and started series of fast laps which left Lorenzo behind without any chance to respond.
Meanwhile, Dani Pedrosa upped his pace and eventually caught and overtook Lorenzo three laps before the end of the race, delegating him to final podium spot. Although setting fastest lap of the race and finishing in second place, Pedrosa never looked as challenger for race victory. Valentino Rossi was one of protagonists of excitement in early laps, when he made great start and ended lap one as second, before making mistake that put him to 4th. Even worse for Rossi, Stefan Bradl made banzai move on him on lap 4, which cost him two seconds and two places, which he was unable to recover till the end of the race, finishing in 4th place. Bright side of this race for Rossi is that he once again had pace to be in top group, and looking at raw numbers his pace was even better that Lorenzo's.
Stefan Bradl ended race in lonely 5th place, about four seconds in front of Andrea Ianone who again impressed with attractive ride that put him within frontrunners in early laps. Ianone also proven that he has matured a lot as a rider, as he did not go over the limit of his Ducati but finished in 6th as best Ducati rider. Bradley Smith finished 7th about five seconds behind Ianone, with approximately same distance between Pol Espargaro in 8th and Andrea Dovizioso in 9th. Hiroshi Aoyama finished as best open class rider in 10th position.
From perspective of race winner, this race can be summarized in two words: smart dominance. From perspective of others, we can define it as "less hope". Altogether, dominant ride of Marquez in a way that he can set pace unreachable by others at any lap he wishes, but smart enough so that he takes just as little risk as needed, leaves his rivals with even less hope that he can make some silly mistake that will put him out of action, which seem as their only chance at the moment...