Along with Crutchlow’s win, people will always remember Argentina for race control’s curious decisions. The first came in Moto3 FP1, when Aron Canet apparently let rage get the better of him when he hounded rival Kazakh, slung it up the inside of him into turn 13 and stood his bike up in an effort to fire a shot across Yurchenko’s bow, but in the process clipped his front and sent both riders hurtling through the gravel. Race control deemed it a racing incident, setting a desperately poor precedent for the rest of the weekend.
The craziness continued come race day and the start of the MotoGP race. Making their way to the grid, it dawned on 23 of the 24 strong field that their choice of a wet bike setup was the wrong choice for the rapidly drying track. Cue a mass exodus from the grid leaving pole man Jack Miller in the top spot. Unfortunately the Aussie’s brave call didn’t get the reward it warranted. What seemed like a fudged decision saw the rest of the field allowed to take their original grid positions, albeit 50m behind Miller. I know. Me neither!