MotoGP: Maverick Vinales on a roll

It’s two for two for Maverick Vinales.

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MotoGP: Maverick Vinales on a roll

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It’s two for two for Maverick Vinales.

The Spaniard’s season got off to a flying start with his second consecutive MotoGP win.

His compatriot and reigning champion Marc Marquez sped into the lead from pole, but the veteran rider crashed out on lap four in Argentina, having been two seconds clear.

Fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa followed suit several laps later. He hit the floor in exactly the same spot as his Honda teammate, but not before setting the fastest lap.

It left Vinales, Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi battling it out for the podium finishes.

Honda’s Crutchlow qualified in third, but appeared set to take second until Rossi, riding for Yamaha, overtook the Briton on lap 19 of 25.

His teammate Vinales, cruised to victory, scoring a maximum 50 points from two rounds.

He lies 14 points ahead of the Italian in the world championship standings.

Third-placed Crutchlow is fifth overall on 16 points.