MotoGP Czech Republic GP Report and Results (Marquez winner)
Marc Marquez won his 50th MotoGP victory at the 2019 Czech Republic GP at just 26, after tying Doohan’s record 58 pole positions on Saturday. The Honda official won far ahead of the Ducatis of Dovizioso and Miller after a race delayed by half an hour due to a downpour. Summary and rankings.
A tricky comeback for the premier class in Brno, where stormy rains disrupted free practice 3 and then qualifying before again soaking the Czech track during the Moto2 podium ceremony. Either just before the start of the MotoGP Czech Republic GP, therefore instead of 2:00 p.m. !
- GP of Rep. Czech – Qualifiers:
- MNC special file :
This lapse of time allowed the sun and mild temperatures to dry up most of the asphalt, more than enough to take the start on slick tires. All the pilots choose the soft solution at the rear, except Dovizioso, Viñales and Aleix Espargaro who chose the medium.
Marc Marquez and Jack Miller are the only ones to have opted for the hard tire at the front, while the others start with the intermediate rubber. Everyone is aware that the conditions will change over the course of the 20 laps, forcing you to take risks in the first part and then to manage the "soft" back to see the finish..
A real puzzle coupled with a perfect "reading" of the track in order to assess in real time the possibilities of accelerating or not the pace. Suffice to say a favorable situation for poleman Marc Marquez, who delivered a fantastic driving demonstration yesterday by taking pole on slick tires while the rain was back. !
"When he passed me in his last qualifying lap, I had the impression of driving a Moto3 and he a MotoGP!", Confesses Fabio Quartararo, who does not hide his admiration for the Honda rider. "We understand then why he is the champion", analyzes the beginner from Nice, who still lacks a "bottle" in these conditions..
Marquez, all conditions champion
And the recital delivered by the n ° 93 proved the Yamaha-Petronas rider right: Marc Marquez took the lead in this tenth event as soon as the lights went out, and never let go until the checkered flag. ! The HRC crack played with a few wet spots here and there, controlling his gap over Dovizioso, Miller and Rins.
Mutual respect between the two title protagonists! just didn’t have enough for today!
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Easy victory? Not that much: ten laps from the finish, confident in the grip offered by the track, Marquez tries to accelerate the tempo … and almost falls after a sudden escape from the front in a break to the right! The alert was hot for the n ° 93, who admits to having upset some leaders of the HRC during his last round of qualifying "kamikaze" while a front row was already promised to him…
But this heat will not prevent him from lining up three consecutive laps in "small" 1’57.8 to widen the gap on Dovizioso. The Italian, kept at a short distance from the start, understood his defeat and slowed down to 1’58.2. Six laps from the finish, Marquez’s lead reached the impressive 2.5 sec milestone: the pill must undoubtedly be hard to swallow for "Dovi", winner last year in his Ducati…
Marc Marquez crossed the finish line alone to sign his 6th victory of the season out of ten contested races, further accentuating his already considerable lead in the provisional. Andrea Dovizioso and Jack Miller complete the podium on their Ducati.
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Alex Rins, fourth at 4.858 seconds, returns to the Top 5 after two races finished on the mat (Netherlands and Germany): enough to console the n ° 42, who however considers that Marquez "lack of respect towards the other pilots" continued to their friction on the track then in the pit-lane during qualifying…
The Suzuki rider is followed at the finish by Cal Crutchlow, fifth at 6.007 sec behind the winner in his semi-official RC213V. The British rider – who thinks his teammate Nakagami doesn’t "deserve a 2020 Honda" next year – finishes ahead of Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha, behind whom he is – too much? – stayed for a long time at the start of the race.
Rossi 6th nine seconds behind the winner….
The Italian signs for his part a new mixed result – 9 sec from Marquez – after his three successive falls in Italy, Catalonia and the Netherlands, followed by a modest 8th place in Germany … Despite this decline, the "Doctor" refutes all rumors of a .
is a man on the move!
The rider now grabs fifth at the expense of !
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Seventh behind Rossi, Fabio Quartararo wisely scores important points in these delicate conditions: the Yamaha rider Petronas chomped on his brakes without attempting "El Diablo" which is dormant in him, aware of having to make up for his mistake made in the previous race in Germany !
His team-mate Franco Morbidelli cannot say the same: the Italian-Brazilian lost the front in the first corners, dragging the unfortunate Joan Mir on the outside with his downfall. Fortunately, the two pilots were not injured, but were unable to leave.
Vinales misses his return to school, Zarco too
This race to "resume" the MotoGP season was also marked by the anonymous 10th position of Maverick Viñales, decidedly uncomfortable on wet and / or drying asphalt. The Yamaha official wanted to continue his positive streak started by his victory in the Netherlands, then his 2nd place in Germany: missed.
Disappointment also for Johann Zarco, 3rd on the grid after a good demonstration in qualifying on a wet track on his KTM. On dry asphalt, the Cannes region unfortunately suffered again: the n ° 5 lost eleven places in the first laps (!) And finished 14th behind the beginner Miguel Oliveira on the RC16 Tech3…
now leads the chasing group in fifth!
The Doctor forces his way past !
His teammate Pol Espargaro signs as often the best performance of the Orange clan with the 11th place, after having maintained a long time with Rossi and Crutchlow in the Top 5 The Spaniard finally lost the rhythm at the end of the race, letting out of many places on a still physical KTM…
Last place in this Czech Republic Grand Prix goes to Suzuki test pilot Sylvain Guintoli, invited by his employer to continue the development of the GSX-RR in real conditions. The French, back from the Suzuki 8H, finished 48.938 sec from the winner.
MotoGP Championship update
Marc Marquez – so comfortable on his Honda that he allows himself to pull off a full angle tear-off three laps from the finish! – brings his advantage over Andrea Dovizioso to 63 points, the equivalent of two and a half wins. Of course there are still nine races to go, but it’s starting to do anyway !
Five laps to go! is closing in on another special milestone!
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The Spaniard is also the fourth driver to reach the milestone of 50 victories in the premier class, while his balance of 76 Grand Prix victories already places him tied with the great Mike Hailwood. Respect !
Danilo Petrucci, transparent 8th in Brno, consolidates his third place in the championship with 81 points behind the leader. Alex Rins, who follows him, has 96 lengths behind him: as much to say that the two drivers are not a threat for the title on a regular basis.
Next in the standings are the Yamaha boy’s, Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi, who are respectively 119 and 120 points behind Marquez. Jack Miller takes advantage of his good 3rd place to climb to 7th place ahead of Cal Crutchlow.
Yesterday might have been wet and wild at the Automotodrom Brno, but the sun is shining and we’re ready to go racing today! MotoGP are on the grid and we’re ready to rock!
– PETRONAS SRT (@sepangracing)
Fabio Quartararo, 9th to 134 pts from the leader, gives Crutchlow an additional place in the standings of independent drivers – led by Miller from Germany -, but remains the first beginner in the provisional far ahead of Joan Mir (13th), Miguel Oliveira (18th ) and Franco Bagnaia (19th).
Johann Zarco appears for his part in 17th position in the provisional standings, just behind Jorge Lorenzo who was again replaced by Stefan Bradl this weekend. The Mallorcan, injured in the vertebrae, will also be forfeited next Sunday in Austria and plans to resume the handlebars in Great Britain on August 25.
2019 Czech MotoGP Grand Prix Results
- Marc MARQUEZ Honda 39’24.430
- Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati +2.452
- Jack MILLER Ducati +3.497
- Alex RINS Suzuki +4.858
- Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda +6.007
- Valentino ROSSI Yamaha +9.083
- Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha +12.092
- Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati +13.976
- Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda +15.724
- Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha +16.558
- Pol ESPARGARO KTM +18.234
- Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati +19.738
- Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM +22.539
- Johann ZARCO KTM +30.459
- Stefan BRADL Honda +30.500
- Tito RABAT Ducati +30.755
- Andrea IANNONE Aprilia +37.170
- Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia +37.343
- Karel ABRAHAM Ducati +44.296
- Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki +48.938
- Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 14 Laps
- Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 0 Turn
- Joan MIR Suzuki 0 Tou
Provisional classification of the 2019 MotoGP championship
- Marc MARQUEZ Honda 210
- Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 147
- Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 129
- Alex RINS Suzuki 114
- Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 91
- Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 90
- Jack MILLER Ducati 86
- Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 78
- Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 76
- Pol ESPARGARO KTM 61
- Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 57
- Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 52
- Joan MIR Suzuki 39
- Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 31
- Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 21
- Jorge LORENZO Honda 19
- Johann ZARCO KTM 18
- Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 18
- Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 15
- Tito RABAT Ducati 14
- Stefan BRADL Honda 13
- Michele PIRRO Ducati 9
- Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki 3
- Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 3
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