Czech MotoGP report: Marquez claims 6th win of 2019

    Marquez claimed his 50th win in the premier class and is now 63 points clear of Andrea Dovizioso in the overall standings.

    Published On Aug 05, 2019 06:21:00 PM

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    Marc Marquez has extended his championship lead to 63 points after a largely uncontested win – his 6th of the season and a landmark 50th in the premier class. Andrea Dovizioso – second in the championship with 147 points – finished in 2nd place, with Jack Miller taking the last step on the podium.

    The start of the race was delayed after the weather played spoilsport and rains after the Moto2 race left wet patches in the first sector of the track. 40 minutes after the race was originally scheduled to begin, the lights went out and Marquez got a great start off the line. Just down the order, Johann Zarco, who started 3rd, fell back to 12th and was involved in an incident with Franco Morbidelli, resulting in the Italian crashing out and taking Joan Mir with him. Zarco continued on, crossing the line in 14th place.

    Rins put up a good fight and held on to 3rd place for most of the race. However, Pramac Ducati’s Jack Miller stayed close throughout, before pulling the pin on the penultimate lap. LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow passed Valentino Rossi around the halfway mark and held on to finish in 5th place. Rossi, in 6th, was Yamaha’s top finisher, a position ahead of top rookie Fabio Quartararo who rides for Petronas SRT. The second factory Ducati of Danilo Petrucci finished in 8th, with the top 10 rounded off by Takaaki Nakagami and Maverick Vinales. 

    It was a mixed weekend for KTM – it saw two of its factory riders in the top 5 after Saturday's qualifying and its first front-row start. Race day, however, didn’t go as well, with the top KTM rider being Pol Espargaro in 11th place. Jorge Lorenzo missed this race, still recovering from a back injury, with his replacement rider Stefan Bradl finishing in 15th place, atop the same race winning machine as Marquez. Hafizh Syahrin crashed out on lap seven, taking the total DNFs to three.

    Result:

    POS

    RIDER

    TEAM

    BIKE

    LAPS

    GAP

    1

    Marc Marquez

    Honda

    Honda

    20

    39m24.430s

    2

    Andrea Dovizioso

    Ducati

    Ducati

    20

    2.452s

    3

    Jack Miller

    Pramac Ducati

    Ducati

    20

    3.497s

    4

    Alex Rins

    Suzuki

    Suzuki

    20

    4.858s

    5

    Cal Crutchlow

    LCR Honda

    Honda

    20

    6.007s

    6

    Valentino Rossi

    Yamaha

    Yamaha

    20

    9.083s

    7

    Fabio Quartararo

    Petronas Yamaha

    Yamaha

    20

    12.092s

    8

    Danilo Petrucci

    Ducati

    Ducati

    20

    13.976s

    9

    Takaaki Nakagami

    LCR Honda

    Honda

    20

    15.724s

    10

    Maverick Vinales

    Yamaha

    Yamaha

    20

    16.558s

    11

    Pol Espargaro

    KTM

    KTM

    20

    18.234s

    12

    Francesco Bagnaia

    Pramac Ducati

    Ducati

    20

    19.738s

    13

    Miguel Oliveira

    Tech3 KTM

    KTM

    20

    22.539s

    14

    Johann Zarco

    KTM

    KTM

    20

    30.459s

    15

    Stefan Bradl

    Honda

    Honda

    20

    30.500s

    16

    Tito Rabat

    Avintia Ducati

    Ducati

    20

    30.755s

    17

    Andrea Iannone

    Aprilia

    Aprilia

    20

    37.170s

    18

    Aleix Espargaro

    Aprilia

    Aprilia

    20

    37.343s

    19

    Karel Abraham

    Avintia Ducati

    Ducati

    20

    44.296s

    20

    Sylvain Guintoli

    Suzuki

    Suzuki

    20

    48.938s

    -

    Hafizh Syahrin

    Tech3 KTM

    KTM

    6

    Retirement

    -

    Franco Morbidelli

    Petronas Yamaha

    Yamaha

    -

    Retirement

    -

    Joan Mir

    Suzuki

    Suzuki

    -

    Retirement

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