A 77th career victory makes Marquez the fourth most successful rider in Grand Prix history, bringing fans to their feet on his way to winning a thrilling San Marino GP as Jorge Lorenzo claimed more points.

After a promising morning Warm Up session where Marc Marquez finished first and Jorge Lorenzo finished 1.5 seconds behind, the Repsol Honda Team entered the 27-lap San Marino Grand Prix with confidence.

Marc Marquez made a flying start to the race and moved to fourth by the first corner, quickly progressing up to third just a few corners later. Muscling past Viñales on lap four, the World Championship leader set about closing down the almost one-second lead of Fabio Quartararo. The Frenchman’s advantage was soon reduced to just two tenths, Marquez electing to wait for his moment to attack. As the laps ticked down, the reigning champion began to edge closer and put increasing pressure on the young French rider.

The start of the last lap saw Marquez’s RC213V roar past Quartararo heading into Turn 1, the pair briefly sparring before Marquez made the move stick later in the lap. Crossing the line 0.903s ahead of Quartararo, Marquez returned to the top step of the podium after back-to-back second place finishes. The win moves him 93 points clear of title rival Andrea Dovizioso in the MotoGP World Championship standings with six races remaining. Taking the 77th win of his career, Marquez also moves ahead of Mike Hailwood to cement himself as the fourth most successful rider in Grand Prix history.

Jorge Lorenzo was author to a consistent race, able to steadily advance up the order. Ultimately taking 14th, Lorenzo marks his return from injury with back-to-back points finishes. The five-time World Champion was unable to achieve his target of finishing within 30 seconds of the race winner due to reduced grip come the race on Sunday. Suffering from less discomfort after the race was an encouraging sign for Lorenzo who will look to fight back in Aragon.

Honda leave Misano extending their advantage in the Manufacturer Championship to 60 points over closest rivals Ducati while the Repsol Honda Team close the deficit to the Ducati Team in the Team Championship to just 25 points. With Round 14, the Gran Premio Michelin®  de Aragon, taking place on September 22 the Repsol Honda Team are keen to carry their momentum forward as they return to Spanish soil.

Marc Marquez

1st

“Honestly speaking, I knew it wasn’t necessary to win because I saw that Rins was out and Dovizioso was far from us but I had some extra motivation. I just tried to stay with Fabio as close as I could and in the end I was weighing up whether to try or not. On the last lap I decided to go. I knew Fabio was very fast in Sector 3, so I made my move before that and closed the corner as much as I could. Fabio rode a very strong race today. I raced as smart as I could and in the end it is nice to win in Italy, but even nicer to have 93 points of advantage.”

Jorge Lorenzo

14th

“If in Silverstone we were able to exceed our expectations, unfortunately today we weren’t able to do this and honestly I was expecting a little more. I was expecting my pace to be closer to the winner, maybe 1.5 seconds but in reality it was more. But my physical condition was better after the race and during practice we were able to be closer than before - this is a positive. The grip dropped for the race and I don’t think this helped us. I’m looking forward to Aragon to be able to push more physically and train harder as my condition improves.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 13   San Marino

San Marino Grand Prix Race Results

Dry
Humidity
54%
Track Temp
39°C
Air Temp
26°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 42'25.163
2 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 20 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.903
3 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.636
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 13 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 12.660
5 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 11 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 12.774
6 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 10 Ducati Team Ducati 13.744
7 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 9 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 20.050
8 Mir Joan 36 SPA 8 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 22.512
9 Miller Jack 43 AUS 7 Pramac Racing Ducati 26.554
10 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 6 Ducati Team Ducati 31.456
11 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 32.388
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 4 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 34.477
13 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 3 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 35.325
14 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 2 Repsol Honda Team Honda 47.247
15 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 1 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1'02.280
16 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1'07.831
17 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'24.666
18 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 0 LCR Honda Honda +1 Lap
19 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Honda DNF
20 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 0 Ducati Team Ducati DNF
21 Rins Alex 42 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki DNF
22 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
Location Information

Close to the city of Rimini, the Misano Adriático circuit was constructed in 1972 and has since undergone an array of modifications. A regular scene for Italian Grands Prix throughout the 80s and early 90s, Misano returned to the MotoGP calendar in 2007.With updated facilities, track and grandstands, the Misano… read more.

Length 4.226 kilometres / 2.626 miles
Width 14 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 10
Longest straight 0.565 kilometres / 0.351 miles
Constructed 1969
Modified 2008

Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli", Via Daijiro Kato, Misano Adriatico, Rimini, Italy - View in Google Maps

www.misanocircuit.com

Records

Pole Position 1m31.629s (166.00 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)
Race Lap 1m32.678s (164.1km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)
Race Time 42m05.426s (162.6 km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)