Marc Marquez becomes first repeat premier class winner of 2019 as he storms to victory in Jerez, Jorge Lorenzo returning to the points.

Fans flooded the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto from early in the morning, eager to see what would happen at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España.  21°C ambient temperatures and 42°C track temperature providing supreme racing conditions for fans and the Repsol Honda Team alike.

Leaving the fall of Warm Up behind him, Marc Marquez stormed off the line to lead the 23-rider field through the opening corners. Lap eight saw Marquez open a gap and begin to break away at the front, steadily building an advantage with each corner. The dominant ride saw the reigning World Champion cross the line 1.654 seconds ahead of second place after celebrating across the line in the 300th MotoGP race.

His 46th win in the premier class, and 72nd across all classes, moves Marquez to the top of the championship table with 70 points, a point clear of second placed Rins. His 1’38.051 on Lap 15 of the race secured Marquez a new race lap record at the Jerez circuit along with his 25 World Championship points. He also becomes the third most successful Honda rider, overtaking Jim Redman who claimed 45 wins and overtakes Lawson to become the sixth most successful MotoGP rider in terms of premier class podium finishes with 80.

Jorge Lorenzo was left wanting more as he crossed the line in 12th at the Spanish GP. It proved a difficult race for Lorenzo who is still working on perfecting the setting of his Honda. Monday’s test day offers Lorenzo and his team an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the bike and regroup ahead of the French GP.

With 76 points, Honda sit atop the Constructor Championship.

The Repsol Honda Team will take part in the official post race test at the Jerez Circuit on Monday, May 06 before beginning their preparations for round five – the French GP, May 17 – 19.

Marc Marquez

1st

“This race was a mental race, more than a physical one. After the mistake in Austin it wasn’t easy to lead the race like that from beginning to end, but I knew I had the pace to do it and the bike to do it. I wanted to do a race like in Argentina and at the start in Austin to prove it was a mistake there. I felt good all weekend, smooth, comfortable and able to ride how I want. Thanks to the Repsol Honda Team, they’ve done an amazing job over the last few weeks and here this weekend. It’s great to be leading the championship again.”

Jorge Lorenzo

12th

“It has been a difficult end to the weekend, we wanted to be stronger but I am still not comfortable on the bike. We are still lacking kilometers compared to the other Honda riders. Today especially I was not comfortable on the bike and it was a very difficult race. Tomorrow's test will be important for us to try and improve my feeling, especially on corner entry where I think I am losing the most. We have to keep working.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 4   Spain

Spanish Grand Prix Race Results

Sunny
Humidity
61%
Track Temp
42°C
Air Temp
21°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 41'08.685
2 Rins Alex 42 SPA 20 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.654
3 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2.443
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 13 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 2.804
5 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 11 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 4.748
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 10 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 7.547
7 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 9 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 8.228
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 8 LCR Honda Honda 10.052
9 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 7 LCR Honda Honda 10.274
10 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 6 HRC Test Team Honda 13.402
11 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 5 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 15.431
12 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 4 Repsol Honda Team Honda 18.473
13 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 3 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 20.156
14 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 2 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 26.706
15 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 1 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 28.513
16 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 36.858
17 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 41.390
18 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 41.570
19 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 50.568
20 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
21 Mir Joan 36 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki DNF
22 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 0 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha DNF
23 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
Location Information

Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently… read more.

Length 4.423 kilometres / 2.748 miles
Width 11 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles
Constructed 1986
Modified 2002
Resurfacing Complete resurfacing before 2018 round

Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.circuitodejerez.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 36.880s (164.3km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2019)
Race Lap 1m 38.051s (162.3km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
Race Time 41m 08.685s (161.2km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)