At the Czech GP, Marc Marquez celebrated from the third step of the podium the special milestone of 100 MotoGP races, showing once again the reasons behind the impressive numbers of his still relatively short Premier Class career.
His 71st MotoGP podium out of 100 starts (71%) was the best result the young Spaniard could achieve today, so after sticking with Lorenzo and eventual winner Dovizioso until the last lap of the race, he ultimately settled for third. At the same time, he achieved his weekend goal of extending his Championship lead at a track where he did not feel totally comfortable. He arrived in the Czech Republic with a 46-point advantage on Valentino Rossi and left with +49.
The other statistics related to his special 100th MotoGP milestone are 40 wins (40%), 68 Pole positions (68%), and 42 race-fastest-laps (42%).
Teammate Dani Pedrosa, who started from 10th on the grid, continued to struggle in corner exits; only at the end of the race was he able to recover two positions and cross the finish line in eighth place.
Tomorrow, the Repsol Honda Team will remain at Brno for a one-day post-race test before moving on to Austria for next Sunday’s Grand Prix von Österreich at the Red Bull Ring Circuit.
|1||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||25||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||41'07.728|
|2||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||20||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||0.178|
|3||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||16||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.368|
|4||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||13||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||2.902|
|5||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||11||LCR Honda||Honda||2.958|
|6||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||10||Alma Pramac Racing||Ducati||3.768|
|7||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||9||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||6.159|
|8||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||8||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||7.479|
|9||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||7||Angel Nieto Team||Ducati||7.575|
|10||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||6||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||8.326|
|11||Rins Alex||42||SPA||5||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||8.653|
|12||Miller Jack||43||AUS||4||Alma Pramac Racing||Ducati||16.549|
|13||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||3||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||19.603|
|14||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||2||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||21.381|
|15||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||1||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||23.159|
|16||Luthi Tom||12||SWI||0||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||27.673|
|17||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||0||LCR Honda||Honda||28.311|
|18||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||0||Angel Nieto Team||Ducati||41.172|
|19||Guintoli Sylvain||50||FRA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||42.411|
|20||Simeon Xavier||10||BEL||0||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||50.941|
|21||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||0||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||13 laps|
|22||Redding Scott||45||GBR||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||16 laps|
|23||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||0||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||20 laps|
|24||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||0||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||/|
|25||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||0||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||/|
The world’s most famous riders have taken part in GP events in Brno since 1930, where up until 1982 they would race through the villages and western parts of the city on a road track named after the first Czechoslovak President – T.G. Masaryk.The only venue that has hosted more… read more.
|Length||5.403 kilometres / 3.357 miles|
|Longest straight||0.636 kilometres / 0.395 miles|
Automotodrom Brno, Brno, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m54.596s (169.7 Km km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2016)|
|Race Lap||1m 56.027s (167.6 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)|
|Race Time||41m07.728s (166.6 km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)|
|2018 Race Winner||Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)|