Just 0.043s separated Marc Marquez from victory at an explosive Italian GP as his Repsol Honda Team teammate Jorge Lorenzo collected more world championship points.

The hottest conditions of the weekend, the track at almost 50°C, awaited the MotoGP World Championship as they 23-rider field lined up for the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. From a record-breaking pole position, Marc Marquez made a perfect launch to lead from fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow.

A race-long battle for victory saw Marquez fending off Petrucci, Dovizioso and Rins for the majority of the race. In true Mugello style it all came down to the final lap of the race, the reigning world champion saving himself for a late attack. A small mistake at San Donato opened a gap to Petrucci that was fractionally too big to close, Marquez taking second by 0.043s as they roared across the line.

With a haul of 20 points, Marquez extends his championship lead to 12 points over Dovizioso. Honda have a six point advantage over Ducati in the Constructor Championship.

A strong launch off the line saw Jorge Lorenzo move into 15th on the opening lap and with some clear space on track. Able to lap consistently, Lorenzo was able to avoid trouble and steadily gained positions during the course of the race. Crossing the line in 13th, Lorenzo picks up more valuable championship points and experience on the RC213V.

LCR Honda Rider Takaaki Nakagami achieved his best finish to date on the Honda RC213V, crossing the line in fifth and as the first Independent Team rider.

The MotoGP World Championship now enjoys a week off before the Catalan GP, the home race of both Jorge Lorenzo and championship leader Marc Marquez. There’s not long to wait until the lights go out on the Catalan GP on Sunday, June 16.

Marc Marquez

2nd

“Today was time to defend, and we did it in the best way we could because usually this is not one of our best circuits. I stayed calm and waited to try something in the last lap. I was able to try but I missed the apex on the first corner and then both Ducati overtook me. Petrucci rode very well at the front today, congratulations to him. My goal was to finish in front of Dovizioso and Rins and we did this so I’m happy. Also congratulations to my brother Alex, he had a great race today too. As always, thanks to the Repsol Honda Team as they have worked hard to allow us to fight for victory here.”

Jorge Lorenzo

13th

“Today was more or less what we expected. I didn’t have the pace and wasn’t as comfortable on the bike to be more competitive. We made a change in the Warm Up and it improved some areas. Not better or worse than we expected but neither myself nor Honda give up on making progress and finding a solution together. Now I will go to Japan to work with Honda on some improvements to come back stronger.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 6   Italy

Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley Race Results

Sunny
Humidity
33%
Track Temp
49°C
Air Temp
29°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 25 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 41'33.794
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.043
3 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 16 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 0.338
4 Rins Alex 42 SPA 13 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.535
5 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 11 LCR Honda Honda 6.535
6 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 10 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 7.481
7 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 9 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 13.288
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 8 LCR Honda Honda 13.937
9 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 7 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 16.533
10 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 6 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 17.994
11 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 5 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 20.523
12 Mir Joan 36 SPA 4 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 20.544
13 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 3 Repsol Honda Team Honda 20.813
14 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 2 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 27.298
15 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 1 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 28.051
16 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 30.101
17 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 41.857
18 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
19 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
20 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM DNF
21 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 0 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha DNF
22 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 0 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha DNF
23 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati DNF
Location Information

Located 30km north-east of Florence in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Mugello is a modern circuit with excellent facilities. Bought by Ferrari back in 1988, the 5.245km track has been renovated to a high standard and has a growing reputation as one of the world’s most up-to-date, scenic and safest… read more.

Length 5.245 kilometres / 3.259 miles
Width 14 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.141 kilometres / 0.709 miles
Constructed 1974

Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Florence, Italy - View in Google Maps

www.mugellocircuit.it

Records

Pole Position 1m 45.519s (348.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
Race Lap 1m 47.639s (175.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Time 41m32.126s (174.200km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)
2019 Race Winner Danilo Petrucci (Ducati)