Marc Marquez was crowned the 2019 MotoGP World Champion in the only way he knows how: with a thrilling race win delivered at the final corner.

A full house at the Buriram Circuit were treated to an edge of their seats MotoGP race as they witnessed Marc Marquez crowned World Champion for the eighth time. From the front of the grid, Marquez charged forward and immediately began to chase pole setter Fabio Quartararo. With his only title rival, Andrea Dovizioso, a distant fourth Marquez was able to focus solely on the race win.

After trading fastest laps, the pair settled into their rhythm and Marquez waited for his moment to attack. The final laps were explosive as the 2019 MotoGP World Champion launched an all out assault on the young French rider, moving ahead as the last lap began. But it would go down to the final corner, Marquez expertly defending from Quartararo in the last corner to take the 2019 MotoGP World Championship in style.

With 325 points, nine wins, 14 podiums, nine poles and 10 fastest laps – Marc Marquez becomes the MotoGP World Champion alongside the Repsol Honda Team for the sixth time and takes the eighth World Championship of his career. The victory is also Honda’s 150th in the MotoGP class – an achievement no other manufacturer has been able to match.

Jorge Lorenzo suffered a difficult race, unable to improve his feeling in the hotter conditions. Ultimately crossing the line in 18th, Lorenzo is looking ahead to the next race in Japan where he hopes to improve his current feeling and results.

The 2019 MotoGP World Champion will attend the media at an official Repsol Honda Team press conference on Tuesday, October 8th, at 9:15am. The official Repsol Honda Team press conference will take place at Repsol Campus, the headquarters of the energy company, on Méndez Álvaro 44, Madrid at 9:15am.

Please confirm your attendance by writing to the following email address: webmaster@repsolmedia.com

Marc Marquez

2019 MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPION 1st

“I’m very happy. I’m so happy. When you have an advantage like I had you realise you are so close to the championship but you need to find something to keep you motivated. Today it was winning the race and it’s what I did. Fabio was so fast during the race but I never gave up, even during the middle of the race where it looked like he was escaping. It was a beautiful way to win the championship – even if I wasn’t thinking about it on the last lap! Arriving in parc ferme with the whole Repsol Honda Team there was fantastic; it’s a dream to do it with the whole fan club and the nice celebration. Every year is special, it’s not easy to keep everything perfect each year to fight for the title and I had a very hard winter with the injury but myself, the team and HRC managed it well. Now we’ll enjoy this feeling a little bit!”

Yoshishige Nomura

HRC President

“Marc Marquez did a magnificent job once again to win his sixth MotoGP title on Honda’s 60th anniversary of World Grand Prix racing. I wholeheartedly salute his dauntless riding that mesmerizes his fans, supported by his persistent training and mature attitude towards racing. I’m grateful for all the support in winning the championship he had from the team staff, the many sponsors who support our racing activities, and MotoGP fans worldwide.”

Jorge Lorenzo

18th

”First of all I want to say congratulations to Marc and the whole Repsol Honda Team, eight Word Championships is a very impressive achievement. On my side, it’s difficult to accept this result as it is very disappointing. I tried my best to be as fast as possible but in the warmer conditions I had trouble stopping and I found it difficult. We now look ahead to Motegi where we hope we can be stronger.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 15   Thailand

Thai Grand Prix Race Results

Dry
Humidity
58%
Track Temp
48°C
Air Temp
31°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 39'36.223
2 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 20 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.171
3 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.380
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 13 Ducati Team Ducati 11.218
5 Rins Alex 42 SPA 11 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 11.449
6 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 10 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 14.466
7 Mir Joan 36 SPA 9 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 18.728
8 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 8 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 19.162
9 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 7 Ducati Team Ducati 23.425
10 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 6 LCR Honda Honda 29.423
11 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 5 Pramac Racing Ducati 30.103
12 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 4 LCR Honda Honda 33.216
13 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 3 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35.667
14 Miller Jack 43 AUS 2 Pramac Racing Ducati 39.736
15 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 1 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 40.038
16 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 40.136
17 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 44.589
18 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 54.723
19 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 56.012
20 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1'01.431
21 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia DNF
22 Kallio Mika 82 FIN 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
Location Information

Designed by German architect Herman Tilke, the Buriram International Circuit opened in 2014 and will see MotoGP™ making its debut this season. Located around 410km northeast from the country’s capital of Bangkok, the town of Buriram in the Buriram province literally translates into “city of happiness”, and its typically hot… read more.

Length 4.6 km / 2.83 miles
Width 12 metres / 39.37 ft.
Left corners 5
Right corners 7
Longest straight 1 km / 3280.84 ft.
Constructed 2014
Modified /

444 Moo 15 Buriram Chang Wat Buri Ram 31000, Thailand - View in Google Maps

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Records

Track Best lap 1m29.719s (182.7 Km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2019)
Pole Position 1m29.719s (182.7 Km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2019)
Race Lap 1m30.904s (180.3 Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
2019 Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)