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.
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Thai Grand Prix Race Results
|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 Lenovo 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 Lenovo 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||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||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||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||40.136|
|17||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||0||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||44.589|
|18||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||0||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||54.723|
|19||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||0||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||56.012|
|20||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||0||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||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|
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.|
|Longest straight||1 km / 3280.84 ft.|
444 Moo 15 Buriram Chang Wat Buri Ram 31000, Thailand - View in Google Maps
|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)|