Joining an elite group of riders, Marc Marquez claimed his 50th victory in the premier class after a chaotic start to the Czech GP as Stefan Bradl continued his point-scoring run.

Saturday’s dreary conditions were initially nowhere to be seen as race day at the Czech GP began. But a brief rain shower half an hour before the start of the MotoGP race left the track with wet patches and led to a delayed start and a reduced race distance of 20 laps.

After securing pole by 2.524 seconds in thrilling style on Saturday, MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez shot forward to lead the shortened race as the lights went out. With the likes of Dovizioso, Rins and Miller behind, Marquez settled into a consistent pace and steadily opened up a half second lead over his rivals by lap ten. Even with a moment at Turn 10, Marquez’s lead continued to grow as the race went on.

With an advantage of over two seconds, Marquez crossed the line to claim victory in Brno and his sixth win of 2019. He becomes just the fourth rider in Grand Prix history to take 50 wins in the premier class and equals Mike Hailwood’s 76 wins across all classes. Fourth on the all time winner list, Marquez heads to round 11 in Austria with 210 points – 63 points clear of second placed Dovizioso.

Stefan Bradl endured a tough start to his third appearance of the season, but worked his way forward into the points by half-race distance. Holding 14th until late in the race, Bradl continued his run of point scoring finishes with 15th. The German will again ride for the Repsol Honda Team at the Austrian GP with Jorge Lorenzo scheduled to return to action at Silverstone.

The result sees Honda extend their lead in the Constructor Championship to 39 points with a total of 216 points.

Before heading to the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian GP, August 09 – 11, the Repsol Honda Team will remain in Brno for a post-race test on Monday alongside the rest of the MotoGP World Championship grid.

Marc Marquez

1st

“I was really concentrated from the beginning as there were still some wet patches, especially at Turn 1. I knew I needed to keep my rhythm as the Yamaha riders were starting from behind and they were strong in Warm Up. Then I saw that Dovi was behind me so I had to keep pushing and pushing. I had a little warning on lap 10 because that is when I started to push more to try and open the gap. Delaying the race was the best decision that could have been made because the track was in a mixed condition and it could have been quite dangerous. A crazy weekend with the weather but the whole Repsol Honda Team were perfect and helped me a lot to achieve victory!”

Stefan Bradl

15th

“I’m not happy with the final result because I think we had a lot more potential. Since Friday we have been improving but the conditions of Saturday and lack of time hurt us in the race today and I struggled with rear grip and turning during the race. It has been a very busy weekend and we were able to work a lot for Honda. To score was good but I am hoping for more in Austria. I’m excited to be asked to join the Repsol Honda Team once again next week and I am already thinking about the race.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 10   Czech Republic

Czech Grand Prix Race Results

Wet
Humidity
43%
Track Temp
28°C
Air Temp
23°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 39'24.430
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 20 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 2.452
3 Miller Jack 43 AUS 16 Pramac Racing Ducati 3.497
4 Rins Alex 42 SPA 13 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 4.858
5 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 11 LCR Honda Honda 6.007
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 10 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 9.083
7 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 9 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 12.092
8 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 8 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 13.976
9 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 7 LCR Honda Honda 15.724
10 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 6 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 16.558
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 18.234
12 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 4 Pramac Racing Ducati 19.738
13 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 3 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 22.539
14 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 2 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 30.459
15 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 1 Repsol Honda Team Honda 30.500
16 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 30.755
17 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 37.170
18 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 37.343
19 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 44.296
20 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 48.938
21 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM DNF
22 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 0 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha DNF
23 Mir Joan 36 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki DNF
Location Information

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
Width 15 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.636 kilometres / 0.395 miles
Constructed 1987
Modified 1996

Automotodrom Brno, Brno, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps

www.automotodrombrno.cz

Records

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)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)