Jorge Lorenzo ended an incredible 18-year Grand Prix career with an emotional Valencia race, helping the Repsol Honda Team to clinch the Triple Crown alongside another dominating Marquez win.

For the third year in succession the Repsol Honda Team celebrate the end of a MotoGP season with the Triple Crown after winning the Riders, Teams and Constructors Championships. The accomplishment completes an incredible year full of records and achievements as Honda celebrates their 60th anniversary of racing.

Marquez made quick work of the riders ahead of him as the lights went out on the final race of 2019, moving into second place on the third lap. With just Fabio Quartararo ahead of him, Marquez methodically cut the gap from almost a second to just two tenths in five laps. Striking at Turn 11, Marquez only needed one chance to move to the front and quickly amassed an insurmountable lead.

A 12th victory signs off Marquez’s 2019 season in perfect style and matches the number of wins he achieved in his dominating 2014 season. Earning 420 points across the 19 races of 2019, Marquez becomes the first rider in history to score more than 400 points in a single season. With his 95th premier class podium, he draws level with Mick Doohan as the second most prolific Honda podium finisher in the premier class.

After 297 Grand Prix starts, Jorge Lorenzo’s marked the end of his legendary MotoGP World Championship career with his best finish since returning from injury. The five-time World Champion bid a fond farewell to Grand Prix racing with a 13th place finish in front of an adoring Spanish crowd. With 68 wins, 152 podiums and 69 poles, Lorenzo bows out with some the most impressive stats to his name in Grand Prix history.

This is the Repsol Honda Team’s ninth Triple Crown since the MotoGP class began in 2002, cementing them the most dominant team and constructor in the premier class. For the first time in the four-stroke era, the team has managed to take three Triple Crowns in a row.

Riders will be back out on track on Tuesday, November 19 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo for the first test of 2020 before moving to Jerez a few days later.

Marc Marquez

1st

“A perfect end to a perfect season with the victory! I put a little extra pressure on myself with the gold helmet, so I needed to be extra smart! We did exactly what we wanted to do and won the Team Championship, taking the Triple Crown in this amazing season. Always the Riders Championship is the first objective, but I was happy to help win the Team Championship, not just for them but also for Jorge who has been a great champion, a hard rival and a great teammate. It will be difficult to improve on this year because we rode in a perfect way.”

Jorge Lorenzo

13th

“Today was a special day. On the grid I had a very different feeling to all my other races and certainly in the opening laps I was more cautious than other races because the conditions were very difficult and I wanted to finish my last race. I focused mostly on myself in the race and I am pleased to end with some points certainly. It is great to help the Repsol Honda Team win the Teams Championship after an unbelievable season from Marc. I want to say thank you to all of Honda as they have treated me with the utmost respect and professionalism. I wish them all the best for the future.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 19   Valencia

Valencia Grand Prix Race Results

Dry
Humidity
44%
Track Temp
15°C
Air Temp
16°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 41'21.469
2 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 20 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1.026
3 Miller Jack 43 AUS 16 Pramac Racing Ducati 2.409
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 13 Ducati Team Ducati 3.326
5 Rins Alex 42 SPA 11 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 3.508
6 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 10 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 8.829
7 Mir Joan 36 SPA 9 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 10.622
8 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 8 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 22.992
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 7 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 32.704
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 32.973
11 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 5 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 42.795
12 Kallio Mika 82 FIN 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 45.732
13 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 3 Repsol Honda Team Honda 51.044
14 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 2 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'04.781
15 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 1 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1'16.487
16 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia DNF
17 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 0 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha DNF
18 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Ducati Team Ducati DNF
19 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 0 LCR Honda Honda DNF
20 Lecouna Iker 27 SPA 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM DNF
21 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Honda DNF
22 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 0 Ducati Team Ducati DNF
Location Information

The Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana was completed in 1999 and held rounds of the MotoGP and Spanish Motorcycle Championships in the same year. The Cheste track has several layouts, running anti-clockwise with varying lengths. MotoGP events are held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight… read more.

Length 4.005 kilometres / 2.489 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 9
Right corners 5
Longest straight 0.876 kilometres / 0.544 miles
Constructed 1999

Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.circuitvalencia.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 29.401s (161.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
Race Lap 1m 31.116s (158.2km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
Race Time 45m 54.228s (157 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)