Marc Marquez completed a perfect home weekend with a faultless 23-lap race where the World Championship leader delivered on his early weekend domination. Unfortunately teammate Jorge Lorenzo was left wanting more after a difficult race.

With a perfect start, Marc Marquez shot forward and immediately began to open an advantage of half a second after just a few corners, growing to a full second by the end of the first lap. Lapping on average half a second faster than the riders behind him for most of the race saw Marquez quickly build an insurmountable lead, 5.5 seconds clear by mid-race distance.

Viñales managed to gain a few tenths during the middle of the race, but Marquez quickly responded to stabilise the gap. Ultimately unchallenged, Marquez took his 78th career victory from 200 Grand Prix starts by 4.8 seconds in front of his adoring home fans. He now leaves Aragon with a clean 300 World Championship points, 98-points in front of second placed Andrea Dovizioso.

Like his teammate, Jorge Lorenzo charged off the line and soon found himself closing in on the top ten after just a few laps. Lorenzo’s progress continued and he became entangled in a battle with LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami before unfortunately dropping outside of the points. A lack of rear grip after the first laps betrayed Lorenzo’s pace and saw him unable to deliver on the potential he showed at the beginning of the weekend.

The weekend’s results leave Honda 65 points clear of second placed Ducati in the Constructor Championship and as a result of Marquez’s victory, the Repsol Honda Team move to within 24 points of the Ducati Team in the Team Championship.

Both riders and team now begin their preparations for the Thai GP on October 06. The Buriram race marks the start of the most intense part of the MotoGP season with four races in fives weeks and presents Marquez with his first chance to take the 2019 MotoGP World Championship.

Marc Marquez

1st

“I was convinced about my strategy and what I had to do. I had a good feeling from when I left the box, so I knew I could push in the beginning and open a gap of four or five seconds and just keep it there, not pushing too much. I saw at one stage of the race that Viñales closed in a little, so I pushed a little more for two or three laps and I stabilised the advantage. It looked easy but it wasn’t, we have been working hard all weekend to find the limit. It was amazing to win here in front of our home fans so I have to say thank you to them all!”

Jorge Lorenzo

20th

“At the start of the race I was very hopeful of a good result as I made a very strong start and I was quite competitive in the opening laps. Unfortunately I felt a lot of drop on the rear tyre and I struggled for rear grip from early in the race. I tried to manage it by being as smooth as possible, but I dropped back little by little. It’s a pity, I would have rather started the race poorly and finished strong. But still we can take positives as we have learned more about the setting and I was pleased with how some sessions went this weekend. Congratulations to Marc and the Repsol Honda Team for a great win.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 14   Aragon

Aragon Grand Prix Race Results

Dry
Humidity
46%
Track Temp
32°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 41'57.221
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 20 Ducati Team Ducati 4.836
3 Miller Jack 43 AUS 16 Pramac Racing Ducati 5.430
4 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 13 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 5.811
5 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 11 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 8.924
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 10 LCR Honda Honda 10.390
7 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 9 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 10.441
8 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 8 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 23.623
9 Rins Alex 42 SPA 7 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 27.998
10 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 6 LCR Honda Honda 31.242
11 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 5 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 32.624
12 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 4 Ducati Team Ducati 33.043
13 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 3 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 33.063
14 Mir Joan 36 SPA 2 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 33.363
15 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 1 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 36.358
16 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati 41.295
17 Kallio Mika 82 FIN 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 42.983
18 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 43.880
19 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 44.279
20 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 46.087
21 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 47.308
22 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 0 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha DNF
Location Information

An ultra-modern facility, MotorLand Aragón had its roots firmly established thanks to a solid history of street racing in Alcañiz, which hosted events between 1963 and 2003. Safety advice warning against the continuation of this led to the proposal and construction of a sporting complex dedicated to motorsport. With support… read more.

Length 5.078 kilometres / 3.155 miles
Width 15 metres
Left corners 10
Right corners 7
Longest straight 0.968 kilometres / 0.601 miles
Constructed 2009

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Records

Pole Position 1m 46.635s (171.4Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 48.120s (169.0Km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 41m 44.933s (167.8 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)