MotoGP Barcelona: Marc Marquez Wins After Lorenzo Takes Out Dovi, Vinales, Rossi in Catalunya
- Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) dominated the Catalan Grand Prix at Barcelona, after a crash for his Honda team-mate Jorge Lorenzo took Andrea Dovizioso (Mission Winnow Ducati), Maverick Vinales (Monster Yamaha) and Valentino Rossi (Monster Yamaha) out.
Jorge Lorenzo committed down the inside of Maverick Vinales for third place on Lap 2, but hit the deck on corner entry at Turn 10.
His bike clattered into Andrea Dovizioso's rear, and the resulting crash removed both Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi from the race.
Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha) took 2nd place after a thrilling three-way fight involving Danilo Petrucci (Mission Winnow Ducati) and Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar). This marks his maiden MotoGP podium. Danilo Petrucci finished 3rd place and Alex Rins was 4th.
This time, there were massive crashes in the race, 11 riders crashed out including Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso, Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi.
Marc Marquez said after he had watched the incident back. “Of course, if you watch it people will say ‘what is Lorenzo doing?’ but for me it is not like this. Lorenzo was on the line, unlucky for him he loses the front and Dovi and Vinales are out of their line, so they were there and the bike hit them. When you have two or three MotoGP bikes in front, the slipstream is there and can happen like what happened at the end of the straight in Australia or four years ago when Iannone took Jorge. In fact, the action from Iannone to Jorge was worse. Lorenzo wasn’t out of control but unlucky for them he lost the front, which is easy to do there, plus the fuel tank...”
Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya Race Results
- Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / 40m 31.175s
- Fabio Quartararo / Petronas Yamaha / +2.660s
- Danilo Petrucci / Mission Winnow Ducati / +4.537s
- Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / +6.602s
- Jack Miller / Pramac Ducati / +6.870s
- Joan Mir / Suzuki Ecstar / +7.040s
- Pol Espargaro / Red Bull KTM Factory / +16.144s
- Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / +17.969s
- Tito Rabat / Reale Avintia Ducati / +22.661s
- Johann Zarco / Red Bull KTM Factory / +26.228s
- Andrea Iannone / Factory Aprilia Gresini / +32.036s
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM Tech3 / +44.666s
- Sylvain Guintoli / Suzuki Ecstar / +51.363s
- source : MotoGP