MotoGP Aragon: Marc Marquez On Brink Of Sixth Title With Aragon Grand Prix Victory
- Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) dominated the Aragon Grand Prix from pole to close in on a sixth MotoGP world title.
Double Ducati took podiums, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) finished 2nd place and Jack Miller (Pramac Ducati) was 3rd.
This result marks Marc Marquez is 98 points clear of Andrea Dovizioso in the standings. So, Marc Marquez can clinch the championship with victory at the Thailand Grand Prix on October 6th.
Marc Marquez was completely strong. He did not give the first place to other riders and claimed his 8th victory of 2019 on his 200th race.
Jack Miller said. “I knew I had to get past him quickly if I wanted to try to get Marc, but by the time I did at Turn 12 I needed binoculars to see Marquez, that’s how far he had gone already, and I said ‘nah, that’s yours mate’, so I tried to ride around by myself.”
Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha) was crashed out by Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) on the 1st lap, which earnt Alex Rins a Long Lap penalty.
Marc Marquez said, “Of course I’m happy about the way that we finished the weekend. It was the perfect weekend. I was clever, I was convinced about my strategy during the race and it’s what I did: push a lot at the beginning and then control the distance. So yeah, to take 25 points in a very good way and at a circuit that I like a lot is the best way to finish my home Grand Prix.
I was very comfortable. Honestly speaking, I was riding in a very good way, I just felt everything on the bike, it was very nice to ride and yeah, I’m happy. In Thailand we will have the first match ball so I will try, of course I will try, but I know Dovi will be very strong too.
The target in Thailand is to try to fight for the victory like every weekend, that’s the main target. Then we will see. I know Dovi will be strong but we’ll give it 100%. We’ll push from the beginning of the weekend until the end but right now I want to enjoy this victory.
I will enjoy the win but I don’t want to lose time thinking about the victories or what will come in Thailand or Motegi. Of course, the Championship is getting closer and closer but we’ll keep going with the same mentality.”
Gran Premio Michelin® de Aragon Grand Prix Race Results
- Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / 41m 57.221s
- Andrea Dovizioso / Ducati Team / +4.836s
- Jack Miller / Pramac Ducati / +5.430s
- Maverick Viñales / Monster Yamaha / +5.811s
- Fabio Quartararo / Petronas Yamaha / +8.924s
- Cal Crutchlow / LCR Honda / +10.390s
- Aleix Espargaro / Factory Aprilia Gresini / +10.441s
- Valentino Rossi / Monster Yamaha / +23.623s
- Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / +27.998s
- Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / +31.242s
- Andrea Iannone / Factory Aprilia Gresini / +32.624s
- Danilo Petrucci / Ducati Team / +33.043s
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM Tech3 / +33.063s
- Joan Mir / Suzuki Ecstar / +33.363s
- Tito Rabat / Reale Avintia Ducati / +36.358s
- Francesco Bagnaia / Pramac Ducati / +41.295s
- Mika Kallio FIN / Bull KTM Factory / +42.983s
- Karel Abraham / Reale Avintia Ducati / +43.880s
- Bradley Smith / Factory Aprilia Gresini / +44.279s
- Jorge Lorenzo / Repsol Honda / +46.087s
- Hafizh Syahrin / Red Bull KTM Tech3 / +47.308s
- source : MotoGP