Marc Marquez continues his winning streak in the round 14 of 19 of 2019 MotoGP season by winning the Aragon GP. It was a special moment for the Spaniard for two reasons – first, he won the race in front of his home crowd, and second, it was his 200th GP start and he simply nailed it by securing the pole position and winning the race.
Starting from the pole position, Marquez had a great launch and was quick to become the race leader. And just like many times in the past, he was again untouchable and mostly led the race alone.
During the early few laps, Fabio defended his 2nd place brilliantly by riding flawlessly, however, he wasn’t fast enough to be there for much longer. Then it was Maverick Vinales who took the 2nd spot and was followed by Jack Miller on his Ducati.
Things didn’t go well for Alex Rins who came in too hot in a corner and wiped out Morbidelli from the race. He was given a penalty to have a long lap for his irresponsible riding. After the race, Alex accepted his fault and also apologised to Morbidelli. Rins finished 9th.
Sitting just above Rins was the Doctor who struggled during the entire race for grip. He was nowhere close to the lap times set by the top 3 riders even though he tried and gave his best. He managed to finish 8th.
On the other hand, Andrea Dovizioso was simply fabulous! Starting from 10th, he began to pick the opponents one by one. And by the last few laps of the race, he was right with the leading pack, of course, leaving Marquez aside! He successfully took down Miller and was breathing down Vinales’ neck. We all are aware of Ducati’s supreme top speed and that’s what aided Dovi to pass Vinales. There was nothing the Yamaha rider could do.
Soon after Dovi took the 2nd place from Vinales, Miller too closed in on him. It was just a matter of time before he makes his move and pushes Vinales into the 3rd. It was a bit sad to witness that; Vinales put all his effort and literally rode the M1 to its extremes throughout the race and in the final few laps he was left stranded. Yamaha has definitely got great edge grip and is super agile in the corners but when it comes to top speed, it can’t match Ducati’s.
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So Marquez crossed the finish line with a comfortable lead followed by Dovi and Miller. 4th place was taken by Vinales while Fabio on his Petronas Yamaha could manage 5th just ahead of Cal Crutchlow. Rossi was in 8th.
1. Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team 41’57.221
2. Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team +4.836
3. Jack MILLER Pramac Racing +5.430
4. Maverick VIÑALES Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP +5.811
5. Fabio QUARTARARO Petronas Yamaha SRT +8.924
6. Cal CRUTCHLOW LCR Honda CASTROL +10.390
7. Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +10.441
8. Valentino ROSSI Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP +23.623
9. Alex RINS Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +27.998
10. Takaaki NAKAGAMI LCR Honda IDEMITSU +31.242
11. Andrea IANNONE Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +32.624
12. Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati Team +33.043
13. Miguel OLIVEIRA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 +33.063
14. Joan MIR Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +33.363
15. Tito RABAT Reale Avintia Racing +36.358
16. Francesco BAGNAIA Pramac Racing +41.295
17. Mika KALLIO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +42.983
18. Karel ABRAHAM Reale Avintia Racing +43.880
19. Bradley SMITH Aprilia Racing Team +44.279
20. Jorge LORENZO Repsol Honda Team +46.087
21. Hafizh SYAHRIN Red Bull KTM Tech 3 +47.308
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21 Franco MORBIDELLI Petronas Yamaha SRT