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After finish 2nd in the last two races, Marquez returns to the top by defeating the French rookie Fabio Quartararo at the 2019 San Marino GP. It was a brilliant race and an applaudable performance from both the young riders.

Marquez and Rossi had a moment in the qualifyings just a day before the race at the famous Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli which caused both of them to lose their performing lap and set a better time. That’s why Marquez wasn’t in the first row of the starting grid, where we usually see him, and Rossi too started from behind.

Leading the pack was Maverick Vinales who was the fastest man in the qualifyings. Following him was the young Fabio Quartararo with his teammate Morbidelli accompanying him in the first row at the 3rd place.

The highlight of the race was Fabio taking the lead after a few laps and sticking to it till the final lap. This young man showed immense talent and potential. He made no mistake and kept clocking very consistent lap times. Fabio took the race leading position from Vinales just after a few laps.

For some reason, Vinales couldn’t keep his fast pace which he had in the qualifyings and was unable to catch up with Quartararo. Soon, the Yamaha was overtaken by Marquez sending it to the third place. Now, it was Quartararo and Marquez putting up a fantastic and brilliant show.

While these two were busy with their own gig, Rossi was trying to gain positions to reach his teammate in the third place. Unfortunately, the gap between them was more and impossible for Rossi to cover up in the remaining laps.

At the front, Marquez was right at Quartararo’s tail. The Spaniard is an expert in late braking and he utilised this skill to cover up the gap. However, the Petronas Yamaha had superb acceleration which Quartararo used to the full extent in his favour. Perhaps, Marquez strategically planned to stay behind Quartararo until the last lap.

Talking about the last lap, Marquez passes Quartararo as soon as the last lap began and took the lead. Quartararo did fight back but he was kept behind by the world champion. Marquez faced defeat in the last two races by getting overtaken in the final corner of the final lap and perhaps that’s why he waited until the last lap to make a move on Quartararo. Well, whatever the reason may be, the Spaniard returns to his winning mode; Marquez won the 2019 San Marino GP.

Fabio gave his 100% and we are pretty sure his team and Yamaha’s management would be pretty happy with his performance. He kept the world champion behind him for the full race, that’s a great achievement in itself.

The third spot at the podium was occupied by Vinales, perhaps not the Yamaha that the fans were hoping for but still good news for the team blue. Rossi managed to finish at 4th. Andrea Dovizioso did all he can and crossed the chequered flag at the 6th place.

Race Result-

1 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 42m 25.163s
2 Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)* +0.903s
3 Maverick Viñales SPA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +1.636s
4 Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +12.660s
5 Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) +12.774s
6 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP19) +13.744s
7 Pol Espargaro SPA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) +20.050s
8 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* +22.512s
9 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) +26.554s
10 Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (GP19) +31.456s
11 Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) +32.388s
12 Aleix Espargaro SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) +34.477s
13 Tito Rabat SPA Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) +35.325s
14 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +47.247s
15 Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) +62.280s
16 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +67.831s
17 Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) +84.666s
18 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +1 lap
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) DNF
Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (GP19) DNF
Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) DNF
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* DNF