2019 Czech GP Brno GP Marc Marquez-uae-dubai

The Brno GP after the long summer break was delayed due to unsafe wet conditions at a few turns on the Masaryk Circuit. As a result, the total number of laps was reduced to 20. Before this was announced, the starting grid was one of the busiest that we’d seen in the 2019 MotoGP season as there was confusion as to which tyres should be the right choice.

With Zarco at the 3rd spot at the starting grid, it was KTM’s first-ever first-row position in MotoGP. The pole position was occupied by none other than Marc Marquez, followed by Jack Miller. After the sighting and warm-up lap, the Brno GP was finally underway!

Marquez had a great start and he remained in the first place. Zarco struggled a bit and by the time he crossed the first corner, he’d lost many places. Dovi also had a well-controlled launch which gave him the second place. Alex Rins also caught up and was among the leading pack of the race. Unfortunately, his teammate Joan Mir had a crash involving Franco Morbidelli on the first lap itself. Both the riders were out of the race.

In the following laps, Rins pushed his Suzuki hard to try and catch Dovi. He was obviously eyeing for the second position. However, passing by a Ducati in MotoGP isn’t easy because they are very strong in the straights. Dovi continued to hold his second place. The gap between him and Marquez was less than a second.

With only 9 laps remaining, Marquez had a moment in a corner where he almost lost his front end. It appeared that Dovi will now get past him but that didn’t happen. We also thought that this would make the Spaniard more cautious and he’d slow down. But no, this didn’t happen, too. Marquez did the opposite. He started pushing himself and his Honda. After a couple of laps, he had a much bigger gap between him and Dovi.

Dovi couldn’t catch up with Marquez as his rear tyre was on the verge of its existence. His bike was wobbling at most of the corner exits which made him lose crucial time. It was clear that he had to settle for the 2nd place. Following him on his GSX-RR was Rins. To catch Dovi during the early part of the race, he consumed a lot of his tyres. This slowed him down and Miller took note of it. A few laps later, with only 2 laps to go, Miller made his move and took Rins, attaining the third place!

With his win at the 2019 Brno GP, Marquez became the 4th ever rider to reach 50 premier class victories. The 26-year-old is breaking old records and setting new ones. He’d soon need more space at his place to store all his trophies!

Following is the race result of the Brno GP-

1 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 39m 24.43s
2 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) +2.452s
3 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) +3.497s
4 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +4.858s
5 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) +6.007s
6 Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +9.083s
7 Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)* +12.092s
8 Danilo Petrucci ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) +13.976s
9 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +15.724s
10 Maverick Viñales SPA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +16.558s
11 Pol Espargaro SPA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) +18.234s
12 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* +19.738s
13 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +22.539s
14 Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) +30.459s
15 Stefan Bradl GER Repsol Honda (RC213V) +30.500s
16 Tito Rabat SPA Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) +30.755s
17 Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) +37.170s
18 Aleix Espargaro SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) +37.343s
19 Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) +44.296s
20 Sylvain Guintoli FRA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +48.938s
Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) DNF
Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) DNF
Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* DNF