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We were pretty excited about the 2019 Spanish GP because it was Fabio Quartararo who made history as the youngest pole position qualifier in MotoGP. This was a sight that we don’t get to see that often; having another racer on the pole than the usuals.

Quartararo and his teammate Morbidelli were in the first row accompanied by Marquez. With lights out, Marquez had a brilliant start and took the lead before the first corner. And we knew that this is going to be one of those races, again. Anyway, Quartararo and Morbidelli maintained a good pace to give some pressure to the race leader but this didn’t last for long and Marquez slowly increased the gap and never returned.

Midway through the race, Quartararo was looking in a great position and form and seeing him on the 2nd place was almost certain. However, it’s motorsport racing where things take unexpected turns in a blink of an eye. That’s what happened with this young talented and unfortunate rider. Quartararo was out of the race because of a mechanical failure on his Petronas race bike. It’s being said that his quickshifter died. It was devastating watching him go like that.

Alex Rins once again displayed a brilliant performance. He was consistent throughout the race and thus gained many places. He overtook Morbidelli in the same lap when Quartararo had a failed quickshifter. And from then onwards, Rins continued to finish at the 2nd place.

Another great presentation was from Maverick Vinales. He didn’t have a great time in the qualifyings but he collected himself phenomenally in the race. He fought hard and successfully finished at the 3rd place. It was a podium finish for him after a really long time. His teammate Valentino Rossi, was well behind during the most part of the race. However, he started to gain pace during the end and quickly jumped numerous places to finish at 6th.

Dovizioso and Petrucci finished at 4th and 5th place respectively. Morbidelli on his Petronas Yamaha was doing such a great job but it seems that his teammate’s unfortunate exit took a toll on him as well because from 3rd he came down to 7th.

Jorge Lorenzo still finding it a bit difficult to get in sync with the Repsol Honda. He had high hopes for this race weekend and looked pretty confident too but unfortunately couldn’t do anything better than finish at the 12th place.

Race results-

Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 8.685s
Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 41m 10.339s
Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 41m 11.128s
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 41m 11.489s
Danilo Petrucci ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 41m 13.433s
Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 41m 16.232s
Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 41m 16.913s
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 41m 18.737s
Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 41m 18.959s
Stefan Bradl GER HRC (RC213V) 41m 22.087s
Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 41m 24.116s
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 27.158s
Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 41m 28.841s
Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 41m 35.391s
Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 41m 37.198s
Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 41m 45.543s
Bradley Smith GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 41m 50.075s
Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 41m 50.255s
Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 41m 59.253s
Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) DNF
Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* DNF
Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* DNF
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* DNF

Source – crash.net, Twitter