Win 76: Marc Marquez draws level with legendary Hailwood with Czech masterpiece

Win 76: Marc Marquez draws level with legendary Hailwood with Czech masterpiece

04.08.2019: Grand Prix České republiky MotoGP 2019 Round 10 Joining an elite group of riders, Marc Marquez claimed his 50th victory in the premier class after a chaotic start to the Czech GP as Stefan Bradl continu



Grand Prix České republiky
MotoGP 2019   Round 10



Joining an elite group of riders, Marc Marquez claimed his 50th victory in the premier class after a chaotic start to the Czech GP as Stefan Bradl continued his point-scoring run.


Saturday’s dreary conditions were initially nowhere to be seen as race day at the Czech GP began. But a brief rain shower half an hour before the start of the MotoGP race left the track with wet patches and led to a delayed start and a reduced race distance of 20 laps.


After securing pole by 2.524 seconds in thrilling style on Saturday, MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez shot forward to lead the shortened race as the lights went out. With the likes of Dovizioso, Rins and Miller behind, Marquez settled into a consistent pace and steadily opened up a half second lead over his rivals by lap ten. Even with a moment at Turn 10, Marquez’s lead continued to grow as the race went on.



With an advantage of over two seconds, Marquez crossed the line to claim victory in Brno and his sixth win of 2019. He becomes just the fourth rider in Grand Prix history to take 50 wins in the premier class and equals Mike Hailwood’s 76 wins across all classes. Fourth on the all time winner list, Marquez heads to round 11 in Austria with 210 points – 63 points clear of second placed Dovizioso.



Stefan Bradl endured a tough start to his third appearance of the season, but worked his way forward into the points by half-race distance. Holding 14th until late in the race, Bradl continued his run of point scoring finishes with 15th. The German will again ride for the Repsol Honda Team at the Austrian GP with Jorge Lorenzo scheduled to return to action at Silverstone.


The result sees Honda extend their lead in the Constructor Championship to 39 points with a total of 216 points.
Before heading to the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian GP, August 09 – 11, the Repsol Honda Team will remain in Brno for a post-race test on Monday alongside the rest of the MotoGP World Championship grid.   
   


       
Marc Marquez  93
1ST 


“I was really concentrated from the beginning as there were still some wet patches, especially at Turn 1. I knew I needed to keep my rhythm as the Yamaha riders were starting from behind and they were strong in Warm Up. Then I saw that Dovi was behind me so I had to keep pushing and pushing.



I had a little warning on lap 10 because that is when I started to push more to try and open the gap. Delaying the race was the best decision that could have been made because the track was in a mixed condition and it could have been quite dangerous. A crazy weekend with the weather but the whole Repsol Honda Team were perfect and helped me a lot to achieve victory!”         

   
       
   
Stefan Bradl  6
15TH 



“I’m not happy with the final result because I think we had a lot more potential. Since Friday we have been improving but the conditions of Saturday and lack of time hurt us in the race today and I struggled with rear grip and turning during the race.



It has been a very busy weekend and we were able to work a lot for Honda. To score was good but I am hoping for more in Austria. I’m excited to be asked to join the Repsol Honda Team once again next week and I am already thinking about the race.”         

   
       
   
    Czech Grand Prix Race Results



1    MARQUEZ Marc     93    SPA    25    Repsol Honda Team    Honda    39'24.430
2    DOVIZIOSO Andrea     4    ITA    20    Mission Winnow Ducati    Ducati    2.452
3    MILLER Jack     43    AUS    16    Pramac Racing    Ducati    3.497
4    RINS Alex     42    SPA    13    Team Suzuki Ecstar    Suzuki    4.858
5    CRUTCHLOW Cal     35    GBR    11    LCR Honda    Honda    6.007
6    ROSSI Valentino     46    ITA    10    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha    9.083
7    QUARTARARO Fabio     20    FRA    9    Petronas Yamaha SRT    Yamaha    12.092
8    PETRUCCI Danilo     9    ITA    8    Mission Winnow Ducati    Ducati    13.976
9    NAKAGAMI Takaaki     30    JPN    7    LCR Honda    Honda    15.724
10    VINALES Maverick     12    SPA    6    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha    16.558
11    ESPARGARO Pol     44    SPA    5    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    18.234
12    BAGNAIA Francesco     63    ITA    4    Pramac Racing    Ducati    19.738
13    OLIVEIRA Miguel     88    POR    3    Red Bull KTM Tech 3    KTM    22.539
14    ZARCO Johann     5    FRA    2    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    30.459
15    BRADL Stefan     6    GER    1    Repsol Honda Team    Honda    30.500
16    RABAT Tito     53    SPA    0    Reale Avintia Racing    Ducati    30.755
17    IANNONE Andrea     29    ITA    0    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia    37.170
18    ESPARGARO Aleix     41    SPA    0    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia    37.343
19    ABRAHAM Karel     17    CZE    0    Reale Avintia Racing    Ducati    44.296
20    GUINTOLI Sylvain     50    FRA    0    Team Suzuki Ecstar    Suzuki    48.938
21    SYAHRIN Hafizh     55    MAL    0    Red Bull KTM Tech 3    KTM    DNF
22    MORBIDELLI Franco     21    ITA    0    Petronas Yamaha SRT    Yamaha    DNF
23    MIR Joan     36    SPA    0    Team Suzuki Ecstar    Suzuki    DNF
   
   
       
- Repsol Honda Team also photos



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