The MotoGP Brno race saw Reigning Champion Marc Marquez claim his 50th premier class win. Ducati rival Andrea Dovizioso finished runner-up again, with Jack Miller third for his Satellite squad.
Due to the somewhat wet conditions, the race had been cut short with Marquez leading the rest of the field. Marquez jumped into the lead from Dovizioso, Alex Rins and Miller in the first turn. He soon had a comfortable lead from his pursuers. Ducati’s lead man held second for the entire race as well. Behind the leaders, Rins and Miller battled for the final podium spot which eventually went to Miller, who wanted it more.
Marquez finished two seconds ahead of his rival to become 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 Dovizioso.
Cal Crutchlow was fifth behind Rins as he beat his factory Yamaha mate Valentino Rossi, who was sixth. Crutchlow gained a position on Rossi, 13 laps from the end. The rest of the race was an eventful ride for the 9-time Champion as he didn’t want to risk a possible fall. He took sixth place, 9.083s from first.
Team mate Maverick Vinales couldn’t make an impression and battled mostly in the midfield. He would end up tenth, 16.558s from the front.
Eighth place went to Danilo Petrucci, who started from the third row. The Italian rider, who was seventh at the end of the opening lap, dropped down a couple of positions in the next few laps but was able to get back into eighth place on lap 13, finishing the race behind Fabio Quartararo.
The teams get right back into action at the Automotodrom Brno for the one-day rest.
2019 MotoGP Brno results
1 Marc Marquez Honda ESP 39’24.430
2 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati ITA 39’26.882
3 Jack Miller Honda AUS 39’27.927
4 Alex Rins Suzuki ESP 39’29.288
5 Cal Crutchlow Honda GBR 39’30.437
6 Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 39’33.513
7 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha FRA 39’36.522
8 Danilo Petrucci Ducati ITA 39’38.406
9 Takaaki Nakagami Honda JPN 39’40.154
10 Maverick Viñales Yamaha ESP 39’40.988
1 Marc Marquez Honda ESP 210
2 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati ITA 147
3 Danilo Petrucci Ducati ITA 129
4 Alex Rins Suzuki ESP 114
5 Maverick Viñales Yamaha ESP 91
6 Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 90
7 Jack Miller Honda AUS 86
8 Cal Crutchlow Honda GBR 78
9 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha FRA 76
10 Pol Espargaro KTM ESP 61