Reigning Champion Marc Marquez completed a perfect home weekend with a faultless 23-lap race. This story never gets old in the Marquez era: he dominates MotoGP. The top three on the Aragon GP podium were Marquez, Andrea Dovizioso and Jack Milller.
With a perfect start, Marquez shot forward and opened an advantage of half a second after just a few corners, growing to a full second by the end of the first lap. Lapping on average half a second faster than the riders behind him for most of the race saw Marquez quickly build an insurmountable lead, 5.5 seconds clear by mid-race distance.
Yamaha factory rider Maverick Viñales managed to gain a few tenths during the middle of the race, but Marquez quickly responded to stabilize the gap. Ultimately unchallenged, Marquez took his 78th career victory from 200 Grand Prix starts by 4.8 seconds.
With the win, Marquez is now a clear leader in the standings with 300 points; that’s 98-points in front of Dovizioso.
The weekend’s results leave Honda 65 points clear of second placed Ducati in the Manufacturers rankings and as a result of Marquez’s victory, the Repsol Honda Team move to within 24 points of the Ducati Team in the Teams rankings.
Both riders and team now begin their preparations for the Thai GP on 6 October. The Buriram race marks the start of the most intense part of the MotoGP season with four races in fives weeks and presents Marquez with his first chance to take the 2019 MotoGP title.
2019 Aragon GP results
1 MARQUEZ Marc Repsol Honda 41’57.221
2 DOVIZIOSO Andrea Ducati 4.836
3 MILLER Jack Pramac Racing 5.430
4 VINALES Maverick Yamaha MotoGP 5.811
5 QUARTARARO Fabio Yamaha SRT 8.924
6 CRUTCHLOW Cal LCR Honda 10.390
7 ESPARGARO Aleix Aprilia Racing 10.441
8 ROSSI Valentino Yamaha 23.623
9 RINS Alex Suzuki 27.998
10 NAKAGAMI Takaaki LCR Honda 31.242
1 MARQUEZ Marc 300
2 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 202
3 RINS Alex 156
4 PETRUCCI Danilo 155
5 VINALES Maverick 147
6 ROSSI Valentino 137
7 QUARTARARO Fabio 123
8 MILLER Jack 117
9 CRUTCHLOW Cal 98
10 MORBIDELLI Franco 80