Fourth victory of the season for Márquez

July 9, 2019

Marc Márquez won the Catalan GP this Sunday. It was his fourth victory in seven races, along with two second places in Qatar and Italy.

With the first third of the season completed, he has 140 points in the overall standings -37 more than his closest rival.

Jorge Lorenzo made a great start from tenth position, moving up into fourth after four corners, but lost grip on Lap 2 and crashed out.

 

MARC MÁRQUEZ | 1st

“I chose the soft rear to try and push in the beginning and to try to not overheat the tyre but try to be constant and fast. All of the Repsol Honda Team did a really good job this weekend; we worked hard and prepared well for the race. The team told me something had happened to Dovi, so I just kept pushing and focusing on my own race. We had the perfect strategy regardless and I want to thank all the fans who came out! Gracias! It’s always special when you can celebrate winning together with your brother, Alex rode well this weekend!”

 

JORGE LORENZO | DNF

You don’t have any options if you brake a little bit too late, like happened with me. It was my fault, my mistake and I apologise. It was really unfortunate to take out Dovi, Maverick and Valentino – it wasn’t their fault obviously, it was mine. The only thing that matters today is the crash, I took out three riders unfortunately but if we think aside from this it was a weekend where we were able to make a step forward and I was consistent throughout.