In a race delayed by rain and reduced to 20 laps, Marc Márquez gave his rivals no chance and scored his sixth victory of 2019, his 50th in MotoGP and 76th in all categories -matching Mike Hailwood’s tally.
Stefan Bradl, who started from seventeenth place, scored points by crossing the line fifteenth.
Marc Márquez was fastest in FP3 and second quickest in FP4, before clocking the best time in Q2. He used a two-stop strategy and three sets of tyres. The pole position is his 57th in the premier class, one behind Mick Doohan’s record of 58. Stefan Bradl made steady progress during the day, placing 18th in FP3, 13th in FP4 and fourth fastest in Q1.
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.
The Catalan GP takes place this weekend in Barcelona and, coinciding with the seventh round of the MotoGP season, Repsol have put on a 10-day exhibition on Passeig de Gràcia street in the city. Unique vehicles such as Honda bikes ridden to victory by riders like Marc Márquez, Dani Pedrosa, Mick Doohan and Álex Crivillé are on display and up close for locals and tourists.
6TH JUNE 2019: Repsol are celebrating their 50th anniversary in motorsport with an unprecedented exhibition on one of the most emblematic streets of Barcelona, between June 6th and 16th. Some 21 cars and motorcycles, used in their day by names such as Ángel Nieto, Marc Márquez, Pedro Martínez de la Rosa and Nani Roma, will be exhibited in almost twenty shop windows on Passeig de Gracia street in the Spanish city.
5TH JUNE 2019: The Italian Grand Prix was a demanding round for the Repsol Honda Team, but Marc Márquez came out of the event increasing his lead of the World Championship after finishing second. At one of the less favourable tracks for him, the Spaniard challenged for victory until the last lap and managed to finish ahead of his immediate pursuer in the overall standings, extending his advantage by four points. For Jorge Lorenzo, it was another weekend of intense work adapting to the Honda, concluding with the decision to travel to Japan this week in search of new solutions.