Victory at Jerez gives Marc Márquez series lead

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The Repsol Honda rider was first into the first corner and escaped for his second win of the season. Jorge Lorenzo finished twelfth in the Spanish GP.

Márquez en Jerez 2019
Victory at Jerez gives Marc Márquez series lead

Marc Márquez started from third place on the grid and took the initiative from the opening corner, before steadily establishing an advantage that reached almost 4 seconds when 5 laps from the end.

With the 25 points earned today, Márquez regains the lead of the MotoGP World Championship. With 70 points, he is 1 point ahead of nearest rival Alex Rins.

Jorge Lorenzo, who took off from eleventh place, dropped several positions on the initial laps and finally crossed the line twelfth.

Márquez y Lorenzo en el GP de ESpaña 2019


Front row for Marc Márquez and fourth row for Jorge Lorenzo

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Spanish GP 2019 – Race – Marc Márquez and Jorge Lorenzo statements


Mental race. This race was a mental race, more than a physical one. After the mistake in Austin it wasn’t easy to lead the race like that from beginning to end, but I knew I had the pace to do it and the bike to do it. I wanted to do a race like in Argentina and at the start in Austin to prove it was a mistake there.

Amazing job. I felt good all weekend, smooth, comfortable and able to ride how I want. Thanks to the Repsol Honda Team, they’ve done an amazing job over the last few weeks and here this weekend. It’s great to be leading the championship again.


Difficult race. It has been a difficult end to the weekend, we wanted to be stronger but I am still not comfortable on the bike. We are still lacking kilometers compared to the other Honda riders. Today especially I was not comfortable on the bike and it was a very difficult race. Tomorrow’s test will be important for us to try and improve my feeling, especially on corner entry where I think I am losing the most. We have to keep working.

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