Marc Márquez closed the season with another victory, completing a practically perfect year in which he took twelve wins and six second positions.
It was his eighteenth podium of the year, a record for a single season (exceeding the 16 for Rossi in 2003 and 2008, Stoner in 2011, Lorenzo in 2010 and 2012 and Márquez himself in 2013). He now holds the record for points in a single campaign, with 420 (surpassing Lorenzo’s 383 from 2010).
The Repsol Honda Team rider broke the race track record on Lap 4 today.
Jorge Lorenzo said goodbye to the MotoGP World Championship with a fightback from eighteenth position to thirteenth at the chequered flag.
The results for Márquez and Lorenzo allow Repsol Honda to win the team title for a third consecutive season. It is the tenth for the outfit in the 18 seasons since the award was created (2002, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019).
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Valencia GP 2019 – MotoGP Race – Riders statements
A perfect end to a perfect season with the victory! I put a little extra pressure on myself with the gold helmet, so I needed to be extra smart! We did exactly what we wanted to do and won the Team Championship, taking the Triple Crown in this amazing season. Always the Riders Championship is the first objective, but I was happy to help win the Team Championship, not just for them but also for Jorge who has been a great champion, a hard rival and a great teammate. It will be difficult to improve on this year because we rode in a perfect way.
Today was a special day. On the grid I had a very different feeling to all my other races and certainly in the opening laps I was more cautious than other races because the conditions were very difficult and I wanted to finish my last race. I focused mostly on myself in the race and I am pleased to end with some points certainly. It is great to help the Repsol Honda Team win the Teams Championship after an unbelievable season from Marc. I want to say thank you to all of Honda as they have treated me with the utmost respect and professionalism. I wish them all the best for the future.