flashback | MotoGP: GB Japan 2019: Marquez wins and draws with Dohan

Credits: Repsol Honda | Marc Marquez

After three long years of waiting MotoGP Finally back to Asia to play Japanese GP. Let’s go back to our flashback column to talk about the last edition that took place in 2019. New world champion Marc Marquez won his fourth race in a row, something that hasn’t happened to him since 2014.

Marquez comes Dohan

victory Marc Marquez At the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix, you were never in doubt. After taking the lead on Saturday in front of the Petronas SRT duo, the HRC driver was overtaken for a few corners at the start by enthusiast Fabio Quartararo. After reclaiming pole position on the first lap, the Spaniard delivered some incredible times, eliminating the French driver’s resistance. Thus Marquez won the fourth race in a row (Misano Aragon Chang Motegi, ndr) as well as the tenth day of the season. Winning the 2019 Japanese GP is also the 54th victory in the first division for Marquez, who has thus drawn a Honda legend as Mick Dohan. Additionally, Honda won its fourth consecutive constructors’ title at home on the same day.

QUARTARARO È ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

With a fourth runner-up in his amazing rookie season, Fabio Quartararo He won the MotoGP Rookie of the Year title. The six podiums and four first places achieved so far awarded the Nice rider the title of Rookie of the Year against Joan Mir, eighth in Motegi after a good comeback. To finish his season, the Frenchman will take two more places and the last podium in Valencia, before winning his first MotoGP race at Jerez in 2020.

Fighting for podium

If Marquez and Quartaro escaped competition in the early stages of the race, the battle for third place was intense, to say the least. For the first part of the race Jack Miller was virtually kept on the lowest step on the podium, but in the second half of the race the Australian experienced a sudden drop in tires, finishing in 10th place. To come up with a great career after the insidious first part of the race Andrea Dovizioso, an excellent comeback author after an average qualification. Thus, the Ducati rider took the eighth podium of his season, putting himself behind Maverick Vinales. Franco Morbidelli was also the protagonist in the podium fight, only because of tire problems in the final and was screwed up at the finish line by Cal Crutchlow in fifth.

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