MotoGP Aragon: Marquez masterclass claims eighth win of 2019 - Bikesport News

MotoGP Aragon: Marquez masterclass claims eighth win of 2019

MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez moved one step closer to a sixth title after a stunningly-easy eighth win in 2019, smashing the field in Aragon.

Starting from the pole position, Marquez enjoyed a perfect start and after tipping his Repsol Honda into the first corner in first place, the Spaniard was untouched. A second lead after the opening lap, that grew to 1.6 seconds after two laps, it was then a case of pulling away and managing his lead.

Marquez continued to increase his lead as the race went on, before crossing the line with a celebration mimicking fishing after his pre-race activities on Thursday.

Behind the Spaniard, Andrea Dovizioso worked his way through from tenth on the grid to finish second place behind Marquez, claiming second spot from Maverick Vinales with just three laps to go, powering past the Yamaha man. Dovizioso’s second place means the gap to between the top two now sits at 98 points with just five races remaining.

It got worse for Vinales, with the Pramac Ducati of Jack Miller moving under the Yamaha man on the first corner of the final lap. Despite Vinales’ best efforts, he couldn’t move back past the Ducati man, having to settle for fourth place.

Fabio Quartararo was fifth on his satellite Yamaha, with Cal Crutchlow just getting the better of Aleix Espargaro in the closing stages, with Valentino Rossi in eighth place. Alex Rins was ninth on his factory Suzuki after having to go through the long-lap penalty loop after wiping Franco Morbidelli out in the early stages of the race, with Taka Nakagami rounding out the top ten.

Andrea Iannone was eleventh on his Aprilia ahead of compatriot Danilo Petrucci with Miguel Oliveira, Joan Mir and Tito Rabat rounding out the point scorers.

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