Marc Marquez becomes first repeat premier class winner of 2019 as he storms to victory in Jerez, Jorge Lorenzo returning to the points.
Fans flooded the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto from early in the morning, eager to see what would happen at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España. 21°C ambient temperatures and 42°C track temperature providing supreme racing conditions for fans and the Repsol Honda Team alike.
Leaving the fall of Warm Up behind him, Marc Marquez stormed off the line to lead the 23-rider field through the opening corners. Lap eight saw Marquez open a gap and begin to break away at the front, steadily building an advantage with each corner. The dominant ride saw the reigning World Champion cross the line 1.654 seconds ahead of second place after celebrating across the line in the 300th MotoGP race.
His 46th win in the premier class, and 72nd across all classes, moves Marquez to the top of the championship table with 70 points, a point clear of second placed Rins. His 1’38.051 on Lap 15 of the race secured Marquez a new race lap record at the Jerez circuit along with his 25 World Championship points. He also becomes the third most successful Honda rider in the premier class, overtaking Jim Redman who claimed 45 wins and overtakes Lawson to become the sixth most successful MotoGP rider in terms of premier class podium finishes with 80.
Jorge Lorenzo was left wanting more as he crossed the line in 12th at the Spanish GP. It proved a difficult race for Lorenzo who is still working on perfecting the setting of his Honda. Monday’s test day offers Lorenzo and his team an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the bike and regroup ahead of the French GP.
With 76 points, Honda sit atop the Constructor Championship.
The Repsol Honda Team will take part in the official post race test at the Jerez Circuit on Monday, May 06 before beginning their preparations for round five – the French GP, May 17 – 19.
“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. 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.”
Sunday, 05 May 2019 18:56 Published in Rider and Team Releases
WorldSBK riders take to the track with fastest man on four wheels.
Monday, 03 December 2018 16:54 Published in News
VALENCIA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 - Canadian Jonathan Finn’s PreMoto3 weekend at the 4.0 km long, 14 corner Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia did not result in the expected outcome after a hard charge through the field this past Sunday.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 14:15 Published in Rider and Team Releases
It could prove a pivotal race in Spain, with Marquez taking the win as Lorenzo, Dovi and Pedrosa all collide.
Sunday, 06 May 2018 16:38 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@kenan_sofuoglu • @WorldSBK • (October 15, 2016)- Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was already the most successful rider to have ever competed in the Supersport World Championship, but today he proved again why he is the best; setting the bar even higher by rewriting his own record today, the Turkish rider won his fifth World Supersport Championship at the Circuito de Jerez.
Sunday, 16 October 2016 13:48 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@WorldSBK • @DucatiMotor • @ArubaRacing • #JerezWorldSBK •Jerez (October 16, 2016)- Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) won Race 2 at Jerez in a similar fashion to his victory on Saturday, while also taking out the overall Pirelli Best Lap Award.
Sunday, 16 October 2016 13:42 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@WorldSBK • @ArubaRacing • @DucatiMotor • #JerezWorldSBK • Jerez (October 15, 2016)- Race 1 at the Gaerne Spanish Round saw Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) decimate the field by over three seconds, while a podium for the Kawasaki Racing Team duo was enough for the Japanese marque to secure the Manufacturers Award.
Sunday, 16 October 2016 13:34 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@WorldSBK • Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) went one better than in Race One to win the second race of the day at a very hot and sunny Jerez Circuit in Spain.
Sunday, 20 September 2015 11:31 Published in Reports, Results & Points
The opening race of the Pirelli Spanish round of this year’s eni FIM Superbike World Championship has been won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), the former champion notching up his 60th WorldSBK career podium finish as team mate Jonathan Rea sealed his first World Title by finishing fourth after an early race fight with rival Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) who eventually finished second. Sykes dominated after leading from the start easing away to take his 26th race win
Not wanting to risk a mistake, Rea was overhauled by Michael van der Mark who showed some real speed on his Pata Honda, the Dutchman claiming his 3rd podium of the year ahead of the new World Champion and Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) who was in contention despite a lowly 11th position grid slot.
Michele Pirro (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) finished a credible 6th ahead of Voltcom Crescent Suzuki’s Alex Lowes, Matteo Baiocco (Althea Racing), Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) and the outgoing champ Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) who completed the top ten.
Jordi Torres made life difficult for himself, the Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils rider running off track at the start. Rejoining he ended the opening lap in 18th before eventually finishing 12th 4 seconds adrift of compatriot David Salom (Team Pedercini) who had the accolade of being the best placed Spanish rider.
The final points finishers were Roman Ramos (Team Go Eleven), Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing) and Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia).
Niccolò Canepa (Althea Racing Ducati) was running a strong fourth in the early stages before losing the front of his Ducati Panigale at Turn 6. The Italian, fresh from his first front row start was able to rejoin proceedings – he eventually finished 17th.
Race 2 will start at 13:10 local time and once again be run over a distance of 20 laps.
WorldSBK Jerez - Race 1
1 - Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team
2 - Chaz Davies Kawasaki Racing Team +2.865
3 - Michael van der Mark Pata Honda World Superbike +6.665
From: WorldSBK Press Office
Sunday, 20 September 2015 11:28 Published in Reports, Results & Points