Marquez lit up the Qatar night with second place after a race-long brawl as Lorenzo worked his way up to 13th place.

With Warm Up held in the late afternoon and still under the daylight, it only offered the Repsol Honda Team a brief chance to confirm their settings ahead of 2019’s opening Grand Prix. As the sun set and the floodlights flickered to life the ambient temperature settled at 18ºC with the track at 19ºC.

Marc Marquez held his own in the opening laps, keeping out of trouble and moving ahead of the chasing pack with Andrea Dovizioso. The reigning World Champion was soon joined in his hunt for victory, a frantic melee between the leading seven riders playing out over the next 20 laps. Just 0.023s split Marquez from Andrea Dovizioso as they crossed the line, Marquez opening his 2019 account with 20 points.

After yesterdays pair of heavy falls, Jorge Lorenzo’s Repsol Honda Team debut was heavily restricted by lingering pain in his back and shoulder. Focusing on his own rhythm and understanding the Honda over race distance, Lorenzo battled to 13th to earn three points on his debut.

LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow completed the podium in third.

The MotoGP™ World Championship now prepares for Round Two at the Argentina Grand Prix, March 29 – 31 hosted at the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit.

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez 93

It was exactly the same as last year! I tried to push hard but here when you overtake you just run wide and you can’t keep the line. I tried to be there, to push a little and just be there until the end. I’m very happy with these 20 points because normally we struggle here and this weekend especially we worked a lot. We changed some things that meant I couldn’t push like I normally do in braking. But we finished the race and take good points.

Repsol Honda Team
Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo 99

There are many positive things today even if where we finished is not what we thought we could achieve. I was very limited by the crash yesterday, it was a very big impact everywhere and especially on my shoulder. It limited everything. From then, I was always slower than at the start of the weekend. I had some problems in the opening laps and lost about three or four seconds there. Without doubt we have much more potential and if we’re not unlucky we can be stronger.

Repsol Honda Team
Grand Prix of Qatar

Losail International Circuit, Qatar

MotoGP 2019, Round 1

Night / 18
Sunday 10 Mar 2019, 17:48 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 18°C
  • Humidity: 52%
  • Ground Temp: 19°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA 25 Ducati Team Ducati 42'36.902
2 Marc Marquez 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.023
3 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR 16 LCR Honda Honda +0.320
4 Alex Rins 42 SPA 13 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.457
5 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA 11 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.600
6 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA 10 Ducati Team Ducati +2.320
7 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA 9 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +2.481
8 Joan Mir 36 SPA 8 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +5.088
9 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN 7 LCR Honda Honda +7.406
10 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA 6 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +9.636
11 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA 5 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +9.647
12 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +12.774
13 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA 3 Repsol Honda Team Honda +14.307
14 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA 2 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +14.349
15 Johann Zarco 5 FRA 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +15.093
16 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA 0 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +15.905
17 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR 0 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +16.377
18 Karel Abraham 17 CZE 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +22.972
19 Tito Rabat 53 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +23.039
20 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA 0 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +43.242
Night / 17
Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 21:00 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 17°C
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Ground Temp: 16°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha 1'53.546
2 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.198
3 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.199
4 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.263
5 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.400
6 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.549
7 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.654
8 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.690
9 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +0.693
10 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.711
11 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.844
12 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.371
13 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.202
14 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.267
15 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.293
16 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.470
17 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +0.852
18 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.158
19 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.194
20 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.372
21 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.527
22 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.667
23 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia +1.766
Sunny / 21
Friday 8 Mar 2019, 22:00 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 27%
  • Ground Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'53.380
2 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.474
3 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.528
4 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.673
5 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.774
6 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.876
7 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.895
8 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.940
9 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.987
10 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +1.022
11 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +1.048
12 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +1.064
13 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +1.072
14 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +1.421
15 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.652
16 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +1.668
17 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.673
18 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2.032
19 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +2.052
20 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +2.255
21 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +2.274
22 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +3.057
23 Bradley Smith 38 GBR Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia +3.454
Rider Standings
Sunday, 10 Mar 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 4 ITA 25 Ducati Team Ducati
2 Marc MARQUEZ 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda
3 Cal CRUTCHLOW 35 GBR 16 LCR Honda Honda
4 Alex RINS 42 SPA 13 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
5 Valentino ROSSI 46 ITA 11 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
6 Danilo PETRUCCI 9 ITA 10 Ducati Team Ducati
7 Maverick VIñALES 12 SPA 9 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
8 Joan MIR 36 SPA 8 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
9 Takaaki NAKAGAMI 30 JPN 7 LCR Honda Honda
10 Aleix ESPARGARO 41 SPA 6 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
11 Franco MORBIDELLI 21 ITA 5 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
12 Pol ESPARGARO 44 SPA 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
13 Jorge LORENZO 99 SPA 3 Repsol Honda Team Honda
14 Andrea IANNONE 29 ITA 2 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
15 Johann ZARCO 5 FRA 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM