Marc Marquez meets the legendary hailwood with a Czech masterpiece

Marc Marquez, who joined an elite group of drivers, celebrated his 50th victory in the premier class after a chaotic start at the Czech GP when Stefan Bradl continued his run with points.

The bleak conditions on Saturday were initially nowhere to be seen when the race day at the Czech GP began. A short rain shower half an hour before the start of the MotoGP race left the track with wet spots and resulted in a delayed start and a shortened race track of 20 laps.

After MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez secured pole with a 2.524 second lead on Saturday, he shot forward and led the shortened race when the lights went out. With Dovizioso, Rins and Miller behind, Marquez was able to maintain a steady pace and built a half-second lead over his rivals on lap ten. Even with a moment in Turn 10, Marquez’s lead continued to grow as the race progressed.

With an advantage of more than two seconds, Marquez crossed the finish line to take victory in Brno and his sixth win in 2019. He is only the fourth driver in the history of the Grand Prix to have 50 premier class wins and is equal to the 76 wins of Mike Hailwood Klassen. Marquez is fourth on the list of all-time winners and goes into the eleventh round in Austria with 210 points – 63 points ahead of second-placed Dovizioso.

Stefan Bradl had a difficult start in his third appearance of the season, but worked his way up to half the race track in the points. Bradl held 14th place until late in the race and continued his run of the points classification with 15th. The German will drive for the Repsol Honda Team again at the Austrian GP. Jorge Lorenzo should be used again at Silverstone.

The result predicts that Honda will extend its lead in the constructors’ championship to 39 points with a total of 216 points.

Before the Repsol Honda Team drives to the Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring from August 9th to 11th, it stays on Monday for a test after the race in Brno, together with the rest of the MotoGP World Championship.