MotoGP Round 7 Summary & Round 8 TV Schedule

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By Steve Lamb

Production Manager - Still considers himself a novice rider, despite passing his test over twenty years ago. Steve has only ever owned four bikes - a '95 Suzuki GSX600F (which he dropped in the first minute of ownership), an '04 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer and currently a '16 Ducati Scrambler Classic, as well as (very slowly) building a '94 Yamaha SR125 'brat tracker'.

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MotoGP

The Barcelona GP always delivers thrills by the barrel-load and for the first few laps, it was certainly living up to its promise. That was until Jorge Lorenzo overcooked it and took Andrea Dovizioso, Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi out of the race in one fell swoop. If he wasn't the most disliked man on arrival, he certainly was when he left.

With the main protagonists out of the picture, Honda's Marc Marquez made hay while the sun shone and pulled out a sizeable lead, leaving Yamaha Petronas's Fabio Quartararo, Ducati's Danilo Petrucci and Suzuki's Alex Rins to fight for the remaining podium positions.

Ducati's Petrucci, buoyed by his win at his home GP, kept the pressure on Marquez for the first half of the race, but was busy fighting on-form Alex Rins, who passed the Italian rider on lap 14 before Petrucci retook the advantage.

A secondary attack from rookie Quartararo, was more successful though, taking the valuable second place on lap 18. Unable to retake the young Frenchman, Petrucci held on to third place at the line, some two seconds behind.

Britain's Cal Crutchlow had another cruel weekend, crashing out on lap 18 while Bradley Smith, wild-carding for the Aprilia team, failed to complete the first lap.  

Fastest Race Lap - Marc Marquez - Lap 5 - 1'40.507 (102.96mph average)

Moto2

Marc Marquez's younger brother, Alex, continued to show the kind of form that we have been expecting from him, despite him starting from sixth on the grid. Marquez's relentless push to the front saw him take the lead on lap 14 from Swiss rider Thomas Luthi. Luthi had no answer to Marquez's pace and finished the race nearly two seconds behind the Spaniard. Speed Up's hero Jorge Navvarro took third place, just half a second behind Luthi.

Britain's Sam Lowes had a disappointing race despite starting from third on the grid, finishing in ninth place and nearly 16 seconds from the leader. 2018 Bennetts BSB runner-up Jake Dixon looked safe to finish in 20th place, before a last lap crash gave him is second consecutive DNF.  

Fastest Race Lap - Alex Marquez - Lap 3 - 1'43.871 (99.60mph average)

Moto3

In the Moto3 race, the usual testosterone fuelled melee took place, with ten different riders taking their turn to lead the race. At the chequered flag, it was Leopard Racing Honda's Marcos Ramirez that crossed the line first, just one-tenth ahead of championship lead Aron Canet and Sky VR46 's Celestino Vietti. Despite taking his turn to lead the race on lap four, Scotsman John McPhee got caught in the chaos and finished in 13th, one place ahead of fellow Brit Tom Booth-Amos who scored his first World Championship points.

Fastest Race Lap - Kaito Toba - Lap 4 - 1'48.803 (95.07mph average)

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Championship Tables

MotoGP

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

MARQUEZ, Marc

HONDA

140

-

-

2

DOVIZIOSO, Andrea

DUCATI

103

37

37

3

RINS, Alex

SUZUKI

101

2

39

4

PETRUCCI, Danilo

DUCATI

98

3

42

5

ROSSI, Valentino

YAMAHA

72

26

68

6

MILLER, Jack

DUCATI

53

19

87

7

QUARTARARO, Fabio

YAMAHA

51

2

89

8

NAKAGAMI, Takaaki

HONDA

48

3

92

9

ESPARGARO, Pol

KTM

47

1

93

10

CRUTCHLOW, Cal

HONDA

42

5

98

 

Moto2

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

MARQUEZ, Alex

KALEX

111

-

-

2

LUTHI, Thomas

KALEX

104

7

7

3

NAVARRO, Jorge

SPEED UP

89

15

22

4

BALDASSARRI, Lorenzo

KALEX

88

1

23

5

SCHROTTER, Marcel

KALEX

73

15

38

6

MARINI, Luca

KALEX

68

5

43

7

FERNANDEZ, Augusto

KALEX

67

1

44

8

BASTIANINI, Enea

KALEX

56

11

55

9

BINDER, Brad

KTM

44

12

67

10

GARDNER, Remy

KALEX

41

3

70

 

Moto3

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

CANET, Aron

KTM

103

-

-

2

DALLA PORTA, Lorenzo

HONDA

80

23

23

3

ANTONELLI, Niccoló

HONDA

75

5

28

4

VIETTI, Celestino

KTM

68

7

35

5

MASIA, Jaume

KTM

65

3

38

6=

ARBOLINO, Tony

HONDA

51

14

52

6=

TOBA, Kaito

HONDA

51

-

52

8

RAMIREZ, Marco

HONDA

49

2

54

9

MCPHEE, John

HONDA

47

2

56

10

MIGNO, Andrea

KTM

40

7

63

 

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The season continues this weekend with a trip to the 'Cathedral of Speed' and the MOTUL TT Assen, Netherlands.

Here's the weekend's TV schedule with live coverage on BT Sports 2, and highlights on QUEST.

QUEST is available on Freeview - Ch 12, BT - Ch 37, Free-Sat - Ch 167, Sky - Ch 144 and Virgin - Ch 172.

 

Friday 28th June 2019

 

 

Free Practice 1 & 2

BT Sport 2

07:45 - 15:15

 

Saturday 29th June 2019

 

 

Free Practice 3

BT Sport 2

08:00 - 11:00

Qualifying

BT Sport 2

11:00 - 15:15

 

Sunday 30th June 2019

 

 

Warm Up

BT Sport 2

07:30 - 09:15

Moto3 Race

BT Sport 2

09:15 - 11:00

Moto2 Race

BT Sport 2

11:00 - 12:30

MotoGP Race

BT Sport 2

12:30 - 14:00

Chequered Flag (Analysis)

BT Sport 2

14:00 - 15:00

 

Monday 1st July 2019

 

 

Highlights

QUEST

23:00 - 00:00

 

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