MotoGP Round 3 Summary and Round 4 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

In the biggest shock of the weekend, Honda's Marc Marquez failed to make it seven wins in a row at COTA when he crashed out, on his own, on Lap 8. Marquez showed good early form, pulling a sizeable gap on the rest of the field when he lost the front into turn 12. Despite his best efforts to re-join the race, along with some help from the marshals, the Honda failed to restart, and Marquez's dominance of COTA was over.

With the lead now wide open, Yamaha's Valentino Rossi led the race for the next 8 laps, and his return to winning ways looked assured, but Suzuki's Alex Rins had other ideas, and took the lead on Lap 16. Despite some heavy attacks from Rossi, Rins held on to the lead for his first win in MotoGP and Suzuki's first win since Silverstone 2016, when Maverick Viñales stood atop the podium.

The podium was completed by Ducati's Jack Miller - his best result since his sensational win at Assen in 2016.

Fastest Race Lap - Marc Marquez - Lap 4 - 2'04.227

Moto2

Swiss rider Tom Luthi (Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex) seems to have put his disastrous year in MotoGP behind him with a comfortable win over his team mate, Germany's Marcel Schrotter and Spain's Jorge Navarro (Beta Tools Speed Up).

Luthi, who started fourth on the grid, took the lead on Lap 7 and never looked troubled by Schrotter, consistently extending his lead with each lap to finish over 2.5 seconds ahead.

Fastest Race Lap - Tom Luthi - Lap 9 - 2'10.041

Moto3

Moto3 never fails to deliver frantic racing with six riders hitting the front during the race.

In perhaps the cruellest twist of fate, Japan's Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse) led for the majority of the race before crashing out on lap 12, leaving Italy's Andrea Migno (Bester Capital Dubai - KTM) to lead for the next three laps, before Spain's Aron Canet (Serilgarda Max Racing Team - KTM) finally took the lead with two laps to go.

He managed to hold on to his lead for the reminder of the race to take his first win of the season, ahead of Spain's Jaume Masia (Bester Capital Dubai -KTM) with Migno finishing third.

Fastest Race Lap - Alonso Lopez - Lap 10 - 2'16.931

 

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Championship Tables

MotoGP

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

DOVIZIOSO, Andrea

DUCATI

54

-

-

2

ROSSI, Valentino

YAMAHA

51

3

3

3

RINS, Alex

SUZUKI

49

2

5

4

MARQUEZ, Marc

HONDA

45

4

9

5

PETRUCCI, Danilo

DUCATI

30

15

24

6

MILLER, Jack

DUCATI

29

1

25

7

NAKAGAMI, Takaaki

HONDA

22

7

32

8

CRUTCHLOW, Cal

HONDA

19

3

35

9

ESPARGARO, Pol

KTM

18

1

36

10

QUARTARARO, Fabio

YAMAHA

17

1

37

 

Moto2

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

BALDASSARRI, Lorenzo

KALEX

50

-

-

2

SCHROTTER, Marcel

KALEX

47

3

3

3

LUTHI, Thomas

KALEX

45

2

5

4

GARDNER, Remy

KALEX

38

7

12

5

MARQUEZ, Alex

KALEX

36

2

14

6

MARINI, Luca

KALEX

27

9

23

7

NAVARRO, Jorge

SPEED UP

24

3

26

8

BASTIANINI, Enea

KALEX

21

3

29

9

LOWES, Sam

KALEX

19

2

31

10

BINDER, Brad

KTM

14

5

36

 

Moto3

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

MASIA, Jaume

KTM

45

-

-

2

CANET, Aron

KTM

45

-

-

3

DALLA PORTA, Lorenzo

HONDA

32

13

13

4

ANTONELLI, Niccolo

HONDA

32

-

13

5

TOBA, Kaito

HONDA

31

1

14

6

ARBOLINO, Tony

HONDA

26

5

19

7

RODRIGO, Gabriel

HONDA

24

2

21

8

RAMIREZ, Marcos

HONDA

24

-

21

9

MIGNO, Andrea

KTM

23

1

22

10

BINDER, Darryn

KTM

21

2

24

 

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The season continues this weekend with the Gran Premio Red Bull de España at the Circuito de Jerez, Angel Nieto, SPAIN.

Here's this weekend's TV schedule. As usual, live coverage is on BT Sports 2, with highlights on Quest TV, on Monday evening. (QUEST is available on Freeview - Ch 37, BT - Ch 37, Free-Sat - Ch 167, Sky - Ch 144 and Virgin - Ch 172.)

 

MotoGP - TV Times

Friday 3rd May 2019

 

UK Time

TV Time

Channel

FP1 - M3

08:00-08:40

07:45-15:15

BT Sport 2

FP1 - MGP

08:55-09:40

FP1 - M2

09:55-10:35

FP2 - M3

12:15-12:55

FP2 - MGP

13:10-13:55

FP2 - M2

14:10-14:50

Saturday 4th May 2019

 

UK Time

TV Time

Channel

FP3 - M3

08:00-08:40

08:00-11:00

BT Sport 2

FP3 - MGP

08:55-09:40

FP3 - M2

09:55-10:35

Q1 - M3

11:35-11:50

11:00-15:15

BT Sport 2

Q2 - M3

12:00-12:15

FP4 - MGP

12:30-13:00

Q1 - MGP

13:10-13:25

Q2 - MGP

13:35-13:50

Q1 - M2

14:05-14:20

Q2 - M2

14:30-14:45

 

Sunday 5th May 2019

 

UK Time

TV Time

Channel

WUp - M3

07:40-08:00

07:15-08:45

BT Sport 2

WUp - M2

08:10-08:30

RACE- M3

10:00

09:15-11:00

BT Sport 2

RACE - M2

11:20

11:00-12:30

BT Sport 2

RACE - MotoGP

13:00

12:30-14:00

BT Sport 2

MotoGP Chequered Flag

 

14:00-15:00

BT Sport 2

 

Monday 6th May 2019

Highlights

 

 

M3, M2 and MotoGp

18:00-19:00 (TBC)

Quest

 

22:00-23:00

Quest

 

photos: © Lukasz Swiderek / www.photoPSP.com

 

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