After a brief respite, the Repsol Honda Team return to action recharged and ready to attack the second half of 2019.
Always among the busiest and highest attended races of the year, the Czech GP is a favourite with fans and riders alike. The 5.4km long circuit welcomes the MotoGP World Championship back to action after their brief summer break, the Repsol Honda Team eager to return to track and continue fighting for victory.
Having delivered a supreme performance at the German GP, Marc Marquez entered the mid-season break with a generous 58-point lead in the MotoGP World Championship. Defending this advantage over his title rivals is the main objective for the reigning World Champion at the Czech GP. The Automotodrom Brno is amongst Marquez’s most consistent circuits – only once finishing off the podium since joining the premier class in 2013 and never finishing outside of the top five.
HRC Test Rider Stefan Bradl will again join Marc Marquez in the Repsol Honda Team garage as Jorge Lorenzo continues his recovery from his fall in Assen. The German rider has had an intense workload since finishing in the top ten at the Sachsenring; going on to take a podium finish at the legendary Suzuka 8 Hours race alongside his usual testing duties. Bradl is aiming for another strong weekend and is looking to build on the what he and the team achieved in Germany.
Jorge Lorenzo continues to work on his recovery in order to return for the British GP.
“I am very excited to get back on the bike. Summer break is always nice to relax a little bit, but soon you miss the team and the bike! I am ready to get back to work and Brno is a fun circuit to ride. We finished the first half of the season in a very strong way and now we must keep our focus to continue this. Brno is a circuit where lots of riders are often strong so we can’t take anything for granted. I hope Jorge’s recovery is going well and we will soon have him back in the team.”
“Of course I’m looking forward to Brno and it’s great to be back with the Repsol Honda Team as I really enjoyed working with them at the Sachsenring. Our aim is to carry on from where we left in Germany and keep moving forward with the bike. I’m happy to get this chance again and I want to thank HRC and the Repsol Honda Team. Of course all the best to Jorge in his recovery and that he can come back strong.”
|1||MARQUEZ Marc||93||SPA||185||Repsol Honda Team|
|2||DOVIZIOSO Andrea||4||ITA||127||Mission Winnow Ducati|
|3||PETRUCCI Danilo||9||ITA||121||Mission Winnow Ducati|
|4||RINS Alex||42||SPA||101||Team Suzuki Ecstar|
|5||VINALES Maverick||12||SPA||85||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP|
|6||ROSSI Valentino||46||ITA||80||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP|
|7||MILLER Jack||43||AUS||70||Pramac Racing|
|8||CRUTCHLOW Cal||35||GBR||67||LCR Honda|
|9||QUARTARARO Fabio||20||FRA||67||Petronas Yamaha SRT|
|10||ESPARGARO Pol||44||SPA||56||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing|
|11||MORBIDELLI Franco||21||ITA||52||Petronas Yamaha SRT|
|12||NAKAGAMI Takaaki||30||JPN||50||LCR Honda|
|13||MIR Joan||36||SPA||39||Team Suzuki Ecstar|
|14||ESPARGARO Aleix||41||SPA||31||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini|
|15||IANNONE Andrea||29||ITA||21||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini|
|16||LORENZO Jorge||99||SPA||19||Repsol Honda Team|
|17||ZARCO Johann||5||FRA||16||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing|
|18||OLIVEIRA Miguel||88||POR||15||Red Bull KTM Tech 3|
|19||RABAT Tito||53||SPA||14||Reale Avintia Racing|
|20||BRADL Stefan||6||GER||12||Repsol Honda Team|
|21||BAGNAIA Francesco||63||ITA||11||Pramac Racing|
|22||PIRRO Michele||51||ITA||9||Mission Winnow Ducati|
|23||GUINTOLI Sylvain||50||FRA||3||Team Suzuki Ecstar|
|24||ABRAHAM Karel||17||CZE||3||Reale Avintia Racing|
|25||SYAHRIN Hafizh||55||MAL||3||Red Bull KTM Tech 3|
Photos: Honda Racing Corporation