Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) is not deterred until the 2019 MotoGP ends. Marquez won the final series of the season, the 2019 Valencia MotoGP. An additional 25 points made Marquez set a new record.
Marquez recorded the most points in a season by collecting 420 points. The previous record was held by Marquez’s teammate, Jorge Lorenzo with a collection of 383 points. The record had actually been broken since the Malaysian MotoGP 2019 but the results of the race at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit made it clear Marquez’s maximum points this season.
With these points, it is certain that Marquez will remain in the first position in the 2019 MotoGP final standings. Meanwhile, Andrea Dovizioso (Mission Winnow Ducati) holds the second position with a collection of 269 points. Dovizioso could not add many points from MotoGP Valencia because he only finished in fourth position.
Then in third place is Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha) with a collection of 211 points. Vinales who initially appeared inconsistent was able to rise in the second half of the season. In the last six races, Vinales won four wins. In the 2019 Valencia MotoGP, Vinales finished sixth behind Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) and Dovizioso.
As mentioned earlier, Rins finished fifth in the 2019 Valencia MotoGP. An additional 11 points from the Ricardo Tormo Circuit made Rins carve his best achievement since rising to MotoGP in 2017 by ending the season in fourth position with 205 points.
Then complete the top five positions of the final standings there is the surprise maker, Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT). Quartararo which is a debutant this season appeared so neat that he was finally able to seal fifth place thanks to his collection of 192 points. This achievement also made Quartararo win the 2019 Rookie of the Year title.
Jorge Lorenzo Leave MotoGP happily
Repsol Honda rider, Jorge Lorenzo claimed not to regret the decision to retire after the 2019 MotoGP mat.
The Spanish-born rider claimed to be happy with his decision. He said this when undergoing the last Valencia MotoGP series 2019 at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on Sunday (10/17/2019).
“I’m really happy,” said Jorge Lorenzo as reported by Crash, Monday (10/18/2019).
Even though he did not regret the retirement decision, the racer nicknamed X-Fuera still appeared not to match expectations in Valencia MotoGP.
Jorge Lorenzo again failed to appear fast with a Honda RC213V motorbike. He was only able to finish 13th.
While his team-mates, who have secured the 2019 MotoGP world title, Marc Marquez looked stunning by winning the victory podium.
After finishing the race, there was no sad expression from Jorge Lorenzo. He had a chance to celebrate his trademark, namely plugging a flag with a picture of his personal logo.
“I feel a lot of happiness. I feel free. I leave this sport healthy, young, and with the possibility to enjoy a longer life,” concluded Jorge Lorenzo.
Jorge Lorenzo retired at the age of 32 years. Throughout his career, the former Ducati rider has won five world titles. Two in the 250 cc class and three in the MotoGP class.
Lorenzo retired because of the many injuries that have engulfed him in recent years. The worst, occurred in the first free practice session at MotoGP Assen on June 28, 2019 ago.