The first half of the 2019 MotoGP season was closed by Marc Marquez’s victory in the German MotoGP. That’s the fifth that races have been held.
With this achievement, Marquez stood firm at the top of the MotoGP standings, his superiority over Andrea Dovizioso in second place widened to 48 points. Because the difference in points is too big, Cal Crutchlow said that The MotoGP 2019 competition was actually finished.
Is that true?
Crutchlow’s prediction is clearly too early. There are still 10 races in the second half of the season, which means there are 250 maximum points that can be achieved. Anything can happen.
However, to break Cruthlow’s predictions is also not easy. At present there are no riders, at least, overshadowing Marquez. Andrea Dovizioso, who from the start of the season is expected to be the main challenger, but then his performance is still below expectations so far. Ducati, as complained by Dovizioso, is now rivaled by Yamaha and Suzuki in developing the motorbike.
Yamaha is now showing great potential to compete with Marquez. Finish in positions 1 and 2 that were achieved by Maverick Vinales before the summer break were the clearest indications or revival of Yamaha. If it’s not fateful to experience three crashes in Argentina, France, and Catalonia, Vinales will compete in the top flight.
Also, don’t forget Fabio Quartararo. The French rookie twice entered the podium plus three times won the pole position. This 20-year-old wonderkid is one of the reason the emerged issue of Valentino Rossi will be retired by Yamaha last week.
“Of course, Ducati will come back and they will be very fast, but now the riders who have to beat are the duo Yamaha; Vinales and Quartararo. I think they will be very fast in the second half of the season,” Marquez said in mid -July.
There are still 10 races left this season, which open any opportunity to occur in MotoGP. Marc Marquez is predicted to still dominate, but the Vinales and Quartararo are certainly very worthy of calculation.
Very interesting to looking forward to Ducati’s response to support for the rise of Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci. Be prepared, the second half of the 2019 MotoGP will be back this weekend!