That was the Spaniard’s sixth win of the season, which has seen him open up a 63-point lead over his nearest rival, Andrea Dovizioso, who remains in second place. Danilo Petrucci, Alex Rins and Maverick Vinales make up the rest of the top five.
See the most up-to-date analysis and MotoGP betting tips below, and pick your winner for the Austrian Grand Prix 2019.
Previous MotoGP Austria Results
The Grand Prix von Osterreich only returned to the MotoGP calendar three years ago, after a break of 18 years, so there isn’t too much form to go on. In those years, Marc Marquez has failed to win the race, but he has been runner-up the last two years.
In 2016, the Ducati Team were celebrating after victory for Andrea Iannone. He was followed home by then-teammate and fellow Italian Andrea Dovizioso, with Jorge Lorenzo completing the podium places for Movistar Yamaha, narrowly ahead of his teammate, Valentino Rossi. Marquez finished in fifth place.
In 2017, Dovizioso went one better than the previous year, winning narrowly ahead of Marquez who finished second. Marquez’s Repsol Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa, finished in third place, ahead of another good ride from Jorge Lorenzo, with Johann Zarco in fifth.
Last year, Lorenzo recorded a brilliant win for the Ducati Team, beating Marquez into second place, the Spaniard’s second narrow defeat in Austria. Andrea Dovizioso was on the podium for a third successive year, finishing third, well ahead of Cal Crutchlow in fourth, and Danilo Petrucci in fifth place.
Dovizioso recorded the best race lap at the track last year on his way to victory, whilst Andrea Iannone has the best all time lap record, which he achieved in 2016.
Top Betting Tips for MotoGP Austria 2019
This should be a brilliant race which might be dominated by the two riders at the head of the World Standings. Marc Marquez is the odds-on favourite at 4/7, but having failed to win in Spielberg on his last three attempts, are those odds too short? He is in excellent form and has narrowly been runner-up in Austria on his last two rides, so can he make it third time lucky?
His nearest challenger is likely to be Andrea Dovizioso, who won the Grand Prix von Osterreich last year. He has also made the podium on all three starts at the track, so should be the main danger. He has been installed as the 5/2 second favourite.
Of the riders at bigger odds, Danilo Petrucci is in recent good form; he was fifth in Austria last year so he looks an interesting each-way bet at 11/1.