Marc Marquez rode a commanding race to claim the 300th victory for Honda.
He was challenged earlier by Jack Miller but never looked back after regaining the lead.
Honda had found more power in the engine.
Marc Marquez put on another dominating show at the French MotoGP 2019 to claim Honda’s 300th victory in the premier class.
Marquez had crashed multiple times over the weekend, including sliding off the track on Saturday after setting the pole position time in qualifying.
It turns out that Honda has given the four-time world champion more power from the engine wrapped in the 2019 chassis. According to the Spanish rider, it has allowed him to do away with risky late and hard braking. Consequently, he could use the softest tyre option in the race at the legendary Le Mans circuit.
“Last year we just tried to find the lap time on the brake point. This year maybe we lose a little on the brake point, but we gain in other areas and this is the right way because always the brake point means risk. And risk means it’s difficult to be constant,” he said when interviewed.
Jack Miller had challenged Marquez in the opening stages, but the Australian faded to finish third. Andrea Dovizioso moved in second at the finish line.
The world champion now leads the 2019 MotoGP championship table despite crashing out at Austin. Andrea Dovizioso is relegated to second ahead of Alex Rins.