Sachsenring MotoGP: Marc Marquez takes record 10th German GP win

    Marquez stretches his lead at the top of the standings with his German GP win; Maverick Vinales and Cal Crutchlow complete the podium.

    Published On Jul 08, 2019 03:01:00 PM

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    Honda’s Marc Marquez stormed to victory at the Sachsenring to collect his 10th consecutive German GP victory – his seventh in the premier class. Marquez’s latest race win sees him head into the summer break with a healthy 58-point lead over Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso in the championship.

    Marquez didn’t have the best of starts and it was Fabio Quartararo who got away quickest from the lights, but Marquez out-braked the Petronas Yamaha SRT rider to take the lead heading into Turn 1. Quartararo then slipped down to 6th place before crashing out on Lap 2 while attempting to pass Danilo Petrucci. Out at front, Maverick Vinales was briefly able to challenge Marquez but was unable to find a way past and his hopes to take the race win faded after Alex Rins overtook him.

    Rins himself was unable to keep pace with Marquez and his attention then shifted to the battle for second place, with Vinales and Cal Crutchlow just behind him. With 12 laps to go, he was running 0.9sec clear of Vinales when he crashed out of the race after making a costly error at Turn 11. The incident promoted Vinales and Crutchlow to 2nd and 3rd respectively, while also handing Marquez a dominant 4.9sec lead, with 12 laps to go.

    Eventually, Marquez went on to win with a 4.5sec margin, further cementing his reign as ‘King of the Ring’. Crutchlow followed Vinales closely for majority of the race, but gave up the chase after suffering a scare at Turn 10 and settled for 3rd place – his first podium finish since the season-opening Qatar GP.

    It was a tightly fought battle for 4th place, but Petrucci ultimately gained the upper hand over his teammate Dovizioso, while Jack Miller slotted into 6th place. Joan Mir took 7th, picking up his second consecutive top-10 finish in the process. He was followed by Valentino Rossi, who ended his run of three-straight DNFs with an 8th place finish at the Sachsenring. Franco Morbidelli and Stefan Bradl – Jorge Lorenzo’s replacement at Honda – wrapped up the top 10. The latter was promoted to 10th place after Aleix Espargaro suffered a late-race crash.

    Results

    Pos

    Rider

    Team

    Bike

    Laps

    Gap

    1

    Marc Marquez

    Honda

    Honda

    30

    41m08.276s

    2

    Maverick Vinales

    Yamaha

    Yamaha

    30

    4.587s

    3

    Cal Crutchlow

    LCR Honda

    Honda

    30

    7.741s

    4

    Danilo Petrucci

    Ducati

    Ducati

    30

    16.577s

    5

    Andrea Dovizioso

    Ducati

    Ducati

    30

    16.669s

    6

    Jack Miller

    Pramac Ducati

    Ducati

    30

    16.836s

    7

    Joan Mir

    Suzuki

    Suzuki

    30

    17.156s

    8

    Valentino Rossi

    Yamaha

    Yamaha

    30

    19.110s

    9

    Franco Morbidelli

    Petronas Yamaha

    Yamaha

    30

    20.634s

    10

    Stefan Bradl

    Honda

    Honda

    30

    22.708s

    11

    Tito Rabat

    Avintia Ducati

    Ducati

    30

    26.345s

    12

    Pol Espargaro

    KTM

    KTM

    30

    26.574s

    13

    Andrea Iannone

    Aprilia

    Aprilia

    30

    32.753s

    14

    Takaaki Nakagami

    LCR Honda

    Honda

    30

    32.925s

    15

    Karel Abraham

    Avintia Ducati

    Ducati

    30

    37.934s

    16

    Hafizh Syahrin

    Tech3 KTM

    KTM

    30

    41.615s

    17

    Francesco Bagnaia

    Pramac Ducati

    Ducati

    30

    56.189s

    18

    Miguel Oliveira

    Tech3 KTM

    KTM

    30

    57.377s

    -

    Aleix Espargaro

    Aprilia

    Aprilia

    28

    Retirement

    -

    Alex Rins

    Suzuki

    Suzuki

    18

    Retirement

    -

    Johann Zarco

    KTM

    KTM

    2

    Retirement

    -

    Fabio Quartararo

    Petronas Yamaha

    Yamaha

    1

    Retirement

     

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