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

8th Jul 2019 3:01 pm

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

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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