Marquez Back In Form After Taking the GermanGP | Events
Marquez's second victory of the season also makes it six victories in a row for him at the Sachsenring, all of which were won from pole position.
Marquez appears to be back on form, he’s showing no signs of making things easy for the Movistar Yamaha duo in the second half of the season. Marquez said: “From the beginning I felt good and when I had the gap I just tried to manage it. I’m happy because this weekend we’ve been always first and it has been a long time since I had that. It’s a good result to go on holidays with, but I want to keep getting better.”
Dani Pedrosa has a very good record in Germany too, having won here 6 times in total across MotoGP and 250cc classes. Before the race he said that if he could get a good start and stay at the front for the first few laps, it would make all the difference. Pedrosa joined teammate Marc Marquez on the podium, securing a 1-2 for the Repsol Honda team.
Dani Pedrosa takes second place on the podium at the GermanGP
For Pedrosa the turning point came at half distance: “When the tank emptied at the middle of the race I was comfortable and I went straight past Jorge. Then I went about catching Rossi but he wasn’t easy to pass. On corner exit the Yamaha is strong. Then I made the move and had to push at the end. I had to push a little more than him as he was really trying!”
Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) finished in third place, which is enough to increase his championship lead, so Rossi had a lot to be happy about: “I think that Dani had something in his pocket – I was at the limit with a constant rhythm, but at one point he was able to pull out two very fast laps, I tried to battle but he was too quick. Anyway it’s another podium, I gained 3 points on Jorge [Lorenzo] which is important for the championship. We know that we always suffer here against the Hondas, so we’ll wait for a better track for the M1!”
With Rossi’s teammate Jorge Lorenzo coming in 4th place, the Movistar Yamaha duo did enough to maintain their positions at the top of the championship standings, with Rossi enjoying a 13 point lead over Lorenzo.
Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) claimed 5th position, followed by British riders Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) and Cal Crutchlow (CWM-LCR Honda) in 6th and 7th respectively.
Pol Espargaró (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing) and Aleix Espargaró (Team Suzuki Ecstar) complete the top 10.
|18||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||RSM||ART|
|19||76||Loris BAZ||FRA||Yamaha Forward|
|71||Claudio CORTI||ITA||Yamaha Forward|
|63||Mike DI MEGLIO||FRA||Ducati|
|Not finished 1st lap|
Round 10 of MotoGP continues 9 Aug in America.