Today in the GP of Germany, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has taken his second win of the season and regained the lead of the Championship. Unfortunately, it was more disappointment for his teammate Dani Pedrosa who this morning was cleared by the medical staff for warm up, but then suffered a repeat of his dizzy spells as a result of his crash in yesterday’s FP3 session. He failed to take part in warm up and after doctors visited him again later in the morning at his motorhome they declared him unfit to race.

In contrast, it has been a very good weekend for Marc. Starting from pole position, his third of the season, Marc dropped back to 4th briefly before passing Espargaro on lap three, Rossi on lap five and Bradl on lap six to take the lead. He then opened up a gap and controlled the race, fending off a late challenge from Crutchlow. This is Marc’s fourth successive win from pole here in Sachsenring (2010 in 125cc, 2011 and 2012 in Moto2) and completes a perfect weekend, after also taking pole and fastest lap (1’22.066).

Since the introduction of the four-stroke MotoGP class in 2002, Honda have been the most successful manufacturer with eight wins in Germany.

Marc now leads the Championship on 138 points with Dani, who drops to 2nd on 136 points.

Marc Marquez

“I am very happy with this victory. It was important to have a good race under the circumstances this weekend, without Dani and Jorge on track. I wish them a speedy recovery, because winning is important but without them the triumph isn’t quite the same. Even so, it is a good result, since we have taken the maximum points available and ridden a completely different race to those that we’ve had before. We led the race and maintained the gap to second place. It was good experience, although I perhaps prefer races that are a little more of a battle! We should be happy, and we have also held up well physically at a circuit where there is no time to rest on the bike. We’ll see how it goes in Laguna Seca, which will be a hard GP for me because I’ve never ridden there. We’ll take it step by step and remain calm whilst we get up to speed.”

Dani Pedrosa

“This morning I had my check up in the medical centre and I felt okay. My shoulder was painful but otherwise I felt fine. The doctors declared me fit to take part in warm-up. Then shortly before the session I began to feel dizzy again and my blood pressure dropped. The doctors came to see me in my truck and we decided I shouldn’t take part in the session. I returned to my motorhome to rest and still felt dizzy and sick. The doctors arrived at my motorhome and informed me that they did not consider I was okay to race and would therefore declare me unfit.”

MotoGP 2013
Race Round 8   Germany

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 41'14.653
2 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 20 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +1.559
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +9.620
4 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 13 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +13.992
5 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 11 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda +21.775
6 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 10 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +25.080
7 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 9 Ducati Team Ducati +30.027
8 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 8 Power Electronics Aspar ART +30.324
9 Hayden Nicky 69 USA 7 Ducati Team Ducati +45.355
10 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 6 Ducati Test Team Ducati +47.142
11 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 5 Avintia Blusens FTR +47.824
12 De Puniet Randy 14 FRA 4 Power Electronics Aspar ART +48.523
13 Edwards Colin 5 USA 3 Athina Forward Racing FTR-Kawasaki +54.428
14 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 2 Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER +1'00.323
15 Corti Claudio 71 ITA 1 Athina Forward Racing FTR-Kawasaki +1'05.530
16 Laverty Michael 70 GBR 0 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'09.153
17 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda +1'15.601
18 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 AB Motoracing ART +1'19.683
19 Pesek Lukas 52 CZE 0 Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER +1 lap
20 Staring Bryan 67 AUS 0 Go & Fun Honda Gresini FTR-Honda DNF
21 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Paul Bird Motorsport ART DNF
Location Information

Car and bike races have been held on closed public roads in the area around the town of Chemnitz, Germany since the 1920s and were still taking place until as recently as 1990. It was decided, however, that the five mile course through such a densely populated area was no… read more.

Length 3.671 kilometres / 2.281 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 10
Right corners 3
Longest straight 0.700 kilometres / 0.435 miles
Constructed 1996
Modified 2001 (resurfaced in 2017)

Lerchenstraße, 09337 Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany - View in Google Maps

www.sachsenring-circuit.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 20.336s (164.5km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 21.530s (162km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Time 41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
2016 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)