It’s been a positive first day in Sachsenring for the Repsol Honda Team after reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, finished fastest in both practice sessions with teammate, Dani Pedrosa, just 0.268 seconds behind him in 5th.

With conditions improving from this morning’s cold temperature of 13ºC to 17ºC (and track by 10ºC from 22º to 32º), all but four of the MotoGP class improved their times this afternoon. The field is incredibly close at this tight and twisty 3.6km circuit with 15 riders within a second of each other.

Bridgestone brought the asymmetric front tyre for the first time this season. Marc used it at the end of FP1 and then stayed on it for the whole of FP2 to better understand its behaviour. He posted his best time of 1’21.621 (lap 25/25), comfortably under the circuit record lap set by Dani in 2011 (1’21.846). Dani, chose to stay on the standard tyres and finished the day in 5th with his time of 1’21.889 (lap 7/23).

Marc Marquez

1st 1'21.621 [lap 25/25]

"I think that today has been a positive day.We felt good, and that’s the important thing. It’s true that there was a strong wind that made things tough for everyone. We followed a good working plan but we still have things to improve. I don’t feel completely comfortable, but we can reflect positively on today. The important thing for the moment is that we are going well, but I am aware that tomorrow everyone will get better."

Dani Pedrosa

5th 1'21.889 [lap 7/23]

"It was a good first day and we tried some different bike setups and tyres in the practice sessions, but not the asymmetric front - perhaps we will try this tomorrow, we will have to wait and see. We have to make a step with the bike ahead of tomorrow as there are a few points of the circuit where we need to improve corner entry in particular, this will be the key to lowering our times our times."

MotoGP 2015
Practice Round 9   Germany

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
42%
Track Temp
32°C
Air Temp
17°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'21.621
2 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'21.740
3 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'21.824
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'21.886
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'21.889
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'22.095
7 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'22.102
8 Redding Scott 45 GBR Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'22.167
9 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'22.196
10 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'22.340
11 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'22.413
12 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'22.425
13 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'22.436
14 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'22.507
15 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'22.546
16 Hayden Nicky 69 USA Aspar Team Honda 1'22.935
17 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'23.185
18 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'23.286
19 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'23.344
20 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'23.427
21 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 1'23.821
22 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN AB Motoracing Honda 1'23.925
23 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'23.952
24 Laverty Michael 70 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'24.446
25 Corti Claudio 71 ITA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'25.160
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

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)
2015 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)