This year’s Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland marks the midway point of one of the closest seasons ever, with Marc Marquez, fresh from a podium finish in Assen three days ago, lying fourth in the Championship standings, just 11 points off the lead, and teammate Dani Pedrosa in fifth at -28.
The Sachsenring track, the shortest on the calendar at 3.67 km, has in the recent years proven to be one of the most successful rounds for both Marc and Dani, who have scored 13 victories between them and have stood together on the podium twice, in 2014 and 2015. The circuit was resurfaced after the 2016 race.
At the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland
Marc Marquez has 7 wins: 1 x 125 (2010), 2 x Moto2 (2011, 2012), and 4 x MotoGP (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), plus 7 pole positions (he has been on pole for all seven wins).
Dani Pedrosa has 6 wins: 2 x 250 (2004, 2005) and 4 x MotoGP (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012), plus an additional 3 podiums and 1 pole position.
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|
|Longest straight||0.700 kilometres / 0.435 miles|
|Modified||2001 (resurfaced in 2017)|
Lerchenstraße, 09337 Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 20.336s (164.5km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|Race Lap||1m21.442s (162.2km/h) Jonas Folger (Yamaha, 2017)|
|Race Time||41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|2017 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|