Marc Marquez took his second win of 2017 and his eighth in a row at the Sachsenring after starting from pole position, with teammate Dani Pedrosa joining him on the podium to complete the fourth double-podium finish (Austin, Jerez, Catalunya, Sachsenring) for Repsol Honda in nine races.
Marc and Dani got away from the front row brilliantly at the start, entering the first corner in first and second places, respectively. On lap five, Jonas Folger moved past Dani, and he overtook Marc on the following lap. Marc moved back on top on lap 11 and went on to take a momentous victory that earned him the lead in the Championship before the four-week summer break. Marc dedicated his 31st MotoGP win (the same tally as Eddie Lawson) to Nicky Hayden, who passed away in May.
Following his fifth podium finish this year, Dani lies in fifth place in the Championship standings, having cut his gap to the top to only 26 points.
The Repsol Honda Team will be back on the track for a two-day test in Brno on July 17 and 18.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||25||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||40'59.525|
|2||Folger Jonas||94||GER||20||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||3.310|
|3||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||16||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||11.546|
|4||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||13||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||14.253|
|5||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||11||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||14.980|
|6||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||10||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||16.534|
|7||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||9||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||19.736|
|8||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||8||Ducati Team||Ducati||20.188|
|9||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||7||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||21.138|
|10||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||6||LCR Honda||Honda||24.210|
|11||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||5||Ducati Team||Ducati||25.659|
|12||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||4||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||31.540|
|13||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||3||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||Yamaha||32.179|
|14||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||2||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||36.453|
|15||Miller Jack||43||AUS||1||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||37.771|
|16||Kallio Mika||36||FIN||0||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||37.852|
|17||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||0||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||39.323|
|18||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||0||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||41.190|
|19||Baz Loris||76||FRA||0||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||59.850|
|20||Redding Scott||45||GBR||0||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||1'01.664|
|21||Rins Alex||42||SPA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'01.695|
|22||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||6 laps|
|23||Lowes Sam||22||GBR||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||18 laps|
|24||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||0||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati|
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||1m20.270s (164.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)|
|Race Lap||1m21.442s (162.2km/h) Jonas Folger (Yamaha, 2017)|
|Race Time||41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|2018 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|