Perfect strategy saw Marc Marquez continue his perfect pole to victory record at the GermanGP as Bradl achieved his goal of the top ten.
A gloomy start to proceedings at the German GP didn’t deter local fans who filled the grandstands of the Sachsenring from the early hours. Mixed conditions for morning Warm Up limited running time, but Marc Marquez was able to top the session with teammate Stefan Bradl ending a strong fifth.
With a characteristically strong start, Marquez led through Turn One as the lights went out for the 30-lap German GP. Back-to-back race lap records on lap four and five, a 1’21.228 on lap five his fastest lap, signaled that Marquez was not interested in a battling victory, the new race lap record helping him to stretch his lead to over half a second. From here there was no looking back as the reigning World Champion steadily built his lead to cross the line 4.5 seconds clear of second place for the 75th victory of his Grand Prix career and his 49th win in the premier class.
The victory is Marquez’s tenth straight win at the Sachsenring, a level of domination no other rider has achieved in the modern era. Today’s victory is Marquez’s seventh visit to the top step of the podium in the premier class at the German track, equalling Valentino Rossi’s record of straight wins at Mugello.
Stefan Bradl was author to a consistent race, lapping steadily in the mid 1’22s as he chased the group battling for the top ten throughout. The home rider took 11th place from Pol Espargaro late in the race and moved into tenth place soon after. This completed a successful weekend for Bradl, who replaced the injured Jorge Lorenzo, with the German and the Repsol Honda Team abele to achieve all of their main targets for the weekend.
Cal Crutchlow made it two Honda RC213V machines on the podium with a well-earned third place.
Marquez now heads into the summer break with 185 World Championship points, 58 ahead of second placed Dovizioso. The win also increases Honda’s lead in the Constructor Championship to 34 points over Ducati.
The MotoGP World Championship now enjoys a brief summer break before racing returns at the Czech GP, August 02 – 04.
German Grand Prix Race Results
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||25||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||41'08.276|
|2||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||20||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||4.587|
|3||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||16||LCR Honda||Honda||7.741|
|4||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||13||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||16.577|
|5||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||11||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||16.669|
|6||Miller Jack||43||AUS||10||Pramac Racing||Ducati||16.836|
|7||Mir Joan||36||SPA||9||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||17.156|
|8||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||8||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||19.110|
|9||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||7||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||20.634|
|10||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||6||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||22.708|
|11||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||5||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||26.345|
|12||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||4||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||26.574|
|13||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||3||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||32.753|
|14||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||2||LCR Honda||Honda||32.925|
|15||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||1||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||37.934|
|16||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||0||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||41.615|
|17||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||0||Pramac Racing||Ducati||56.189|
|18||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||0||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||57.377|
|19||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||DNF|
|20||Rins Alex||42||SPA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||DNF|
|21||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||0||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||DNF|
|22||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||0||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||DNF|
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||1m20.195s (164.7km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)|
|Race Lap||1m21.228s (162.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)|
|Race Time||41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|2021 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|