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.

Marc Marquez

1st

“It was a perfect strategy. But I didn’t have a perfect start as I ran a little deep at Turn One. After that my plan was two slow laps to warm the front tyre well and then push, and it’s exactly what I did. Step by step I opened the gap and followed the plan as I needed to. Once the gap was at three seconds I stayed there and saved the tyre and enjoyed riding. It’s a great feeling to win here again and to enter the summer break in this way. Congratulations also to my brother for his win today, it’s always really nice to win together! I want to say thank you to the Repsol Honda Team for their work in this race and the first half of the season.”

Stefan Bradl

10th

”All weekend I was able to really enjoy riding and working with the team. Not many people are able to ride in Repsol Honda colours at home so it was a very special weekend for me and I enjoyed every moment. A big thank you to the team as they were incredibly welcoming and we were able to work extremely well together. Our approach in the race was good, maybe if I had been a little more aggressive in the opening laps I could have stayed with the group in front better and been stronger but still, a top ten was my target. I was able to be consistent and achieve what we set out to do for myself, the team and HRC.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 9   Germany

German Grand Prix Race Results

Sunny
Humidity
44%
Track Temp
32°C
Air Temp
20°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
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 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 16.577
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 11 Mission Winnow Ducati 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 Reale Avintia 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 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 37.934
16 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 41.615
17 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati 56.189
18 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 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
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 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)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)