Today in the GP of Germany, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has taken his second win of the season and regained the lead of the Championship. Unfortunately, it was more disappointment for his teammate Dani Pedrosa who this morning was cleared by the medical staff for warm up, but then suffered a repeat of his dizzy spells as a result of his crash in yesterday’s FP3 session. He failed to take part in warm up and after doctors visited him again later in the morning at his motorhome they declared him unfit to race.
In contrast, it has been a very good weekend for Marc. Starting from pole position, his third of the season, Marc dropped back to 4th briefly before passing Espargaro on lap three, Rossi on lap five and Bradl on lap six to take the lead. He then opened up a gap and controlled the race, fending off a late challenge from Crutchlow. This is Marc’s fourth successive win from pole here in Sachsenring (2010 in 125cc, 2011 and 2012 in Moto2) and completes a perfect weekend, after also taking pole and fastest lap (1’22.066).
Since the introduction of the four-stroke MotoGP class in 2002, Honda have been the most successful manufacturer with eight wins in Germany.
Marc now leads the Championship on 138 points with Dani, who drops to 2nd on 136 points.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||25||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||41'14.653|
|2||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||20||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||+1.559|
|3||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||16||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||+9.620|
|4||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||13||LCR Honda MotoGP||Honda||+13.992|
|5||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||11||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||Honda||+21.775|
|6||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||10||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||+25.080|
|7||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||9||Ducati Team||Ducati||+30.027|
|8||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||8||Power Electronics Aspar||ART||+30.324|
|10||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||6||Ducati Team||Ducati||+47.142|
|11||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||5||Avintia Blusens||FTR||+47.824|
|12||De Puniet Randy||14||FRA||4||Power Electronics Aspar||ART||+48.523|
|13||Edwards Colin||5||USA||3||Athina Forward Racing||FTR-Kawasaki||+54.428|
|14||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||2||Came IodaRacing Project||IODA-SUTER||+1'00.323|
|15||Corti Claudio||71||ITA||1||Athina Forward Racing||FTR-Kawasaki||+1'05.530|
|16||Laverty Michael||70||GBR||0||Paul Bird Motorsport||PBM||+1'09.153|
|17||Aoyama Hiroshi||7||JPN||0||Avintia Blusens||FTR||+1'15.601|
|18||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||0||AB Motoracing||ART||+1'19.683|
|19||Pesek Lukas||52||CZE||0||Came IodaRacing Project||IODA-SUTER||+1 lap|
|20||Staring Bryan||67||AUS||0||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||FTR-Honda||DNF|
|21||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||0||Paul Bird Motorsport||ART||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||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)|