The opening day of the German GP at the Sachsenring was marked by a range of weather conditions spanning from cold but completely dry in the morning, to full wet in the afternoon.
Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez started the weekend well, securing top-10 places in the combined classification, which would grant them direct passage to Q2 should rain affect tomorrow’s FP3 session.
Dani set the third-fastest time in the dry FP1 session and the third-best in wet FP2, with Marc in sixth and second, respectively. Both riders have been consistently fast throughout the two sessions and look forward to continuing to improve their pace and their bike setup.
As previously decided in case of rain today, a new schedule has been issued for tomorrow, providing for 10 minutes of extra time in the FP3 session.
FP2 Combined Free Practice Times
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||1m19.931s (165.3km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Lap||1m21.228s (162.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)|
|Race Time||41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|2022 Race Winner||Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)|
|2023 Sprint Winner||Jorge Martin (Ducati)|