Decidedly un-summer-like temperatures (max air 16° C, ground 19°) made the opening day of the German GP quite demanding for the riders today. The Sachsenring Circuit is already tough on tyres due to majority of left-hand corners that make it difficult to keep effective operational heat in the right-side rubber, prompting Michelin to bring an asymmetrical front tyre spec for the first time this season.
Weather in the morning’s FP1 session was even colder before a light rain forced everyone back to the pit after just a couple of exits, rendering the session almost useless. In the afternoon, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa worked hard on their RC213V setups, and while Marc was quite comfortable on his bike at the end of the day, pleased with posting the third-best lap time, Dani recognizes that he needs more time to make the most of the particular conditions.
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.
|3.671 kilometres / 2.281 miles
|0.700 kilometres / 0.435 miles
|2001 (resurfaced in 2017)
Lerchenstraße, 09337 Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany - View in Google Maps
|1m19.931s (165.3km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
|1m21.228s (162.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
|41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
|2022 Race Winner
|Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)
|2023 Sprint Winner
|Jorge Martin (Ducati)