Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa put in their first laps on the opening day of the German GP with mixed results.

The Championship leader showed a very consistent pace in both free-practice sessions, focusing on the race setup of his RC213V. Marc finished fifth in the combined classification after a lengthy stint at the top of the FP2 session.

Dani, on the other hand, was unable to sort out some issues he had with his bike’s suspension setting and ended the day only 20th, but he looks forward to improving tomorrow at a track that he likes very much.

Marc Marquez

5th 1'21.349

“It was a good first day, even if our opponents are all closer compared to last year. The weekend will be completely dry, so things on Sunday should once again be very tight. Anyway, we started very well and were able to keep a good pace on both the soft tyre in the morning and the harder one in the afternoon, which is positive. Tomorrow we’ll try and take another little step with the setup, because I’m not yet able to make the bike slide like I want. I want to find a way to do that, as it’s important at this track. The grip isn’t the best and tyre consumption seems quite high, so we’ll have to try and manage that aspect well.”

Dani Pedrosa

20th 1'22.305

“Today the lap times were very fast from the start, but I didn’t have the right feeling to stay there with the others. I struggled with the fork setting and wasn't able to be quick enough in the corners. We didn't manage to take a step during the two sessions, so we’ll have to try something different with the setup tomorrow.”

MotoGP 2018
Practice Round 9   Germany

Free Practice 2 Combined Free Practice Times

Sunny
Humidity
53%
Track Temp
35°C
Air Temp
23°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1'20.885
2 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.257
3 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.319
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.424
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.464
6 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.499
7 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.562
8 Miller Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.612
9 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.655
10 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati 0.683
11 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.731
12 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.795
13 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.833
14 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.858
15 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.892
16 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.892
17 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.899
18 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.902
19 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.118
20 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.420
21 Bradl Stefan 6 GER EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.572
22 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1.670
23 Luthi Tom 12 SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.882
24 Kallio Mika 36 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.309
25 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2.552
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 1m20.270s (164.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)
Race Lap 1m21.442s (162.2km/h) Jonas Folger (Yamaha, 2017)
Race Time 41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
2018 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)