After a strong race weekend in Assen for 2014 World Champion, Marc Marquez, finishing second to Valentino Rossi and a difficult race for Dani Pedrosa after his warm up crash, the Repsol Honda riders are en route to Germany.
The German GP attracts some of the biggest crowds on the racing calendar. Originally the track weaved through the streets of nearby Hohenstein-Ernstthal – the first race taking place in 1927 – but when it became too dangerous, Sachsenring was constructed, 3.67km in length combining ten left turns and just three rights and has hosted the German GP since 1998.
Marc has an exceptional record at this track having won here the last five years (2014 and 2013 MotoGP, 2012 and 2011 Moto2, 2010 125cc) and will be looking to claim his second win of 2015 this weekend. Teammate Dani also has an incredible history at this circuit with six victories (four in MotoGP), and a total of eight podiums.
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)|