MotoGP Sachsenring, Race: The 9th German victory in a row for Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez is still “the king of the Ring”, as he has just conquered his 9th win out of 9 seasons. On the other podium’s steps are Yamaha riders Rossi and Viñales.

The 9th success in a row at Sachsering, the 6th win in the MotoGP World Championship and the 5th of this season: Marc Marquez dominates even on the German track too, counting 40 victories in MotoGP and 70 podiums overall. The Catalan rider kicked off from the pole position and, after a short-lived battle, managed to race solo all the way to the chequered flag. The Movistar Yamaha’s couple stepped on the podium too, with Valentino Rossi (46 points away from the World Champion) ahead of Maverick Viñales (56 points behind).

When the light went off, we witnessed Lorenzo’s amazing kickoff, closely followed by Petrucci, while Marquez, Rossi, and Viñales stayed behind. There were a few crashes right after the beginning: in particular, Alex Rins and Pol Espargaró both fell on Turn 2 after hitting Iannone and Miller. As for the last two riders, they managed to remain in the competition, but their race got messed up. Soon after, also Nakagami and Crutchlow slipped. In the meanwhile, Marquez started to perform an outstanding comeback, overtaking Petrucci and studying Lorenzo’s riding for a few laps before overtaking him too. From that moment on, he will have no rivals for the rest of the race. The Majorcan rider managed to defend his 2nd place a little longer, but then he gave it up to Rossi and then lost other three positions.

Basically, the race was a Marc Marquez solo. He soon managed to gain a large advantage over all his opponents and crossed the finish line 1st, winning at Sachsenring for the umpteenth time. Valentine Rossi finished 2nd ahead of Maverick Viñales (3rd), who managed to overtake Danilo Petrucci just a few laps before the end. Alvaro Bautista arrived 5th followed by Jorge Lorenzo, who had a soft-tire crisis in the second-half of the race. Andrea Dovizioso crossed the finish line 7th ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Johann Zarco, with Bradley Smith (the only surviving KTM) taking up the last position in the top ten.

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