German Grand Prix
Race Ended
Sachsenring - 15th July
Fastest Lap - M.Marquez 1:21.643
Rider Team Time FLs
1 1
Repsol Honda Team 41:05.019 4 25
6 2
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +2.196 1 20
4 3
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +2.776 0 16
2 4
Alma Pramac Racing +3.376 1 13
9 5
Angel Nieto Team +5.183 2 11
3 6
Ducati Team +5.780 3 10
5 7
Ducati Team +7.941 0 9
10 8
Repsol Honda Team +12.711 0 8
13 9
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +14.428 0 7
16 10
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +21.474 0 6
17 11
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +25.809 0 5
8 12
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +25.963 0 4
18 13
Reale Avintia Racing +29.040 0 3
14 14
Alma Pramac Racing +29.325 0 2
19 15
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +34.123 0 1
20 16
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +38.207 0 0
21 17
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +49.369 0 0
22 18
Angel Nieto Team +61.022 0 0
23 19
Reale Avintia Racing +76.692 0 0
7 -
LCR Honda Crashed Out 1 0
15 -
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Crashed Out 0 0
11 -
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Crashed Out 0 0
12 -
LCR Honda Crashed Out 0 0
Live Commentary
Summary: The legend of Marquez at the Sachsenring continued after the German Grand Prix, as the reigning champion clinched his 7th consecutive win at the track in the premier class and 11th across the top 3 classes. It was also his 9th consecutive win from pole position at the circuit. With it, he extended his lead in the rider standings to 46 points over Rossi, who finished second while Yamaha teammate Vinales rounded out the podium finishers with a late charge.

Petrucci narrowly missed out on the podium after tyre falloff took its toll on the Pramac Ducati's pace. Bautista was fifth with a storming ride through the field, ahead of Lorenzo and Dovizioso, the two Ducati riders also facing severe grip loss near the tail end of the race.

Pedrosa, after announcing 2018 is to be his final season in the premier class earlier this week, finished eighth. Zarco, in far contrast to his brilliant early-season runs, only managed ninth while Smith rounded out the top 10.

That concludes our coverage for the weekend. Join us again in three weeks' time for the Czech Republic Grand Prix!
Lap 30: FINAL LAP Marquez is long gone out front with a handy cushion on Rossi, who seems to have settled for a good points day in P2. MARQUEZ WINS! It is his 7th win on the trot at the Sachsenring and 11th consecutive across the top 3 series. Rossi finishes P2, with a decent points day while Vinales' late surge rewards him with the final podium spot.
Lap 29: Two to go! The battle is on for the final podium spot, as Petrucci and Vinales duke it out. Vinales makes the move between Turns 7 & 8, taking over P3. Petrucci's tyres are rapidly fading.
Lap 28: Bautista waits for Lorenzo to run wide in Turn 1 again, which he does, and takes over P5. The struggle is real for Lorenzo. Vinales has podium pace at the moment but can he do it with less than three laps to go?
Lap 27: Lorenzo's badly fading front tyre costs him another position, as Vinales slips past for P4. Now Bautista runs in his wheel tracks, looking for a chance to get by.
Lap 26: Vinales retakes P6 from Bautista. Lorenzo runs so wide in Turn 1 that it is a miracle he is still on track, as Petrucci says 'thank you' and picks up the final podium spot.
Lap 25: Lorenzo runs wide again in Turn 1 and as he gathers it back up, almost wipes off his 2018 replacement Petrucci!
Lap 24: Lorenzo is not the only struggling Ducati on track, as Dovizioso is powerless to hold off Vinales for P6. Save for a mistake from Marquez, or his tyres suddenly falling off, grip-wise, not literally, this win is likely wrapped up by the defending winner.
Lap 23: The battle is on for P6, as Dovizioso comes under increasing pressure from Vinales. Marquez was four-tenths faster than Rossi on the previous lap.
Lap 22: Lorenzo is really struggling now, as he could not get slowed down in time for Turn 1 and runs wide. That will allow Rossi to get his head down and focus on the target at hand, the orange-yellow Repsol Honda of Marquez.
Lap 21: Marquez responds to Rossi's pace with a new fastest lap. Bautista takes a chance with Dovizioso for P5 but does not pull it off.
Lap 20: Rossi with the fastest lap, and he moves his line even more toward the center of the track on the pit straight, as he tries to prevent Lorenzo's Ducati from taking advantage of his slipstream, or a gap into Turn 1.
Lap 19: After Lorenzo's lunge on the previous lap, Rossi runs a defensive line into Turn 1. This nagging distraction of fending off Lorenzo will likely cost him in his pursuit of leader Marquez.
Lap 18: Lorenzo takes a lunge from a mile back but Rossi anticipates wisely and lets the Ducati rider run wide while he retakes the position.
Lap 17: Rossi, who is on the hard rear tyre, knows Marquez is on the soft rear. With Lorenzo's soft tyre starting to leave black skidmarks on track now, perhaps it will be an issue for Marquez too, as this race wears on?
Lap 16: Bautista's surge up the order has hit a a wall as Dovizioso is not making it easy for his fellow Ducati rider. Rossi to P2 after a glaring error from Lorenzo in Turn 10. The black lines left in his tyre tracks perhaps indicate his choice of soft compound tyre is starting to bite him.
Lap 15: Yamaha has not won since Assen last season with Valentino Rossi, and that equals their longest streak without a win. Can Rossi or even Vinales change that statistic today?
Lap 14: Done with biding his time, Marquez made his move on Lorenzo at the end of the previous lap, on the uphill, off-camber left hander and we have a new race leader. After losing the lead, Lorenzo is starting to fall into the clutches of Rossi, who runs right on his exhaust.
Lap 13: Lorenzo runs too hot into Turn 1 but does not run wide enough for Marquez to get by. It is clear the Ducati rider is starting to feel the heat from the man who nearly holds all the cards at this venue.
Lap 12: Meanwhile, Bautista is through on Vinales and up to P6, showing no signs of easing up the pace. Marquez leers perilously close to Lorenzo through the fast final sector.
Lap 11: As Marquez studies Lorenzo, he is aiming to take his ninth successive win at the German GP, the sixth in the premier class and equal his record at any one track in the premier class, which was set in Austin earlier this year.
Lap 10: Crutchlow is down in the final corner. He ran wide in Turn 12 and lost all front grip, throwing away P6. It would have been his fourth top 6 in a row, had he finished.
Lap 9: Rossi has finally found a way past Petrucci with a lovely block pass and begins to set after the two men leading the show out front.
Lap 8: Bautista with some torrid pace, as he zips past Zarco, then Pedrosa and now sizing up Vinales for P8. Meanwhile, the gap at the front keeps going down between Lorenzo and Marquez.
Lap 7: Petrucci sets the fastest lap but that does not perturb Rossi, who keeps gnawing away at any gap left by the Pramac Ducati rider. Rabat is through on Redding for P13.
Lap 6: Nakagami has crashed out in Turn 13. He is uninjured and able to walk away. Rossi now begins to size up compatriot Petrucci through the corners.
Lap 5: Marquez has had enough of Petrucci's defense tactics and lunges inside the Ducati satellite rider to take over the runner-up position. Vinales loses another position, as Dovizioso is through to P6.
Lap 4: Lorenzo is starting to draw away from pursuer Petrucci a bit, who continues to run very defensively to fend off Marquez. At the start, Pol Espargaro clipped the rear of the hapless Iannone, who then ran into Rins.
Lap 3: Crutchlow dives up the inside of Vinales in Turn 1 to take over P5. Smith has been motoring along briskly so far into this race, vaulting from P16 to P10.
Lap 2: The opening lap in the books, it's Lorenzo out front. Petrucci takes a very defensive line into Turn 1 in order to fend off any advances from Lorenzo. Zarco runs wide in Turn 12.
Lap 1: The red lights go out and the German Grand Prix is GO!! Lorenzo uses the grunt of the Ducati to take the hole shot into Turn 1! It's Lorenzo, Petrucci and Marquez making the top 3. Pol Espargaro is down in Turn 3! Rossi tries to take a look inside Marquez into Turn 12.
Preview: Hello and welcome to Sachsenring for the running of the German Grand Prix. This is the ninth round of the season and Marc Marquez comes in with a 41-point lead over Valentino Rossi in the rider standings. The Sachsenring is one of Marquez's favourite hunting grounds, having won every race he ran here since 2013 in the premier series and 2010 when he first raced here in the 125cc class. He came out on top at the end of qualifying on Saturday to secure pole position ahead of Danilo Petrucci and Jorge Lorenzo. This is the 76th pole position in Marquez's Grand Prix career and the 48th in the premier class in what is his 99th start. Miko Kallio and Franco Morbidelli will not be starting the race on account of injuries. Stefan Bradl will be riding Morbidelli's Marc VDS Honda. Built in 1996, the 3.671 km track is fairly slow and technical to start with but soon opens up into a series of fast, flowing bends that offer tremendous slipstreaming opportunities to the riders before arriving at the slow, uphill final corner. Who will win the German Grand Prix? Tune in at 12 PM GMT to find out!
Temp: 27°C
Forecast: Sunny
Track: Dry

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