MotoGP – German GP – Race
It’s summer break for the MotoGP riders after an exciting German GP at Sachsenring. Marc Marquez won the race and he’s now the championship leader on a race that Jonas Folger will always remember for being his first ever MotoGP podium.
Marc Marquez started from the pole posiiton while Jonas Folger showed a great pace and started to overtake rivals, reaching the Honda boys without problems at the podium, but thanks to his fans, he could become leader of the race during a few laps, even increasing his advantage against Marquez, but the Spaniard won here the last 7 years, and wanted the 8th in a row, something that he could make, but the German rider from Tech3 wouldn’t let him win so easily and fought with him during the whole race.
Hector Barbera, who made a jump start, received a ride through penalty, but he didn’t made it, so he received a black flag for that, being disqualified from the race, complaining that he didn’t saw that message on his display.
At the back, the leaders of the championship started the race with comebacks, reaching the top 5 without problems, specially because Lorenzo made one of his typical races of this 2017: starting great but losing rythm during the race and also positions. The battle between Dovizioso, Rossi and Marquez was the second thing that the cameras was showing during the whole race, being the battle for the victory the other one. Dovizioso and Rossi were having their personal battle, but when Viñales arrived, he overtook both of them and started to take some advantage to them, but the championship changed with the victory of Marquez, being the spaniard the new leader of the championship, but having now the top 4 riders on 10 points.
Marc Marquez won the German GP becoming leader of the championship for the summer break with Jonas Folger achieving his 1st ever MotoGP podium, being the first german to take a podium at the German GP since the 70s and Dani Pedrosa finishing 3rd. The top 10 was completed with Viñales, Rossi, Bautista, Aleix, Dovizioso, Zarco and Crutchlow.
The next race of the championship will be on August at Brno, so for now the riders will take some rest before the next battle for the championship.