MotoGP – German GP – Qualifying
Last race weekend before the summer break as the Championship goes to Sashserring, for this year’s German MotoGP. Fast corners, a long straight and a spaniard dominance is some of the iconic characteristics that marks this circuit.
Before the race, Qualify goes first. As Riders look for one of two places for Q2. With championship contender Andrea Dovizioso and experimented rider Valentino Rossi with the most need to clasify for next session, but things wasn’t going to be easy for both. As the grid showed a strong battle for first 2 places.
After half session it was Dovi ahead of the group followed by Aleix Espargaro, but these sessions could be unpredicted, as Valentino closes a strong lap, getting him as session leader just before he felt to the ground and Takaaki Nakagami suprised Dovi and the rest of the grid with the 2nd place, leaving Dovi at the back of the grid and affecting even more his title aspirations.
13. Andrea Dovizioso /// 14. Stefan Bradl /// 15. Aleix Espargaro
16. Andrea Iannone /// 17. Francesco Bagnaia /// 18. Hafizh Syahrin
19. Johann Zarco /// 20. Miguel Oliveira /// 21. Karel Abraham 22. Tito Rabat
Up to the main event of the day, the first 12-spot qualify also known as Q2. Riders hit the track and pushed to the limit. Marc Marquez goes ahead followed by season sensation, Alex Rins and last race winner, Maverick Viñales.
As these two riders tried their best to get close to the Spaniard of the honda, no one can compared to him a this track. Still, the battle for front grid was intense, at first Jack Miller came 2nd at the times, but then Fabio Quartararo took his place, and the Cal Crutchlow at one point took 3rd place, and other the riders keep going on a intense qualify session.
Marquez grabbed another pole with a track record included, Quartararo with another strong qualify result with a second place and Viñales got away with a last second 3rd place. With Rins at 4th and Miller 5th; not the best day for the Ducatis as Petrucci also struggles on Qualy with an accident and finishes just ahead of his teammate at 12th place.
1. Marc Márquez /// 2. Fabio Quartararo /// 3. Maverick Viñales
4. Álex Rins /// 5. Jack Miller /// 6. Cal Crutchlow
7. Franco Morbidelli /// 8. Pol Espargaró /// 9. Joan Mir
10. Takaaki Nakagami /// 11. Valentino Rossi /// 12. Danilo Petrucci
Another great result for the spaniard of Cervera, as he gets his 10th consecutive pole on 10th event he has been part of on this track, with a record included and ties all time Pole sitter from the premier class. Marquez is clearly the rider to beat, can someone ruin his party? Ducati can recover from a horrible qualy? Quartararo can get his maiden win here? Tomorrow will get the answers.