MotoGP – German GP – Race
Last race before the summer break, as the 9th race of the championship goes to Sachsenring, for the German GP. A race that although it wasn’t a remarkable race, had some hard battles over the grid and other remarkable moments.
At the start, Marquez didn’t have problems to hold the lead against Viñales and Rins, starting to develop his pace to eventually got away from the group. A small bunch of riders were on a little group on a decent pace between 5th and 10th place was created. Miller, Quartararo, Petrucci, Morbidell, Aleix Espargaro and Rossi.
10 laps passed by and there were no many changes on the grid, but there were some crashes, as Zarco, Quartararo and Oliveria felt to the ground; only the portuguese was able return to the track. The race went to a passive mode, as riders maintain their distances and the leader was getting even away from his closer persecutor. Most of the time the T. V. Broadcast focused on the behind group.
Last fraction of the race and tragedy happend for the Suzuki team, as Alex Rins lost control and felt from the bike, a shame that he lost another strong result for the him and the team. The only 2 remarkable situations were a interesting battle for 2nd place between Viñales and Crutchlow, who eventually crossed the line as mentioned, and the Ducati battle, between Petrucci, Dovi and Miller for the 4th place, goot thing that didn’t end bad for the italian team.
1. Marq Marquez /// 2. Maverick Viñales /// 3. Cal Crutchlow
4. Danilo Petrucci /// 5. Andrea Dovizioso /// 6. Jack Miller
7. Joan Mir /// 8. Valentino Rossi /// 9. Franco Morbidelli
10. Stephan Bradl /// 11. Tito Rabat /// 12. Pol Espargaro
13. Andrea Iannone /// 14. Takaaki Nakagami /// 15. Karel Abraham
16. Hafizh Syahrin /// 17. Francesco Bagnaia
DNF: Alex Rins, Aleix, Espargaro, Fabio Quartararo, Johann Zarco.
Another win for Marc Marquez as he extends his dominance at the Sachsenring and the championship standings, another podium finish for Viñales and great result for Crutchlow as he returns to the podium after some races of not being there. Wasn’t the best race of the year but not the worst, there were still some battles that make the race entertaining. Next race is until the next month, for the Czech Republic on the first week of August. Happy holidays everyone!