MOTO GP – German GP – Race
The 8th race of the calendar take the riders back at the sachsenring after not being on the calendar due to the pandemic. A 30-lap race that has some variables to consider as the clouds could have become rain at any moment.
The race started strong for the 7-time winner at the ring, as Marc Marquez had a great start that put him ahead after the end of the first lap, being followed by Aleix Espargaro, Zarco,Binder, Miller, Quartararo a charging group that keep on the pace of the leader on the first laps of the race.
Marquez was looking strong at the first 2 sectors of the track, even as he lose on the 3rd and 4th sector. He manage to make a gap from his persecutots and look strong on the lead. A small group of 6 riders formed from the rest of the grid. Meanwhile Miguel Oliveira was chasing down each one of those riders and eventually was 2nd on the race
At the half of the race, Marquez created a gap of 1.5-2 seconds compared to Miguel Oliveira, who was the only rider on track who could keep up on pace and even was cutting the gap on the last 2 sectors on track. Meanwhile there was a strong battle for 3rd between Quartararo, Miller, Aleix Espargaro and Zarco; With Bagnaia doing a comeback after some issues at the start.
With a few laps to go, Oliveira was -1s behind of Marc on the hunt of the win, but the Spaniard was holding brillantly his pace on track and the tyre management. As evetually the Portuguese rider couldn’t hold on and had to maintain the 2nd spot on the podium. Fabio Quartararo did what he must and finished ahead of the championship contenders. Finally, after a very long and hard year, Marquez goes back to the honor spot for the first time since Valencia 2019
1. Marc Marquez /// 2. Miguel Oliveira /// 3. Fabio Quartararo
4. Brad Binder /// 5. Brad Binder /// 6. Jack Miller
7. Aleix Espargaro /// 8. Johann Zarco /// 9. Joan Mir
10. Pol Espargaro /// 11. Alex Rins /// 12. Jorge Martin
13. Takaaki Nakagami /// 14. Valentino Rossi /// 15. Luca Marini
16. Enea Bastianini /// 17. Iker Lecuona /// 18. Franco Morbidelli /// 19. Maverick Viñales
DNF: Lorenzo Savadori, Alex Marquez, Danilo Petrucci
A much needed win from Marc Marquez and a much needed win for Honda after so many problems and suffering thought on the last 2 seasons. Quartararo keeps the championship leader goind to TT Assen on the next weekend.