Moto GP – German GP – Race
A warn and sunny day enlights the circuit of Sachsenring, as riders take part of the 10th race of the season, called the German GP.
Lights were off and the race was underway, with Fabio Quartararo taking an early lead on the first sector of the track, as Bagnaia fall to 2nd and Aleix closes lap 1 as the 3rd place.
After some laps a incident shake up the front standings, as both Bagnaia and Mir crashed on turn 1 at the start of lap 4. Damaging for another time, their championship standings. With also Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami joining the race retirement list.
As the race got closer to its half, it was clear that Fabio Quartararo had mostly control of the race, being Johann Zarco the only rider that could match the Yamaha’s pace on track. meanwhile an intense battle for 4th was developing, between Jack Miller and Maverick Viñales. With an intense chase for the Aussie rider, at the Spaniard. It ended with Viñales having to retire the bike, after a rear suspension failure.
With Quartararo far away from 2nd place Johann Zarco, the only available podium spot was 3rd, where Jack Miller needed to overtake the Aprillia of Aleix Espargaro. As the Aussie attempted a move on the Aleix, it looked like the Aprillia would remain at the last step on the podium, but a brave move for the Ducati bike make the overtake possible and clinched a podium finish a few laps later. Zarco finishes at 2nd and Fabio Quartararo extends the championship leadership with a superb victory.
1. Fabio Quartararo /// 2. Johann Zarco /// 3. Jack Miller
4. Aleix Espargaro /// 5. Luca Marini /// 6. Jorge Martin
7. Brad Binder /// 8. Takaaki Nakagami /// 9. Miguel Oliveira
10. Enea Bastianini /// 11. Marco Bezzecchi /// 12. Raul Fernandez
13. Franco Morbidelli /// 14. Andrea Dovizioso /// 15. Remy Gardner
16. Stefan Brald
DNF: Pol Espargaro, Maverick Viñales, Takaaki Nakagami, Alex Marquez, Darryl Binder, Francesco Bagnaia, Joan Mir
Another dominant win for Fabio Quartararo, who keeps the pace for a back to back title, as the calendar closes its first half of the season. Next week, goes back to Assen, for the 2022 Dutch GP