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Sachsenring MotoGP Results

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With both Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) and Dani Pedrosa (Honda) on the sideline with shoulder injuries, young Marc Marquez (Honda) stormed to his second victory of the season at the Sachsenring circuit earlier today, taking the championship points lead in the process. Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha), suffering his own injuries following two crashes this weekend, fought his way into second place, and ultimately lost by only 1.5 seconds to Marquez. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) finished third.

We will bring you updates on the condition of Lorenzo and Pedrosa (who has a fracture to his own left collarbone) as the information becomes available. The Laguna Seca round of the series is next weekend.

For additional details, results and points, visit the official MotoGP site.

Pos.

Points

Num.

Rider

Nation

Team

Bike

Km/h

Time/Gap

1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 160.2

41’14.653

2 20 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 160.1

+1.559

3 16 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 159.5

+9.620

4 13 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 159.3

+13.992

5 11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 158.8

+21.775

6 10 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 158.6

+25.080

7 9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 158.2

+30.027

8 8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 158.2

+30.324

9 7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 157.3

+45.355

10 6 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 157.2

+47.142

 

18 Comments

  1. KevinJ says:

    I can’t help but be impressed by Aleix Espargaro. He’s out there giving the factory Ducatis fits on a CRT bike. He’s probably glad to be on his current bike instead of the Duc. I’d like to see what he could do with Bautista’s or Smith’s ride.

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    • Man Relish says:

      They should insert a new rule, in that if a rider or member of a team are found guilty of improper behavior, they are sentenced to go to the Ducati team for one year…

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  2. DeltaZulu says:

    Battle of the B Team!? Is that because the A Team isn’t tough enough to stand up to practice sessions? Wimps!

    Yeah, and Rossi doesn’t have a “sorted” bike – lol! Guess he isn’t the god everyone thought he is if he can’t “sort” his own bike. Remember the Ducati thing? Burgess and Rossi would win a race in the first three races! Another LOL moment!

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    • Norm G. says:

      re: “Battle of the B Team!? Is that because the A Team isn’t tough enough to stand up to practice sessions? Wimps!”

      wow, that’s a terribly insensitive comment regarding a riders health and safety. especially considering they’re doing it so you may be nothing more than “entertained” for an hour…?

      • Jeremy in TX says:

        re: “especially considering they’re doing it so you may be nothing more than “entertained” for an hour…?”

        That isn’t why they do it. That is part of the reason they get paid to do it, but definitely not why they do it.

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        • Norm G. says:

          motivation is just semantics, a “hair split”.

          Q: but doesn’t change the net result of it all…?
          A: no.

          focus, you don’t see a dime of that money. for you the end consumer, it’s EXACTLY like I said, THEIR health in exchange for 1 hr of couch time.

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      • DeltaZulu says:

        Umm, well you are the one saying “B Team” there, Mr. Sensitive. And, they don’t entertain me much, I don’t have the time to sit around being a couch & keyboard commando, as you obviously do. In my last unit in the Corps, we would call you a Blowfish KIA; has a know-it-all opinion about EVERYTHING!

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        • MUSTAFA IBRAHIM says:

          Hear, hear, DeltaZulu! Well said.

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        • Norm G. says:

          well I could tell from your screen name you have even more to be ashamed by your comment. don’t attempt to redirect the focus off of what you originally said. you have a responsibility to own it. whaddaya think you being a marine somehow makes you exempt…? breaking news, you’re not the only marine on the planet. your service is appreciated, but stop.

          re: “has a know-it-all opinion about EVERYTHING!”

          question, is it still a “know it all” if I happen to be right…? what then…?

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          • DeltaZulu says:

            LOL – Oh, I always own what I say, little blowhard “man”. That’s what Marines do, we say what we mean and mean what we say – even more so if it were in person and not via this forum. Anyways, you’re welcome for keeping your little protected panties free. And, ashamed of my screen name – LOFL!!! If you knew what it meant, you’d be really ashamed of your little sheeple self. Normmy G, the funny little blowfish KIA “man”…..

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  3. VLJ says:

    Rossi will likely go very well at Laguna, a track Marquez has never ridden. With no Lorenzo on the grid and Pedroza still on the mend, this one is Rossi’s for the taking. Obviously Crutchlow will also be right there. Pedroza is the wild card next week, although one would be foolish to discount the very real prospect of Marquez nabbing another win. What does the kid have now, only one non-podium finish the entire season?

    Yeah, he’ll probably continue that trend next week.

    Though I’m sorely tempted to say…

    1. Rossi
    2. Marquez
    3. Pedroza

    …instead I will predict…

    1. Marquez
    2. Rossi
    3. Crutchlow

    And oh, those poor Ducati riders. Week after week it’s the same Sisyphean results and the same telling quotes pre- and post-race. These guys are taking that whole grin-and-bear-it thing to ever lower Dante-esque rings of Corporate Speak torture.

    Kee-rist. It’s become well beyond embarrassing.

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  4. Doc says:

    Shouldn’t matter. According to Rossi,it’s not the bike, it’s the rider. That’s why he split with Honda and went to Yamaha. Funny how his results improve dramatically when he goes from Ducati back to Yamaha.

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    • John says:

      Rossi’s results have improved but I’m not sure I would call them “dramatically improved” – he’s still only 5th in points and running behind a satellite rider who is presumably on a slower bike.

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      • Doc says:

        Compared to his results with Ducati, I would say the results are dramatic. Dramatic or not, my point is he split with Honda because he said it was mostly the rider, not the bike whereas Honda felt it was mostly the bike.. So with that Rossi’s logic, his result should have been just as good at Ducati as they were at Honda or Yamaha previously.

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  5. bikerrandy says:

    You mean a factory bike under Crutchlow? Rossi already has a factory bike.

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  6. Norm G. says:

    it’s the “battle of the B-team”.

    ok yam, will you NOW put a sorted bike under ross…? or are you content with a “rook” making off with your title defense…?

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