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German MotoGP Results

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If the Sachsenring is a “Honda track” it was certainly evident today as the Repsol duo of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa finished one/two, relegating the Yamaha Factory stars to third and fourth position. Although Jorge Lorenzo took the early lead, he eventually faded to fourth, and allowed the third place Valentino Rossi to further pad his championship points lead.

Marquez was fast all weekend, and started from pole position. With the second half of the series underway in a few weeks, after a short break, one has to wonder if the Marquez “monster” has been unleashed. Will he dominate the second half of the series? Can he possibly  make up the points gap to Rossi (now 61 points)? Time will tell.

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

Pos. Points Num. Rider Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 161.0 41’01.087
2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda 160.9 +2.226
3 16 46 Valentino ROSSI Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 160.7 +5.608
4 13 99 Jorge LORENZO Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 160.4 +9.928
5 11 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati Team Ducati 159.7 +20.785
6 10 38 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 159.5 +23.215
7 9 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW CWM LCR Honda Honda 159.1 +29.881
8 8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 158.8 +34.953
9 7 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 158.7 +35.875
10 6 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 158.6 +37.253
11 5 25 Maverick VIÑALES Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 158.6 +37.274
12 4 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 158.3 +42.081
13 3 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia Racing Ducati 157.9 +48.611
14 2 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 157.8 +50.687
15 1 43 Jack MILLER CWM LCR Honda Honda 157.6 +53.769
16 69 Nicky HAYDEN Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 157.3 +58.921
17 50 Eugene LAVERTY Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 157.0 +1’02.738
18 15 Alex DE ANGELIS E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 157.0 +1’03.122
19 76 Loris BAZ Athinà Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 156.5 +1’11.162
20 70 Michael LAVERTY Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 156.2 +1’15.910

29 Comments

  1. Bob L says:

    This is getting interesting.

  2. Bill says:

    Pedrosa, what deal with the devil did he make for this race…good grief

  3. Scotty says:

    And in Moto3 Danny Kent marches ever onwards.

  4. Jeremy in TX says:

    Marquez absolutely crushed the field, and it was good to see Pedrosa mixing it up with the GOAT to remind everyone how good of a racer he really is. It would be a surprise to me if Marquez doesn’t snag a majority of the remaining top steps, but then I’ve been surprised a lot this season. I don’t know what happened to Lorenzo. After he ran around the outside of the two Hondas on that first lap, I thought we might be in for a real treat, but he faded pretty quickly. Maybe it is just karma cashing in on his ridiculous victory celebrations – humble pie time.

  5. xLaYN says:

    every time I see MM I cannot avoid to see the “almost a kid” that it’s there teeth to teeth with an extremely talented and seasoned Rossi.
    results so far can only predict “anything could happen” and I guess the so far consistence of Rossi could bring him another championship.

    so… was the chassis then?

    • Norm G. says:

      Q: so… was the chassis then?

      A1: yes.

      A2: NATCORK.

      A3: All Thee Above.

    • VLJ says:

      Also keep in mind what Mark himself said, that the go-kart track nature of the Sachsenring hides the Honda’s flaws. The 2015 Honda is better now than it was before the swap back to the ’14 chassis, but it’s still not completely fixed. The motor response is supposedly still too abrupt into and out of corners. This likely won’t pose a problem at Indy either, where Marquez will probably dominate again, but after that?

      We’ll see. Marc will win his fair share of the remaining races, but minus a DNF or two from Rossi it’s now his series to lose, with Jorge representing the only real threat.

      • mickey says:

        Dani is still running the 15 chassis isn’t he? I don’t recall him requesting a 14 frame, only Marquez, unless I missed that somehow.

        • xLaYN says:

          Dani… the coworker who makes its stuff with the tools you complain about making you look bad…

          OTOH more work for Honda as they now have to maintain two different bikes.

      • Provologna says:

        “…minus a DNF or two from Rossi it’s now his series to lose, with Jorge representing the only real threat.”

        From your keyboard to God’s monitor.

  6. hh says:

    61 points looks like a lot to make up on the one man you would not want to take on, but MM is the one man who could go on a massive streak with Dani in tow and Jorge there being Jorge… My bias is a battle to the end with Rossi taking home his 10th championship. There are lots of years to come for MM to be the hero and set records, Dani is already the greatest rider yet to win a championship and Jorge as I wrote is Jorge, but Rossi at 36 becoming champion again would be epic, inspiring, heroic.

    • mickey says:

      in 2006 Rossi came back from a 51 point deficit to lead the championship but fell on lap 5 at the last race in Valencia.

      • Dave says:

        He did, but he had a 51pt deficit after 3 DNF’s of his own, and only 1 DNF by Nicky. NH had a few low finishes that year too (couple 5ths, a 7th and a 9th), lower than I’d bet on Rossi finishing in any race.

        If he finishes near the front, ahead of Lorenzo more often than the other way around, and has no DNF’s, it almost doesn’t matter what Marquez does.

        • mickey says:

          Yes, but it’s mathematically feasible. Highly unlikely, but numbers don’t lie and there are what, still 225 points up for grabs for wins?

          Rossi was sitting second in points in 2010 when he had his practice crash at Mugello which put him out for 6 weeks and ruined his chances that year. Admirably he still finished 3rd that season.

          I’d love to see Rossi get his 10th, but anything is possible in motorcycle racing. That’s why they race em.

  7. VLJ says:

    Marquez has never lost on German or American soil, and the next race is at Indy. Go ahead and chalk that one up for Mark.

    Brno is when this thing gets serious.

  8. Brian says:

    I think there’s a good chance that MM will stage a strong recovery (and of course you can never discount the possibility of a streak of bad luck for Rossi or Lorenzo), but I sorta doubt we’ll see anything resembling his performance in the first half of 2014. Main reason being that the Yamahas are so much stronger relative to the Hondas than they were last year. It’s tempting to speculate based on the results today, but the upcoming tracks are unlikely to be as kind to Honda.

    That said, it’s pretty amazing the reversals of fortune we’ve had so far in this season. Marquez looking unstoppable at Austin, while nothing went right for Lorenzo. A Ducati on the podium every race–destined to win soon, it seemed. Then Marquez wandering in the wilderness while Lorenzo suddenly started running away with races. Now Marquez resurgent, Lorenzo possibly falling back again, and the Ducatis struggling.

    Meanwhile, only Rossi has been really consistent (13 podiums in a row, and 17 of the last 18).

  9. mickey says:

    arquez was unbelievable today. Thought Rossi was going to run down Pedrosa but Dani hung tough and gassed it when he had to. Don’t know what happened to Lorenzo? Getting very interesting. Congrats to Vinales on setting the record for 9 straight points paying races for a rookie.

    Dang, a month before it continues.