2014 Sachsenring MotoGP Results from Germany

2014 Sachsenring MotoGP Results from Germany
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Jorge Lorenzo

2014 Sachsenring MotoGP Results

Spoiler Alert: 2014 MotoGP results from Sachsenring, Germany, listed below

The 2014 MotoGP Championship reached the halfway point Sunday at Sachsenring in Germany.

The German GP began under rainy conditions, though the track dried out near the end. But this confused many on what setup to choose, though most switched to dry setup after the final warm-up lap. Due to this quick switch just before the start, these riders were forced to start the race from pit lane, including the podium finishers.

Regardless of conditions and the start from pit lane, Repsol Honda Marc Marquez continued his dominance, winning the ninth-straight race of 2014 MotoGP.

Marquez took the lead on lap six, and maintained it, eventually finishing 1.466 seconds ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa, and 10.317 seconds ahead of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo.

When the race got underway, LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl took the opening lead. The German was one of only nine riders starting from the grid; the remaining 14 started from pit lane.

But Bradl’s time at the top was short lived; he ended up running slicks on a wet condition, which caused him to quickly loose positions. Before his home crowd, Bradl eventually dropped to 16th.

Marquez and his teammate Pedrosa would battle their way to the front, eventually taking the lead on lap six with Pedrosa in tow. The two factory Repsol Honda RC213V prototypes pulled away from the pack.

Marquez, who qualified on pole, held off Pedrosa for his ninth-straight win.

“Before going out on track I thought it would be a similar race to the Assen, but in the end the surface dried out very quickly. I saw on the grid that Bradl had gone with the slick tyre option and I really had my doubts, because the area around the back of the track was still wet,” Marquez says.

“I finally decided to see what Dani [Pedrosa] and Valentino [Rossi] were going to do, as they are my main rivals in the Championship and if you get it wrong in these races, you can lose a lot of points. That’s why I decided to copy their strategy. The race was nice, especially the first part which was when I enjoyed it the most!”

Lorenzo finished alone in third, followed by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP teammate Valentino Rossi nearly nine seconds back. Completing the top five was Pramac Racing Ducati’s Andrea Iannone.

Rounding out the top 10 were brothers Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) and Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3), Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) and Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team).

A difficult weekend for Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) ended with a 19th place finish after an early crash – his fifth of the visit to Germany. Michael Laverty (Paul Bird Motorsport) also crashed out on lap 19.

As for the Americans, Drive M7 Aspar’s Nicky Hayden finished 14th, over 46 seconds off the pace. NGM Forward Racing’s Colin Edwards finished 20th, over a minute behind.

2014 Sachsenring MotoGP Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.1 41’47.664
2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.0 +1.466
3 16 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 157.4 +10.317
4 13 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 156.9 +19.194
5 11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 156.6 +23.509
6 10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 156.3 +27.809
7 9 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 156.0 +33.253
8 8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 155.9 +33.868
9 7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 155.9 +34.231
10 6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 155.9 +34.676
11 5 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 155.7 +37.744
12 4 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 155.3 +45.018
13 3 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 155.3 +45.177
14 2 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Drive M7 Aspar Honda 155.2 +46.676
15 1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 154.8 +52.769
16 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 154.7 +53.889
17 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 154.7 +54.476
18 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia 154.6 +56.215
19 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 154.6 +56.293
20 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 154.1 +1’04.083
21 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 153.7 +1’10.928
22 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 153.2 +1’19.975
Not Classified
70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 153.3 13 Laps

2014 MotoGP Championship Point Standings (after nine of 18 rounds):

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 225
2 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 148
3 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 141
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 99
5 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 97
6 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha SPA 77
7 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha SPA 67
8 Andrea IANNONE Ducati ITA 62
9 Stefan BRADL Honda GER 56
10 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda SPA 50
11 Bradley SMITH Yamaha GBR 48
12 Scott REDDING Honda GBR 33
13 Nicky HAYDEN Honda USA 29
14 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati GBR 28
15 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda JPN 28
16 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati COL 27
17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda CZE 18
18 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha USA 8
19 Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 7
22 Hector BARBERA Avintia SPA 2