2019 Sachsenring MotoGP Results: Marquez 10 for 10 in Germany

Honda's Marc Marquez at Germany MotoGP 2019
Honda's Marc Marquez

2019 Germany MotoGP Results

Ahead of the Germany Grand Prix at Sachsenring, Marc Marquez had finished second or better at all but one round – the American Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas (COTA).

The 26-year-old Spaniard had won the previous six rounds at COTA, but crashed out while in the lead, ending his reign in Texas.

Honda's Marc Marquez at Germany MotoGP 2019
Honda’s Marc Marquez

But this weekend Marquez was entering Germany with four wins in 2019 MotoGP, and two runner-up positions. He was a clear favorite.

The Repsol Honda RC213V pilot had won the last nine rounds at Sachsenring across all classes (former 125cc x 1; Moto2 x2; MotoGP x6).

After Sunday’s 30-lap Grand Prix, Marquez impressed once again. He went 10 for 10 in Germany, earning the win from pole. First, Marquez set an all-new lap record at Sachsenring with a 1:20.195, beating his record from 2018 (1:20.270).

He led all 30 laps, only challenged by Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Alex Rins and the winner last Sunday at Assen, Monster Energy Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales.

This was Marquez’s 75th victory of his Grand Prix career and his 49th win in the premier class.

Yamaha Mavericak Vinales Sachsenring MotoGP 2019
Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales

Unfortunately, while Rins was nearly a second ahead of the field while chasing Marquez, he crashed out, helping Vinales slip into second and LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow into third. Vinales and Crutchlow would hold this podium positions, respectively, to the checkered flag.

Marquez finished the race 4.587 seconds ahead of Vinales, and 7.741 ahead of Crutchlow.

With his win, Marquez has extended his lead over Mission Winnow Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, who finished fifth, just ahead of his teammate Danilo Petrucci.

After nine of 19 rounds, Marquez has 185 points – 58 ahead of Dovi.

Speaking of his win, Marc Marquez said: “It was a perfect strategy. I didn’t have a perfect start as I ran a little deep at Turn One. After that my plan was two slow laps to warm the front tire well and then push, and it’s exactly what I did. Step by step I opened the gap and followed the plan as I needed to.

“Once the gap was at three seconds, I stayed there and saved the tire and enjoyed riding. It’s a great feeling to win here again and to enter the summer break in this way. Congratulations also to my brother for his win today, it’s always really nice to win together! I want to say thank you to the Repsol Honda Team for their work in this race and the first half of the season.”

Honda Cal Crutchlow Sachsenring MotoGP 2019
Honda’s Cal Crutchlow

Rounding out the top 10 at 2019 Germany MotoGP were Pramac Racing Ducati’s Jack Miller (-16.836); Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Joan Mir (-17.156); Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi (-19.110); Petronas Yamaha SRT’s Franco Morbidelli (-20.634); and Jorge Lorenzo’s Repsol Honda replacement rider (Lorenzo broke his back at practice last Friday for the Dutch TT) Stefan Bradl (22.708).

The 2019 MotoGP Championship now takes a summer break ahead of round 11 at Brno for the Czech GP that takes place August 4, 2019.

Dovizioso was once Marquez’s only threat, but now Dovi’s teammate Petrucci is closing in. Petrucci follows Dovizioso by six points. And though Rins had crashed, he also is close, the Suzuki GSX-RR pilot trailing Marquez by 84 points.

Ducati's Danilo Petrucci Sachsenring MotoGP 2019
Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci

Photos by Luciano Bianchetto

2019 German MotoGP Results

Pos.RiderTime
1Marc Marquez41’08.276
2Maverick Viñales41’12.836
3Cal Crutchlow41’16.017
4Danilo Petrucci41’24.853
5Andrea Dovizioso41’24.945
6Jack Miller41’25.112
7Joan Mir41’25.432
8Valentino Rossi41’27.386
9Franco Morbidelli41’28.910
10Stefan Bradl41’30.984
11Tito Rabat41’34.621
12Pol Espargaro41’34.850
13Andrea Iannone41’41.029
14Takaaki Nakagami41’41.201
15Karel Abraham41’46.210
16Hafizh Syahrin41’49.891
17Francesco Bagnaia42’04.465
18Miguel Oliveira42’05.653

 

2019 MotoGP Point Standings (after 9 of 19 rounds)

Pos.RiderPoints
1Marc Marquez185
2Andrea Dovizioso127
3Danilo Petrucci121
4Alex Rins101
5Maverick Viñales85
6Valentino Rossi80
7Jack Miller70
8Cal Crutchlow67
9Fabio Quartararo67
10Pol Espargaro56
11Franco Morbidelli52
12Takaaki Nakagami50
13Joan Mir39
14Aleix Espargaro31
15Andrea Iannone21
16Jorge Lorenzo19
17Johann Zarco16
18Miguel Oliveira15
19Tito Rabat14
20Stefan Bradl12
21Francesco Bagnaia11
22Michele Pirro9
23Hafizh Syahrin3
24Karel Abraham3
25Sylvain Guintoli3
26Bradley Smith0