Sachsenring, Germany

2015 Sachsenring Moto3 FP3 Result: Kent Crushes Track Record

Danny Kent continues his demoralizing of the Moto3 opposition, the Englishman once again lapping the 3.671 kilometer circuit over six tenths faster than his rivals. Fabio Quartararo was once again the closest man to Kent, the French youngster taking 2nd ahead of Kent's Leopard Racing teammate Efren Vazquez. Alexis Masbou was 4th by the very slimmest of possible margins, just a thousandth of a second off Vazquez, and ahead of John McPhee, who is having a very positive weekend.

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2015 Sachsenring MotoGP Friday Round Up: Marquez Gets His Magic Back, Redding Learns That Relaxing Helps You Go Faster

It is a dangerous thing to write a rider off. We learned that with Valentino Rossi, the old man currently leading the championship after two terrible years at Ducati, one tough year at Yamaha and then the first sign of resurgence from the middle of 2014. Rossi adapted, learned, progressed, and came back stronger. After the first seven races of 2015, the wolf pack in the media center had written off Marc Márquez and HRC. The Honda RC213V was too aggressive an engine to be tamed by electronics, the chassis too stiff to contain the stampede of horsepower contained in the 90° V4.

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2015 Sachsenring Moto2 FP2 Result: Kallio Makes A Late Charge To The Top

Mika Kalio saved his best for last to set the top time in the waning moments of the second free practice Friday at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany. Dominique Aegerter used late tow to grab second, just two-hundredths of a second behind Kalio's 1'25.069. Jonas Folger, who led much of the session, was dropped into third by Kallio's and Aegerter's late charges.  Sandro Cortese held on for fourth while Sam Lowes --  fastest in the first free practice and still fastest in combined times -- took fifth. 

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2015 Sachsenring MotoGP FP2 Result: Marquez Leads From Smith And Iannone

Marc Marquez has shown that the improvements made at Assen are working here at the Sachsenring, the Repsol Honda rider topping the timesheet in the second session of practice as well as the first. The two Repsol Hondas led for most of the session, but as the riders put in soft tires to chase a quick lap ahead of qualifying, Dani Pedrosa slipped down the standings, going from 2nd to 5th. Bradley Smith made clever use of Andrea Iannone's slipstream, the former Moto2 rivals catapulting themselves into 2nd and 3rd place respectively, and ahead of Jorge Lorenzo.

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2015 Sachsenring Moto3 FP2 Result: Kent Keeps Control

Danny Kent kept control of the Moto3 class at the Sachsenring, once again dominating the second session of free practice. The championship leader was once again over two thirds of a second faster than the rest, this time Niccolo Antonelli leading the chasing group. Alexis Masbou found a burst of speed to take 3rd behind Antonelli, while local hero Philipp Oettl grabbed 4th. Enea Bastianini had a difficult practice, crashing out and ending the session down in 13th.

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2015 Sachsenring Moto2 FP1 Result: Lowes Leads, Nakagami Surprises

Sam Lowes has topped the first session of free practice for the Moto2 class. The Englishman has a new Speed Up chassis at the Sachsenring, and immediately put it to good effect, constantly being at or near the top of the timesheets. A final push took him ahead of Johann Zarco and back to top spot. Takaaki Nakagami also sneaked ahead of Zarco, the Japanese rider having a good weekend so far in Germany.

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2015 Sachsenring MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez Lays Down A Mark

Marc Marquez has carried the momentum gained at Assen over to the Sachsenring, topping the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class, and getting under the race lap record already. Marquez took top spot with the soft front tire, then took the asymmetric out at the end of the session and improved his time even further. 

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2015 Sachsenring Moto3 FP1 Result: Kent Dominates, Oliveira Crashes

Danny Kent's reign of terror continues in Moto3, once again leading the rest of the Moto3 field by nearly two thirds of a second. The Leopard Racing rider was fast from the start, and seized control a third of the way into the session, never to relinquish it again. Fabio Quartararo grabbed second spot, finishing ahead of Kent's main rival in the championship Enea Bastianini. Bastianini's best lap was nearly nine tenths off the pace of Kent.

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2015 Sachsenring MotoGP Thursday Round Up: A Plethora Of Tires, A Bullish Marquez, And The Dangers Of Suzuka

The Sachsenring treated us to its usual surprises on Thursday, with rain and squally winds blowing through the paddock in the morning, and the sun coming out as the day went on. Fortunately, the only people out on track were the riders doing reconnaissance laps on the scooters, and safety officers cutting fast laps during their usual pre-weekend track inspection.

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2015 Sachsenring MotoGP Preview Press Releases

Press release previews from the MotoGP teams, Bridgestone and others:


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Shapes Up for Sachsenring Showdown

After an action packed race in Assen, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team looks forward to another sensational weekend at the Sachsenring circuit this weekend.

Gerno di Lesmo (Italy), 8th July 2015

Barely recovered from an eventful race in the Netherlands a fortnight ago, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo are looking forward to arriving in Germany for this weekend‘s Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

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