2015 Sachsenring Moto2 Race Result: Short Laps, No Straights

Twenty nine short laps away from the summer break, Moto2 took place in good racing weather.

The first couple of turns were a bit of a bustle, but when the dust settled, Franco Morbidelli led Xavier Simeon and Johann Zarco with the top three qualifiers in the front three places and Simone Corsi snapping at their heels.

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2015 Sachsenring MotoGP Saturday Round Up: Why The Hondas Are Fast, And Who Can Stop Marquez Or Kent

Is the run of Yamaha domination about to come to an end? After winning seven out of eight races, the Yamaha YZR-M1 certainly looks like the best bike on the grid, so on paper, it should continue to crush the opposition beneath its wheels at the Sachsenring. After all, the strength of the Yamaha is its ability to carry corner speed and get drive out of corners, and the Sachsenring has barely a straight line in its 3.7 kilometers. Yet after two days of practice, it has been the Hondas which have ruled the roost in Germany.

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2015 Sachsenring Moto2 And Moto3 Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying:

Fabio Quartararo and Jorge Navarro take step forward at Sachsenring

Quartararo sets fourth fastest time in qualifying and Jorge Navarro places eighth. Maria Herrera gets caught in heavy traffic and finishes session twenty-eighth.

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Race Direction Get Tough On Towing: Grid Penalties, Points, Loss Of Warm Up Handed Out To 17 Riders, New Moto3 Grid Made

Race Direction has come down hard on riders dawdlilng on the racing line looking for a tow. Punishments have been handed out to a grand total of 17 riders in all three classes.

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2015 Sachsenring Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Tight At The Top

Results Below:


Johann Zarco grabbed his third-consecutive pole position Saturday at the Sachsenring circuit just beating second-place qualifier Xavier Simeon by a mere eight-hundredths of a second. Franco Morbidelli continuted his strong weekend form to take the third position on the front row.

Zarco's 1'24.044 is the fastest-ever Moto2 lap at the 3.7 km (2.2 mi.) track which is one of the tightest and slowest tracks in the series. Less than a second separates the top 19 riders.

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2015 Sachsenring Moto2 FP3 Result: Morbidelli Smashes Lap Record To Head Zarco And Rabat

Franco Morbidelli put in a late push to lead the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class at the Sachsenring. The Italian smashed the existing lap record by three tenths of a second, to push Johann Zarco into 2nd place, despite the fact that he was quicker than the Jordi Torres' record from 2013 as well. Tito Rabat hung in for 3rd place, finishing ahead of Xavier Simeon and Simone Corsi. Sam Lowes, who had been fastest on Friday morning, suffered a small crash and ended down in 13th, just under eight tenths off the pace of Morbidelli.


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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 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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