2015 Sachsenring MotoGP Race Result: The King Of Germany

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Marc Marquez returned to top form in emphatic fashion Sunday with a dominant win at the Sachsenring circuit. His final gap of 2.2 seconds over teammate and second-place finisher Dani Pedrosa doesn't fully display Marquez's dominance over the course of the race weekend. He led every practice while setting the fastest time in every sector. He grabbed pole position and, other than a brilliant start by Jorge Lorenzo, led all but two laps of the contest, at times by a margin of more than four seconds. This makes it six wins in a row from pole position at the German track for the Spaniard.

Marquez's Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa -- who also has a strong Sachsenring history -- had his best race of the 2015 season to take second after a race-long battle with Valentino Rossi. And Rossi, the championship points leader, extended his season-long streak of podiums to nine with a third-place finish. Headed into the summer break, Rossi now leads teammate Jorge Lorenzo by 13 points in the championship, 179 points to 166 respectively.

Lorenzo couldn't keep the pace of his blistering start and finished fourth. Andrea Iannone again ended as the top Ducati rider to grab a solitary fifth. Bradley Smith took the non-factory top spot in sixth followed by Cal Crutchlow (7th).  A race-long mid pack battle ended with Pol Espargaro in eighth, closely followed by Danilo Petrucci (9th). Aleix Espargaro just nipped factory Suzuki teammate Maverick Vinales (11th) at the line to round out the top 10.

The race began with what appeared to be a Pedrosa holeshot with Marquez right on his tail. But Jorge Lorenzo made an aggressive, around-the-outside pass of both Honda riders at Turn 1 to grab the lead in the 30-lap contest. At the end of the first lap, Lorenzo led but was closely followed by Marquez, Pedrosa and Rossi. But within three laps, Rossi moved past Pedrosa at Turn 12 and one corner later, Marquez seized the lead from Lorenzo for good. With 25 laps to go, it was Marquez, Lorenzo, Rossi, Pedrosa and Iannone in the first five. But the top four already had begun to open a gap on the rest of the field.

Within two laps, Rossi moved past his teammate. After briefly losing second position to Lorenzo, Rossi grabbed it again with 22 laps remaining. Shortly after, Pedrosa also passed Lorenzo and soon closed the gap with Rossi. Marquez's advantage grew to two seconds with 19 laps remaining.

With 16 laps to go, Andrea Dovizioso crashed out for his third DNF in the past four races. Two laps later, Pedrosa returned the Turn 12 favor to Rossi and passed him for second place. Rossi held close but with four laps to go, Pedrosa upped his pace to open a seven-tenths gap. But both riders were well off Marquez, who had stretched his lead to more than four seconds before backing off his pace at the end.

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 41'01.087
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2.226
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 5.608
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 9.928
5 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 20.785
6 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 23.215
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 29.881
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 34.953
9 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 35.875
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 37.253
11 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 37.274
12 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 42.081
13 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 48.611
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 50.687
15 43 Jack MILLER Honda 53.769
16 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 58.921
17 50 Eugene LAVERTY Honda +1'02.738
18 15 Alex DE ANGELIS ART +1'03.122
19 76 Loris BAZ Yamaha Forward +1'11.162
20 70 Michael LAVERTY Aprilia +1'15.910
Not Classified
  71 Claudio CORTI Yamaha Forward 8 Laps
  4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 16 Laps
  7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 26 Laps
  63 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati 27 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
  45 Scott REDDING Honda 0 Lap
Round Number: 
9
2015
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Comments

...keep up this tempo for the rest of the season if you ask me. He looks like his old him from the start of last season. I hope that Yamaha will get to the game past Indy.

Dovi has had as many retirements already this season as he did in the previous four complete seasons.

In the last few years it's become deeply unfashionable to say this sort of thing, but: Alvaro Bautista is riding very well at the minute.