Results and summary of the MotoGP race at the Sachsenring:
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Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at the Sachsenring:
After a quick shower mid-qualifying session for Moto3, the menacing clouds felt like doing a repeat in the final practice of the MotoGP class. With a wet final ten minutes, the first run decided the hierarchy.
While seeming to favour the medium tyre, Marc Marquez went straight out on the soft rear to give it a good run to the top of the timesheets. The Spaniard put in twelve laps on the tyre before joining his rivals in the pitlane as the first drops started falling.
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class at the Sachsenring:
With a glimpse every now and again at the dark clouds above, the intermediate class was in a hurry to get their homework done for the morning. The rain never came so Franco Morbidelli decided to be the main talking point instead.
Rain on Friday caused another ten minutes to be added to the third practice session this morning, giving a chance to the remaining ten riders who did not put in a compulsory run on the stiffer hard rear tyre to do so.
Marc Marquez did most of his work on a medium tyre combination but still managed to improve on his Friday times in the dry, before putting in the soft rear towards the end of the session and becoming the first of only two riders into the 1:20s.
The sun was playing games on Saturday morning, with sunshine distracting from the clouds, cold and wind around the track. Left without his main rival in such sessions, Joan Mir cruised to the top of the timesheets from the start and proved an immovable force. He also found time to tow his teammate, Livio Loi, into third position, the Leopard duo split by Bo Bendsneyder in second place, the Dutchman preparing a good follow-up to his performance in Assen.
Following the rain dance of MotoGP, the intermediate class was left with a drying line on a damp track. After a few exploratory laps on wet tyres, most riders chose to sit it out until the sunshine did its job in preparing the track for a proper race run.
The only real action started in the final twenty minutes, Tom Luthi one of the first riders to lead on slick tires. Pecco Bagnaia followed his lead (quite literally, chasing the Swiss rider on track), the two exchanging top position several times as riders were pouring out of the pits to make the most of a rapidly improving track.
A quick downpour after the end of the Moto3 session soaked the track and promised to cause trouble for the MotoGP class. With sunshine already breaking through the clouds by the time the first riders joined the track, it was a matter of how quick the new surface would dry.