Marc Marquez, the reigning MotoGP world champion, continued his winning pace by giving an outstanding performance at the German GP. This is his ninth win in a row at Sachsenring. With this win, he is leading the 2018 MotoGP world championship by 46 points.
Marquez started from the pole but he suffered by the hands of fast Ducatis. However, it didn’t take him long him long to get back at the front and lead the remaining race.
But it was interesting to watch Lorenzo utilizing the potential of the Ducati to stay ahead of Marc during the initial laps of the race. Lorenzo got back in his form for the last few races and has made Ducati regret its decision of letting him go to Honda from next season.
Lorenzo might have been able to extend his lead over the rest but, perhaps, his front tire choice cost him this race. Once Marquez got past him at the last corner of a lap, it was not easy for Lorenzo to catch him. In fact, he had to maintain his pace to keep Rossi behind.
But unfortunately, Lorenzo couldn’t hold on for long, and the Doctor overtook him. And soon it was the other Movistar Yamaha to get past the red Ducati. The leading pack involved Marquez, Rossi, and Vinales.
Marquez successfully maintained a good amount of gap between him and Rossi. The Doctor did try to move up his pace but the young Spaniard on his Honda was simply impossible to catch. Finally, Marc crossed the finish line and won the 2018 German GP.
After this race, Marquez is currently leading the 2018 MotoGP world championship with 165 points. Following him at the second place is Valentino Rossi with 119 points. His teammate, Maverick is at the third place with 109 points. The German GP marks the beginning of the summer break of this season. We’re surely going to miss the thrilling MotoGP races for the next few weeks. The next race is scheduled to take place on 5 Aug 2018 in the Czech Republic.
Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 5.019s
Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 41m 7.215s
Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 41m 7.795s
Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 41m 8.395s
Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 41m 10.202s
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 41m 10.799s
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 41m 12.960s
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 17.730s
Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 41m 19.447s
Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 41m 26.493s
Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 41m 30.828s
Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 41m 30.982s
Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 41m 34.059s
Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 41m 34.344s
Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 41m 39.142s
Stefan Bradl GER EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 41m 43.226s
Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 41m 54.388s
Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 42m 6.041s
Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 42m 21.711s
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) DNF
Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* DNF
Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) DNF
Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) DNF