Marc Marquez once again showed why he is the best in the world by winning the 2019 German GP at the Sachsenring. With this win, he has scored a perfect 10 on this track – 10th consecutive pole position and 10th consecutive win – matching Rossi’s all-time feat of 10 win at a single circuit in Mugello.
Starting from the pole position, Marquez had a hiccup at the launch but regained the lost time by braking late in the first corner. He took the lead then and there. This is exactly what the world champion wanted, an early lead.
Alex Rins, Maverick Vinales, and Fabio Quartararo were the main threats for Marquez. It was only the second lap when Fabio lost control of his Petronas Yamaha in a corner and slid off the track ending his race. This was his first MotoGP fall in a race. We had huge expectations from this young talented racer who scored two consecutive podiums in the last two races. He was eyeing to hit a hat-trick but unfortunately, he pushed a bit too hard.
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With Fabio out of the race, it was time for Rins to speed up his game. He was trailing behind Marquez and was looking in great shape. The Sachsenring is a tough track with a lot of high-speed corners. It eats away tyres very quickly and usually, riders struggle to find grip during the end of the race. Rins was so focussed on catching up with Marquez that he crossed the limit of his Suzuki. And on lap 19, he lost the front of his bike and ended his race. This was a huge disappointment for the entire Suzuki Ecstar team and for Rins himself. He looked so good all the season and had a good chance in the world championship.
Marquez was at peace now. He knew that both Rins and Fabio are out and he has created a good gap between himself and Vinales. Vinales, who won the last race of this season, also looked in his pure form pushing his M1 in all corners. However, he was being trailed by Cal Crutchlow. During the final few laps of the race, Crutchlow pushed his LCR Honda as he was desperate to take the second place at the podium. However, he was reminded by the front end of his bike that he has no tyre left. He almost lost it in a corner which was the point when the gap between him and Vinales extended.
Behind the leading group, we also witnessed a good fight between the two Ducati teammates, Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci. They overtook each other numerous times. Dovi was a bit aggressive but clean because his championship was on the line, whereas Petrucci never backed off.
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Marquez crossed the finishing line with his arms crossed over his chest winning the 2019 German GP and showing everyone he’s the kind of the Sachsenring. Followed him at the second place was Vinales on his M1 and the third place was taken by Cal Crutchlow. Petrucci took fourth and Dovi fifth.
Valentino Rossi, who had 3 consecutive DNFs, could only manage a healthy 8th place finishing in the top 10.
1 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 8.276s
2 Maverick Viñales SPA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +4.587s
3 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) +7.741s
4 Danilo Petrucci ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) +16.577s
5 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) +16.669s
6 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) +16.836s
7 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* +17.156s
8 Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +19.110s
9 Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) +20.634s
10 Stefan Bradl GER Repsol Honda (RC213V) +22.708s
11 Tito Rabat SPA Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) +26.345s
12 Pol Espargaro SPA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) +26.574s
13 Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) +32.753s
14 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +32.925s
15 Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) +37.934s
16 Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) +41.615s
17 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* +56.189s
18 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +57.377s
Aleix Espargaro SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) DNF
Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) DNF
Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) DNF
Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)* DNF