Sachsenring to continue hosting Motorcycle Grand Prix
SRM and ADAC agree on new five-year contract
Munich/Hohenstein-Ernstthal: The future of the German Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sachsenring has been secured. Sachsenring Management GmbH and the ADAC have agreed to sign a new five-year contract to host one of Germany’s biggest sporting events, which has pulled in more than 200.000 fans over recent years. During the German Motorcycle Grand Prix weekend in July, MotoGP rights holders DORNA Sports and the ADAC reached an agreement in principle on the continuation of the German Motorcycle Grand Prix for another five years - continuing the long collaboration that has seen the German Motorcycle Grand Prix regularly held at the Sachsenring since 1998.» Read more: German MotoGP-round stays at Sachsenring
Even when the situation looked at its worst, Marquez produced magic to take a sensational seventh Sachsenring win.
Conditions had looked to be improving after the Moto2™ World Championship race, but brief showers of heavy rain hit the Sachsenring as MotoGP™ riders waited in the pits. The race was declared wet and flashbacks of the Dutch GP ran through the mind of every rider on the grid. Would it be Miller time again or would Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) finally get to grips with the Sachsenring? When racing got underway there were almost no further signs of rain, making tyre choice more important than ever.
As the race began Andrea Dovizioso (Ducat Team) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) emerged as the two favourites. Dovizioso had opened up a lead of almost two seconds as the track began to dry, riders considering a bike change. Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) was the first rider to pit for intermediate tyres on lap 12. Over the course of the following laps most of the field followed suit, choosing a variety of slick and intermediate combinations.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was simply unable to match the pace of the leading riders as the race began, battling with Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) for fifth. He was clearly struggling, running off at Turn 8 and lucky to stay upright. On lap 17 he entered the pits for slicks. It proved a masterstroke as his lap times were immediately four seconds faster than those on wets leading the race, his pace only getting faster. With six laps to go he took the lead and never looked back, going on to take a seventh straight victory at the Sachsenring. His lead at the top of the championship continues to grow, seemingly unable to put a foot wrong.» Read more: GoPro Motorrad GP - Report
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