The new leader of the Championship crosses the finish line in first place
Fantastic Folger, in front of his home crowd, comes in second
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has taken an incredible eighth win in a row at the Sachsenring, extending his run from the 125 World Championship to another year of the premier class – with all those wins from pole. It was anything but easy, however – with German rookie Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) pushing the reigning Champion on home turf throughout the race in a stunning ride to his first podium. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) completed the podium to get back in contention following a more difficult Dutch GP.
Marquez took the lead into Turn 1 from pole, with teammate Dani Pedrosa slotting into second as Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) sliced through from P6 on the grid to third, pushing Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing) and Jonas Folger back.
Marquez and Pedrosa began to pull away in the lead as Folger charged through to get himself into third - and then started threatening the Repsol Honda duo in the lead. Choosing his moment, the German rookie then took Pedrosa and prepared to attack Marquez – pushing through soon after and below lap record pace.
With Petrucci through on Lorenzo into fourth, it was the ‘Doctor’ Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who struck next, with the number 46, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Petrucci then battling for fourth as Pedrosa began to drop back from the lead duo. Folger then headed wide and Marquez took the opportunity, but couldn’t shake the German.
The german army will be present during the GoPro Motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany, that is taking place from 30th of June to 2nd of July at the Sachsenring circuit, with an impressive display. The transport helicopter "Sikorsky CH-53" will be present during the GP and will be displayed in the "Sachsenkurve" turn 13 behind the grand stand T13. On friday, 30th of June the helicopter will land at its display point around 8:30 am. It will stay there and can be visited the whole day. Around 6 pm the helicopter will take off for a exploration of the event area and afterwards it will land behind turn 13 again.
The same procedure will take place also on Saturday. On Sunday, race day, the helicopter will carry between 4 and 6 sky divers from the German army and will drop them off around 10:20 am in 1000 meters height. The sky divers will land in turn 1 shortly afterwards and shortly before the races start. Then the helicopter will go back to its base.
Foto: ©Andreas Kretschel
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