An advantage of over 0.3s saw Marc Marquez lead the MotoGP field on the opening day of the German GP as Stefan Bradl made constant improvements.

A cloudless day welcomed the MotoGP World Championship to the 3.7km long Sachsenring circuit for round nine of the 2019 season. The Repsol Honda Team are eager for a strong result this weekend ahead of the summer break.

Immediately on the pace, Marc Marquez produced a consistent first day at the German Grand Prix. Hardly leaving the top two positions, the reigning World Champion ended the opening day of practice with a 1’20.705 in first place on the combined times. With a total of 50 laps completed across the two sessions, Marquez and the team were able to collect a good amount of information ahead of Saturday and Sunday running. Comfortably in the top ten, Marquez and his Repsol Honda Team are pleased with the progress made on Friday.

Stefan Bradl spent the opening day of practice adjusting the Repsol Honda Team RC213V to both himself and the Sachsenring circuit. Finishing FP1 in 17th, the home hero improved his time by over a second to ultimately end Friday in 14th. Continued improvement remains Bradl’s objective for Saturday as he pushes for a place in Q2.

Competition was tight at the top with only one second dividing the top 15 riders as the day came to a close. On track action resumes with Free Practice 3 tomorrow, Saturday July 06, at 09:55 local time.

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez 93

We started today well, from the first run I felt good on the bike. Today we were able to try two different bikes to understand some things as well trying all the tyres available. It was a busy day but tomorrow we need to keep working even if we have the best pace now, the others aren’t as far as it seems. We need to keep working in this way, analyse everything and shape our plan.

Repsol Honda Team
Stefan Bradl

Stefan Bradl 6

It has been great to work with the Repsol Honda Team so far, the level of everyone is very high and we are able to all work efficiently and well today. I'm pleased with how we have started as we aren't so far from the top guys and the times are very close so even a small gain can move you a lot on the time sheets. Tomorrow we will keep pushing and I think we can aim for the top ten.

Repsol Honda Team
HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Sachsenring, Germany

MotoGP 2019, Round 9

Sunny / 25
Friday 5 Jul 2019, 14:02 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 25°C
  • Humidity: 34%
  • Ground Temp: 41°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'20.705
2 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.341
3 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.360
4 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.488
5 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.560
6 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.687
7 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.737
8 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.779
9 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.784
10 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.833
11 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.838
12 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.936
13 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.973
14 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.988
15 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +1.024
16 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.053
17 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.192
18 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.194
19 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.296
20 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.503
21 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.757
22 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +2.024
Rider Standings
Sunday, 30 Jun 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Marc MARQUEZ 93 SPA 160 Repsol Honda Team Honda
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 4 ITA 116 Ducati Team Ducati
3 Danilo PETRUCCI 9 ITA 108 Ducati Team Ducati
4 Alex RINS 42 SPA 101 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
5 Valentino ROSSI 46 ITA 72 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
6 Fabio QUARTARARO 20 FRA 67 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
7 Maverick VIñALES 12 SPA 65 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
8 Jack MILLER 43 AUS 60 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
9 Pol ESPARGARO 44 SPA 52 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
10 Cal CRUTCHLOW 35 GBR 51 LCR Honda Honda
11 Takaaki NAKAGAMI 30 JPN 48 LCR Honda Honda
12 Franco MORBIDELLI 21 ITA 45 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
13 Aleix ESPARGARO 41 SPA 31 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
14 Joan MIR 36 SPA 30 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
15 Jorge LORENZO 99 SPA 19 Repsol Honda Team Honda
16 Andrea IANNONE 29 ITA 18 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
17 Johann ZARCO 5 FRA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
18 Miguel OLIVEIRA 88 POR 15 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
19 Francesco BAGNAIA 63 ITA 11 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
20 Tito RABAT 53 SPA 9 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati
21 Michele PIRRO 51 ITA 9 Ducati Test Team Ducati
22 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 6 Repsol Honda Team Honda
23 Hafizh SYAHRIN 55 THA 3 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
24 Sylvain GUINTOLI 50 FRA 3 Suzuki Test Team Suzuki
25 Karel ABRAHAM 17 CZE 2 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati