Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team RC213V) rode to his tenth consecutive Sachsenring victory today, leaving the rest of the pack trailing in his wake.

This was yet another masterful performance from the 26-year-old Spaniard who leads the 2019 MotoGP World Championship by 58 points going into the summer break. He led from the first corner to the last to continue his sequence of ten wins in a row at the German venue. Since 2010 Marquez has now won a clean sweep of one Sachsenring 125cc victory, two Honda-powered Moto2 successes and seven MotoGP wins with his RC213V; a unique record in the modern era of motorcycle Grand Prix racing. And all of these wins have been achieved from pole position.

In addition to boosting his advantage in the Riders World Championship with his fifth race win from the first nine races of 2019, Marquez also increased Honda’s lead in the Constructors World Championship. Marquez is chasing his sixth premier-class riders title in seven seasons, while Honda is looking for its fourth consecutive constructors crown, with the dominant RC213V machine.

Marquez continues to rewrite the record books with his astonishing run of results with his RC213V. Today he scored his 50th fastest lap during his 117th MotoGP race. He also increased his premier-class victory total to 49 wins and his all-time victory tally across three classes to 75 wins. This puts him one victory behind 1960s legend Mike ‘The Bike’ Hailwood, the fourth most successful motorcycle racer of all time. And yesterday Marquez achieved his 57th MotoGP pole position and his 85th in total.

Marquez’s race went entirely to plan. Due to today’s cooler weather conditions he changed his tyre choice to the medium rear. After an imperfect start from pole he grabbed the lead into turn one, spent the first two laps getting his tyres up to optimum temperature and then pushed hard from the third lap. By one-quarter distance he was 1.3 seconds ahead of second-placed Alex Rins, who later crashed out. By halfway he had increased his advantage to three seconds and he finally took the chequered flag 4.587 seconds ahead of eventual runner-up Maverick Vinales.

Honda’s joy was completed by a heroic ride to third place by Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda CASTROL RC213V). On Wednesday the 33-year-old Briton suffered a nasty right-knee injury in a freak cycling accident. Nonetheless he gritted his teeth and chased Vinales for second place for much of the race, finally settling for third after he had a huge slide through the high-speed turn ten on the penultimate lap.

Crutchlow’s first podium since the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix was a rich reward for the HRC rider and his LCR Honda CASTROL squad.

Marquez’s team-mate Jorge Lorenzo (Repsol Honda Team RC213V) was unable to ride here due to injuries sustained at Assen last weekend, so his seat was taken by HRC MotoGP test rider Stefan Bradl (Repsol Honda Team RC213V), who hadn’t raced since May’s Spanish GP.

Bradl did an excellent job, bringing his RC213V home in tenth place, the same position he recorded at Jerez. The 29-year-old German’s next race will be the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance event at the end of this month, when he will ride a Honda CBR1000RR.

Lucio Cecchinello’s LCR Honda team had two injured riders to look after this weekend. Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda IDEMITSU RC213V) was still suffering the effects of a high-speed crash at Assen, where he was brought down by a rival. The 27-year-old from Chiba bravely rode to 14th position, giving him seven points-scoring finishes from the last nine races. Nakagami rides a 2018 specification RC213V.

The MotoGP now takes its traditional summer break, with three weekends off before the back-to-back Czech and Austrian rounds on August 4 and August 11.

Marc Marquez

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It was a perfect strategy. I didn’t have a perfect start as I ran a little deep at Turn One. After that my plan was two slow laps to warm the front tyre well and then push, and it’s exactly what I did. Step by step I opened the gap and followed the plan as I needed to. Once the gap was at three seconds I stayed there and saved the tyre and enjoyed riding. It’s a great feeling to win here again and to enter the summer break in this way. Congratulations also to my brother for his win today, it’s always really nice to win together! I want to say thank you to the Repsol Honda Team for their work in this race and the first half of the season.

Repsol Honda Team
Cal Crutchlow

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First of all, it’s great to be on the podium at the HJC Grand Prix, the team did a fantastic job. We worked all weekend on what we thought would be a race pace. Yesterday I did around the 28 lap mark a 22.7 and that’s exactly what I did on the 28th lap today. Everybody was shocked when my pace was that, but I thought that would be the pace in the race and it was. The track condition was not great, in the middle of the race I had a bit better pace than Maverick, but once Rins crashed I thought I’m on the podium anyway and we had nine seconds to the guys behind and the gap was going up every lap. I planned to attack with five laps to go, but the wind was so strong that my eyes were streaming with water, so I tried to blink it out and he Vinales got a bit of a gap. I came again, but then with two laps to go I made a big mistake in turn 10 and lost the rear of the bike. So after that I said Maverick could have it, I’m very happy with the podium today, the team and Honda have worked very, very hard and we deserve it.

LCR Honda
Stefan Bradl

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All weekend I was able to really enjoy riding and working with the team. Not many people are able to ride in Repsol Honda colours at home so it was a very special weekend for me and I enjoyed every moment. A big thank you to the team as they were incredibly welcoming and we were able to work extremely well together. Our approach in the race was good, maybe if I had been a little more aggressive in the opening laps I could have stayed with the group in front better and been stronger but still, a top ten was my target. I was able to be consistent and achieve what we set out to do for myself, the team and HRC.

Repsol Honda Team
Takaaki Nakagami

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It was a really tough day, like yesterday. The situation is that my whole body was getting worse not better so unfortunately it was a difficult two days. But yesterday was good, we did really well, considering my condition. During the warm-up, the doctor gave me some injections to help with the pain which helped a bit. During the race there was a lot of pain and it was difficult. Over the last eight laps I had lack of grip on the rear and I had to slow down, but we scored a few points and that’s quite positive. Now we have three weeks off and tomorrow I’m going back to Japan so I will have time to rest, especially my left foot. We have time, so I will try to recover soon and I’m really looking forward to working with the team in the second part of the season.

LCR Honda
HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Sachsenring, Germany

MotoGP 2019, Round 9

Sunny Spells / 20
Sunday 7 Jul 2019, 12:45 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 20°C
  • Humidity: 44%
  • Ground Temp: 32°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Marc Marquez 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 41'08.276
2 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA 20 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +4.587
3 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR 16 LCR Honda Honda +7.741
4 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA 13 Ducati Team Ducati +16.577
5 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA 11 Ducati Team Ducati +16.669
6 Jack Miller 43 AUS 10 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +16.836
7 Joan Mir 36 SPA 9 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +17.156
8 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA 8 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +19.110
9 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA 7 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +20.634
10 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 6 Repsol Honda Team Honda +22.708
11 Tito Rabat 53 SPA 5 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +26.345
12 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +26.574
13 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA 3 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +32.753
14 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN 2 LCR Honda Honda +32.925
15 Karel Abraham 17 CZE 1 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +37.934
16 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA 0 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +41.615
17 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA 0 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +56.189
18 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR 0 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +57.377
NC Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia DNF
NC Alex Rins 42 SPA 0 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki DNF
NC Johann Zarco 5 FRA 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
NC Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA 0 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha DNF
Sunny / 27
Saturday 6 Jul 2019, 14:55 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 27°C
  • Humidity: 30%
  • Ground Temp: 44°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'20.195
2 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.205
3 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.211
4 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.336
5 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.495
6 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.662
7 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.769
8 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.828
9 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.866
10 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +0.909
11 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.942
12 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +1.291
13 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.172
14 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.294
15 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.380
16 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.500
17 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.513
18 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +0.532
19 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.704
20 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +0.750
21 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +0.863
22 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.186
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, 7 Jul 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Marc MARQUEZ 93 SPA 185 Repsol Honda Team Honda
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 4 ITA 127 Ducati Team Ducati
3 Danilo PETRUCCI 9 ITA 121 Ducati Team Ducati
4 Alex RINS 42 SPA 101 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
5 Maverick VIñALES 12 SPA 85 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
6 Valentino ROSSI 46 ITA 80 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
7 Jack MILLER 43 AUS 70 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
8 Fabio QUARTARARO 20 FRA 67 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
9 Cal CRUTCHLOW 35 GBR 67 LCR Honda Honda
10 Pol ESPARGARO 44 SPA 56 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
11 Franco MORBIDELLI 21 ITA 52 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
12 Takaaki NAKAGAMI 30 JPN 50 LCR Honda Honda
13 Joan MIR 36 SPA 39 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
14 Aleix ESPARGARO 41 SPA 31 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
15 Andrea IANNONE 29 ITA 21 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
16 Jorge LORENZO 99 SPA 19 Repsol Honda Team Honda
17 Johann ZARCO 5 FRA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
18 Miguel OLIVEIRA 88 POR 15 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
19 Tito RABAT 53 SPA 14 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati
20 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 12 Repsol Honda Team Honda
21 Francesco BAGNAIA 63 ITA 11 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
22 Michele PIRRO 51 ITA 9 Ducati Test Team Ducati
23 Karel ABRAHAM 17 CZE 3 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati
24 Hafizh SYAHRIN 55 THA 3 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
25 Sylvain GUINTOLI 50 FRA 3 Suzuki Test Team Suzuki