Marc Márquez has been the great winner of the weekend in Germany. The Repsol Honda Team rider took his second win of the season with authority, ahead of Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha Factory Racing). The man from Lleida recovered the first position in the general classification, benefited by the absence of Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.
Marc Márquez has claimed his second victory of the 2013 season after escaping in the first part of the German Motorrad Grand Prix and staying ahead of the group until crossing the finish line with almost two seconds ahead of Cal Crutchlow.
The Spaniard has been the maximum beneficiary of the dramatic weekend at Sachsenring, where on Friday he injured the World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and on Saturday the leader until now, Dani Pedrosa, who this morning has had to give up to line up on the grid by the aftermath of his heavy accident in Saturday’s practice.
The home driver Stefan Bradl (LCR Team) has led the first stages of the race, with Rossi at his wheel. In the pole for the third time in this course, Márquez has gone wrong but has reacted soon and well. In the sixth lap he was already running the race and from that moment none of his rivals could reach him.
Rossi has tried in the first part of the test, beating the German LCR Honda in the seventh round with the aim of not letting escape to Lleida. Cal Crutchlow has also been able to overcome the German before reaching mid-career. The Briton, who has tuned his predatory instinct a lot, has placed Rossi’s wheel and has overtaken him shortly after.
Those three positions would be maintained until the end. After the one of Cervera, that has celebrated with a horse his second triumph in MotoGP after the one obtained in Austin (Texas), Crutchlow has been second and ‘Il Dottore’ has added his second consecutive podium with a third position that will have known him to little after fighting at the front of the group in the first laps.
“I did not expect to lead the championship after eight races” explained Márquez at the post-race press conference.
“The important thing is the 25 points that the race gives and in this sense it is an important test, but it is also strange because neither Dani nor Jorge Lorenzo were there” recalled Márquez, who now has 2 more points than his teammate and Recovers therefore a leadership that already showed after the races of Austin and Jerez.
Stefan Bradl, Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Andrea Dovizioso, Aleix Espargaró Nicky Hayden and Michele Pirro have completed the top 10 of the race.