Reigning MotoGP World Champion takes eighth consecutive win at Sachsenring. Starting from pole position, Marc Márquez was first into the opening corner, only relinquishing the lead for 5 laps –when Jonas Folger passed him on Lap 6.
Marc Márquez reach the halfway point of the MotoGP season with five podium finishes and is the rider most frequently on the rostrum this year.
Marc moves level with Eddie Lawson’s 31 wins in the premier class.
Marc Márquez: “I’m very, very happy. I knew before the weekend that this was an important moment in the Championship and that the Sachsenring was an important circuit for us. It was the place to take a risk if necessary and to try to win. So I’m happy we took these 25 points and the lead in the Championship before the summer break. I wish to dedicate this win to Nicky (Hayden) and his family. I had promised this to myself after his incident because we had some very good moments together and he was a friend”.
“The race was very tight. Honestly, before the start I thought I would have to battle with Dani, but actually there was also another very fast opponent. I was very surprised at the beginning to see Jonas there, and I thought he might stay in between with the other riders, but he actually remained there! He was quite a tough opponent! The Championship is very close with four riders within 10 points and with Dani also not far away. Everything is open, so we’ll keep the same mentality, the same positivity and hard work. Now we have a few days of holidays, but not too much to be ready for Brno!”.