2019 MotoGP German Grand Prix Recap

The last Grand Prix before MotoGP’s summer break saw Marc Marquez claimed his fifth win of the season ahead of Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales and LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow.

A good weekend for…

It was another good weekend for Marc Marquez who, besides claiming his tenth win in Germany, also extended his lead in the championship even further, which is now at fifty eight points.

09 GP Alemania 4, 5, 6 y 7 de julio de 2019. Circuito de Sachsen
Marc Marquez, GP de Alemania 2019” by Box Repsol is licensed under CC BY 2.0

After his win last time out in Assen, it was another strong weekend for Maverick Vinales who followed up with second place in Germany. It wasn’t easy as Vinales battled with Suzuki’s Alex Rins, who crashed out, and then had to cope with pressure from Crutchlow to secure second place. It’s the Spaniard’s third podium finish of the season.

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Thanks, in part, to Rins crashing out of second place, it meant that Crutchlow was guaranteed a podium finish with him battling with Vinales to decide what step of the podium he would stand on. Crutchlow’s result at Sachsenring was his second podium finish of the season and his joint highest finish in 2019. The other podium finish coming at the season opening Qatar Grand Prix.

Although he may have only finished eighth, it was a positive Grand Prix for Valentino Rossi as he managed to end a run of retirements which had begun in Italy.

A bad weekend for…

Alex Rins suffered his second consecutive retirement which is also his second in the entire 2019 season. He was competitive enough to finish on the podium and crashed out while in second place.

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It was another difficult Grand Prix for Johann Zarco who crashed out early during the German Grand Prix and heads into the three week break having retired from the last two races.

What’s next?

MotoGP goes on a break but will return in early August to contest the Czech Grand Prix in Brno.

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