MotoGP ™ flies to Germany; an arrival where the convalescent Marc Márquez remained undefeated for eight years in the queen category.
This first half of the season will end soon … But before enjoying a well-deserved holiday, a final challenge awaits MotoGP riders ™ with this double Sachsenring – Assen: two Grand Prix in which Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team)) will not participate. If the eight-time world champion has returned from the United States, his operation is still too fresh. Also, no return date has been announced yet.
However, the Cervera native had won the last eight races in this circuit; 11, including his Moto2 ™ and 125cc feats. It will end a long series. It remains to be seen who will succeed him.
On paper, Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP ™) seems to be the most legitimate insofar as he leads the hierarchy. His leadership even increased in Catalonia, knowing that he won his second success of the year and that, at the same time, Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing Team) made a big mistake in the absence of a lap for in the end, reducing their effort. In addition, ‘El Diablo’ can boast -unlike its rival- that it has already tasted the podium in Germany, at the latest in 2021. That said, the Catalan, now with 22 lengths instead of eight, went commit to going back. And two of his last three visits to Saxony ended in the Top 7. Unless the RS-GP has made clear progress since then. That is, the number 41 is intended to have a bad time.
Other competitors who left Montmeló with a bitter note: Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP ™) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team). One was trapped on his own, his second consecutive retirement. Now left behind, he still retains third place by three small points ahead of Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing), recently awarded a podium. The official representative of Ducati, coming out of a victory, was eliminated by Takaaki Nakagami in the first corner. It is not enough to help him in his promotion to the Championship. The same goes for Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) who still lost valuable points. However, in his defense, this time it was not his fault. In this regard, the Suzuki representative involved in this confrontation at the start of the race, should be recovered from this intervention on his left wrist. On the other hand, will it be at 100% capacity? Nothing is less certain, especially since he was overtaken in the overall standings by Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), whose consistency is a little better.
Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) are also in the provisional Top 10, which Jorge Martín (Ducati Lenovo Team) could join in the absence of the Honda spearhead. To see on the other hand how your wrist will react.
Moto2 ™: Vietti catches fresh air
In Moto2 ™, Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Team), little pampered in recent weeks, has finally returned to success: a victory that allows him to regain a small advantage over the competition and especially over Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia ) only seventh in Montmeló. As a result, the two men reached perfect equality, now separated by 16 units. Arón Canet (Flexbox HP40), second in the previous edition, is still third. Augusto Fernández (Red Bull KTM Ajo), who accompanied them to the podium, inherits the fourth row, formerly owned by Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team). What you can really blame yourself for is this drop in controls. Here he steps back behind Tony Arbolino (ELF Marc VDS Racing Team).
Moto3 ™: Guevara approaches Garcia
As for Moto3 ™, Izan Guevara (Valresa GASGAS Aspar Team), whose victory was won in Italy, finally took the honors to Catalonia. Suddenly, he is slightly behind Sergio Garcia (Valresa GASGAS Aspar Team): 12 of 28. Jaume Masia (Red Bull KTM Ajo), Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing), author of two white results and Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Tech3 ) are on the contrary distant. But the transalpine has the advantage of having climbed the podium at the Sachsenring. Brief case to follow!
The first free practice sessions at the Sachsenring will take place on Friday from 9 am.
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