pre-race shower did not prevent Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda Team to win the Motorrad
Grand Prix Deutschland MotoGP contest as he made it nine wins from nine. His
teammate Dani Pedrosa came in second, crossing the line 1.5s behind him. A
further nine seconds back Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) managed a
third on the grid Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP) managed only the 16th
place in his home race. He led the early laps after rain. After the rain there
was a lot of confusion as to which tyres would work best. With the track drying
quickly much of the rest of the field changed from wet set-up to dry after the
final Warm Up lap, according to a MotoGP media release.
was in top form throughout as he cut through the pack early on. Valentino Rossi
(Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) could only manage a fourth place. He was nine seconds
behind Lorenzo. Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) came in fifth in his Ducati.
Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) and Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3)
were sixth and seventh respectively, as they both continued their good 2014
top ten was completed by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), Alvaro Bautista
(GO&FUN Honda Gresini) and Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team).
Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) ended with a 19th place finish after an early
crash – his fifth of the visit to Germany. Meanwhile on lap 19 Michael Laverty
(Paul Bird Motorsport) crashed out without any serious injury.
Picture courtesy MotoGP
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