Jorge Martín (Ducati) wins the sprint race at the German GP. Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati) and Jack Miller (KTM) round out Saturday’s podium at Sachsenring.
The field undertook a total of 15 laps of the German track. Luca Marini (Ducati), Johann Zarco (Ducati), Brad Binder (KTM), Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati), Álex Márquez (Ducati), and Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia) completed the Top 9, earning points as a result.
Bagnaia extends the gap over his closest rival, Martín, to 21 points.
On Sunday at 2pm CEST, the German GP race takes place.
Difficult end to the day for the Repsol Honda Team
Marc Márquez, who started seventh on the grid, finished the sprint race in 11th position. The Repsol Honda Team rider was in the Top 5 on the opening laps of the race, but struggled to maintain his pace and dropped down the order. On Sunday he will battle for a Top 10 finish.
Sprint Race Results (15 laps)
|1. Jorge Martín||DUCATI||20:21.871|
|2. Pecco Bagnaia||DUCATI||+2.468|
|3. Jack Miller||KTM||+3.287|
|4. Luca Marini||DUCATI||+5.487|
|5. Johann Zarco||DUCATI||+5.538|
|6. Brad Binder||KTM||+6.289|
|7. Marco Bezzecchi||DUCATI||+6.956|
|8. Álex Márquez||DUCATI||+9.261|
|9. Aleix Espargaró||APRILIA||+9.691|
|11. Marc Márquez||REPSOL HONDA||+10.828|
|1. Pecco Bagania||DUCATI||140|
|2. Jorge Martín||DUCATI||119|
|3. Marco Bezzecchi||DUCATI||113|
|4. Brad Binder||KTM||96|
|5. Johann Zarco||DUCATI||93|
|6. Luca Marini||DUCATI||78|
|7. Jack Miller||KTM||69|
|8. Aleix Espargaró||APRILIA||55|
|9. Fabio Quartararo||YAMAHA||54|
|10. Maverick Viñales||APRILIA||53|
|18. Marc Márquez||REPSOL HONDA||15|
|24. Joan Mir||REPSOL HONDA||5|
“In the morning I was able to ride well in the wet, I led the morning session. When the track started to dry, we found the same limits as yesterday. In Qualifying I was pushing a lot, I was really trying to give my maximum and pushing all the time. I want to say thank you to everyone in the team for their effort during Quali and after, they all worked a lot and did a great job. It was a lot of risk and for the race I had a calmer approach. I tried on the first lap but we didn’t have the feeling, so the priority was to avoid another crash and finish the race to prepare for tomorrow. I think we can be stronger on Sunday in the long race, today many people’s pace dropped towards the end, but we could keep the same pace.”