Marc Márquez completed a decade of success at the German Grand Prix, achieving pole position and victory at Sachsenring.
The Repsol Honda rider was first into the opening corner and clocked the fastest lap of the race on Lap 5 – beating the circuit record in the process. He broke away from his rivals until establishing an almost 7-second advantage by the penultimate lap.
Stefan Bradl, riding as a stand-in for the injured Jorge Lorenzo, finished tenth at his home circuit.
2019 German GP - Rider statements
It was a perfect strategy. I didn’t have a perfect start as I ran a little deep at Turn One. After that my plan was two slow laps to warm the front tyre well and then push, and it’s exactly what I did. Step by step I opened the gap and followed the plan as I needed to. Once the gap was at three seconds I stayed there and saved the tyre and enjoyed riding.
It’s a great feeling to win here again and to enter the summer break in this way. Congratulations also to my brother for his win today, it’s always really nice to win together! I want to say thank you to the Repsol Honda Team for their work in this race and the first half of the season.
All weekend I was able to really enjoy riding and working with the team. Not many people are able to ride in Repsol Honda colours at home so it was a very special weekend for me and I enjoyed every moment. A big thank you to the team as they were incredibly welcoming and we were able to work extremely well together.
Our approach in the race was good, maybe if I had been a little more aggressive in the opening laps I could have stayed with the group in front better and been stronger but still, a top ten was my target. I was able to be consistent and achieve what we set out to do for myself, the team and HRC.