In MotoGP it was the German making a difference – Folger worked his way into the lead as the crowd cheered, fighting with the King of the Ring Marquez. Marquez managed to hold his form and achieve his 8th consecutive win at the Sachenring as Folger accepted 2nd place.
The first half of the season for the Tech 3 Yamaha racing has been incredible with the two rookies, Zarco and Folger and taking the headline today will be Folger, after taking his first MotoGP podium at his home track.
Rossi had worked his way up to the front which came as no surprise, and battled with his team mate and Dovizioso for 4th place and considering where both Yamaha riders started, it was a respectable result.
After today the championship changes once again. We leave the Sachsenring with Marquez back to his old ways and leading the championship with only 10 points separating him and Rossi who is in 4th.
MotoGP results – Top 5:
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team – 40:59.525
Jonas Folger, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 + 3.310
Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team + 11.546
Maverick Viñales, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP + 14.253
- Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP + 14.980
In Moto2 the grid was slightly smaller than previously, with Vierge and Baldasarri already absent and Marini withdrawing from the weekend due to his shoulder injury.
This race caused big movements in the championship as two of the main contenders crashed out scoring no points – Marquez and Luthi. Morbidelli was left to take 25 points but Oliveira was on his rear tyre the entire time waiting. He managed to get through a few times but Morbidelli always fought back twice as hard and managed to keep the lead and win the race.
The group behind them was the 3 Italians, Bagnaia, Corsi and Pasini – a battle you wouldn’t want to be in. In the end it was Bagnaia who took the final podium place after a few close calls with Corsi and Pasini settling for 5th.
Moto2 results – Top 5:
Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS – 41:05.137
Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Ajo + 0.066
Francesco Bagnaia, SKY Racing Team VR 46 + 0.574
Simone Corsi, Speed Up Racing + 0.749
Mattia Pasini, Italtrans Racing Team + 1.300
In Moto3 the morning started off with 18 fines being handed out of 500 euros to each rider penalised due to riding slow yesterday in practice and today in warm up.
The fighting started right from the line of the 27 lap race with Fenati, Mir, Ramirez, Arbolino and Bulega at the front. In the final few laps it looked as if Fenati was going to take the win but Mir made sure to keep everywhere covered and finally took the win.
One of the more impressive rides was from Ramierz, the only one on a KTM fighting for the podium. Finally after a run of solid results, the podium he deserved finally came as he finished in 3rd and now becomes the top KTM in championship.
It was an incredible ride from the rookie Arbolino who was fighting for the podium until a nasty high side with just 8 laps remaining but still showing good improvements and making progress.
Moto3 race results – Top 5:
Joan Mir, Leopard Racing – 39:34.755
Romano Fenati, Marinelli Rivacold Snipers + 0.121
Marcos Ramirez, Platinum Bay Real Estate + 0.218
Nicolo Bulega, SKY Racing Team VR46 + 5.074
Philipp Oettl, Südmetall Schedl GP Racing + 13.073
Full results available at: www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/