Marquez makes it nine wins from nine after hectic race start

Marquez leads. He is simply superior

The start of the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland MotoGP contest was disrupted by pre-race rain, with race winner Marc Marquez and podium finishers Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo all getting away from pit lane.

From third on the grid Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP) started alone towards the front on slick tires and led the early laps after rain in the race build up caused confusion as to which tires 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, meaning they had to start from pit lane.

Bradl’s bike set-up appeared to let him down with slicks hurriedly fitted to a previously wet set-up bike on the grid. He eventually dropped to 16th place in his home race.

Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was in imperious form once again to make it nine wins from nine, cutting through the pack in a chaotic first few laps and eventually pulling clear at the front with teammate Pedrosa, who would ultimately cross the line 1.5s behind him. A further nine seconds back Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) made a welcome return to the podium before the summer break.

Fans salute Marc Marquez

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) rode a lonely race to fourth place, a further nine seconds behind Lorenzo, with the top five completed by the impressive Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) as the top Ducati-equipped rider.

Brothers Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) and Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) were sixth and seventh respectively, as they both continued their good 2014 form.

The top ten was completed by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) and Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team).

A difficult weekend for Bradley 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, fortunately avoiding any serious injury.


Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 41'47.664
2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +1.466
3 16 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +10.317
4 13 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +19.194
5 11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati +23.509
6 10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +27.809
7 9 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +33.253
8 8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati +33.868
9 7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda +34.231
10 6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati +34.676
11 5 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda +37.744
12 4 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda +45.018
13 3 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda +45.177
14 2 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Drive M7 Aspar Honda +46.676
15 1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART +52.769
16 0 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +53.889
17 0 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati +54.476
18 0 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia +56.215
19 0 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +56.293
20 0 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +1'04.083
21 0 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'10.928
22 0 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia +1'19.975
DNF 0 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 13 Laps

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