The Ducati Team now heads straight to Monterey, California, for next weekend’s United States Grand Prix at Laguna Seca.
Today’s podium finish is his first at the Sachsenring circuit since his victory with Yamaha in 2009.
Marc Marquez controlled the race perfectly to cross the finish line 1.559 seconds ahead of Cal Crutchlow, who again braved injury for a stunning second place.
Repsol Honda rookie leaps into lead of world championship standings
Bridgestone engineers will analyse tyre wear on the CRT-specific soft compound rear slick to see if some riders would be better suited to using the harder, medium compound rear slick for tomorrow’s race.
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Cal Crutchlow did pick up other smaller wounds while bouncing over the gravel trap on the outside of the circuit.
With Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo now out of action, the Honda riders have been presented with an even greater opportunity for victory on Sunday.
Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso are optimistic that with adjustments to their Desmosedici GP13 race bikes, they’ll be able to improve upon their lap times tomorrow.
The cool temperatures in the morning resulted in all riders using the softer rear slick options and only two riders evaluating the harder front slick option.
He was taken immediately to the medical centre for x-rays where it was revealed he had damaged the plate inserted in surgery just two weeks ago.
Important to keep fighting for wins, says Pedrosa.
Ignite Pramac Racing Team again will have the Ducati test rider Pirro as the sub for Spies. They will also field a "lab" Ducati for Iannone in the German Grand Prix.
Plans for tyres at the German Grand Prix are: Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft & Hard. Rear: Soft, Medium & Hard (Asymmetric) and if it rains, the Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Soft (Main), Hard (Alternative) will be...
Alex De Angelis will ride the Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati at Laguna Seca in place of Ducati factory test rider Michele Pirro. The team and Spies hope the American return at Indianapolis in mid-August.
Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo moves further back into the Championship lead today
Dovizioso rode a tremendous 30-lap race under severe pressure from Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team-mate Cal Crutchlow and Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies.
With just one practice session and the warm-up having taken place with no rain, the Ducati Team had little time to work on the dry settings that they used for today’s Grand Prix
Shinji Aoki: Sachsenring is a very abrasive circuit and after analysing the rear tyres after the warm up session, we advised some riders to use the harder rear slick option
Barberà was locked in a captivating five-rider battle for sixth that included both Ducati Factory riders
In a full wet session that saw four different pole-sitters within the last 15 seconds, Casey Stoner posted the best lap time.
A late attack by Casey Stoner, Ben Spies and Dani Pedrosa though put Crutchlow on the second row.
The Texan faced treacherous conditions and heavy rain throughout the qualifying session.
Weather permitting, tomorrow will see the Ducati Team continuing its work on the dry setup with which Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi finished seventh and eleventh