Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez heads to the summer break with a perfect win record after mastering mixed track conditions at Sachsenring to claim his ninth victory of the 2014 MotoGP season.
With an intelligent strategy, Andrea Dovizioso rider perfectly interpreted the difficult weather conditions to take home a well-deserved second place.
Marc Marquez adapted best to the changing conditions for his eighth consecutive victory in 2014.
Eight from eight for championship leader ahead of Dovizioso and Pedrosa
Pramac Racing Team riders, faced both a good race, taking home good results for the championship.
Andrea Dovizioso: "For sure eighth place is not a great result in itself, but we were able to cut the gap by half from last year."
The rain that threatened to fall over the Spanish circuit failed to eventuate, allowing the riders to compete at a ferocious pace.
Repsol Honda rider thrills home fans with Rossi second and Pedrosa in third
During the last lap Andrea Dovizioso managed to pass his fellow Ducati rider Andrea Iannone to finish in sixth.
Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo traded the race lead numerous times in an exciting dogfight at the front of the field
Battle of the year sees Lorenzo push Marquez all the way with Rossi in third
Valentino Rossi teammate, Jorge Lorenzo, endured a tough Le Mans race.
After the Le Mans race, Andrea Dovizioso still lies fourth in the overall championship standings.
Five in a row for MotoGP championship leader with Rossi in second and Bautista third
Scott Redding: "...my rhythm was not so bad until the tyre started to drop off and the rear started spinning up a lot."
The next round of the MotoGP World Championship is scheduled for May 18 at the historic French circuit of Le Mans.
Crutchlow and Pirro retire after just a few laps.
Marc Marquez’s flawless start to the season gives him a twenty-eight point lead in the MotoGP™ championship standings over teammate Dani Pedrosa.
The MotoGP paddock will move directly to Spain now for the first European round of the season at Jerez next weekend.
Andrea Dovizioso and Michele Pirro concluded the third GP of the season at the new Termas de Rio Hondo circuit respectively in ninth and seventeenth place.
Marc Marquez won the race by 1.837 seconds from teammate Dani Pedrosa.
Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso made it onto the podium at the COTA Sunday while Cal Crutchlow had a very rough go of it.
Reigning MotoGP World Champion already enjoying a healthy lead this year
Marc Marquez won the season opener at Qatar, Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa are second and third respectively.
Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow, finished the Qatar GP at Losail in fifth and sixth place respectively.
Thanks to the good results of Espargaro and Edwards, the NGM Forward Racing team leaves Qatar in third position of the Constructor Championship.