Even when the situation looked at its worst, Marquez produced magic to take a sensational seventh Sachsenring win.
Conditions had looked to be improving after the Moto2™ World Championship race, but brief showers of heavy rain hit the Sachsenring as MotoGP™ riders waited in the pits. The race was declared wet and flashbacks of the Dutch GP ran through the mind of every rider on the grid. Would it be Miller time again or would Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) finally get to grips with the Sachsenring? When racing got underway there were almost no further signs of rain, making tyre choice more important than ever.
As the race began Andrea Dovizioso (Ducat Team) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) emerged as the two favourites. Dovizioso had opened up a lead of almost two seconds as the track began to dry, riders considering a bike change. Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) was the first rider to pit for intermediate tyres on lap 12. Over the course of the following laps most of the field followed suit, choosing a variety of slick and intermediate combinations.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was simply unable to match the pace of the leading riders as the race began, battling with Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) for fifth. He was clearly struggling, running off at Turn 8 and lucky to stay upright. On lap 17 he entered the pits for slicks. It proved a masterstroke as his lap times were immediately four seconds faster than those on wets leading the race, his pace only getting faster. With six laps to go he took the lead and never looked back, going on to take a seventh straight victory at the Sachsenring. His lead at the top of the championship continues to grow, seemingly unable to put a foot wrong.» Read more: GoPro Motorrad GP - Report
Unfortunately due to the continuing rain we had to cancel the pre event and the soccer game is not taking place. We are sorry for any inconveniences this may has caused.
Since many years now the Pit-Lane-Walk on the Thursday prior to the event has been established as an inherent part of the Motorcycle Grand Prix and the spectators love it. Also in 2016 this Pit-Lane-Walk will take place from 14 h until 17 h in the pit lane of the Sachsenring circuit and everyone who bought a ticket for 15 Euros has the possibility to access the highly restricted area, where the teams and riders prepare for the upcoming Grand Prix. This year Dorna Sports, the international rights holder of the MotoGP world championship, has put the Pit-Lane-Walk on the agenda of the riders so their participation should be high. The one or the other rider will give autographs, take selfies or answer questions of the pit lane reporter Edgard Mielke, so watch out for them. These tickets are limited!
Again this year the promoter of the Motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany, the SRM Sachsenring-Rennstrecken-Management, is awaiting many visitors from near and far.
Many of them found their place to stay during their visit in the nearby cities Zwickau and Chemnitz and to make their journey as comfortable as possible there is a special cooperation with the Transportation Authority of Middle Saxony (VMS).
As the parking areas around Sachsenring are limited and to defuse the situation in these area visitors, who own a valid Grand-Prix-Ticket (customary tickets of the event only), can use the train from Zwickau to Hohenstein-Ernstthal and from Chemnitz to Hohenstein-Ernstthal via City-rate. Every half an hour trains of the Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn (MRB) – the new operator of this rail line – are operating and help to reach the circuit stress free and comfortable. Ask for a Day-Ticket of the price category 1 for one or more persons (everyone of the persons have to have a valid customary Grand-Prix-Ticket) for the tariff zone Chemnitz or Zwickau. With this Day-Ticket you can also reach your relevant accommodation that is not located near the train station.
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