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14:16
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We're off for a hard earned break now. MotoGP starts again on the 10th of August from Indianapolis so join us again for the 10th round and the start of the 2nd half of 2014. Thanks for your company today, enjoy your summer holidays and keep up to date on www.crash.net and Twitter (@crash_motogp) for all the reactions from today's races. Until then, Auf Wiedersehen!
14:12
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With his 9th win Marquez (225) maintains his perfect scoring record in 2014. He extends his lead to 77 points (3 full races worth) over Pedrosa who sits on 148. Rossi is 7 back on 141, 42 ahead of Dovizioso (99) and 44 of Lorenzo (97).
14:10
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Pedrosa says, "A very tough race! Finally I thought all the moves were good. We did a good job in the pits. Marc had that gap, 0.5 / 0.6 per lap. I was trying not to lose, the rhythm was similar, there weren't points where I was recovering. But I'm happy with the performance."
14:10
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Lorenzo: "I've been riding well in the last races but it was a pity in Assen and Montmelo. Here I needed just 1 tenth to fight with Marc in the dry. It has been a dramatic race, I went to touch the brakes at the start but they weren't there with the carbon. I had to let riders pass and it was difficult, I had some doubts. But in other places I kept the same pace as the Honda riders and for this I'm happy at a track that we don't usually like."
14:07
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The winner speaks! Here's Marquez: "It looked like Assen but in the end everyone came into the pits to change. On the grid I was worried about the back, it was wet when it went out. In the end my strategy was to copy Dani and Valentino. I follow them. We overtake, in the 2nd part of the race we had a great battle with Dani and now it's time to relax the body."
14:03
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As the three Spaniards toast their riders by dousing each other in champagne you can read our race report here: http://www.crash.net/motogp/race-report/206738/1/pits-to-victory-for-marquez-in-germany.html
14:00
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You can see the MotoGP results in full here: http://www.crash.net/motogp/results/206739/1/german-motogp-race-results.html
13:59
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The top 10 at the end of the 30 lap MotoGP race: Marquez, Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Rossi, Iannone, A.Espargaro, P.Espargaro, Dovizioso, Bautista and Crutchlow.
13:55
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Lin Jarvis speaking in pit lane: "Assen was probably the worst result of his [Lorenzo] career in MotoGP but it's part of the recovery process and it's a good result to go into the summer break with."
13:52
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Incidentally, Hailwood was 24 years old and 86 days when he won 9 consecutive races in 1964. Marquez at the moment? 21 years and 146 days. (via @elenaisardo)
13:51
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Commiserations to Stefan Bradl who eventually finished 16th, 53 seconds behind Marquez.
13:50
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Marquez becomes the youngest rider to win 9 successive races, beating Mike Hailwood's effort from 1964.
13:47
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Scott Redding deserves a special mention by coming home as leading Production Honda racer in 11th.
13:46
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Dovizioso got the better of his team-mate with 8th, Bautista's late run giving him ninth ahead of Crutchlow in tenth.
13:45
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Iannone takes a career best 5th place in the MotoGP class, ahead of the Espargaro brothers with Aleix getting the nod on Pol.
13:44
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Lorenzo rounds out the podium for his 3rd top-three of the year, 9 seconds ahead of Rossi.
13:43
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Marquez takes his 5th consecutive win at the Sachsenring, his 9th of 2014 to beat Dani Pedrosa by 1.4 seconds.
13:42
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Marquez starts his final lap. He has just 2.2 miles between him and his 9th consecutive win...
13:41
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2 laps to go: Marquez pulls another 0.1s on Pedrosa, who has ridden commendably today. He may be 1.4s back of the leader but he's nearly 9 seconds ahead of Lorenzo and let's face it, there's no shame in losing to one of the all-time greats riding at the peak of his powers.
13:40
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Pol Espargaro has caught and passed both Ducatis to go 7th. Bautista is also honing into sight. Crutchlow has yet to finish ahead of his team-mate.
13:38
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Pedrosa was making real progress on Marquez. He got the gap down to 1.4s, then 1.2 a lap later but his charge is blunted with a late braking move at T1, the #26 running in deep.
13:37
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Wow, Crutchlow makes a ballsy move on his team-mate through the Waterfall on lap 24 to go 7th. A move there is commendable at the best of times but considering the #35 suffered a terrifying fall at that same corner in yesterday's Q1, Crutchlow's efforts are all the more impressive.
13:35
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6 to go. Pedrosa still has Marquez in his sights but you fancy the reigning world champion is controlling this lead at the front, maintaining it at around 1.8s.
13:34
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It's unbelievable to think this will only be Lorenzo's 3rd podium of 2014 should he remain in position. Rossi is now 5.5 seconds behind.
13:32
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Iannone's charge to 4th has been blunted, there are 4 seconds between him and Rossi now. This would still represent his best finish in the class to date though.
13:31
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Marquez's lead is up to 1.5s.
13:31
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We have a fantastic battle for 9th at the moment. We're seeing a repeat of the 2013 Moto2 championship battle as Redding attempts to fend off Pol Espargaro. The Yamaha man gets a good run through the Waterfall and puts and expert move on his fellow class rookie at T12.
13:30
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As we start lap 21 Marquez continues to turn the screw. Another fastest lap, another couple of tenths pulled out at the front. His lead is now over 1 second.
13:28
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Michael Laverty crashes out! A terrible shame for the Northern Irishman who has enjoyed a positive weekend and was running as high as 2nd on the 1st lap of this race.
13:27
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Marquez puts another fastest lap in, eking out another tenth on Pedrosa. Scott Redding has climbed to 9th.
13:26
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Bradl's crew are distraught in pit lane. They confirm they didn't change everything they needed to on the grid to give the German the necessary grip for this race. He's slipped back to 10th.
13:25
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Iannone in 5th is closing on Rossi. The gap between them is 1.1 seconds.
13:24
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The Repsol Hondas have upped their pace, Lorenzo is 7 seconds back in 3rd. Pedrosa is staying with his younger countryman though, the gap remaining around 0.5s.
13:23
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Poor Stefan Bradl. He loses out to Aleix Espargaro, then Dovizioso. Crutchlow isn't far behind. The German may be running dry tyres but it was more or less his wet bike converted on the grid, as opposed to the dry bikes the other front men are on.
13:21
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Lorenzo is flying. He puts the fastest time of the race in to comfortably gap Rossi. Redding has moved inside the top 10, just behind Crutchlow.
13:18
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We're just over 1/3 of a way through a crazy German MotoGP. The top 10 is: Marquez, Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Rossi, Iannone, Bradl, A.Espargaro, Dovizioso, Crutchlow, Aoyama.
13:17
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Marquez sets another fastest lap the 11th time around. His lead over Pedrosa is up to 0.6s. Lorenzo, 5 seconds further back has 1.5 seconds in hand over Rossi.
13:16
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There are light sprinkles of rain on the camera but nothing significant - for the time being. Lorenzo goes under Bradl at the uphill T8, Rossi's attempts to get through are halted by a determined Bradl. Lorenzo instantly puts 1 second between himself and the other Movistar Yamaha rider.
13:14
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Lorenzo looks like a changed man to the rider who tip-toed his way around the wet Dutch TT. He's all over the back of Rossi and goes under at T12! That's a brave move at the wettest point of the track. Bradl is 0.8s ahead in 3rd.
13:13
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Now it's Marquez's turn to lose his lead. Pedrosa sets the fastest lap to close within 0.3 of his team-mate.
13:12
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Rossi and Lorenzo dispose with Petrucci to go 4th and 5th. Iannone and Aoyama are close behind. Bradl is 3 seconds up the road, a podium is still a possibility for either Yamaha man.
13:11
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Marquez leads! He goes under Bradl at the final corner and Pedrosa follows through at Omega. The 21-year old has already put 0.7s into his team-mate but Pedrosa has looked strong in this race when he's had a clear track in front of him.
13:09
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Bradl's lead has evaporated! The Repsol Hondas are on him as they come down the Waterfall for the 6th time.
13:09
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It's spitting with rain again and Petrucci is holding his position brilliantly in 4th. The 3 Hondas lead, then Petrucci, then Aoyama, Rossi, Laverty, Abraham, Lorenzo, Iannone, A.Espargaro, Dovizioso and Crutchlow.
13:08
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Smith crashes for the 5th time this weekend! And Marquez takes a chunk out of Bradl's lead, now it's 2.7s. Pedrosa has followed him though, he's sitting 0.3s behind his team-mate in 3rd.
13:07
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We're seeing replays of Bradl at the front having a massive moment on the entry to the Waterfall. He is 4.1s ahead of Marquez - be ready to see that gap fall as Marquez goes 2nd.
13:06
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Pedrosa was 2.4 seconds quicker than Bradl on the last lap, he follows Marquez through in scything past the top 10. The Repsol Hondas now lie 3rd and 5th.
13:05
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Look at this top 10: Bradl, Petrucci, Laverty, Abraham, Aoyama, Marquez, Edwards, Pedrosa, Di Meglio, Barbera.
13:04
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Turns 12 and 13 that are still slippery. Riders tip-toe around those corners while the rest of the track looks to be dry.
13:03
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Bradl leads the 1st lap from Laverty. Marquez is 10th, Pedrosa 11th, Rossi 12th, A.Espargaro 13th, Smith 14th, Lorenzo 15th.
13:02
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So Bradl leads from Laverty, Petrucci, Aoyama and Di Meglio. Meanwhile the pit lane starters will be closing in! What a crazy start to the race.
13:01
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From the pit lane Marquez gets away first, Pedrosa 2nd, Rossi 3rd.
13:01
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Bradl is on his own and gets the jump while it's chaos from the pit lane!
13:01
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Everyone is starting from the pits! There'll only be 3 riders on the grid! Everyone is changing to dry tyres!
13:00
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At the moment it's not raining. Will anyone pit for slicks before the race gets underway?
12:59
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The warm up lap is go. The grid: Marquez, Pedrosa, Bradl - A.Espargaro, Lorenzo, Rossi - Iannone, P.Espargaro, Smith - Bautista, Dovizioso, Hayden.
12:58
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It has been another difficult weekend for Ducati - Dovizioso starts 11th, Crutchlow 15th.
12:58
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Then it's Iannone, the best Ducati qualifier, Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith, who has crashed 4 times this weekend.
12:57
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Aleix Espargaro, fastest on Friday, heads row 2 ahead of Lorenzo and Rossi.
12:56
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We're hearing that Bradl, Aoyama and Abraham are starting on slicks. Everyone else are going with wets yet may well switch to a dry set up in pit lane should they feel conditions are ok.
12:54
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It's confirmed that Marquez is running steel brakes and a wet set up ahead of the 30 lap race. That means both Repsol Hondas are going with wets, Bradl on slicks.
12:53
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Incidentally Bradl's performance yesterday was the 1st time a German rider qualified on the front row in the MotoGP class at the Sachsenring.
12:51
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As it stands Bradl in 3rd is going for carbon brakes and slick tyres while Pedrosa is going with a wet set up.
12:51
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Dani Pedrosa took 2nd on the grid despite a late crash in the Q2 session on Saturday afternoon. Although Pedrosa has left Germany with troubling injuries in the past (2008/2013) he has won around the Sachsenring on 4 occasions.
12:49
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Nicky Hayden reports parts of the track are dry and says "if you want to roll the dice you could" run on slicks.
12:48
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The 21-year old has won in Germany for the last 4 years. Marquez is aiming to become the 1st rider to win the opening 9 races of the year since Agostini won the 1st ten races of 1970.
12:47
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The weather could go some way to stopping Marc Marquez's imperious run in the MotoGP class. He produced another phenomenal lap yesterday to break Casey Stoner's outright lap record and claim his 7th pole of 2014.
12:46
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In short it's Assen all over again!
12:46
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It has been declared a wet race for the 30 lap race although the rain has stopped. Riders can choose a softer wet tyre in the hope that the track dries. Should it rain again they'll need the harder wet option.
12:43
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Since the Moto2 podium ceremony the rain has come down hard and more is expected. It looks like we have a proper wet race on our hands for the MotoGP event!
12:33
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I'll be back in 10 minutes to build up the MotoGP encounter which starts at 13.00. Incidentally it's started spitting with rain in Germany!
12:31
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Also, today is only the 2nd occasion that a Spaniard hasn't stood on the podium in the Moto2 and Moto3 races. Malaysia 2012 was the only other occasion. (via @MotoStats)
12:29
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The ever reliable Jose Luis Escudero (@MotoStats) informs us that Rabat's result sees him become the 3rd rider in terms of points scored in the history of the Moto2 class. Only Luthi and Pol Espargaro have scored more.
12:26
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Rabat's 4th place means he now sits on 170 points, 19 points ahead of Kallio on 151. Vinales stays within touching distance 31 back on 120 ahead of Aegerter on 96 and Corsi on 85.
12:23
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Sam Lowes rounded off a difficult weekend with 20th, a place ahead of Taka Nakagami. Gino Rea ended the 29 laps in 25th.
12:22
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The top 10 in full: Aegerter, Kallio, Corsi, Rabat, Vinales, Morbidelli, Krummenacher, Pasini, Luthi and Simeon.
12:21
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Randy Krummenacher beat Pasini and Luthi for 7th with Xavier Simeon rounding out the top 10.
12:20
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If it wasn't for Aergerter's win I'd say Franco Morbidelli produced the most eye-catching display, crowning a best qualifying with a career best grand prix finish in 6th. All that at 19 years old!
12:17
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Full race results after 29 laps of frantic racing: http://www.crash.net/motogp/results/206733/1/german-moto2-race-results.html
12:16
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Here's a visibly frustrated Kallio: "I'm a lot disappointed. To lose the victory in the last corners after a hard battle is difficult. I was on the limit all race and pushed, pushed. I saw 'plus 0' on the board, I tried to break him in the last lap but somehow he overtake me. I would have liked to win here, it's a special place. It would be nice to be on the middle step but sometimes it's like this."
12:14
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We're seeing replays of Vinales making some colourful hand gestures in the direction of Nina Prinz as he crossed the line. He'll feel the local rider cost him a shot at making a move on Rabat and Corsi just ahead.
12:13
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Rabat actually went under Corsi into the last turn but ran in too hot and allowed the Italian to reclaim the place.
12:12
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Corsi looks pleased with a fine podium finish: "I'm happy to finish on the podium. The circuit is beautiful, the race was difficult but I finished very strong. On the last lap I pushed very hard, overtook Tito on the last corner and a podium is ok!"
12:11
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Here's the winner, looking rather lost for words: "It was a tough race, Kallio pushed every lap. I tried to fight, I could overtake on the penultimate lap. I'm happy, I can go with 25 points to the summer break and can celebrate with my friends!"
12:10
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It has to be said Nina Prinz, wildcarding in today's race, played a part in the battle for 3rd. The German remained on the racing line through the notorious left handers preceding the Waterfall while Rabat, Corsi and Vinales tried to come through.
12:07
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I don't think you could find anyone in the 2-wheeled racing community who would begrudge Aegerter that win. In only his 5th podium appearance he becomes the 10th Swiss rider to win a motorcycle grand prix.
12:06
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Rabat eventually succumbed to Corsi's late charge and relinquished the final podium spot to the Italian. Vinales rounded off a great ride through the pack to take a strong 5th.
12:05
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Kallio made a play at the final turn but Aegerter defended resolutely to cross the line 0.09s ahead.
12:04
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And Domi Aegerter takes his maiden GP win with a superbly judged race! He waited, then waited some more. He somehow managed to outsmart Mika Kallio, one of the coolest heads in the class, with a brilliant move at the downhill T12 to take a debut win in his 129th GP start.
12:02
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…and he's through at T12!
12:02
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…and the Swiss is building through 9 and 10, through the Waterfall...
12:01
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Kallio's lead is too big for Aegerter to make a move into T1 on the final lap. Surely it'll go down to T12 again...
12:00
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Perhaps I spoke too soon, Kallio re-takes the lead on the penultimate lap!
12:00
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It has to be said but it would be difficult to think of a more popular winner in this class than Aegerter. 2 laps stand between him and a famous victory.
11:59
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Aegerter was 0.2s quicker than Kallio last time around but his lead is non-existent at the moment. He rehearses a move at T12, he'll have 2 more opportunities to make a move there.
11:58
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Vinales temporarily takes 4th from Corsi but the Spaniard loses out out of shot to go back down a place.
11:58
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Just as I write that Aegerter makes his move at T1! With 4 to go he makes a clean out-braking move on the Finn but Kallio isn't finished!
11:57
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Kallio's lead stands at 0.111s. It's a question of when rather than if Aegerter makes a move for the lead.
11:56
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Thankfully marshals bravely remove the #15 from a precarious position on track while there's a break in the action. Racing will continue with 5 laps remaining!
11:55
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There's a bike on track on the entry to T12! It's de Angelis' bike but you fancy the red flags might be shown while marshals take it off track.
11:54
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Cortese retires out of 11th place to compound a miserable home meeting for the former Moto3 World Champion.
11:53
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Once again Rabat has tried to break the 3 riders behind him and failed. 1 second covers 3rd-6th.
11:52
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Here comes Vinales! He picks off Morbidelli and now has his eyes on Corsi. A 2nd consecutive podium is within his grasp.
11:49
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Cortese is the best of the German riders at the moment in 11th. Schrotter is holding a respectable 15th just behind a rare impressive Louis Rossi outing.
11:47
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Meanwhile Corsi has re-taken Rabat to go 3rd. It's a 4 way scrap for the final podium position as Vinales joins the party - another superb ride from the Spanish class rookie.
11:46
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Aegerter isn't making Kallio's life easy! He can smell a win as he sees Kallio's hand, then matches it. The Finn attempted to break clear but they're back together now. 12 to go.
11:45
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Caterham's nightmare day is complete as Zarco tumbles out of the race at T12, his machine catching flames as it tumbles through the gravel trap. With each dent the Suter makes on the German countryside that's another 1,000 Euros out of Tony Fernandes' pocket.
11:43
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Rabat goes 3rd at T12! He's looked over his shoulder and seen Vinales closing in behind. The class rookie is just over 1 second behind Morbidelli now.
11:42
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Kallio is putting the hammer down as he sets the fastest lap of the race. His lead rises to 0.3s. Rabat is making progress too, picking off Morbidelli and closing in on Corsi's rear Dunlop tyre.
11:41
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Josh Herrin's trying debut GP campaign continues as the American retires from the German Grand Prix.
11:40
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Looking at current lap times Vinales is faster than any of the 4 riders in front of him. He's now less than 0.1s behind Zarco in 6th, 1.8s back of Corsi in 3rd.
11:39
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It's been far from an ideal race for the local riders. Jonas Folger retires from 20th place with transmission issues.
11:38
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Morbidelli and Rabat's paint swapping has allowed Corsi to open up a 0.7s gap in 3rd. Zarco, Vinales and de Angelis are closing in too.
11:37
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It's as you were at the front on lap 11. Morbidelli's youthful exuberance temporarily gets the better of him, running in hot at the final turn and losing out to Rabat at T1 as a result. He doesn't take it lying down though, and swiftly barges past the championship leader, running over the inside kerbs to reclaim 4th.
11:35
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Behind the 3-way battle for 3rd Zarco holds 6th from de Angelis, and Vinales with Luthi, Pasini and Krummenacher a second further back.
11:34
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Wow! Take a bow Franco Morbidelli! He decides to take on countryman Corsi and goes through at T12 with a tough move. Rabat then gets a great drive out of the final turn to overtake them both into T1 only to run temporarily wide. The result of all this paint scratching? It's as you were the lap before, with Corsi just holding that podium position.
11:32
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What of the low starting class rookies I hear you ask… Vinales has climbed to 9th, make that 8th as Lorenzo Baldassarri falls out of a strong top 10 ride at T10. Salom and Lowes still haven't made an impression on the top 20 while Folger sits in 20th.
11:30
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The front 2 are putting yet more distance into Corsi in 3rd. Aegerter is holding his ground and sets another fastest lap. 1.6 seconds now separate himself and the chasing Italian.
11:29
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Torres was going backwards - Morbidelli had previously pushed him back to 5th - and he high-sides coming out of the uphill T8! That's a terrible way to end his German GP, a track that obviously suits the Spaniard and his Suter so well.
11:27
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Just as I say that he slides under Torres into T12! Aegerter sets the fastest lap the 4th time around, pulling 0.2 back on the Finn at the front. Corsi is 0.8s back in 3rd.
11:26
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Corsi is looking ominous in 4th, now within touching distance of Torres. Expect a move of the tough variety any moment now.
11:25
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Kallio definitely feels he can make a break. He puts 0.5s into his pursuers in that lap alone, setting the fastest lap in the process.
11:25
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Corsi is the fastest man on track and takes 2 places on lap 2. Morbidelli and Rabat are both left in the Italian's wake.
11:24
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Kallio is all over Aegerter and goes through at the top of the hill! Torres goes under the Swiss into T12 but Aegerter re-takes the position into turn 1.
11:23
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Morbidelli holds 5th place while Corsi survives a near moment at T1 to hold 7th. Zarco is up to 6th.
11:22
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They all make it through T1 barring Shah who walks disconsolately through the gravel, back to the pits.
11:21
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Aegerter gets the jump from his debut pole and leads into T1 from Kallio, Torres and Rabat!
11:21
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Skies are darkening overhead…hopefully we won't have a repeat of Assen. It's dry at the moment!
11:20
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Warm up lap is underway, here's the grid: Aegerter, Kallio, Rabat - Torres, Morbidelli, Corsi - Zarco, Luthi, de Angelis - Krummenacher, Simeon, Baldassarri - Vinales, Schrotter, Simon.
11:19
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Maverick Vinales starts from 13th, Folger 20th, Salom 24th and Lowes 26th. There are 4 names we'll need to keep an eye on into the 1st corner.
11:17
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Simone Corsi, who came oh-so-close to a long awaited win at Assen, starts from 6th.
11:17
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Arguably the ride of Saturday was Franco Morbidelli, the Italian teenager who continues to impress. He starts from a career best 5th in just his 12th GP start.
11:16
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Jordi Torres took his best qualifying result of 2014 with the 4th fastest time. The Spaniard enjoyed his only GP win here last year.
11:15
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Tito Rabat rounds off the front row in 3rd, his 8th start inside the front 3 of the season. Incidentally Sachsenring is one of only 5 current tracks where Rabat hasn't stood on the podium in GP racing.
11:14
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Mika Kallio starts from 2nd, who also has form around the German track. He won the 2005 125 GP and just missed out on a Moto2 win (to none other than Marc Marquez) in 2012.
11:12
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The Sachsenring circuit favours the Suter chassis. It's the 1st pole for a Suter rider since Nico Terol started from the front at Aragon at the end of 2013.
11:12
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We have a debut pole man in Moto2. Dominique Aegerter rode to his 1st pole position after 128 GPs.
11:11
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We hope you've caught your breath after another breathtaking Moto3 encounter. Now onto Moto2 which starts in just under 10 minutes.
11:05
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10 points covered Miller, Fenati, Marquez and Rins at the start of the day. Now Miller (142) leads Marquez (123) by 19, with Vazquez climbing to 3rd on 112. Fenati and Rins remain on 112 and 110 respectively.
11:02
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A race of attrition that. Only 23 finishers from 35 starters and two of those non-finishers will have a lot of contemplating to do over the summer break. Fenati's 2nd non-point scoring finish on the bounce is a disaster as he slips 32 points behind Miller. With Rins' spill he loses further ground and sits 3 points back of the Italian.
10:56
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Kudos to Enea Bastianini recovering from his 1st lap spill to take the final point position in 15th.
10:55
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That battle for 6th ran all the way back to 13th. Arthur Sissis finished just 1.1s behind Vazquez but, unluckily for him, there were 6 riders between them: McPhee, Vinales, Ferrari, Guevara, Kornfeil, and Oettl all contributing to a stunning mid-pack battle.
10:53
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The results in full after 27 laps of racing can be seen here: http://www.crash.net/motogp/results/206726/1/german-moto3-race-results.html
10:52
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We haven't seen this face in the top 3 before. Podium debutant Binder says, "It feels 2 years too late! My team and I have been working so hard with the bike and it feels so good. I tried 110 percent to take 1st but Jack rode a great last lap and there was no room. But it's great to be here. The next time I'll go for it!"
10:51
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Now Miller: "Honestly I was really happy it was Brad as he's a real team racer. He stayed there the whole race, congratulations to him. The bike has been perfect all weekend, it's great to be back on the top here after a couple of bad races."
10:50
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Here's Masbou in parc ferme: "It was possible to pass before the line. I'm happy, we waited for this podium all season and we go to the holidays calm!"
10:48
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I'm going to make a case for John McPhee as rider of the race. 7th place, 0.1s behind his team-mate, from 28th on the grid is certainly worth shouting about. Fantastic work from the Scot!
10:47
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Miller was running an incredible pace at the front. Vazquez in 6th was 26 seconds behind!
10:46
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Danny Kent took his best result of '14 with a fine 5th, 1.2s behind Miller. After an encouraging 8th at Assen let's hope this is the beginning of regular podium challenges in the summer and autumn of 2014.
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Masbou took 3rd, 1.1 back of the winner, only his 2nd ever GP podium! What is it about this circuit that suits the Frenchman so well? He dove under Marquez at T12 only for the Spaniard to return the favour at the final turn. The Repsol man ran wide on the exit however, allowing Masbou to steal the position by 0.06s at the flag!
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Similarly Binder takes his finest GP result to date and his 1st ever podium with a brilliant 2nd. He went for a gap at the final corner as Miller decided on a wide, sweeping line but the Australian just had enough in hand to deny the Mahindra.
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…and he holds and defends expertly to win the German Grand Prix! What a stunning lights to flag win for the Australian!
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It's going to come down to T12 - the riders approach the Waterfall, Miller still leads...
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We start the last lap and I spoke too soon! Binder is all over Miller, while Marquez exchanges places with Masbou to hang on to 3rd. This is a 2 fight for the win. Who will it be, Miller or Binder?
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We start the penultimate lap. Marquez hasn't made any headway at the front, he remains 8 tenths back of Miller. Binder is 0.2s behind in 2nd. This is the Australian's race to lose, surely.
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Nico Antonelli, running so well in that battle for 6th, comes a cropper at T1 after running onto the gravel. Vazquez currently holds the position from McPhee and Ferrari.
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It's worth noting that Brad Binder has yet to stand on the podium in GP racing. 4th is his best result.
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Marquez picks off 2 places at T1 with 3 laps to go. He has 6 tenths to make up if he wants to make this 3 in a row.
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Marquez's moment could be pivotal - there's now half a second between 2nd and 3rd.
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Kent took Masbou going into T12 on L23, then Marquez has a big front end moment going into the final turn. He drops back to 5th as a result. Miller and Binder have more breathing space at the front.
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5 to go: Masbou is the fastest man on track. 0.6s covers the top 5. At the moment it's Miller, Binder, Marquez, Kent and Masbou.
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Miller has led this race from the 1st corner but you feel a move is imminent. You have to think with both Rins and Fenati not scoring today, as long as he finishes ahead of Marquez - now up to 3rd - he'll be satisfied.
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Back at the front Masbou passes Kent and Marquez to go 3rd into T1. I have never seen a Moto3 machine as out of shape as Brad Binder's Mahindra on the entry to T1. How he held that line I'll never know.
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This will help McPhee: Hanika and Oliveira come together at T12! The Czech braked too late, lost the front and collected the rear wheel of the Mahindra. What a disaster for the class rookie.
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You could make a case for McPhee enjoying the ride of the race here. He's on the cusp of passing team-mate Vazquez and has claimed 18 places on his ride to 10th from 28th on the grid.
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A quick update on the battle for 6th: Oliveira leads Hanika, Antonelli, Vazquez and McPhee. There are over 10 riders in this group, now 16 seconds behind the leaders.
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It's confirmed Loi retired with a lack of power. The Belgian states his bike never felt the same after that collision with Rodrigo at the first corner.
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But Kent isn't taking this lying down! He out-brakes his Spanish counterpart into the downhill T12. They shave a tenth off Miller at the front as Masbou continues to hang in there in 5th.
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There's a 0.4s gap between 2nd and 3rd. Expect that gap to fall in the coming laps.
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A dejected Rins is interviewed in pit lane. He says he was tagged by Granado at the 2nd corner, causing him to disastrously crash out of the German GP, a race he won last year.
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Binder comes close to tailgating Miller into T1. The front 2 are opening up the slightest of gaps at the front. Marquez goes under Kent to go 3rd and needs to get his down as soon as possible.
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12 laps to go and we have another Moto3 thriller on our hands! Livio Loi has retired from the GP. That won't help the Belgian as he comes under increased pressure from his Marc VDS team.
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Marquez re-takes 2nd into the final corner on lap 14 but Binder dives under at T1, pushing the Spaniard wide and allowing Kent through. The Englishman's unto 3rd!
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The battle for 6th is yo-yoing and changing by the lap. Hanika currently leads a frantic scrap with Antonelli, Oliveira, Vazquez, Vinales and McPhee close behind. Don't expect that order to last long.
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Marquez takes 2nd off Binder at T1 but it's only temporarily. The Mahindra barges through on the entry to T2 to reclaim the runners up spot.
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Kent has picked Masbou off to go 4th!
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Binder is so brave into T1. He runs in hot, looks to go wide, but squares the corner off and drives down the hill, into T2. Along with Valenica '12, this is surely Binder's best showing in grand prix.
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Vazquez is making good progress in the 2nd group, he's moved ahead of Hanika to go 6th. Barring a disaster at the front that's the best he will get as there are 10 seconds separating him and the front.
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Kent is closing in on the front too. The gap to Miller was 1.5 seconds 2 laps ago, now it's 1 second. 5 riders can win this!
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Binder goes 2nd into T1 at the start of lap 10! Only Miller sits ahead of the South African now.
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Binder is really turning it on… having put a few tenths into Masbou he closes the gap to the front 2 to sit on Marquez's rear wheel. After Mahindra's debut podium of 2014 last time out Binder is looking to keep that run going.
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If Fenati was making precocious progress early on, McPhee has taken a more measured approach from 28th. The Scot has 6th place in his sights and sits a fine 13th.
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It's great to see Danny Kent operating towards the front again after a troubling start to 2014. The Englishman is set to benefit from Masbou and Binder bashing handlebars at T1. The top 5 are covered by 1.5 seconds.
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Guevara is a further 4.2 seconds back in 6th. He's followed closely by Hanika, Oettl, Vinales, Antonelli, Vazquez and McPhee.
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We've barely been able to mention the goings-on at the front with all the early spills but Miller and Marquez hold a 1 second advantage over Masbou, Binder and Kent.
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Khairuddin also goes down just before the waterfall as Marquez closes in on Miller. He looks to go through at T1 at the start of lap 6 but decides to sit behind the Australian for a while longer.
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Fenati really needs to sort his Saturday form out. He always runs a serious risk charging through the field in the opening laps as seen at Assen two weeks ago and today.
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I spoke too soon! Fenati crashes out for the 2nd race in a row! The Italian looks to be winded and isn't moving comfortably at all.
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Fenati is up to 11th! That's 14 places in 4 laps.
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At the end of lap 2 Miller has a small gap over Marquez and Masbou. Binder and Kent are trying to make it a front group of 5 just behind.
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We're seeing replays of the first turn spill. Rodrigo actually crashed at T1, pushing Loi off track in the process.
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They're dropping like flies on the opening lap. Schouten has also gone out in an early spill!
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Great start for Danny Kent, he's sitting behind Masbou in 4th. Bastianini also went down at the final turn, that's his 2nd crash on the bounce.
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Incredible start as Gabriel Rodrigo - deputising for the injured Niklas Ajo - is out too at the Omega Curve.
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The lights go out and Miller gets the drop! He leads into T1 ahead of Marquez… Meanwhile Rins low-sides out at T2!
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The grid in full: Miller, Masbou, Marquez – Hanika, Kent, Binder – Rins, Granado, Guevara – Bastianini, Oettl, Antonelli – Khairuddin, Ferrari, Tonucci
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As we start the warm-up lap Tonucci's Mahindra is wheeled off the grid. The Italian was due to start from 15th but it seems he will be a non starter.
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We'll have to keep our eyes peeled for Fenati and McPhee in the opening laps then, coming from 25th and 28th respectively.
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John McPhee was another rider caught out by the worsening conditions in yesterday's qualifying session. The Scot starts from 28th, comfortably his worst Saturday performance of 2014.
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Home hopes will be pinned on Phillipp Oettl in this race with the German starting from 11th. Luca Grunwald starts 21st.
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Alex Rins, who has been struggling with an injured foot sustained 4 weeks ago at Montmelo, starts from 7th.
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Karel Hanika scored his best GP qualifying result with 4th ahead of Danny Kent, making a welcome return to the top-10 and Brad Binder in 6th.
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Alex Marquez, looking to win his 3rd consecutive race, starts from 3rd. Should the young Spaniard be victorious today, he'll become only the 3rd rider to with 3 successive Moto3 races, along with Maverick Vinales and Luis Salom.
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Alexis Masbou equalled his best qualifying performance in GP racing with a fine run to 2nd place on the grid. Germany is the scene of the Frenchman's best GP result too, a 2nd place in the Moto3 race in 2012 - the only podium finish of his career.
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Miller has only won once from pole position this year, at the second round in Austin, back in April.
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Fenati on the other hand starts from 25th - another disastrous Saturday effort for the Italian.
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The Australian will be keen to make amends after his early spill left him non-scoring at the previous round at Assen. Luckily for Miller chief rival Romano Fenati finished out of the points too, allowing the Honda pair of Marquez and Rins to close in on the front 2.
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Jack Miller was well placed to take his 5th pole position of the season when the rain came down in yesterday's 45 minute session.
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Rain prematurely ended Saturday’s qualifying session, catching out several key men and benefiting some unexpected names.
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So onto Moto3, which starts in 10 minutes time.
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Races will run under a dark cloud today. Yesterday a crash during qualifying for the sidecar event tragically claimed the life of passenger Enrico Becker. Driver Kurt Hock remains in hospital. The sidecar race will go ahead as planned – at the request of the drivers’ families - later this afternoon at 5pm.
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We have coverage of all 3 races today. Moto3 kicks things off in 15 minutes at 10am GMT with Moto2 following at 11.20. MotoGP starts at 13.00.
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The heavily revised track manages to pack 13 corners into just 2.2 miles, making it one of the shortest on the calendar. Lap times (and racing) are usually incredibly tight as a result.
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Public roads in the area were used for racing as early as the 1920s and Walter Kaaden’s famous 2-stroke MZ factory started up just miles away in Zschopau. The region is rich in motorcycle racing history.
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As has been the case since 1998, we’re at the tight, twisty and undulating Sachsenring circuit near Chemnitz in eastern Germany, an area synonymous with Grand Prix racing.
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It’s a momentous weekend for German sport but with the football activities not kicking off until 9pm there is plenty of time for the 100,000 strong crowd to feast on the annual two-wheel spectacle.
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Good morning and welcome back to Crash.net’s live commentary of the German Grand Prix.
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Tschüss!!
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Come back tomorrow for our full live text coverage of the German Grand Prix from Moto3, through to Moto2 and of course MotoGP
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On the weekend Germany could win the FIFA World Cup, can Stefan Bradl make call on some inspiration for a famous first MotoGP win on home soil?
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So there we have it, that man Marquez is well placed to extend his remarkable winning run in MotoGP, but Pedrosa may still have something up his sleeve around one of his more favoured tracks
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Marquez: On the second one everything was fine and we did a really good lap. What is most important tomorrow is to have a good rhythm, so I have good confidence for the race.
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Marquez: I felt good in free practice and then in qualifying the feeling was good, but with the first tyre I had a small problem.
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Pedrosa: Front row is important at this track and I am looking forward to tomorrow
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Pedrosa: I had a good run on the frist tyre and I was comfortable so I tried to go hard on the second one, but into turn one I pushed too much maybe so I crashed.
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Bradl: If the sun is coming out, it will be difficult with the front tyre but I think we should be ready
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Bradl: It is a great weekend for me so far. I hope we can have a good race, but it is so important to be on the front row because it is difficult to overtake.
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Special mention to Bradl, the German bringing his A-game to his home circuit to get his moment on the front row
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In fact, Pedrosa probably would have accepted 23rd on the grid if it meant he wasn't injured but fortunately it looks like he isn't and his still on the front row
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Would Pedrosa have challenged for pole position had he not thrown it down the road? We'll never know, but second place is a good result considering the way his session ended
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So Marquez returns to pole position in Germany, his seventh of the year. He is now perfectly placed to make it an incredible ninth straight win tomorrow
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Bautista, Dovizioso and Hayden round out the Q2 order in 10th, 11th and 12th respectively
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Iannone leads the Ducati charge in seventh, ahead of Pol Espargaro and the rather bruised Bradley Smith in eighth and ninth
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Aleix Espargaro heads up row four on the Open Forward FTR, ahead of a disappoitned Lorenzo and Rossi in fifth and sixth
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In fact, it is a Honda 1-2-3 as Bradl will start on the front row for his home race
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Even more bizarre is the fact Pedrosa looks like he will be starting second, despite missing the final minutes because of his crash
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Astonishing... the youngster was nursing a neck injury yesterday, today he is smashing records. Remarkable.
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Out of the final corner and Marquez crosses the line for a 1min 20.937secs!! Not only has he smashed Stoner's six-year old lap record, he is the first rider to break 1min 21secs
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Stoner's lap record is very much under threat as Marquez posts best sector times
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That said, only one rider appears to be pushing on and that rider is - you guessed it - Marquez
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With yellow flags around the circuit, the riders are forced to back off, but with just over a minute to go it doesn't look like the session is done yet...
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We see that Pedrosa came down at turn one with a typical low-side... fortunately he seems to escape injury, which is an improvement on last year's disaster!
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And just like that, Marquez has already bumped him down with the fastest lap of the session so far
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The Repsol Honda rider is up and about, but the provisional pole sitter will be forced to watch from the sidelines
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And Pedrosa is down too!
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Just moments after getting out of shape on the crests, Smith bins it completely for his fourth crash of the weekend... and another repair job for Tech 3
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All 12 bikes are now on track, with Rossi last to exit after a long pit stop
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Six minutes to go and the riders are pouring onto track for their final flying efforts
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So as the riders head back into the pit lane, Pedrosa leads ahead of Bradl, Lorenzo, Marquez, Rossi, Smith, A Espargaro, P Espargaro, Iannone, Bautista, Dovi and Hayden
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Lorenzo is up to third place, with Rossi's first proper lap moving him up to fifth
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Pedrosa is flying now, lighting up the sectors and crossing the line to move quickest of all with a 1min 21.233secs
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Casey Stoner's lap record from 2008 is very much under threat - 1m 21.067s is the benchmark and we are already less than two tenths off it
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Cheers in the crowd as Bradl goes quickest, Pedrosa up to 2nd, Marquez 3rd and Smith 4th
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Of course Aleix Espargaro - along with Hayden, Dovizioso and Iannone - can use the softer rear tyre in this session, which will no doubt aid their qualifying hopes
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A Espargaro leads after the first wave of laps, ahead of Lorenzo, P Espargaro, Smith and Bautista
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Marquez had a slow first effort, currently down in seventh
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One for the family album, Aleix and Pol Espargaro are 1-2 at this moment
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The riders on track are completing their first flying laps, apart from Rossi who has come straight back into the pit lane
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Is Marquez planning to make one of his now famous 'jumps' to his spare Honda? The Repsol team are popping down some tell-tale markers in the pit lane
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The green flag is out, so Q2 is underway - 15mins of what promises to be high octane action!
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More than most, qualifying is very important here since there aren't too many places to pass and the short length means the laps click down pretty quickly
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Can Marquez make it another pole position? Can Aleix Espargaro manage two-in-a-row after his historic Assen pole? Maybe Stfean Bradl can thrill the huge German crowd with a strong showing?
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No time for Hayden and Dovizioso to rest up as Q2 looms under sunny skies now
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Even worse for Crutchlow, who starts down in 15th as his tough first season on the Ducati shows no sign of abating
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Bad luck for Hernandez, who misses out on Q2 by just 0.007secs
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Top job by M7 Drive Aspar Honda rider Hayden, who has not seemingly looked capable of a result like that this weekend thus far
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Missing the cut and therefore confirmed on the grid are Hernandez in 13th, Redding 14th, Crutchlow 15th, Aoyama 16th, Abraham 17th, Laverty 18th and Edwards 19th
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That means Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso will progress through to Q2 at the Sachsenring
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Hernandez cannot improve, which means he remains third on the timesheets
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The chequered flag is out but there are several riders putting in best sectors out on the tarck
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Crutchlow is walking away... the British rider suffered a high-speed low-side but seems unhurt. He is tumbling down the order on the timesheets though
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Dovizioso also improves to second, so Hayden and Dovi are through into Q2 provisionally as it stands
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Avoiding the yellow flags, Nicky Hayden goes quickest of all to bump Crutchlow out of the top two
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Crutchlow suffers a high-speed crash
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Dovi can't improve, which means Hernandez and Crutchlow are still provisionally through to Q2
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Dovizioso is back on it with the fastest first sector yet
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The Colombian has leapt to the top of the leaderboard... could the Pramac Ducati rider be embarrassing the factory Ducati riders?
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All eyes on Hernandez, he is posting fastest sectors...
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Dovizioso was on a quick lap with a 'red' first sector, but bails out with a view to pushing on his final run
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His Forward team-mate was fastest of all yesterday in free practice - can Colin Edwards join his Aleix Espargaro in Q2? He is visibly pushing hard!
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It's a measure of how differently their seasons have panned out that Dovizioso is tackling Q1 for the first time this season, but Crutchlow is here for a sixth time now
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Aoyama and Redding lift their respective Hondas to third and fourth less than two tenths behind
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Abraham, Hernandez, Redding, Edwards and Laverty lead the immediate charge after two flying laps each
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Ducati 1-2, Dovizioso moves up to second behind Crutchlow
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Crutchlow moves quickest now, ahead of Karel Abraham in second place with just under 10mins remaining
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Contrasting fortunes for Ducati after the first wave of laps, with Hernandez fastest but Dovizioso just fourth
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Good to see Mike di Meglio out there having crashed just in that FP4 session
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All riders have headed out on the softer rear, save for Assen podium winner Dovizioso, who has opted for the medium compound
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The riders stream onto circuit as Q1 gets underway
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Weather-wise we have a bit of everything... in the last 20mins we have had drizzle, sun and cloud, but it has stayed very warm and humid too
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Indeed, the nature of the circuit has allowed the Open class bikes to get closer-than-ever this weekend, so the likes of Redding, Hayden and Aoyama could well be in with a shout too
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Who are the favourites to progress from Q1 to Q2? Well, the factory Ducatis of Dovizioso and Crutchlow are surely the riders to beat, but it's been close in the mid-field
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They can relax for a bit now as attention turns to Q1 and the battle for two remaining Q2 spots and the remainder of the grid positions from 13th down to 23rd
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As the chequered flag comes out, Marquez is quickest in FP4 with a 1min 21.582s lap, ahead of Pedrosa, local hero Bradl, Rossi and Lorenzo
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In fact most of the riders are beginning to set PBs, the moist air clearing enough to give the riders confidence to start pushing again
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Drizzle or not, the riders are pushing hard in this FP4 sessionn with Pedrosa just setting his best lap of the weekend, albeit still behind team-mate Marquez
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Incidentally, there is rain in the air around the Sachsenring. It's not cold but the humid and drizzling conditions could be enough to spook the riders come Q1 and Q2
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Good effort by Iannone to emerge as the only Ducati rider to make it through to Q2, with GP14 counterparts Dovizioso, Crutchlow and Hernandez having to tackle Q1
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Joining Marquez in Q2 is Lorenzo, Bradl, A Espargaro, Smith, Rossi, Pedrosa, P Espargaro, Iannone and Bautista
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Marc Marquez was quickest in FP3 earlier today ahead of qualifying, leading the ten riders that will automatically progress through to Q2
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The fourth and final practice session is currently underway, but inclement weather conditions are making things dicey out there ahead of qualifying...
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Good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of the MotoGP German Grand Prix qualifying session from the twisty, undulating and demanding Sachsenring
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Join us on Saturday for live updates during Qualifying, in the meantime crash.net/motogp will have full results and reaction shortly...
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The top ten is covered by 0.578s and the top 16 all within 0.920s! Let's hope it stays as close for the rest of the weekend.
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...Smith 11th then Hernandez, Crutchlow, Laverty, Redding, Aoyama, Abraham, Hayden, Edwards, Barbera, Di Meglio, Petrucci and Parkes.
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Chequered flag. Aleix Espargaro confirmed as fastest in both Friday practice sessions. Then Marquez, Lorenzo, Bradl, Bautsita, Iannone, P Espargaro, Dovizioso, Pedrosa and Rossi in 10th.
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The Spaniard will surely be a contender for pole tomorrow if it's dry, but can he race the soft tyre?
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It's Aleix Espargaro time!  He's fitted the soft rear and jumped from 5th to 1st - repeat of the morning.
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Just one minute to go and Lorenzo closes slightly on Marquez. Now 0.210s between them.
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Aoyama is running an interesting tyre combo: Hard front and soft rear. Currently 15th out of the 23 riders.
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Home hero Stefan Bradl is up to third place, 0.272s behind Marquez. Bradl put in a lot of laps with the hard front and rear tyres earlier on, and now seems to be on the medium rubber.
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Pedrosa is down in ninth but only 0.431s from tea-mate Marquez. Five minutes to go.
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7mins to go and Dovizioso has fitted the soft rear tyre to his Ducati but stays tenth
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Alvaro Bautista moves into third place behind Marquez and Lorenzo
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That's a shame: Laverty has fallen at Turn 12, a smaller incident than Pedrosa and he's walking away.
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Aleix Espargaro is said to be trying both the Yamaha and Forward (FTR) chassis. Expect him to fit the soft tyre and push for a lap time shortly.
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Excellent performance from PBM's Michael Laverty, has been bumped to 12th but only 0.770s behind Marquez!
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Marquez is one of the few riders still in the pits, but remains quickest by 0.227s from Lorenzo
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Pedrosa and Rossi among the riders now back on track...
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Smith improves to 12th, prompting other riders to rejoin the track.
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Bradley Smith is one of only 3 riders still on track, trying to make up for lost time this morning
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20-minutes to go and most riders are now in the pits. The rain looks to have passed so they could be out again soon.
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Rain flags being waved! Marquez backs off, raises his hand and pulls into the pits
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Halfway through the 45mins and order is: Marquez, Lorenzo, Pedrosa, P Espargaro, Rossi, A Espargaro, Bautista, Iannone, Bradl, Dovizioso, Crutchlow, Hernandez, Smith, Redding, Aoyama, Abraham, Laverty, Barbera, Edwards, di Meglio, Hayden, Petrucci, Parkes.
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Jorge Lorenzo moves up to second, 0.254s behind Marquez. Pedrosa leaves the pits.
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Marquez is heading back out on track and it looks like Pedrosa will make his return soon
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Marquez now holds a 0.431s advantage over Pedrosa with Lorenzo, Rossi, Bautista and Iannone completing the top six. Pedrosa has just arrived back at the Honda pits.
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Meanwhile Marquez goes fastest with the best lap of the weekend so far, a 1m 22.158s.
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Pedrosa lost the front as he turned into the left hander and was lucky not to be hurt as he bounced through the gravel
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Dani Pedrosa down at Turn 12! He is walking away but that's a fast fall - at the bottom of the hill
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Rossi and Yamaha team-mate Lorenzo currently third and fourth
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Fives minutes into FP2 and Marquez is fastest by 0.2s from Honda team-mate Pedrosa
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One rider who can't afford another fall is Bradley Smith - he went down twice in the morning session
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The rising temperatures mean harder tyres front and rear are already making an appearance, but riders will have to be cautious in the early laps - especially at the infamous Waterfall turn
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Bikes now on track at the Sachsenring...
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If Marquez wins again this weekend, the last event before the summer break, it will extend his perfect 2014 run to 9 wins
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Marquez won last year's race from Cal Crutchlow, but Lorenzo and Pedrosa were missing due to collarbone injuries in practice
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As at Assen, weather is a concern this weekend, but conditions are dry and bright for FP2, which starts in a few minutes...
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Marquez was left with pain in his neck after the fall, but returned to set the sixth fastest lap time. Meanwhile Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were fastest before Espargaro's soft tyre lap.
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Aleix Espargaro used the soft Open class tyre to set the fastest lap time this morning, but the big news was a nasty highside for world champion Marc Marquez
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Hello and welcome to Crash.net's live coverage of MotoGP Free Practice 2 at the Sachsenring

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