Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa said their decision not to run with Bridgestone's asymmetric front tyre at the Sachsenring was vindicated after the pair clinched a one-two for Repsol Honda.

Marquez and Pedrosa weighed up the pros and cons of the harder compound '38 front, making their decision based on the belief that they would be better placed to finish the race more strongly than the Yamaha riders, with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo choosing the asymmetric option.

"With '33 I was able to be faster during 10 laps but yesterday when I tried '38 I saw that I was maybe one tenth slower more or less, but on the last laps it looked slightly more consistent," Marquez explained.

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"So maybe with '33 I was able to be faster on the first 15 laps, but then it was a question mark because here 30 laps pushing on the left side is a lot.

"I saw in the warm-up that I have enough rhythm to take this '38 because if I increase my rhythm one tenth, I am able also to fight for the victory, so we chose the '38 only for safe reasons."

Pedrosa, who found incredible pace on the final six laps to leave Rossi trailing as he nailed down the runner-up spot, said the '38 proved the better choice for the conclusion of the race.

"I tried yesterday the '38 and I feel a little bit more stable than the '33, but not more grip because '33 also gives more turning and better feeling on the hands," Pedrosa said.

"Thirty laps on this track you need to stay a lot on the angle and I decide to go hard because I know the '33 has more feeling, but I decide to go '38 just to be more sure at the end of the race. For me, it was a good choice."

Pedrosa is finding form again, his poor start and eighth place finish at Assen in round eight aside, but was loathe to give himself a numerical rating this season after being asked by a reporter in the post-race press conference.

"I don't know. What can I say, I didn't race many races and I cannot tell a number," Pedrosa said.

"I can't say much about my numbers because when you have bad moments it's hard to tell how you do. It doesn't reflect on the result, so I can say when everything goes fine and you're winning this is actually when you [don't have to make as much effort].

"But when everything is not going not the way you expect, it's when you have to do the most effort without better results," he added.

"So for my situation it was difficult, so I am happy that I am recovering and that's it."