Marquez wins from pit lane to take 9th consecutive victory

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 13 Jul 2014

Marc Marquez made it nine out nine this afternoon at the Sachsenring, once again defying tricky weather conditions to take victory after starting from pitlane. Dani Pedrosa was forced to settle for second behind his team mate with Jorge Lorenzo back on the podium in third.

There was drama at the start of the race as thirty minutes before kick-off the heavens opened, soaking the German circuit ahead of the MotoGP bikes leaving pit-lane. With the humid temperatures, the asphalt quickly dried leaving riders once again with the dilemma of whether to start on wet or dry tyres. 

German, Stefan Bradl switched to slicks on the grid but most riders remained with wets. With just one corner wet for the warm-up lap, turn 12, those on wet tyres raced into pitlane to change to their dry bikes ahead of the race start.

Stefan Bradl took the lead ahead of Michael Laverty and Daniol Petrucci with 14 machines setting off from pitlane, led by Marc Marquez.

Reigning champion, Marquez was on a mission as he picked off the open class bikes blocking up the top ten, followed closely by his Repsol Honda team mate Dani Pedrosa. The Yamahas of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo were slightly slower in getting through the pack. 

Marquez took the lead on lap 6 after starting in pit lane

Marquez took the lead from Stefan Bradl on lap six with the German then rapidly falling back through the pack riding, struggling with the steel brakes on machine, set up for the wet conditions. Pedrosa settled into second ahead of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, although the number 99 Yamaha soon passed and gapped his team mate for third.

The lead Ducati was once again Andrea Iannone ahead of Aleix Espargaro and the battling factory Ducati pair of Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso.

Scott Redding had a strong mid-race, barging his way past the struggling Stefan Bradl and then passing former Moto2 rival, Pol Espargaro. Despite his best efforts to stay ahead of the factory Tech 3 machine, the Brit slipped back into tenth. His production RCV1000R was no match for the factory machines as his team mate, Alvaro Bautista shot past him soon afterwards.

Pol Espargaro wasn't keen to hang about, latching on to the rear of the battling Ducatis and passing them for seventh place with two laps to go. Brit Cal Crutchlow lost out to his team mate soon after before losing a place to Alvaro Bautista on the final lap.

Marquez was untroubled to take his ninth victory in a row ahead of Pedrosa and Lorenzo. Rossi took fourth ahead of a strong ride from Pramac Ducati's Andrea Iannone in fifth with Aleix Espargaro rounding out the top six.

In Moto3, Jack Miller took victory ahead of a debut podium for South African, Brad Binder and Alex Masbou. Swiss rider, Dominique Aegerter took victory in Moto2.

MotoGP Race Result

1. M. MARQUEZ - Repsol Honda
2. D. PEDROSA - Repsol Honda
3. J. LORENZO - Movistar Yamaha
4. V. ROSSI - Movistar Yamaha
5. A. IANNONE - Pramac Ducati
6. A. ESPARGARO - NGM Forward Yamaha
7. P. ESPARGARO - Tech 3 Yamaha
8. A. DOVIZIOSO - Ducati Team
9. A. BAUTISTA - Go&FUN Gresini Honda
10. C. CRUTCHLOW - Ducati Team
11. S. REDDING - Go&FUN Gresini Hondaz
12. A. AOYAMA - Drive M7 Aspar Honda
13. K. ABRAHAM - Cardion AB Honda
14. N. HAYDEN - Drive M7 Aspar Honda
15. D. PETRUCCI - IODA Aprilia

Championship Standings

1. M. MARQUEZ - Repsol Honda - 225
2. D. PEDROSA - Repsol Honda - 148
3. V. ROSSI - Movistar Yamaha - 141
4. A. DOVIZIOSO - Ducati Team - 99
5. J. LORENZO - Movistar Yamaha - 97
6. A. ESPARGARO - Forward Yamaha - 77
7. P. ESPARGARO - Tech 3 Yamaha - 67
8. A. IANNONE - Pramac Ducati - 62
9. S. BRADL - LCR Honda - 56
10. A. BAUTISTA - Go&FUN Gresini - 50

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Marc Marquez made it nine out nine this afternoon in Sachsenring, after he once again defied tricky weather conditions to take victory after starting from pitlane. Dani Pedrosa was forced to settle for second behind his team mate as Jorge Lorenzo took third.
It was drama at the start of the race as thirty minutes before kick-off the heavens opened. With the humid temperatures, the track quickly dried leaving riders once again with the dilemma of which tyres to start upon.
German, Stefan Bradl switched to slick tyres on the grid but most riders remained on wet tyres. On the warm up lap it was shown that just one corner, turn 12, was still wet meaning those on wet tyres dived into pitlane to change to their dry bikes ahead of the race start.
Stefan Bradl took the lead ahead of Michael Laverty and Daniol Petrucci with thirteen machines setting off from pitlane, led by Marc Marquez.
The 2013 World Champion was on a mission as he picked off the open class bikes blocking up the top ten, followed closely by his Repsol Honda team mate Dani Pedrosa. The Yamahas of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo were slightly slower to get through the pack.
Marquez took the lead from Stefan Bradl on lap six with the German then rapidly falling back through the pack riding with the steel brakes with his bike set up for the wet. Pedrosa settled into second ahead of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, although the number 99 Yamaha soon passed and gapped his team mate for third.
The lead Ducati was once again Andrea Iannone ahead of Aleix Espargaro and the battling factory Ducati pair of Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso.
Scott Redding had a strong mid-race, barging his way past the struggling Stefan Bradl and then getting passed former Moto2 rival, Pol Espargaro. Despite his best efforts to stay ahead of the factory Tech 3 machine, Redding slipped back into tenth. His production RCV1000R was no match for the factory machines as his team mate, Alvaro Bautista shot past him soon afterwards.
Pol Espargaro wasn't keen to hang about, latching on to the rear of the battling Ducatis and passing them for seventh place with two laps to go. Brit Cal Crutchlow lost out to his team mate, Dovizioso soon after before losing a place to Alvaro Bautista on the final lap.
Marquez was untroubled to take his ninth victory in a row ahead of Pedrosa and Lorenzo. Rossi took fourth ahead of a strong ride from Pramac Ducati's Andrea Iannone in fifth with Aleix Espargaro rounding out the top six.
In Moto3, Jack Miller took victory ahead of a debut podium for South African, Brad Binder and Alex Masbou. Swiss rider, Dominique Aegerter took victory in Moto2.
MotoGP Race Result

1. M. MARQUEZ - Repsol Honda
2. D. PEDROSA - Repsol Honda
3. J. LORENZO - Movistar Yamaha
4. V. ROSSI - Movistar Yamaha
5. A. IANNONE - Pramac Ducati
6. A. ESPARGARO - NGM Forward Yamaha
7. P. ESPARGARO - Tech 3 Yamaha
8. A. DOVIZIOSO - Ducati Team
9. A. BAUTISTA - Go&FUN Gresini Honda
10. C. CRUTCHLOW - Ducati Team
11. S. REDDING - Go&FUN Gresini Hondaz
12. A. AOYAMA - Drive M7 Aspar Honda
13. K. ABRAHAM - Cardion AB Honda
14. N. HAYDEN - Drive M7 Aspar Honda
15. D. PETRUCCI - IODA Aprilia
Championship Standings
1. M. MARQUEZ - Repsol Honda - 225
2. D. PEDROSA - Repsol Honda - 148
3. V. ROSSI - Movistar Yamaha - 141
4. A. DOVIZIOSO - Ducati Team - 99
5. J. LORENZO - Movistar Yamaha - 97
6. A. ESPARGARO - Forward Yamaha - 77
7. P. ESPARGARO - Tech 3 Yamaha - 67
8. A. IANNONE - Pramac Ducati - 62
9. S. BRADL - LCR Honda - 56
10. A. BAUTISTA - Go&FUN Gresini - 50

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