MotoGP Round 8 Summary & Round 9 TV Schedule

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By Steve Lamb

Production Manager - Still considers himself a novice rider, despite passing his test over twenty years ago. Steve has only ever owned four bikes - a '95 Suzuki GSX600F (which he dropped in the first minute of ownership), an '04 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer and currently a '16 Ducati Scrambler Classic, as well as (very slowly) building a '94 Yamaha SR125 'brat tracker'.

MotoGP [ Sachsenring ] - Weekend schedule & TV times

 

MotoGP

Qualifying bragging rights were once again with French rookie, Petronas Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo who set a blistering pace and a new all-time lap record of 1'32.017 to take pole position for Sunday's race, ahead of Monster Yamaha's Maverick Viñales and Suzuki's Alex Rins, who progressed from Q1 to take his front row position. With Honda's Marc Marquez qualifying in fourth and Yamaha's Valentino Rossi way back in 14th after failing to progress from Q1, it was anyone's guess what race day would bring.

The shocks continued soon after the lights going out as Suzuki's Alex Rins took the lead on the opening lap before overcooking it on lap 3 and heading for an early bath. Concluding a dimal weekend, Rossi hit the deck on lap 4, scoring his second consecutive DNF. Meanwhile, at the front of the field, Quartararo had retaken the lead and was looking to record his first win at the senior class, but Yamaha's Maverick Viñales had other ideas and, lap by lap, was eating in to his lead. By lap 14, he had taken Honda's Marc Marquez, and just two laps later took the lead. Renowned for his late race pace, Viñales looked strong and confident and by the chequered flag his first win of the season was delivered with a lead of nearly five seconds. Marquez, following Viñales past Quartararo took second, leaving the rookie to take his second podium of the season.

Britain's Cal Crutchlow finished in a lonely seventh, with a four second gap ahead and six seconds back to Joan Mir.

Fastest Race Lap - Marc Marquez - Lap 4 - 1'33.712

Moto2

The Moto2 race was perfect illustration of hard work and perseverance paying off with Spain's Augusto Fernandez starting from 13th on the grid. With two steps forward and one back, he slowly by surely worked his way to second place by half-race distance and on the penultimate lap, took the lead. A tangle between championship leader Alex Marquez and Lorenzo Baldassarri with a lap and a half to go meant that Fernandez kept his lead to the line and scored up his first win of the season ahead of Red Bull KTM's Brad Binder and SKY Racing VR46's Luca Marini.

With all the action at the head of the pack, it was easy to miss Tom Luthi finishing in fourth place, but with Marquez out of the race, and another 13 points in the bag, this now puts Luthi six points clear at the top of the table.

Britains Sam Lowes recorded his fourth DNF of the year, while Bennetts BSB Runner-up Jake Dixon finished a creditable 12th to score his first championship points.

Fastest Race Lap - Augusto Fernandez - Lap 3 - 1'37.323

Moto3

In the Moto3 race, consistency was the name of the game as VNE Sniper's Tony Arbolino, starting in third maintained his position in the top four for the entire race. When races can be decided by a single corner, this was no mean feat and one which richly rewarded Abolino who chalked up his second win of the season. Leopard Racing Lorenzo Dalla Porto helped his title bid with second place, bringing him within seven points of the lead, and Jakub Kornfeil recorded only his fifth podium in his ten year Moto3 career.

Britain's John McPhee crossed the line in fifth, while Tom Booth-Amos returned to his role of tail-end-Charlie to bring his CIP Green Power KTM home dead last in 23rd place.

Fastest Race Lap - Dennis Foggia - Lap 5 - 1'42.627

 

MotoGP [ Sachsenring ] - Weekend schedule & TV times

 

Championship Tables

MotoGP

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

MARQUEZ, Marc

HONDA

160

-

-

2

DOVIZIOSO, Andrea

DUCATI

116

44

44

3

PETRUCCI, Danilo

DUCATI

108

8

52

4

RINS, Alex

SUZUKI

101

7

59

5

ROSSI, Valentino

YAMAHA

72

29

88

6

QUARTARARO, Fabio

YAMAHA

67

5

93

7

VIÑALES, Maverick

YAMAHA

65

2

95

8

MILLER, Jack

DUCATI

60

5

100

9

ESPARGARO, Pol

KTM

52

8

108

10

CRUTCHLOW, Cal

HONDA

51

1

109

 

Moto2

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

LUTHI, Thomas

KALEX

117

-

-

2

MARQUEZ, Alex

KALEX

111

6

6

3

FERNANDEZ, Augusto

KALEX

92

19

25

4

NAVARRO, Jorge

SPEED UP

89

3

28

5

BALDASSARRI, Lorenzo

KALEX

88

1

29

6

MARINI, Luca

KALEX

84

4

33

7

SCHROTTER, Marcel

KALEX

81

3

36

8

BINDER, Brad

KTM

64

17

53

9

BASTIANINI, Enea

KALEX

56

8

61

10

GARDNER, Remy

KALEX

41

15

76

 

Moto3

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

CANET, Aron

KTM

107

-

-

2

DALLA PORTA, Lorenzo

HONDA

100

7

7

3

ANTONELLI, Niccolò

HONDA

83

17

24

4

ARBOLINO, Tony

HONDA

76

7

31

5

VIETTI, Celestino

KTM

68

8

39

6

MASIA, Jaume

KTM

65

3

42

7

RAMIREZ, Marcos

HONDA

58

7

49

8

MCPHEE, John

HONDA

58

0

49

9

TOBA, Kaito

HONDA

51

7

56

10

RODRIGO, Gabriel

HONDA

50

1

57

 

MotoGP [ Sachsenring ] - Weekend schedule & TV times

 

The season continues this weekend with the HJC Helmets Motorad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachsenring Circuit, Germany.

This round also sees the debut of the delayed Moto-E class, so the action will be thick and fast all weekend.

Here's this weekend's TV schedule. As usual, live coverage is on BT Sport 2, with highlights on Quest on Monday evening.

Moto GP TV Times

Friday 5th July 2019

 

UK Time

TV Times

Channel

FP1 - M3

08:00 - 08:40

07:45 - 15:15

BT Sport 2

FP1 - MGP

08:55 - 09:40

FP1 - M2

09:55 - 10:35

FP1 - MotoE

10:50 - 11:20

FP2 - M3

12:15 - 12:55

FP2 - MGP

13:10 - 13:55

FP2 - M2

14:10 - 14:50

 Saturday 6th July 2019

 

UK Time

TV Time

Channel

FP3 - M3

08:00 - 08:40

08:00 - 11:00

BT Sport 2

FP3 - MGP

08:55 - 09:40

FP3 - M2

09:55 - 10:35

Q1 - M3

11:35 - 11:50

11:00 - 16:00

BT Sport 2

Q2 - M3

12:00 - 12:15

FP4 - MGP

12:30 - 13:00

Q1 - MGP

13:10 - 13:25

Q2 - MGP

13:35 - 13:50

Q1 - M2

14:05 - 14:20

Q2 - M2

14:30 - 14:45

E-Pole - MotoE

15:00

 Sunday 7th July 2019

 

UK Time

TV Time

Channel

WUp - M3

07:20 - 07:40

07:15 - 08:45

BT Sport 2

WUp - M2

07:50 - 08:10

WUp - MotoGP

08:20 - 08:40

RACE - MotoE

09:00

08:45 -09:30

BT Sport 2

RACE- M3

10:00

09:30 - 11:00

BT Sport 2

RACE - M2

11:20

11:00 - 12:30

BT Sport 2

RACE - MotoGP

13:00

12:30 - 14:00

BT Sport 2

Chequered Flag - Analysis

 

14:00 - 15:00

BT Sport 2

Monday 8th July 2019

 

TV Time

Channel

Highlights

23:00 - 00:00

Quest

 

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