Racing has taken place in the area around Chemnitz, Germany since the 1920s. The more modern circuit of Sachsenring, 8 km west of the town, was built in 1996 and hosted its first MotoGP race in 1998. The track underwent a significant update in 2001. Its numerous tight corners make it a challenge for MotoGP’s technicians, with a spectacular plunging downhill right-hander nicknamed »The Waterfall« giving riders plenty to focus on.
Pramac’s Johann Zarco ended Fabio Quartararo’s pole streak in the eight round of the 2021 MotoGP season, beating the Yamaha rider by just 0.011s in a tightly-contested qualifying despite a crash in a dramatic MotoGP German Grand Prix qualifying.
Marc Marquez hasn’t been defeated at the Sachsenring since his first season in the 125cc class back in 2009. Many had predicted prior to the weekend that he could keep the streak going and secure his first win since the arm injury that put him out of the 2020 campaign, as the track’s anti-clockwise nature of the track is less physically demanding.
And 581 days after his last victory at Valencia in 2019, Marquez resisted a strong charge from KTM’s Miguel Oliveira to end Honda’s win drought in the premier class. This is Marquez’s 8th consecutive win at the German Grand Prix in MotoGP and his 11th consecutive win at the German circuit in all classes. He also has 2 wins in Moto 2 and 1 win in Moto 3. He’s only the 2nd rider ever to achieve so many consequetive wins at one circuit.
The Honda rider came under no threat through to the chequered flag to complete his fairytale comeback victory, with Oliveira securing his third-straight podium. Quartararo salvaged third to extend his championship lead to 22 points ahead of Zarco in the championship standings.
GERMAN GRAND PRIX RACE RESULTS