Marc Márquez completed a decade of success at the German Grand Prix, achieving pole position and victory at Sachsenring.
The Repsol Honda rider was first into the opening corner and clocked the fastest lap of the race on Lap 5 – beating the circuit record in the process. He broke away from his rivals until establishing an almost 7-second advantage by the penultimate lap.
“It was a perfect strategy. I didn’t have a perfect start as I ran a little deep at Turn One. After that my plan was two slow laps to warm the front tyre well and then push, and it’s exactly what I did. Step by step I opened the gap and followed the plan as I needed to. Once the gap was at three seconds I stayed there and saved the tyre and enjoyed riding. It’s a great feeling to win here again and to enter the summer break in this way. Congratulations also to my brother for his win today, it’s always really nice to win together! I want to say thank you to the Repsol Honda Team for their work in this race and the first half of the season.”