Jorge Martin Secures Sachsenring Sprint Victory, Oliveira Gets Podium for Aprilia

Jorge Martin Won the German Sprint Race at the Sachsenring, beating Francesco Bagnaia and extending his championship lead to 15 points.

Francesco Bagnaia would dive to the inside of Jorge Martin and Miguel Oliveira as the pair ran deep into the first corner, Bagnaia managed to get his Ducati underneath the pair and seized the lead of the race on the exit of the first corner, with Oliveira in second.

Just one lap later, Martin would draw alongside Oliveira’s Trackhouse Aprilia, managing to get it stopped on the apex and finalising his move for second. One lap later, Martin would slip up the inside of Bagnaia at the triple left-hander at Turn 9 with an extraordinary move through the high-speed triple left-hander.

Just half a second behind the leading trio, Maverick Vinales would put his Aprilia in front of Raul Fernandez’s Trackhouse Aprilia, Fernandez running deep as Enea Bastianini came through on the pair of them within a few corners. Franco Morbidelli would then make his way past Fernandez at the final corner for sixth place in the first third of the race, with Marc Marquez later lining up his pass on Fernandez at the final corner as well.

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Oliveira was able to make his Aprilia turn much quicker than the Ducati’s around him, able to punch out of the corners quicker as Aprilia have one of their best races in recent memory. Enea Bastianini would close on the leading trio, joining the fight in the final third of the race.

Marco Bezzecchi would overtake Fernandez for 10th place, the Trackhouse Aprilia rider struggling with his tyres, sinking back through the field to 14th place.

Marc Marquez would close on Vinales in the final stages, eventually diving up the inside of the Aprilia rider into the final corner on the final lap, as Pedro Acosta finished in 22nd after running wide and into the gravel at the penultimate corner.

Brad Binder finished ahead of Alex Marquez to round out the points paying positions, with Bezzecchi 10th, Jack Miller 11th and Fabio Di Giannantonio in 12th. Fabio Quartararo would finish as the top Yamaha in 13th position as Luca Marini finished in 15th as the leading Honda, 15 seconds from the leader after half distance.

MotoGP Sprint Results – Germany

1st Jorge Martin, Pramac Ducati
2nd Miguel Oliveira, Trackhouse Aprilia
3rd Francesco Bagnaia, Factory Ducati
4th Enea Bastianini, Factory Ducati
5th Franco Morbidelli, Pramac Ducati
6th Marc Marquez, Gresini Ducati
7th Maverick Vinales, Aprilia
8th Brad Binder, Red Bull Factory KTM
9th Alex Marquez, Gresini Ducati
10th Marco Bezzecchi, VR46 Ducati
11th Jack Miller, Red Bull Factory KTM
12th Fabio Di Giannantonio, VR46 Ducati
13th Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha
14th Raul Fernandez, Trackhouse Aprilia
15th Luca Marini, Repsol Honda
16th Augusto Fernandez, Red Bull GasGas KTM
17th Johann Zarco, LCR Honda
18th Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda
19th Stefan Bradl, LCR Honda
20th Remy Gardner, Yamaha
21st Joan Mir, Repsol Honda
22nd Pedro Acosta, Red Bull GasGas KTM

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