MotoGP German GP: Francesco Bagnaia Wins in Sachsenring as Martin Crashes from Lead

Francesco Bagnaia ascended to the top of the MotoGP standings with a triumphant performance at the German Grand Prix. His title rival, Jorge Martin, crashed out while holding a commanding lead, allowing Bagnaia to seize victory and the championship lead.

By Divyam Dubey | on July 7, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Francesco Bagnaia triumphed in a chaotic German Grand Prix, seizing victory and the MotoGP championship lead after Jorge Martin crashed on the penultimate lap. Martin, who started from pole position, dominated the early stages of the race at the Sachsenring, reclaiming the lead from Bagnaia with a daring move on lap seven. However, his hopes were dashed when he crashed at turn one, gifting Bagnaia a surprising win and the championship lead. At the beginning of the Greman GP, the two-time world champion quickly established himself as a serious contender, overtaking both Oliveira and Martin within the first two laps. Franco Morbidelli briefly contended for a podium spot, but he eventually came down as the race progressed. Marc Marquez delivered a remarkable performance, climbing from 13th on the grid to secure a podium finish despite a collision with Morbidelli on lap 22 that nearly caused a high side for the eight-time world champion.

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MotoGP German GP: Race Result

While Bagnaia celebrated a significant victory, the Trackhouse team faced disappointment. Miguel Oliveira, starting second, managed only a sixth-place finish, and Raul Fernandez ended in 10th. Tech3 GasGas' Pedro Acosta emerged as the top KTM rider, finishing seventh. Both Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Vinales finished outside the top 10 for Yamaha and Aprilia, respectively.

MotoGP German GP 2024

Pos Rider Team Time
1 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati Lenovo 40m 40.063s
2 Marc Marquez Gresini Ducati +3.804s
3 Alex Marquez Gresini Ducati +4.334s
4 Enea Bastianini Ducati Lenovo +5.317s
5 Franco Morbidelli Pramac Ducati +5.557s
6 Miguel Oliveira Trackhouse Aprilia +10.481s
7 Pedro Acosta Red Bull GASGAS Tech3 +14.746s
8 Marco Bezzecchi VR46 Ducati +14.930s
9 Brad Binder Red Bull KTM +15.084s
10 Raul Fernandez Trackhouse Aprilia +16.384s
11 Fabio Quartararo Monster Yamaha +17.235s
12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia Racing +18.865s
13 Jack Miller Red Bull KTM +25.425s
14 Augusto Fernandez Red Bull GASGAS Tech3 +25.495s
15 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda +25.817s
16 Luca Marini Repsol Honda +25.854s
17 Johann Zarco LCR Honda +25.952s
18 Stefan Bradl HRC Test Team +43.047s
19 Joan Mir Repsol Honda +43.145s
20 Remy Gardner Monster Yamaha +50.115s
21 Jorge Martin Pramac Ducati DNF
22 Fabio Di Giannantonio VR46 Ducati DNF

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The action-packed German Grand Prix dramatically shifted the championship standings. Bagnaia capitalized on Martin's misfortune to take the lead in both the race and the championship, setting the stage for a thrilling second half of the MotoGP season with the championship battle wide open.

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