German GP (2018)

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13 Jul - 15 Jul
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Nakagami "not happy" with rookie season so far

Honda MotoGP protege Takaaki Nakagami says he is "not happy enough" with the first half of his rookie premier-class campaign.

Dovizioso "more worried" about Yamaha than Marquez

Andrea Dovizioso is more focused on trying to catch up to the factory Yamahas in the MotoGP standings, rather than fighting with Marc Marquez for the title.

Bautista: I can’t do more to prove I belong in MotoGP

Alvaro Bautista says he doesn’t know what more he has to do to prove he deserves to stay in MotoGP amid growing signs he is set to exit the championship.

How Marquez's unique three-run gamble paid off

Last weekend, MotoGP champion Marc Marquez earned his ninth triumph in a row at the Sachsenring - a winning streak which makes him the undoubted 'King of the 'Ring.'

Bradl too “timid” to score points on MotoGP return

Marc VDS stand-in Stefan Bradl concedes he was too “timid” in the early laps of the German Grand Prix to break into the points on his MotoGP return.

Espargaro was "trying too hard" in first-lap crash

KTM MotoGP rider Pol Espargaro has owned up to the mistake that caused a four-way melee on the opening lap of the German Grand Prix, explaining that he was trying to compensate for a poor grid position.

Dovizioso's two-corner German GP strategy failed

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso admits a strategy of deliberately dropping time in two corners during MotoGP's German Grand Prix in order to save his tyres did not pay off.

Yamaha power delivery still too "brutal" - Vinales

Taming the Yamaha MotoGP bike’s “brutal” power delivery will be key to returning the manufacturer to winning ways, according to Maverick Vinales.

Marquez expected tougher challenge from Ducatis

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez says he expected a sterner challenge from the works Ducatis in the Sachsenring race.

Suzuki pair say Espargaro deserved penalty for crash

Suzuki MotoGP riders Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins feel Pol Espargaro should have been penalised for causing the start incident that put both of them out of contention of the German Grand Prix.

“Not clever” Lorenzo hurt my podium bid - Petrucci

Danilo Petrucci says a late Turn 1 run-in with Ducati MotoGP stablemate Jorge Lorenzo hurt his podium chances in the German Grand Prix.

Rossi "studied everything" from Folger's 2017 race

Valentino Rossi says he “studied everything” from Jonas Folger's run to runner-up in last year's German Grand Prix ahead of his own second-place finish in the 2018 edition of the MotoGP event.

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marquez extends German GP streak

Marc Marquez kept alive his winning streak at the Sachsenring as he won MotoGP's German Grand Prix in dominant fashion ahead of Valentino Rossi.

Sachsenring MotoGP: Espargaro leads red-flagged warm-up

KTM MotoGP rider Pol Espargaro topped Sunday morning's warm-up session for the German Grand Prix, which was interrupted by a major crash for his brother Aleix.

Analysis: Should Marquez fear for his perfect German GP record?

Sachsenring master Marc Marquez had to fight hard to preserve his German Grand Prix qualifying streak - and there's no reason to think he'll have it much easier on race day.

Zarco: Lack of Sachsenring pace makes me "sad"

Johann Zarco says his current MotoGP slump in form has made him “sad” after failing advance from in Q1 at the Sachsenring.

MotoGP riders expect another Assen-like pack race

Leading MotoGP riders are anticipating a repeat of Assen's exciting pack race in Sunday's German Grand Prix, with Cal Crutchlow predicting a "10-rider battle" for the win.

Marquez: Points more important than Sachsenring streak

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he will prioritise his position in the championship over ensuring he scores a ninth consecutive victory at the Sachsenring.

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marquez denies Petrucci pole by 0.025s

Marc Marquez took his ninth consecutive pole position at the Sachsenring in a thrilling MotoGP qualifying as Danilo Petrucci and Jorge Lorenzo both ended up less than a tenth away.

Sachsenring MotoGP: Iannone tops FP3, Dovizioso to Q1

Suzuki MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone set the pace in third practice at the Sachsenring as Andrea Dovizioso and Johann Zarco both failed to automatically qualify to Q2.

Kallio to miss German Grand Prix after crash

KTM test rider Mika Kallio has been ruled out of the remainder of MotoGP's German Grand Prix, after suffering ligament damage in his right knee in a violent crash during practice.

Ducati now best-turning bike, claims Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow claims the Ducati has become the strongest MotoGP bike at turning after the three GP18s finished Friday's running at the Sachsenring in the top four.

Rossi: Rear tyre spinning to blame for poor practice

Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi says his struggles in MotoGP practice at the Sachsenring are related to rear tyre spinning and a lack of traction.

Marquez: Honda has "lost performance" at Sachsenring

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez believes Honda has “lost some performance” at the Sachsenring with its 2018 bike.

Sachsenring MotoGP: Lorenzo tops FP2, Rossi 17th

Jorge Lorenzo led second practice for MotoGP's German Grand Prix, outpacing Ducati stablemate Danilo Petrucci by a little over a quarter of a second at the Sachsenring.

Bradl to race at Sachsenring in place of Morbidelli

Franco Morbidelli has been forced to pull out of this weekend's German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring, with his place being taken by Honda MotoGP tester Stefan Bradl.

Sachsenring MotoGP: Iannone leads Marquez in FP1

Suzuki's Andrea Iannone dominated the first MotoGP practice session at the Sachsenring, beating Marc Marquez by nearly four tenths.

MotoGP losing Sachsenring would be "a shame", say riders

Top MotoGP riders say it would be a shame for the series to lose the Sachsenring from the calendar next year, with the German venue in danger of being replaced.

Marquez must "attack", not "relax" with 41-point lead

Marc Marquez insists he will not "relax" after building a 41-point MotoGP lead by winning the Dutch TT, but will "attack" instead with favourable tracks coming up on the calendar.