Sachsenring, Germany

2010 Sachsenring 125cc Race Result - Classic Wet Error Ends Race Long Duel

Results and summary of the 125cc race at the Sachsenring:

Marc Marquez has extended his winning streak to five in a row by taking victory in the German 125cc Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. The Red Bull Derbi rider had had to be patient in the early laps on a damp track, as local riders Jonas Folger and Marcel Schrotter leapt into the lead, gambling on the wet conditions. But as the track dried, Marquez and Tuenti Derbi man Pol Espargaro reeled the two Germans in, then passed them to build a huge lead.

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How Lorenzo's Engine Blow Up Could Affect The Championship

In the middle of qualifying practice at the Sachsenring today, we witnessed a spectacle that had not been seen at a MotoGP race for a very long time - since 2007, in fact, and ironically, in almost exactly the same location. As Jorge Lorenzo pinned the throttle on his YZR M1 up the hill onto the front straight, the engine let go in a very major way, spewing smoke, flames, oil and coolant out of the back of the bike and all over the track, right into the braking area. The Fiat Yamaha rider quickly pointed his bike to the side of the track, but unfortunately, not before Ben Spies and Randy de Puniet had crashed on the oil, De Puniet banging his leg nastily on Spies' Monster Tech 3 Yamaha machine.

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2010 Sachsenring MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result - Drama-Packed QP Produces Tight Front Row

Results and summary of QP for the MotoGP class at the Sachsenring:

Jorge Lorenzo has taken pole for tomorrow's MotoGP race in Germany, after a dramatic session which saw the Fiat Yamaha rider's M1 machine go up in flames with 24 minutes to go, causing a nasty crash for LCR Honda's Randy de Puniet and Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Ben Spies, and causing the session to be red-flagged, then restarted later.

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2010 Sachsenring 125cc Qualifying Practice Result - Late Lap Produces Crushing Pole Time

Results and summary of Qualifying Practice for the 125cc class:

Marc Marquez' domination of the 125cc class continues at the Sachsenring, the Red Bull Derbi rider taking pole for Sunday's race in very convincing fashion. Marquez had been pushed hard for the pole by Tuenti Derbi's Pol Espargaro, swapping the lead throughout the session, but Espargaro cold not respond to Marquez' blistering lap, getting caught up in traffic in the final minutes of practice. Espargaro finished practice over half a second behind Marquez, though he was probably capable of more.

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2010 Sachsenring Moto2 FP2 Result - Iannone Heads Simon

Andrea Iannone underlined the strength of his challenge during the Saturday morning session of free practice for the Moto2 class, putting the FIMMCO Speed Up bike at the top of the timesheets with a late charge. Iannone held off Mapfre Aspar's Julian Simon, with Cardion AB's Karel Abraham very close behind. Abraham's fortunes have improved since the Czech rider made the switch from the RSV chassis to the FTR earlier this year. Simone Corsi continued his strong start to the weekend, ending up 4th, ahead of stand-in rider Damian Cudlin on the Pons Kalex.

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2010 Sachsenring MotoGP FP2 Result - Lorenzo Refinds Form On Drying Track

After a mediocre start at the Sachsenring, Jorge Lorenzo rediscovered his form this morning, setting the fastest time of the morning's FP2 session at the Sachsenring at the very end of practice. The Fiat Yamaha rider had dominated for much of the session, with Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner his only real challenger. Stoner ended the session in 2nd, over a tenth behind.

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2010 Sachsenring 125cc FP2 Result - Marquez Again, But Espargaro Closes

Marc Marquez continues to lead the 125cc class, topping the timesheets in a damp morning FP2 session. But unlike yesterday, Marquez' dominance is not total: the Red Bull Ajo rider has Tuenti Derbi's Pol Espargaro within a tenth of a second, but Espargaro is the only rider capable of getting close. Third fastest in the morning was Esteve Rabat, who was over nine tenths' off of Marquez, and only eight thousandths ahead of Norwegian ex-Red Bull Rookie Sturla Fagerhaug.


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