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In the absence of Márquez, the Devil reigns at Sachsenring

Despite the fact that the second half of the championship still remains to be played, the Devil takes a breather at the top of the points table as a result of the trigger blow by Pecco Bagnaia, his theoretical direct rival in the fight for the title, who went down at the first change (fourth lap) while trying to avoid the escape of the Yamaha rider.

With the Ducati rider offside, Quartararo had no one who was capable of tying him up short, and lap after lap he increased his margin of distance over the group of pursuers. Apart from being decisive for the future of the championship, this victory is the first at the Sachsenring that Marc Máequez has not signed since 2012, and the first that does not correspond to a Honda since the one that Valentino Rossi took in 2009, as on this occasion the #20, also mounted on a Yamaha.

Although at no time was he able to play for victory, Johann Zarco finished second relatively comfortably, while Jack Miller completed the podium brilliantly, after facing a rodeo penalty in the early stages of the race.

The Australian fought a very close battle with Aleix Espargaró who in the end fell to the side of the still Ducati rider, already confirmed his signing by KTM with a view to 2023. With four laps to go and while fending off the Townsville rider, Espargaró It was long when he reached the first corner, a circumstance that the #43 took advantage of to accumulate his third podium of the season.

Luca Marini went from less to more and finished fifth, while sixth place went to Jorge Martín.

The seventh to cross the finish line, almost 16 seconds behind the winner, was Brad Binder, while Fabio Di Giannantonio and Miguel Oliveira finished eighth and ninth, respectively.

Enea Bastianini completed the top ten of a survival race, both for the riders and for the bikes: apart from the crashes (Bagnaia, Mir, Darryn Binder and Nakagami), both Maverick Viñales and Alex Márquez were forced to abandon due to a failure in the rear height regulators, and Pol Espargaró did it diminished by the fall suffered on Friday.

Results of the German GP of MotoGP 2022​

Cla # Pilot Motorcycle laps Weather Difference Interval Km/h Abandonment Points
1 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 30 25
2 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 30 4,939 4,939 4,939 20
3 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 30 8,372 8,372 3,433 16
4 41 Spain Aleix Espargaró April 30 9,113 9,113 0.741 13
5 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 30 11,679 11,679 2,566 11
6 89 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 30 13,164 13,164 1,485 10
7   33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 30 15.405 15.405 2.241     9
8 49 Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 30 15,851 15,851 0.446 8
9 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 30 19,740 19,740 3,889 7
10 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 30 21,611 21,611 1,871 6
11 72 Italy Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 30 23.175 23.175 1,564 5
12 25 Spain Raul Fernandez KTM 30 26,548 26,548 3,373 4
13 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 30 29.014 29.014 2.466 3
14 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 30 30,680 30,680 1.666 2
15   87 Australia Remy Gardner KTM 30 30.812 30.812 0.132     1
16 6 Germany Stefan Bradl Honda 30 52.040 52.040 21,228
dnf 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Sling 22 Abandonment
dnf 12 Spain Maverick Vinales aprilia 19 Abandonment
dnf 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 6 Abandono
dnf 73 Spain Alex Marquez Sling 6 Abandonment
dnf 40 South Africa Darryn Binder Yamaha 5 Abandono
dnf 63 Italy Pecco Bagnaia Ducati 3 Abandonment
  dnf 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 3    

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