GP TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Race Results – 11 September 2016

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Starting from eighth on the grid Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) rode a brilliant race to take his first victory of the year, breaking the lap record in the process and making it eight different race winners in eight consecutive MotoGP races in 2016. Second place went to Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who led for the majority of the race but was unable to meet Pedrosa’s pace when he was passed by Pedrosa late in the race.

In third place was Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who led off the line but was overtaken by Rossi on the first lap and remained in second place for most of the race until passed by Pedrosa. Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was off the pace finishing fourth with Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) fifth and Andrea Divizioso (Ducati Team) sixth.

Podium:

1    Dani PEDROSA (SPA)          Repsol Honda Team                 Honda                  43’43.524
2    Valentino ROSSI (ITA)        Movistar Yamaha MotoGP       Yamaha              +2.837
3    Jorge LORENZO (SPA)       Movistar Yamaha MotoGP       Yamaha               +4.359

Moto2

In his home race Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team) took his maiden win after reeling in and passing race leader Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) on the penultimate lap of the race leaving the injured Rins to take second place.

After a poor start third place went to Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) with championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) fourth Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) fifth and Silverstone winner Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) sixth.

As a result of this race Zarco’s lead over Rins in the championship has been cut to just three points with five races to go.

Podium:

1     Lorenzo BALDASSARRI (ITA)             Forward Team                                      Kalex                 42’45.885
2    Alex RINS (SPA)                                      Paginas Amarillas HP 40                    Kalex                +2.523
3    Takaaki NAKAGAMI (JPN)                   IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia           Kalex                 +6.199

Moto3

In a race which saw two riders, Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3), break away from the field with ten laps to go victory finally went to Binder who after being passed by Bastianini with a few laps to go overtook Bastianini on the last lap to take the win with Bastianini second.

Third place went to a fast finishing Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) after a battle with Nicolo Bulega (SKY Racing Team VR46) who finished fourth with Jakub Kornfeil (Drive M7 SIC Racing Team) fifth and Andrea Locatelli (Leopard Racing) sixth.

The win gives Binder a 106 point lead in the championship with a possibility that he could take the Moto3 championship at the next round in Aragon.

Podium:

1    Brad BINDER (RSA)                   Red Bull KTM Ajo                KTM 3                   9’37.556
2   Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)            Gresini Racing Moto3         Honda                   +0.262
3   Joan MIR (SPA)                            Leopard Racing                    KTM                      +1.416

GP TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini – Qualifying Results 10 September 2016

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Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) took his 64th career pole by smashing his 2015 pole record to become the first ride to lap the Rimini circuit in under 1’32sec. In second place on the starting grid will be local hero Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) with Silverstone winner Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) third.

Heading the second row of the grid will be championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) with another local boy and Ducati test rider Michele Pirro (Ducati Team) fifth ahead of his team-mate Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) sixth.

Front row:

1    Jorge LORENZO (SPA)             Movistar Yamaha MotoGP           Yamaha                    1’31.868
2    Valentino ROSSI (ITA)             Movistar Yamaha MotoGP           Yamaha                     +0.348
3    Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)        Team SUZUKI ECSTAR                Suzuki                        +0.513

Moto2

Fighting back from his 30 sec. race penalty in Silverstone championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) took his fourth pole of the year ahead of Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) in second with Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team) third

Starting from fourth spot will be Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) with Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) fifth and Silverstone victor Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) sixth.

Championship contender Alex Rins(Paginas Amarillas HP 40), who is still recovering from a broken collarbone will start from eighth.

Front row:

1    Johann ZARCO (FRA)                      Ajo Motorsport                                   Kalex                          1’37.436
2    Takaaki NAKAGAMI (JPN)            IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia         Kalex                          +0.073
3    Lorenzo BALDASSARRI (ITA)       Forward Team                                     Kalex                          +0.114

Moto3

Championship leader Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) waited until his last qualifying lap to take pole position ahead of Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3), who also put in his fastest time on his last lap to take second place with rookie Nicolo Bulega (SKY Racing Team VR46) third.

In fourth place was Jakub Kornfeil (Drive M7 SIC Racing Team) with championship contender Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) fifth ahead of team-mate Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) in sixth.

Front row:

1    Brad BINDER (RSA)                    Red Bull KTM Ajo                     KTM                         1’42.398
2    Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)            Gresini Racing Moto3              Honda                      +0.150
3    Nicolo BULEGA (ITA)                 SKY Racing Team VR46          KTM                          +0.233

Octo British Grand Prix Race Results – 4 September 2016

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In a runaway win Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) took his maiden MotoGP victory and Suzuki’s fist win since Le Man in 2007 in a race where all the action was in the battle for the remaining podium places between Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) who eventually finished second, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who completed the podium in third, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) who finished fourth after running off the track when battling Crutchlow for second and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) who crashed out of the race while holding second place.

Fifth place went to Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) sixth. Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was never in the podium hunt finishing eighth.

Podium:

1    Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)                  Team SUZUKI ECSTAR             Suzuki                 39’03.559
2   Cal CRUTCHLOW (GBR)                    LCR Honda                                   Honda                +3.480
3   Valentino ROSSI (ITA)                         Movistar Yamaha MotoGP        Yamaha             +4.063

Moto2

After missing the last round in Brno because of concussion Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) took a brilliant win holding off the challenges of both Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) and Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) to take victory from Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) in second and Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) third.

Zarco and Lowes eventually finished the race outside the points after a collision between the two resulting in Lowes crashing and Zarco being penalised 30 seconds for causing the incident.

Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) finished fourth ahead of Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) in fifth and Lorenzo Baldassari (Forward Racing) sixth.

Championship contender Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40), who started from nineteenth on the grid after breaking his collarbone in a training accident a week before the race eventually finished in seventh and thus closing the gap to Zarco to just 10points.

Podium:

1   Thomas LUTHI (SWI)                             Garage Plus Interwetten                      Kalex                   38’49.473
2   Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)                  Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS            Kalex                  +0.856
3   Takaaki NAKAGAMI (JPN)                    IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia            Kalex                  +1.179

Moto3

Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) strengthened his grip on the Moto3 championship by taking the win in a race in which his main rival Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) crashed out caused by a forceful overtaking move by Stefano Manzi (Mahindra Racing). Second place went to pole sitter Francesco Bagnaia (Northgate Mahindra ASPAR) with Binder’s team-mate Bo Bendsneyder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) third, his first ever Moto3 podium.

Fourth place went to Stefano Manzi who started thirty-fourth on the grid with Nicolo Bulega (Sky Racing Team VR 46) fifth and rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing Moto3) sixth.

Podium:

1   Brad BINDER (RSA)                        Red Bull KTM Ajo                        KTM                        38’39.142
2   Francesco BAGNAIA (ITA)            Northgate Mahindra ASPAR      Mahindra              +0.183
3   Bo BENDSNEYDER (NED)           Red Bull KTM Ajo                         KTM                       +0.336

Octo British Grand Prix Qualifying Results – 3 September 2016

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Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) continued his good wet weather form by taking the third pole of his career. Starting from second place will be Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) with Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) again showing good qualifying form in third.

Heading the second row of the starting grid in fourth spot will be Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) with team-mate and championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) fifth and Eugene Laverty (Pull & Bear Aspar Team) with best ever qualifying in sixth.

Championship contender Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start from ninth.

Front row:

1      Cal CRUTCHLOW (GBR)                   LCR Honda                                    Honda                2’19.265
2     Valentino ROSSI (ITA)                       Movistar Yamaha MotoGP           Yamaha              +0.998
3     Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)                  Team SUZUKI ECSTAR               Suzuki                 +1.249

Moto2

In wet conditions Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) left it very late in the qualifying session to take pole from championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) in second with Brno winner Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) completing the front row in third.

Fourth place went to Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) with with Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) in fifth and Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) again qualifying well in sixth.

Championship contender Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) will start from a lowly nineteenth on the grid.

Front row:

1     Sam LOWES (GBR)                  Federal Oil Gresini Moto2            Kalex                     2’26.740
2    Johann ZARCO  (FRA)             Ajo Motorsport                                Kalex                     +0.399
3    Jonas FOLGER (GER )             Dynavolt Intact GP                         Kalex                     + 0.762

Moto3

After winning his first Moto3 race in the wet at Assen Francesco Bagnaia (Pull & Bear ASPAR Mahindra Team) reinforced his wet weather credentials by taking his first ever pole in a wet qualifying session. In second place was Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) with the improving Bo Bensneyder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) completing the front roe in third.

Starting from fourth place will be Niccolo Antonelli (Ongetta-Rivacold) with championship leader Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) fifth and Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) sixth.

Front row:

1      Francesco BAGNAIA (ITA)         Pull & Bear ASPAR Mahindra Team          Mahindra                2’33.642
2     Enea BASTIANINI  (ITA)            Gresini Racing Moto3                                    Honda                      +0.106
3     Bo BENDSNEYDER (NED)         Red Bull KTM Ajo                                           KTM                         +0.352

 

HJC Helmets Grand Prix České Republiky – Race Results 21 August 2016

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Cal Crutchlow’s (LCR Honda)choice of hard compound front and rear wet weather tyres proved a master stroke when he rode through the field on a drying track to take his first ever MotoGP victory, the first for a British rider since Barry Sheen in 1981. It was also the second win for an independent team this season after Jack Miller’s win in Assen.

Second place went to Valentino Rossi ( Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)who chose a hard rear tyre but a soft front with Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda)on a pair of soft tyres third.

Also charging through the field on a pair of hard tyres was Loris Baz (Avintia Racing) who passed his team-mate Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) late in the race to take fourth place with Barbera fifth and Eugene Laverty sixth.

Leader for most of the race Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) finished eighth after his soft front tyre was shredded at the end of the race.

Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) had a disastrous race, finishing out of the points in seventeenth place.

Podium:

1   Cal CRUTCHLOW (GBR)                LCR Honda                                      Honda                   47’44.290
2   Valentino ROSSI (ITA)                    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP           Yamaha                 +7.298
3   Marc MARQUEZ  (SPA)                  Repsol Honda Team                       Honda                   +9.587

Moto2

In torrential rain Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) took the lead in turn one on the first lap and rode the perfect race to win his first race of the season. After struggling in dry practice and qualifying the wet conditions suited Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) who rode a steady race to finish second with Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) also having a steady race to finish third.

Fourth place went to Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) after he collided with fast finishing Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) on the last lap causing Cortese to crash leaving Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) to finish fifth and Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) sixth.

Championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) had a bad day finishing eleventh reducing his lead over Rins in the championship to fifteen points.

Podium:

1   Jonas FOLGER  (GER)            Dynavolt Intact GP                         Kalex                     45’30.342
2   Alex RINS (SPA)                       Paginas Amarillas HP 40              Kalex                     +5.175
3   Sam LOWES (GBR)                  Federal Oil Gresini Moto2            Kalex                     +9.021

Moto3

In wet conditions John McPhee (Peugeot MC Saxoprint) rode an excellent race to take his maiden Moto3 win. It was also the first win for Pugeot. In second place was Jorge Martin (Pull & Bear ASPAR Mahindra Team) with Fabio DiGiannantonio (Gresini Racing Moto3 ) third.

In fourth place was Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) ahead of Niccolo Antonelli (Ongetta-Rivacold) fifth and local rider Jakub Kornfeil (Drive M7 SIC Racing Team) sixth.

Championship leader Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) led the race until he crashed out four laps from the end while his closest rival for the championship, Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) finished tenth.

Podium:

1  John MCPHEE (GBR)                             Peugeot MC Saxoprint                                  Peugeot                 45’36.087
2  Jorge MARTIN (SPA)                              Pull & Bear ASPAR Mahindra Team          Mahindra            +8.806
3  Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO (ITA)        Gresini Racing Moto3                                    Honda                  +9.777

HJC Helmets Grand Prix Ceske Republiky – Qualifying Results 20 August 2016

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Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team)took pole in spectacular style on his last lap of Q2 by overtaking Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) on the inside of the last corner and slotting in behind Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) to cross the line in a pole record time. In second place on the starting grid will be Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who also broke the pole record with third place going to Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team)who also left his best qualifying lap to the last lap of Q2.

Heading the second row will be Aleix Espargaro (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) with Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing Ducati) again qualifying well in fifth and Valentino Rossi sixth.

Front Row:

1    Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)      Repsol Honda Team                Honda                1’54.596
2    Jorge LORENZO (SPA)      Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha             +0.253
3    Andrea IANNONE (ITA)     Ducati Team                             Ducati                +0.631

Moto2

Reigning Moto2 World Champion and current championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) left it to his final lap to take pole away from Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) in a red flag interrupted qualifying session. Third place went to Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS), his best ever Moto2 qualifying position.

In fourth place will be Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) with Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) fifth and Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) sixth.

Championship contender Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) will head the third row of the starting grid in seventh place.

Front Row:

1    Johann ZARCO (FRA)             Ajo Motorsport                                    Kalex                     2’01.581
2    Sam LOWES (GBR)                 Federal Oil Gresini Moto2                 Kalex                    +0.033
3    Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)           Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS           Kalex                    +0.250

Moto3

Championship leader Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) left it late in the qualifying session to take out pole position after his initial pole topping lap earlier in the session was cancelled because he exceeded track limits. Second spot on the front row went to Andrea Migno (SKY Racing Team VR46) with Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) taking third place.

Leading the second row of the starting grid in fourth place will be Jorge Martin (Pull & Bear ASPAR Mahindra Team) with Fabio Di Gianntonio (Gresini Racing Moto3) in fifth and Nicolo Bulega (SKY Racing Team VR46) sixth.

Front Row:

1    Brad BINDER (RSA)                 Red Bull KTM Ajo                    KTM                  2’07.785
2    Andrea MIGNO (ITA)              SKY Racing Team VR46          KTM                  +0.158
3    Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)        Gresini Racing Moto3               Honda               +0.257

NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich – Race Results 14 August 2016

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Pole sitter Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) took a historic victory riding to Ducati’s first MotoGP race win since Casey Stoner in Phillip Island in 2010. In second place was Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) making it a Ducati double on a circuit which is now regarded as the fastest on the MotoGP calendar.

In third place was Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) after holding off a race-long challenge from team-mate Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who was fourth. Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) finished a gallant fifth, riding without pain-killers after dislocating his left shoulder in a practice fall, with sixth place going to Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR).

Podium:

1     Andrea IANNONE (ITA)        Ducati Team                               Ducati                39’46.255
2    Andrea DOVIZIOSO (ITA)     Ducati Team                               Ducati               +0.938
3    Jorge LORENZO (SPA)           Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha             +3.389

Moto2

Victory went to Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) in another well judged race where he took the lead from early race leader Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) with nine laps to go and gradually increasing his lead for a comfortable win. This win makes Zarco France’s most successful Grand Prix rider.

Second place went to Franco Morbidelli who passed Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) on the last lap to take the position with Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) passing Luthi on the final corner to take third. Luthi dropped two places on the last lap to finish fourth.

Fifth place went to Marcel Schrotter (AGR Team), his best ever Moto2 finish, with Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) sixth.

Podium:

1    Johann ZARCO (FRA)                Ajo Motorsport                                 Kalex            37’34.180
2    Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)     Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS       Kalex           +3.058
3    Alex RINS (SPA)                          Paginas Amarillas HP 40                Kalex           +3.376

Moto3

In his rookie year Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) took his maiden win after a race long five rider battle. Second place went to championship leader Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) with Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) third.

In fourth place was Fabio Quartararo (Leopard Racing) with Philipp Oettl (Schedl GP Racing) fifth and Jorge Martin (Pull & Bear ASPAR Mahindra Team) sixth.

With championship contender Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) crashing out of the race and Romano Fenati unable to start the race because of his suspension by the Sky Racing Team VR46 team Brad Binder now has a very comfortable lead in the championship.

Podium:

1    Joan MIR (SPA)                      Leopard Racing                        KTM             37’23.325
2   Brad BINDER (RSA)              Red Bull KTM Ajo                    KTM             +0.279
3   Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)      Gresini Racing Moto3              Honda          +0.431

NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich – Qualifying Results 13 August 2016

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In a qualifying session where the Ducati team were expected to dominate Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) rode a brilliant last qualifying lap to take top spot from Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) only to be relegated to second spot on the starting grid by a brilliant last qualifying lap from Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) to take pole position after the chequered flag had dropped.

Fourth place on the starting grid went to current World Champion Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) with Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) grabbing fifth after dislocating his left shoulder in an earlier free practice fall and Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) sixth.

Front Row:

1    Andrea IANNONE (ITA)         Ducati Team                                Ducati                   1’23.142
2    Valentino ROSSI (ITA)           Movistar Yamaha MotoGP       Yamaha                +0.147
3    Andrea DOVIZIOSO (ITA)     Ducati Team                                 Ducati                   +0.156

Moto2

World Moto2 Champion Johann Zarco {Ajo Motorsport) took pole after being at the front for most of practice. In second place with best ever qualifying position was Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) with Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) completing the front row of the starting grid in third.

Heading the second row of the grid will be Marcel Schrotter (AGR Team) with Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) taking fifth place in his best ever Moto2 qualifying ahead of Axel Pons (AGR Team) in sixth.

Championship contenders Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) and Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) qualified seventh and ninth respectively.

Front Row:

1    Johann ZARCO (FRA)                   Ajo Motorsport                                Kalex                1’29.255
2    Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)        Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS      Kalex                +0.112
3    Thomas LUTHI (SWI)                   Garage Plus Interwetten                Kalex                +0.225

Moto3

Rookie Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) took a surprising pole ahead of Championship leader and pole favourite Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) in second place after his fastest lap was interrupted on the final corner. Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) took the final front row spot in third.

Fourth place on the grid went to Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) with Fabio Quartararo (Leopard Racing) fifth and Francesco Bagnaia (Pull & Bear ASPAR Mahindra Team) sixth.

Championship contender Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) who lies second in the championship qualified eighteenth with Romano Fenati (Sky Racing Team VR46) who is third in the championship qualifying eleventh.

Front Row:

1    Joan MIR (SPA)                     Leopard Racing                         KTM                            1’36.228
2    Brad BINDER (RSA)            Red Bull KTM Ajo                     KTM                            +0.107
3    Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)     Gresini Racing Moto3              Honda                         +0.372

GOPRO MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND – RACE RESULTS 17 JULY 2106

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In a flag to flag wet race Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), after being unable to match the pace of the leading group led by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), took a gamble on the seventeenth lap and entered the pits changing to a bike with slicks. This decision proved a master stroke on a drying track with Marquez immediately lapping much faster than the rest of the field, passing everyone to win the race by over nine seconds.

Second place went to Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda), who like most riders left the change to slicks too late finishing ahead of Andrea Dovizioso who passed the intermediate tyre shod Scott Redding (OCTO pramac Yakhinch) for third spot on the last lap leaving Redding a disappointed fourth.

Fifth place went to Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) with Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) sixth.

Championship contenders Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) had a poor race with Rossi finishing eighth and Lorenzo fifteenth.

Podium:
1    Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)          Repsol Honda Team               Honda        47’03.239
2    Cal CRUTCHLOW (GBR)      LCR Honda                               Honda        +9.857
3    Andrea DOVIZIOSO (ITA)    Ducati Team                              Ducati        +11.613

Moto2

In a wet race which saw race leaders Takaaki Nkagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) and Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) fall Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) narrowly took the win over Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) in second, beating Folger to the line after Folger passed him on the last corner of the race.

Third place went to Julian Simon (QMMF Racing Team) who inherited the position after Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) crashed out of a secure looking third spot late in the race.

In fourth place was Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) with Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team Kalex) fifth and Luca Marini (Forward Team Kalex)sixth.

Podium:

1     Johann ZARCO (FRA)               Ajo Motorsport                 Kalex                 47’18.646
2    Jonas FOLGER (GER)               Dynavolt Intact GP           Kalex                +0.059
3    Julian SIMON (SPA)                  QMMF Racing Team       Speed Up         +20.433

Moto3
Khairul Idham Pawi (Honda Team Asia) took his second race win in his rookie season when, in a wet race and starting from twentieth on the grid, he took the lead on lap five and was never headed, winning by over eleven seconds.

In second place was Andrea Locatelli (Leopard Racing) with pole sitter Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) third.

Jakub Kornfeil finished fourth ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing Moto3) in fifth and John McPhee (Peugeot MC Saxoprint) sixth.

Championship Leader Brad Binder (Red Bull Ajo KTM) rode a steady race to finish eighth.

Podium:

1    Khairul Idham PAWI (MAL)         Honda Team Asia              Honda             47’07.763
2    Andrea LOCATELLI (ITA)            Leopard Racing                  KTM                +11.131
3    Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)              Gresini Racing Moto3        Honda            +13.359

GOPRO MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND – QUALIFYING RESULTS 16 JULY 2016

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MotoGP

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) again took pole position in the Sachsenring, his fourth straight at the German circuit and having won the MotoGP race from pole for the past three years. In second spot on the starting grid will be Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing), his highest ever qualifying position which he achieved on one of the oldest Ducatis in the MotoGP paddock.

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)will start from third place. Rossi had exactly the same lap time as fourth place qualifier Danilo Petrucci (OCTO Pramac Yaknich) but grabbed third place because his second fastest qualifying lap was quicker than Petrucci’s.

In fifth place will be Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) with Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) sixth.

Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) had disastrous practice and qualifying sessions. He crashed three times, once in each of practice, Q1 and Q2. He will start eleventh on the grid.

Front row:

1     Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)             Repsol Honda Team                Honda            1’21.160
2     Hector BARBERA (SPA)           Avintia Racing                           Ducati           +0.412
3     Valentino ROSSI (ITA)             Movistar Yamaha MotoGP      Yamaha       +0.506

Moto2

After taking his first eve Moto2 win in Assen Takaaki Nakagami continued his good form by taking his first Moto2 pole since 2013. In second place will be Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) who celebrated his birthday on qualifying day. Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) will complete the front row of the starting grid in third.

Starting in fourth place will be Simone Corsi (Speed Up Racing) with Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) fifth and Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP ) sixth.

Front row:

1    Takaaki NAKAGAMI (JPN)         IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia      Kalex             1’24.274
2    Johann ZARCO (FRA)                  Ajo Motorsport                                Kalex             +0.240
3    Alex RINS (SPA)                            Paginas Amarillas HP 40               Kalex             +0.367

Moto3

In qualifying that was interrupted by a red flag because of oil spillage Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) grabbed pole late in the resumed session to take his second consecutive pole. In second place on the starting grid will be Andrea Locatelli (Leopard Racing) with Moto3 rookie Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) third.

In fourth place on the grid will be Bo Bensneyder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) with Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) fifth and Championship leader Brad Binder (Red Bull Ktm Ajo) sixth.

Less than one second covers the top twelve qualifiers.

Front row:

1    Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)          Gresini Racing Moto3        Honda                   1’27.129
2    Andrea LOCATELLI (ITA)       Leopard Racing                   KTM                     +0.319
3    Aron CANET (SPA)                    Estrella Galicia 0,0             Honda                   +0.372