Álex Márquez recovered the lead in the Moto2 World Championship today with his fourth victory of the season at the German Grand Prix, leading his closest rival over the line by more than a second. Brad Binder backed up his first podium of the year at Assen last week with another one here after a strong fightback from the middle of the grid to second place, with Marcel Schrotter taking third after a tough battle with Binder and Iker Lecuona, who crashed in the final corner. Swiss rider Thomas Luthi drops to second in the championship after taking fifth today at Sachsenring.
A weekend of hard work for the Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team ended in hard luck at the German Grand Prix, with Jake Dixon crashing out just moments after the start. Dixon had finished third fastest in mixed conditions during warm-up this morning and made up several positions with a strong start from 26th on the grid. However, the British rider ran out of room in turn one and went down, with his teammate Xavi Cardelús also affected by the incident as he lost ground taking evasive action.
Jake Dixon (DNF):
“I made a good start but I ran out of room in turn one and almost collided with the rear wheel of another rider. It is a shame because everything that could go wrong did go wrong. We had a little boost this morning when I was third fastest in the mixed conditions, when the bikes are more level. It feels bad to end the weekend like this but we have to think about the next one now. Before that we have chance to rest up and reset the mind, and then come back ready to go again.”
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