Third successive win for Márquez

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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Marc Márquez took his third consecutive win at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Moto2 race, ahead of local star Stefan Bradl, and Alex de Angelis in third.

Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) had the hole shot off the start, but pole man Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) quickly took the lead on the first lap of the Sachsenring race, scrapping for the lead with the German until the Spaniard regained the lead on lap 22 of the 29 lap race to take the win.

De Angelis (JiR Moto2), who started from the second row, pressured Bradl throughout the race, followed by Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40) and fourth row starter Yonny Hernández (Blusens-STX), until Espargaró and Max Neukirchner (MZ Racing) collided on lap five, ending the race for both of them. De Angelis wasn’t able to make a move on Bradl, with the Italian finishing the race in third, half a second behind the German.

Randy Krummenacher (GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing) made his move on fellow countryman Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) on the second to the last lap to grab fourth place after the two had sparred with de Angelis for third. Sixth place went to Hernández, with Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing), who started 23rd on the grid, in seventh. Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project) finished eighth, Jules Cluzel (Forward Racing) ninth and Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing Moto2) in tenth.

A first corner incident took out Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar), for whom the German GP was his first race back since breaking his leg at Catalunya on June 5th. Simón was unhurt though was unable to rejoin the race. Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing) ran off track in the same incident with Simón, rejoined the race, then later crashed out.

Márquez remains second in the Championship, though has narrowed the gap from leader Bradl to 47 points at the halfway point of the season. The next Moto2 race will be the Cardion AB Grand Prix at the Czech Republic, taking place on August 14.

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