|Date : 08/07/2014|
This weekend’s German GP marks the midway point of the 2014 season and Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez is firmly in the driving seat, with teammate Dani Pedrosa third in the Championship but level on points with second place Valentino Rossi.
The German GP attracts some of the biggest crowds on the racing calendar. Originally the track weaved through the streets of nearby Hohenstein-Ernstthal – the first race taking place in 1927 – but when it became too dangerous, Sachsenring was constructed, 3.67km in length combining ten left turns and just three rights and has hosted the German GP since 1998.
Championship leader Marc has an exceptional record at this track having won here the last four years (2013 MotoGP, 2012 and 2011 Moto2, 2010 125cc). Teammate Dani, who unfortunately missed the race last year due to an injury sustained in Saturday’s FP3, also has an incredible history at this circuit with six victories (four in MotoGP), and a total of seven podiums.
|Length||3.671 m / 2.281 miles|
|Longest straight||700 m / 0.435 miles|
|Pole Position||1m 21.067s (163.020km/h) Casey Stoner (Ducati, 2008)|
|Race lap||1m 21.846s (161.846km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2011)|
|Race time||41m 12.482s (160.352km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2011)|
|2012 Winner||Dani Pedrosa (Honda)|
|2013 Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|