MADRID, June 16 (Royals Blue) –
The French rider Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) will seek this weekend at the Sachsering circuit to ensure at least go on vacation as leader of the MotoGP category of the Motorcycle World Championship and try to be the ‘heir’ to Marc Márquez’s throne in this track, while in Moto3, Sergio García Dols (GasGas) will defend his leadership against his teammate Izán Guevara.
The championship reaches its halfway point with this German Grand Prix, the tenth round of the calendar and the penultimate before the grid faces the break of almost a month of ‘holidays’. ‘The Cathedral’ of Assen (Netherlands) will be in charge next week of closing until August 5 when the pilots will return to action in Silverstone (England).
At the moment, after nine appointments, Quartararo, current champion, dominates the MotoGP category quite firmly, while García Dols and the Italian Celestino Vietti (Kalex) also enjoy an advantage of over ten points in Moto3 and Moto2, respectively . Before two consecutive races, the objective of the three is to go and disconnect in their privileged positions.
In the ‘queen’ category, despite a somewhat complex start, the ‘Diablo’ has established itself as the great rival to beat and only the Spanish Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia) tries to follow in his wake in a leadership that has, in any case, to 22 points, a distance that could be less if he had not suffered the mistake of the Catalunya Grand Prix.
The one from Nice has achieved the necessary regularity with the arrival of the World Championship in Europe, since of the five Grand Prix that have been held to date, it has climbed to the podium in four, with victories in Portimao and Montmeló, and second places in Jerez and Mugello. The only ‘failure’ of his was at Le Mans, where he was fourth.
Now, Quartararo is emerging as the favorite to take over from the absent Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda), who will not be able to defend his ‘tyranny’ at Sachsenring, where he had won the last six times in MotoGP and where, uniting 125cc and Moto2 , was invincible since 2010.
Thanks to Cervera and Dani Pedrosa, Honda has dominated the German track in the last nine races, and you have to go back to 2009, with Valentino Rossi, to see Yamaha’s last victory. The one from Nice only has third place in 2021 in his World Cup record.
For his part, Aleix Espargaró went to Germany wanting to make up for what happened in Montmeló, where he held second place early and was finally fifth because he still had one lap to go and broke a positive streak of four podiums in a row.
The Catalan, who has been in the box the most times along with Quartararo with five occasions, will want to demonstrate the good performance of his Aprilia on a track where last year he finished in a positive seventh position, although he knows that he needs to start adding victories if wants to fight with the leader.
From then on, the equality that has reigned so far in the World Cup is expected where, except for the first two classified, no one else has been able to have the necessary regularity. After Quartararo and Espargaró, the only ones to have broken the hundred-point barrier, are the Ducatis of Enea Bastianini (94 points), Johan Zarco (91) and Francesco Bagnaia (81).
On the other hand, in the Moto3 category, at the moment there is a clear dominance of Spanish motorcycling with three of its riders holding the first three positions, led by Sergio García Dols (GasGas) from Castellón.
The one from Burriana, despite not getting on the podium in the Catalan Grand Prix (fourth), already has 150 points and has a 16-point advantage over his teammate, an Izán Guevara who is on the rise and who is being the best since arrival in Europe.
The Spaniard prevailed in Montmeló to add his fourth consecutive podium (two victories -also Jerez-, a second and a third) and now he will try to continue pressuring García Dols by becoming the first to repeat victory this season.
Behind both, somewhat further away, is Jaume Masiá (KTM), who has dropped after precisely living his best moment between the Grand Prix of the Americas and that of France, he has only been able to add eight points, so he is almost two runs (47 points) off the lead. More pressing is another of the favorites, the Italian Dennis Foggia (Honda) after having accumulated three ‘0’s in the last four appointments.
Finally, in the Moto2 category, the Italian Celestino Vietti (Kalex) maintains his leadership thanks to the victory achieved in Montmeló, third of the season and first since the Argentine Grand Prix, which allowed him to open up some gap again ( 16 points) with the Japanese Ai Ogura (Kalex).
Behind them, at 24 points, is the Spaniard Arón Canet (Kalex) who was second in the Catalunya Grand Prix, but who arrives at the Sachsenring after a scare in the form of a traffic accident without physical consequences and in search of shining as last year when he was second.