Marc Marquez
Jul 11

MotoGP: Marquez Nursing Sore Neck After Hard Crash In Practice

Marc Marquez was second quickest in the second German GP practice on Friday. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez was second quickest in the second German GP practice on Friday. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez continued his freakish streak of escaping serious injury in body-bruising crashes in the opening practice for Sunday’s German Grand Prix.

Marquez admitted that the dramatic highside from his Repsol Honda was “completely my fault” after staggering away from the nasty crash.

Marquez landed awkwardly on his neck after being flung from his RCV at full-lean angle in Turn 2.

Jul 11

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Quickest In Both Friday Sachsenring Sessions

Aleix Espargaro continues to search for his first career MotoGP premier class victory. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro continues to search for his first career MotoGP premier class victory. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro set the best lap in the MotoGP FP2 run at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, outpacing Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo at the head of the timesheet.

Having also gone quickest in FP1, Espargaro lapped in 1:22.041 on the NGM Forward Racing ‘Open’ Forward Yamaha on a softer option rear at the end of the FP2 session. The riders kept their concentration despite some light rainfall 20 minutes from the end of the afternoon run.

World Champion Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) ended the session 0.117s behind compatriot Espargaro, having had a big crash at Turn 3 earlier in the day in FP1.

Jul 7

MotoGP: Can Marquez make it nine out of nine in Germany?

Despite various challenges throughout the season, Marc Marquez has ultimately remained undefeated on race day during the 2014 season. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

Despite various challenges, Marc Marquez (No. 93) has ultimately remained undefeated on race day during the 2014 MotoGP season. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

If Marc Marquez keeps winning, he will wrap up this year’s MotoGP world title at MotorLand Aragon – regardless of what his rivals do. In order to do that, the Spaniard would need to claim a fifth straight victory at Germany’s Sachsenring this weekend.

21-year-old Marquez is no stranger to the Sachsenring. In fact, he’s won there on his last four attempts: in the 125 class in 2010, in the Moto2 class in both 2011 and 2012 and in his first MotoGP German Grand Prix last year. On each of those occasions he was coming from pole position.

Jun 28

MotoGP: Fantastic Marquez maintains winning form in complicated TT race

In another day of magic from Marc Marquez, the Spanish speedster won his eighth consecutive race of the season to set another high-water mark in MotoGP.

With his win in the DutchTT, Marquez can now claim to be the world’s fastest man on two wheels, and perhaps fastest swimmer.

Jun 26

MotoGP: Espargaro Quickest On Thursday With Record Pace

Aleix Espargaro was quickest in FP2 at TT Assen. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro was quickest in FP2 at TT Assen. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro was quickest rider on track – in record pace – in the second practice run at the Iveco Daily TT Assen for the MotoGP class, in front of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.

Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) produced the fastest ever lap of the current Assen track (1:33.653) towards the end of FP2 on a soft rear tire, the Spaniard beating Casey Stoner’s 2012 lap record (1:33.713). Espargaro had also been second quickest in the morning session.