Jorge Martin extended his Moto3 championship lead over Marco Bezzecchi with victory in the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. The Spaniard recovered from a collision with Gresini team-mate Fabio Di Giannantonio to take his fifth win of the season, two and a half seconds clear of Bezzecchi in second.
Having failed to break away in the early stages, Martin found himself at the front of a 19-rider group which began to shrink on lap 16 as Di Giannantonio made a critical error at turn one. The Italian lost control on a bump before sliding into his team-mate, pushing the Spaniard wide. Although Martin was able to continue, Di Giannantonio was forced to retire, costing him valuable championship points.
Having quickly regained the lead, Martin soon took full control of the race with his pace too hot for Bezzecchi to handle, the PruestelGP rider eventually losing the slipstream with five laps to go. This left the title contender with a fierce battle on his hands to maintain second but he narrowly held off John McPhee by five hundredths of a second.
Marcos Ramirez was fourth ahead of Aron Canet, the only other title challenger to score, while Jaume Masia rounded out the top six. Jakub Kornfeil was seventh ahead of home favourite Philipp Oettl while Raul Fernandez made a sensational recovery after being pushed off track early on, taking ninth from Ayumu Sasaki.
Moto3 Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland: (Result)
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