Marc Márquez achieves his first victory in the German GP after 581 days

Marc Márquez, during the MotoGP German GP

Marc Márquez, during the MotoGP German GP
Marc Márquez, during the MotoGP German GP

Marc Márquez He has returned by virtue of his jurisdiction. The eighth champion fought from the beginning for the victory in the German GP, in a Sachsenring that he had already conquered ten times, and after almost 600 days, 581 exactly, managed to return to the top. Not only is it the first race he has won since the 2019 Valencian Community GP, but it is also the first since the serious injury that caused him to miss the entire 2020 campaign.

For the Spanish rider it was a vindication race, especially after adding three consecutive crashes and starting to generate numerous doubts about his fitness.

The Honda rider pulled guts from the very start. In the first bars of the race he found himself fighting for the unexpected Aleix Espargaró, who at times dreamed of achieving his first MotoGP victory in his thirteenth season in the premier class, but soon sank to more common positions.

Márquez then faced a solo career, until in the final stretch of the test the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira it began to eat away at the advantage in a remarkable way. The one of KTM He knew he could beat him, since the Honda started to temporize and save tires and strength for the last turns.

With five laps to go, Oliveira went down from the psychological frontier of the second difference, while behind there was an intense battle for third position in which the leader of the general classification was involved, Fabio Quartararo.

In the last laps, Oliveira ended up giving up and Márquez increased the advantage to almost two seconds to enter the finish line comfortably in front of the general. How could it be otherwise, he exploded with joy. Both he and his mechanics, who had suffered for a long time with an RC213V that did not perform as well as they expected. This victory is also a way of vindicating themselves for them.

Oliveira and Quartaro completed the podium with Márquez, on a day in which the Spanish rider was once again the ‘King’.

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