MotoGP Sachsenring 2018 – The MotoGP paddock will be exalted at the Sachsen circuit to experience a new Grand Prix in which the two Repsol Honda Team riders start as protagonists. The future of Dani Pedrosa will be official next Thursday, after a special press conference, and Marc Márquez will seek his ninth consecutive victory over the German asphalt. If everything follows the script lived during the last years, the rivals of #93 will compete for the best possible result to avoid that it continues advancing with a firm step towards the title.
MotoGP Sachsenring 2018
Before the engines start, the focus will be on Pedrosa. The #26 was ready to announce his retirement in Barcelona, although the signing of Jorge Lorenzo by the Repsol Honda Team left the door open for him to compete on a Yamaha of the newborn SIC Petronas during the next two years and the last weeks have witnessed of negotiations whose outcome is uncertain.
Several well-known journalists assure that there is agreement; others, with the same weight, believe the opposite. Some of the reporters with better sources have no idea. The unknowns will be cleared on Thursday, the eve of the MotoGP Sachsenring 2018.
When the bikes go out on the track, Marc Márquez will start preparing a new edition of this test that he has won eight times. Consecutively From the time of 125cc. Taking advantage of his idyll with the left curves. Snatch the first place will be a real challenge for their rivals in a point of the championship delicate: just before the summer break when the Spaniard (Lleida) enjoys 41 points ahead of the general classification. You also have to keep an eye on Dani Pedrosa, a winner on four occasions, although the Samurai does not live his best sporting moment.
On paper, the Ducati pilots will suffer. Sachsenring is one of the most buzzing and twisted circuits of the world, a feature that does not tune with the strengths of the Desmosedici although they have improved their ability to turn. However, the championship has shown that it is unpredictable and betting against any result is usually a bad idea.
Yamaha, on the other hand, has a bad record in Germany. They have not won since 2009, with Valentino Rossi, but they can hold on to the good performance of Jonas Folger in 2017. The home-runner came to lead the race, but ended up yielding to Márquez and settled for second place to become the first German who rises to the podium of the premier class during the era of the four times. It has been more than a year since the official Iwata pilots failed to win and the situation is worrisome.
While Aprilia and KTM continue their development work, Suzuki is presented with a good opportunity to take advantage of the agility of his GSX-RR to return to the podium after the great performance of Álex Rins in Assen.
Moto3 and Moto2
The lower classes of the Motorcycling championship live a similar situation: Pecco Bagnaia (Moto2) and Jorge Martin (Moto3) have been faster than their rivals and both lead their respective categories, but should not relax because the rivals have been very hungry. The Spanier is very aware of this because he occupies the first position after overcoming the consequences of the Jerez and Le Mans incidents, in which he was injured without being part of the cause.
In the middle class, Miguel Oliveira has emerged as the main rival of Bagnaia (it is 16 points); In the lightweight category, Marco Bezzecchi took advantage of Martin’s zeros and maintains a beautiful pulse. It is two points and is the only KTM in the top five. The Austrian brand can bet all their efforts to the pilot of the VR46 Riders Academy to regain the title after a year in which Honda has been the great dominator.