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Hello and welcome to Speed. For the past seven years, the story has always been the same for Marc Márquez at Sachsenring: pole position and victory, a domination spanning three different categories.
It was then the perfect place for the Spaniard to put an end to more than three months without a win.
It was a magnificent seven for Marquez at the German Grand Prix.
But it wasn’t looking that way at the start.
Heavy rain before the start meant the race was declared wet.
The Respsol Honda rider struggled in the early part, and was unable to match the pace of Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi.
His misfortune continued when he ran off at turn eight and was fortunate to stay upright.
But as the track dried Marquez went into the pits and gambled on slicks.
It was a masterstroke and he immediately began to eat into the time of his rivals on wets tyres.
With six laps remaining he took the lead and never looked back
The world championship started in 1949 but the passion for motorcycle racing was born long before that.
In 1937, the Sachsenring was already frequented best bikers of the time.
Jimmie Guthrie was the main attraction in the German Grand Prix as he went looking for his third consecutive win at Sachsenring.
Tragically, this was to be the Scot’s last race, as he suffered a fatal crash while he was leading.
A sad ending for one of the best bikers of the 1930s, with six victories to his name at the Isle of Man TT and 19 grand prix wins.
The race was eventually won by the Austrian Karl Gall.
Speed comes to an end with the first edition of the Nitro World Games and some amazing images of freestyle motorcycling in Salt Lake City. We’ll be back next weekend with Formula One at the Hungarian Grand Prix. See you then.