MotoGP
Jul 15

MotoGP: Bradl reflects on disastrous home Grand Prix in Germany

HOHENSTEIN-ERNSTTHAL, GERMANY - JULY 13:   Scott Redding of Great Britain and Go&Fun Honda Gresini leads Stefan Bradl of Germany and LCR Honda MotoGP  during the MotoGP race during the MotoGp of Germany - Race at Sachsenring Circuit on July 13, 2014 in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

(From left): Stefan Bradl gets passed by Scott Redding during the MotoGP race of Germany at the Sachsenring Circuit on July 13, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl got off to a lightning start in the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, but a setup gamble resulted in no points.

Bradl was the only rider to start from the front three rows as rain showers briefly before the start saw the riders line up with wets on the grid. However, Bradl and his LCR team gambled by placing slicks on the grid. 14 riders chose to swap to their dry bikes after the Warm Up lap, and thus start from pitlane.

Jul 14

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro tops Open class for eighth time in nine races

In 2014, Aleix Espargaro (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

In 2014, Aleix Espargaro has been the top Open class qualifier in all nine races,claiming the first pole for an Open class bike in Assen. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro continued his domination of the Open class at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

The eldest Espargaro brother was one of 14 riders to start from pit lane in Germany after a hectic start to the race, heavily influenced by a pre-race shower.

Espargaro had a cautious start to the race, not wishing to push too hard through Turns 12 and 13, which were still quite wet. As the track dried Espargaro’s pace improved, the Spaniard eventually finishing in sixth position.

Jul 13

MotoGP: Lorenzo Back On Podium As Rossi Races To Fourth

Jorge Lorenzo finished third after starting from the pit lane. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Jorge Lorenzo finished third after starting from the pit lane. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Jorge Lorenzo returned to the podium at the Germany Grand Prix in third, with teammate Valentino Rossi just behind in fourth.

A rain shower before the start of the race resulted in a mass pit-lane start. A group of 14 riders including Rossi, Lorenzo, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa started from the pits having decided to swap to their dry bikes after the Warm Up lap. Stefan Bradl was one of the few riders to change to slicks on the grid, although he soon lost the advantage.