MotoGP
Jul 11

MotoGP: Marquez Nursing Sore Neck After Hard Crash In Practice

Marc Marquez was second quickest in the second German GP practice on Friday. (Photo: Getty Images)

was second quickest in the second practice on Friday. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez continued his freakish streak of escaping serious injury in body-bruising crashes in the opening practice for Sunday’s German Grand Prix.

Marquez admitted that the dramatic highside from his Repsol Honda was “completely my fault” after staggering away from the nasty crash.

Marquez landed awkwardly on his neck after being flung from his RCV at full-lean angle in Turn 2.

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Jul 11

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

The MotoGP World Championship race from the Sachsenring will air this Sunday at 7 a.m. ET only on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

The World Championship race from the will air this Sunday at 7 a.m. ET only on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, July 11

11:30 a.m. ET – Sprint Cup Practice | (FOX Sports 1)
1:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Practice | New Hampshire (FOX Sports 1)
3:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Final Practice | New Hampshire (FOX Sports 1)
4:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying | New Hampshire (FOX Sports 1)
7:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series Qualifying | (FOX Sports 1)
8:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series Race | Iowa (FOX Sports 1)

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Jul 11

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Quickest In Both Friday Sachsenring Sessions

Aleix Espargaro continues to search for his first career MotoGP premier class victory. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

continues to search for his first career premier class victory. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro set the best lap in the MotoGP FP2 run at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, outpacing and at the head of the timesheet.

Having also gone quickest in FP1, Espargaro lapped in 1:22.041 on the NGM Forward Racing ‘Open’ Forward Yamaha on a softer option rear at the end of the FP2 session. The riders kept their concentration despite some light rainfall 20 minutes from the end of the afternoon run.

World Champion Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) ended the session 0.117s behind compatriot Espargaro, having had a big crash at Turn 3 earlier in the day in FP1.

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Jul 10

MotoGP: Relaxed Rossi heads to Germany with future decided

 Valentino Rossi of Italy and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP  rounds the bend during the MotoGP Netherlands - Free Practice  at  on June 26, 2014 in Assen, Netherlands.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of Italy and Movistar Yamaha  during the Netherlands – Free Practice on June 26, 2014. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi is travelling to the in a distinctly relaxed fashion, having last week inked a new two-year contract with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP which keeps the nine-time World Champion with the team until at least the end of 2016.

It was on Wednesday after the previous race at Assen that the new Rossi-Yamaha contract was formally announced, with ‘The Doctor’ now able to fully concentrate on the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

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