Vinales Speeds to Second in Sachsenring Race as Rossi takes Eighth

Vinales Speeds to Second in Sachsenring Race as Rossi takes Eighth

07.07.2019: 2019 MotoGP Germany - Sachsenring Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viņales showed his mental strength at the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland today. He had Cal Crutchlow breathing down his neck for half

2019 MotoGP Germany - Sachsenring



Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viñales showed his mental strength at the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland today. He had Cal Crutchlow breathing down his neck for half of the race, trying to steal second place from him, but the Spaniard held firm, taking his second consecutive podium. Rossi tagged onto the back of the group fighting for fourth place but struggled to get in the midst of the action. He finished the race in eighth.



Viñales had a good start from third and slotted into second in the first corner. He was going all out in the early laps, as he didn‘t want to let Marc Marquez out of his sight, but tyre management was also crucial. When Álex Rins passed the Yamaha rider on lap four, the latter cleverly stuck to his rival but did not make a move, to ensure the pair of them wouldn‘t lose any valuable time.



However, the number-12 rider was unable to keep up with the low 1‘21s-lap pace and soon needed to shift his attention to keeping Crutchlow at bay. With Rins crashing out in lap 19, it turned into a battle for second. The Factory Yamaha man did a stellar job and, after withstanding the pressure for 15 laps, his superb concentration and consistency broke the Brit in the last lap. A small mistake from his rival finally gave Viñales some breathing space to bring his YZR-M1 over the finish line in second place, 4.587s from first.



It was a difficult race for Rossi. Starting from 11th on the grid, he lost one place in the first few corners. However, some early crashers in the opening laps meant he was soon back up to ninth as he picked off Pol Espargaró.



The Doctor maintained this position for a long time in a group of seven riders battling for fifth place, but he wasn‘t quite able to get into the mix of the action. With 14 laps remaining he had to let Joan Mir pass, but as Rins crashed out of the leading group the Italian was soon back up to ninth again.




Despite having to contend with tyre degradation in the final stages of the race, he overtook Franco Morbidelli with 9 laps to go and was eager to join the now fight for fourth, but a mistake, with four laps remaining, cost him a couple of tenths. He tried to have another go, but ultimately had to settle for eighth place, 19.110s from the top.



Today's second place means Viñales moves up to fifth in the championship standings with a 100-point gap to first, one position ahead of Rossi, with a 105-point deficit. Yamaha remains third in the constructor standings, and Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP also stays in third in the team classification.



Viñales and Rossi will now enjoy a three-week summer break, before they start the second half of the MotoGP World Championship with the Monster Energy Grand Prix Ceské republiky, held at the Automotodrom Brno from August 2-4.






Maverick Viñales
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team



“We discovered quite early this weekend that second place might be the best we could do here, so with that in mind we achieved the objective. For us it's really good, second is my best result here. I started well, I did a good first few laps. This result means a lot, it prepares me for Brno. I'm really happy, we understand the way to go. Yamaha is working in a good way, and I know our strong and weak points.


It's good that we have a summer break to improve the bike and improve myself. The tyre choice was very difficult, I took a gamble with the hard because I worked most of the time with this tyre. It was on the limit if I could or could not finish the race, and I said to myself 'If I need to slow down in the last ten laps, I will, but I will be at the front'. I'm very pleased for Yamaha, it's very important to get a consecutive first and second place.




I saw Cal on my pit board the whole time and for about fifteen laps I closed every door. I worked very hard on making sure he couldn't overtake me, because I knew if he did, he would go. Luckily I was second, so I'm very pleased and happy. I can't wait for Brno to try out the new things and see if we take a step.”






Valentino Rossi
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team


“I‘m not satisfied because it was a difficult race, I suffered a lot. First of all, we used the medium rear tyre because Michelin said to us that it would be impossible to race with the hard, but I had a lot of sliding and not enough grip, so this was the first problem. The bigger problem was that in Assen in the race I felt strong, so here we tried to confirm it, but in reality I wasn‘t very fast, I didn‘t feel good with the bike.



This is a difficult moment, because the last time when we were here, at this part of the championship, I was very competitive. From Le Mans to Sachsenring I did some good races. This year it‘s been a lot more difficult, so we need to get a better understanding, because I don‘t have a great feeling with the bike and I‘m not as fast as we want.”






Massimo Meregalli
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team Director


“We already predicted yesterday that managing the rear tyre would be key in today‘s race, and that was indeed the case. Maverick had shown good pace here all weekend, so we knew the tyres were performing well, but managing the degradation over the whole length of the race is challenging, especially when under pressure from a chasing rider, like Mack was today. He did a fantastic job. He was very consistent and precise, so this second place is well-deserved.



Vale used the medium rear tyre, but it didn't behave like we predicted. We had expected a better consistency, especially in the second part of the race, but it didn't keep up its performance level. Because of this Vale wasn't able to attack at the end of the race. We now have a three-week break which we will use to recharge before we head to Brno, where we will have some things that our riders can try during the test.”

 


- Yamaha Amsterdam also photo



Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/maverick-vinales-second-sachsenring-rossi-eight---193734.html

07.07.2019 / MaP

More News

Top ten for Morbidelli but heart-break for Quartararo at German GP
07.07.2019
Franco Morbidelli has taken a competitive top ten finish for PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team at the German Grand Prix, dicing for the podium in the early stages before coming home in ninth. However, it was heart-break for Fabio Quartararo, falling out of the fight for the podium in the opening stages of the race. more >>
Kunii snatches victory from Tatay at the Sachsenring
07.07.2019
Red Bull MotoGP Rookies CupSachsenring, GermanySunday, July 7th  2019 A sensational last lap saw Yuki Kunii steal the win from Carlos Tatay and Max Cook wrench third from the chasing pack of KTM RC 250 Rs. It was one of the great more >>
Rider, team and constructor MotoGP standings after Sachsenring
07.07.2019
Sunday, July 7th 2019                Rider Standings1    MARQUEZ Marc     93    SPA    185  more >>
Marquez makes it a perfect ten in Germany
07.07.2019
Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland MotoGP 2019   Round 9 Sunday, July 7th  2019Perfect strategy saw Marc Marquez continue his perfect pole to victory record at the GermanGP as Bradl achieved his goal of the top ten. more >>
MotoGP Sachsenring, Germany RACE classification
07.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySunday, July 7th  20191    25    93    Marc MARQUEZ    SPA    Repsol Hon more >>
LCR E-Team riders complete the inaugural Moto E race at Sachsenring
07.07.2019
German GP MotoE RaceThe FIM Enel MotoE World Cup is now officially underway, with the first race completed at the Sachsenring. The race was officially meant to run for 8 laps, though was reduced to 7 laps at the start due to the wet conditi more >>
Moto2 Sachsenring, Germany RACE classification
07.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySunday, July 7th  20191    25    73    Alex MARQUEZ    SPA  &nb more >>
Moto3 Sachsenring, Germany RACE classification
07.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySunday, July 7th  20191    25    48    Lorenzo DALLA PORTA    ITA    L more >>
Moto-E Sachsenring, Germany RACE classification
07.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySunday, July 7th  20191    25    66    Niki TUULI    FIN    Ajo MotoE    Energica    147.5    7'27.8622    20&n more >>
Espargaro dashes into MotoGP Q2 again at the Sachsenring with bright 8th place
06.07.2019
MotoGP 2019 - Round 9, Sachsenring (GER)The tight and curving demands of the Sachsenring did not stop Red Bull KTM’s Pol Espargaro continuing his excellent rate of progression and speed with the KTM RC16 in 2019 MotoGP as the Spaniard again rode straight into the Q2 cut-off for the seventh time this season. The 28 year old sealed 8th position on th more >>
Pedro Acosta wins as Sachsenring Race 1 is cut short
06.07.2019
Pedro Acosta won Race 1 at the Sachsenring when it was red flagged due to an accident. The 15-year-old Spaniard was part of a large front group in a thrilling battle with the KTM RC 250 Rs swapping places at every turn in typical Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup style. Any one of eight might have taken the win. more >>
Fabulous Fabio Quartararo takes fourth front row at the Sachsenring
06.07.2019
PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team’s Fabio Quartararo has taken a fabulous fourth consecutive front row start for the German Grand Prix, riding through the pain barrier to secure second place behind Marc Marquez. The impressive performance was backed up by team-mate Franco Morbidelli, taking seventh place on the grid for tomorrow’s Sachsenring clash. more >>
First and Fourth Row Start for Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP in Germany
06.07.2019
2019 MotoGP Germany - SachsenringBright sunshine set the scene at the start of today‘s qualifying sessions at the Sachsenring. Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viñales showed great speed in Q2. Despite not being able to set the perfect hot lap, he took third place, on the front row of the grid. Valentino Rossi had to go through the Q1 session, more >>
E-Pole session decides the grid for the maiden Moto E race in Germany
06.07.2019
 German GP E-PoleThe grid for tomorrow’s MotoE race, which will be the first instalment in the 2019 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, was decided in today's E-pole. The first ever E-pole session left each rider only one chance to complete their flying lap, increasing the pressure to complete a perfect lap. LCR E-Team rider Randy de Puniet felt t more >>
Ten out of ten: Marquez takes German GP pole with lap record
06.07.2019
Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland MotoGP 2019   Round 9 The pole position lock out at the Sachsenring continued for Marc Marquez with a new circuit record while Stefan Bradl narrowly missed the top 12. more >>
Moto E Sachsenring, Germany Pole classification
06.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySaturday, July 6th 20191    66    Niki TUULI    FIN    Ajo MotoE    Energica    224.5    1'27.456    2    4  &nb more >>
Moto2 Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying classification
06.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySaturday, July 6th 2019QUALIFYING 21    73    A more >>
KTM extends road racing spread with Northern Talent Cup initiative
06.07.2019
MotoGP 2019 announcementThe KTM group have further expanded their influence into international road racing by becoming the official machinery supplier to the new Northern Talent Cup. The initiative to highlight potential stars of the more >>
MotoGP Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying classification
06.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySaturday, July 6th 2019QUALIFYING 21    93    Marc MARQUE more >>
MotoGP Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 4 classification
06.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySaturday, July 6th 20191    12    Maverick VIÑALES    SPA    Monster Energy Yamaha Mot more >>
Moto3 Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying classification
06.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySaturday, July 6th 2019QUALIFYING 21    71    Ayumu SAS more >>
Moto2 Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 3 classification
06.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySaturday, July 6th 20191    41    Brad BINDER    RSA    Red Bull KTM Ajo    more >>
Opening day of German GP goes to plan for Quartararo and Morbidelli
06.07.2019
PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team duo Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli started their German GP weekend in fine form with positive pace and boxes ticked as the pair prepared for Sunday’s race at the Sachsenring. more >>
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Start Sachsenring Weekend with Solid Pace
06.07.2019
2019 MotoGP Germany - SachsenringSachsenringJust a few days after a superb win in Assen, the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team resumed the action at the Sachsenring circuit today. Despite tyre degradation and grip issues, Maveri more >>
MotoGP Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 3 classification
06.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySaturday, July 6th 20191    93    Marc MARQUEZ    SPA    Repsol Honda Team  &n more >>
Moto3 Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 3 classification
06.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanySaturday, July 6th 20191    42    Marcos RAMIREZ    SPA    Leopard Racing  &nbs more >>
Kunii and Noguchi sandwich Tatay on the Sachsenring grid
06.07.2019
Two Japanese rising stars will stand on either side of Cup points leader Carlos Tatay on the grid for the German round of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Yuki Kunii, the 16-year-old, demonstrated that he has overcome his Mugello injury with a brilliant pole while 18-year-old fellow countryman Haruki Noguchi completes the Sachsenring front row. more >>
LCR e-Team riders take to the track in Germany
06.07.2019
The FIM Enel MotoE World Cup track action officially got underway today at the Sachsenring, with MotoE riders completing two free practice sessions. These sessions gave the riders valuable time to become more accustomed to the bikes and the track before the E-pole tomorrow.   more >>
Marquez in control on Friday in Germany, Bradl competitive at home
05.07.2019
Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland MotoGP 2019 Sachsenring   Round 9An advantage of over 0.3s saw Marc Marquez lead the MotoGP field on the opening day of the German GP as Stefan Bradl made constant improvements. more >>
Moto E Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 2 classification
05.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanyFriday, July 5th 20191    63    Mike DI MEGLIO    FRA    EG 0,0 Marc VDS    Energica    223.0    1'28.547    2    66   more >>
MotoGP Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 2 classification
05.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanyFriday, July 5th 20191    93    Marc MARQUEZ    SPA    Repsol Honda Team    Hon more >>
Moto2 Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 2 classification
05.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanyFriday, July 5th 20191    41    Brad BINDER    RSA    Red Bull KTM Ajo  &nb more >>
Moto3 Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 2 classification
05.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanyFriday, July 5th 20191    71    Ayumu SASAKI    JPN    Petronas Sprinta Racing    more >>
Moto E Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 1 classification
05.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanyFriday, July 5th 20191    2    Jesko RAFFIN    SWI    Dynavolt Intact GP    Energica    226.3    1'28.751    2    66 more >>
Moto2 Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 1 classification
05.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanyFriday, July 5th 20191    94    Jonas FOLGER    GER    Petronas Sprinta more >>
MotoGP Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 1 classification
05.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanyFriday, July 5th 20191    20    Fabio QUARTARARO    FRA    Petronas Yamaha SRT & more >>
Moto3 Sachsenring, Germany Free Practice 1 classification
05.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring, GermanyFriday, July 5th 20191    25    Raul FERNANDEZ    SPA    Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team&n more >>
Sachsenring Time Schedule changes as Moto E arrives to Germany
05.07.2019
HJC HELMETS MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLANDSachsenring5-7 July 2019             Round 9 of the 2019 MotoGP™ season takes us to the HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix De more >>
Who can stop Triumphant Carlos Tatay
03.07.2019
From the Netherlands, across Germany to the Sachsenring we go and there we will pivot into the second half of the 12 race Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup season. Who can stop Carlos Tatay? We have plenty of candidates, starting with all of those who ran him so close at Assen: David Salvador, Pedro Acosta, Haruki Noguchi, and Barry Baltus. more >>

Kategorien

2001-2021 automobilsport.com full copyright