Marquez under control in Germany on Friday, Bradl competitive at home

Marc Marquez led the MotoGP field on the opening day of the German GP with a lead of over 0.3 seconds, while Stefan Bradl steadily improved.

A cloudless day welcomed the MotoGP World Championship at the 3.7 km long Sachsenring for the ninth round of the 2019 season. The Repsol Honda Team is aiming for a strong result this weekend before the summer break.

Right from the start, Marc Marquez had a consistent first day at the German Grand Prix. Hardly leaving the first two places, the reigning world champion finished the first day of training with a 1’20.705 in first place of the combined times. With a total of 50 laps driven in the two sessions, Marquez and the team were able to gather a lot of information before the races on Saturday and Sunday. Comfortably in the top ten, Marquez and his Repsol Honda Team are pleased with the progress made on Friday.

Stefan Bradl spent the first day of training setting up the Repsol Honda Team RC213V for himself and the Sachsenring. After finishing FP1 in 17th place, the home hero improved his time by over a second, finishing in 14th on Friday. Continuous improvement remains Bradl’s goal for Saturday as he pushes for a spot in the second quarter.

The competition at the top was close, with only one second separating the 15 best drivers at the end of the day. The action on the track will continue tomorrow, Saturday, July 6th, at 09:55 a.m. local time with Free Practice 3.