Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha) at the Sachsenring – the fast man from Nice is currently the only hope for Yamaha and continues to be her trump card in the fight for the title for 2021.

The weekend of the GP of Germany under the microscope and in numbers

Even in the second Corona year, one can definitely not speak of a normal season. A driver is the best indication of this, who suffered another almost unbelievable blow at the Sachsenring. We’re talking about Maverick Viñales, the disappointing eighteenth of the German GP. Despite his catastrophic weekend in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, the Catalan still remained in 6th place in the World Championship. This is actually absolutely crazy because he has one victory in 8 races, but only two other top five placings. Before the pandemic, you would have mercilessly crashed in the MotoGP intermediate ranking, but everything has changed since 2020. Below is the result of the eighth Grand Prix of the year in the premier class.

Paradoxical situation at Yamaha – the pressure on Lin Jarvis is growing

After the season began so hopefully for the works team, which the Englishman had been leading for many years, it was a bit of a worm from Jerez. Nevertheless, Monster Energy Yamaha is currently even in the lead in the team standings, and they owe this primarily to Fabio Quartararo. His team-mate Maverick, on the other hand, is increasingly proving to be the wrong choice. However, because he received a contract extension from the team at an early stage, it is absolutely understandable that the pressure on Lin Jarvis is growing strongly. Expressing confidence in his factory rider so early, who has never really shown consistency since he has been with Yamaha, is more than questionable. Just as the fact that Franco Morbidelli, as the reigning vice world champion, is only on the so-called B-material, but Rossi is allowed to drive on the so-called A-Spec version. The Yamaha fans can only hope that the World Cup leader from France will continue to pull the coals out of the fire, otherwise there will soon be a fire in the roof of the Monster Energy partner with the crossed tuning forks in the logo.

Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo) started strong, but apparently he hadn’t spared his tires enough because in the end even caught by his team mate Pecco, who had only been in P16 at the beginning.

Suzuki – the second problem child along with Yamaha

After his broken arm recovered halfway, the eleventh rank of Alex Rins was absolutely fine. But a ninth place for Joan Mir is a major setback for Suzuki and the reigning world champion. When you consider how far back Bagnaia came from and how badly the fifth in the World Cup did compare to the Italian, this is alarming. Should Maverick find his inexplicable low in Assen and Oliveira continue his soaring since the Catalonia GP, the air for Joan Mir will slowly be thin. He is already 56 points short of World Championship leader Quartararo, and he is currently making an extremely solid impression. The gaps to the ones directly in front of him are not yet huge for Joan, but the Mallorcan from Palma can no longer afford many such modest results as at the German GP. Otherwise, he will fall too far behind in the title fight for 2021.

Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) started the new season with huge expectations and he had clearly announced his ambitions to fight for the title. With a 14th place in the World Cup, he is miles away from that just before the summer break.

Salvation for Honda – but will the Marquez win be a one-off?

It has been a while since the Valencia season finale in November 2019 that the HRC Honda people could celebrate their last victory. In this respect, Marc Marquez’s victory is a historic mark in two respects. The other aspect is the fact that it was his eleventh triumph in a row in Hohenstein-Ernstthal and the eighth triumph in MotoGP came true without interruption. In doing so, he achieved salvation for Honda, but of course many watchers are now wondering whether the Marquez victory on June 20, 2021, will remain a one-day flyer. We will see an initial answer to this in Assen, when the next and last round before the summer break is just one week after the German GP. The following is the team standings, with Repsol Honda jumping from P8 to P6 after the German GP.

Johann Zarco in front of his Pramac Ducati team-mate Jorge Martin – who despite only being 8th, he remains in second place behind his compatriot Quartararo in the interim World Championship.

World Championship stand in all classes after the 8th round

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