Marquez out to prove his worth

Marquez’s record at the Sachsenring is phenomenal, with the Spaniard winning every race at the circuit that he has started from pole position. The tight, twisty track is one in which the 22-year-old has enjoyed a lot of success over the course of his short career and after a strong performance last time out at Assen, Marquez couldn’t ask for a better circuit to upset the Yamaha pair of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

Rossi stuck a dagger deep into the heart of Marquez’s pride at Assen and this weekend promises to be compelling viewing with the two set to go head to head once more. The main difference in the two is that for Rossi points are at stake, with Marquez due to his failings so far this season it is mainly pride but do not underestimate the reigning World Champion.

The Spaniard’s aggressive riding style was called into question once again after a last corner coming together with his Italian counterpart in Holland, but the Honda was much more competitive after reverting to the 2014 chassis.

With Marquez’s confidence and mojo back comes an element of danger for Lorenzo, who has never won at the German circuit, and Rossi who knows first-hand how damaging an in-form Marquez can be.

With just 10 points separating the Yamaha duo Sunday’s race looks set to be a thriller, throw in a resurgent Marquez and it could be one of the greats.

The M1 is certainly suited to the Sachsenring circuit with high corner speed a must but with Marquez’s record it is impossible to call. For Lorenzo, the German circuit is a bit of a bogey track and this weekend he will want to put his demons to bed once and for all.

This Sunday’s German Grand Prix is all set-up to be another hectic battle between the top three riders in MotoGP and whoever blinks first, may just concede defeat.

Race prediction
1.           Rossi
2.           Marquez
3.           Lorenzo

Joe Urquhart