MOTOGP

Márquez pulls clear after storming to win in Chemnitz

The Spaniard stretched his lead at the top of the MotoGP ranking after the roaring back from a slow start off pole position to win the German Grand Prix.

Márquez pulls clear after storming to win in Chemnitz
ROBERT MICHAEL AFP

Spain's Marc Márquez stretched his lead at the top of the MotoGP championship after the Honda rider roared back from a slow start off pole position to win the German Grand Prix on Sunday.

Second at the Sachsenring circuit, which was pounded with rain in the lead-up to the race, was Britain's Cal Crutchlow and third, Italy's Andrea Dovizioso. It was a miserable day for Márquez's championship rivals with Jorge Lorenzo, the reigning champ, finishing down in a lowly 15th for just a single point and Valentino Rossi in eighth.

Márquez, who celebrated wildly after the race, jumps up to 170 points overall, with his fellow Spaniard Lorenzo now behind in second on 122 points. Rossi, the Italian legend, is third on 111 points.