Adam, Hafizh 
among points

HOHENSTEIN-ERNSTTHAL (Germany) — Malaysia’s Moto3 rider Adam Norrodin had a better outing at the German Gran Prix yesterday as he finished the race in 13th place scoring three points.

Last week at the Dutch Grand Prix in Assen, Adam was in sixth-place only to crash out with just one lap to go.

The Moto3 race was won by Spaniard Joan Mir who claimed his fifth victory of the season.

Compatriot Hafizh Syahrin could not repeat his eighth-place finish in Assen but still finished 11th scoring five points at the Sachsenring circuit.

Italian Franco Morbidelli won the Moto2 race to extend his lead atop of the standings over rivals Thomas Luthi and Alex Marquez.

In the premier class, reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez stormed to his eighth consecutive German Grand Prix win to snatch the overall championship lead.

The Spaniard held off a spirited challenge from home favourite Jonas Folger to claim his second win of the season after starting from pole position.

German rookie Folger produced a stunning ride for Yamaha’s satellite team to claim his maiden podium finish, as Marquez’s Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa came home in third.

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso went into the race at the top of the standings, but finished down in eighth place to slip to third overall.

Marquez, who was fourth going into the day, now leads the championship by five points from Maverick Vinales, with Dovizioso a point further back in third.

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi showed good form to back up his first win of the season last time out in Assen by finishing fifth behind Vinales, but the Italian still dropped to fourth overall.

Folger thrilled the home crowd in the opening stages by passing Pedrosa and Marquez to take a shock lead on his Yamaha Tech3 after qualifying in third.

He maintained the lead for a few laps before Marquez retook control.

The 24-year-old was made to work hard by Folger, but pulled away in the last two laps to win by 3.310 seconds.

Marquez, having taken his eighth straight Sachsenring pole on Saturday, has now won eight races in a row at the circuit across the three classes. — Various

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