2024 German GP: Bagnaia wins, Marquez on podium as Martin crashes out


In an electric German MotoGP race, Francesco Bagnaia took victory as his title rival Jorge Martin crashed out with just three laps to go. Marc and Alex Marquez were second and third, respectively, making this yet another race where the podium was locked out by the Bolognese bullets. 

  1. Bagnaia now most successful Ducati rider
  2. Both Marquez brothers on podium 
  3. Franco Morbidelli finishes in top 5

Bagnaia victorious as Martin crashes out, Marquez’ on podium

The early laps of this German GP saw Bagnaia lead the race before Martin overtook him. Since then, the Spaniard had a decisive lead over his chief title rival before a perilous braking move on Lap 27 saw him crash out of the lead. This gave the two-time MotoGP World Champion the race lead and now Bagnaia leads the standings by 10 points. 

Early in this race, Alex Marquez steadily climbed his way up from fifth place to settle into second place. For a large chunk of the race Alex was running in second before being overtaken by brother Marc in the penultimate laps of this race. The eight-time World Champion made a strong recovery, coming from 13th on the grid to the second step of the podium, despite a major highside in Saturday’s qualifying session. 

Morbidelli shows pace, battles with Marquez, Bastianini

Franco Morbidelli had a tough start to the 2024 MotoGP season with a pre-season crash that effectively ruled him out of testing the Ducati GP24 machine. But, slowly and steadily, the VR46 academy rider has been making strides and for quite some distance was running third in the race. During the early laps, he even overtook Bagnaia and was running in second place at one point. 

First, Morbidelli was battling with the elder Marquez sibling and at one point, the two riders clashed but nonetheless it was uneventful and they carried on with their respective races. After Marc Marquez passed Morbidelli, he fell into the clutches of factory Ducati rider, Enea Bastianini. The two had quite the skirmish and they traded places multiple times in the span of a couple of laps. Ultimately, Bastianini got the better of the Pramac Ducati rider to finish fourth and Morbidelli finished the race in fifth place. 

2024 MotoGP championship standings

MotoGP is heading into the summer break and the next round will now be held in Silverstone on August 2-4. Going into this long break, Bagnaia leads the points table by 10 points, with Martin now demoted to runner-up. 2025 factory Ducati rider and Bagnaia’s team mate next year, Marc Marquez, is third in the standings. 

2024 German GP results


2024 German MotoGP results
Position Rider Team
1 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati
2 Marc Marquez Gresini Ducati
3 Alex Marquez Gresini Ducati
4 Enea Bastianini Ducati
5 Franco Morbidelli Pramac Ducati
6 Miguel Oliveira Trackhouse Aprilia
7 Pedro Acosta GASGAS Tech3
8 Marco Bezzecchi VR46 Ducati
9 Brad Binder KTM
10 Raul Fernandez Trackhouse Aprilia
11 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha
12 Maverick Vinales Aprilia
13 Jack Miller KTM
14 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda
15 Luca Marini Repsol Honda
16 Augusto Fernandez GASGAS Tech3
17 Johann Zarco LCR Honda
18 Stefan Bradl Repsol Honda
19 Joan Mir Repsol Honda
20 Remy Gardner Yamaha
NC Jorge Martin Pramac Ducati
NC Fabio Di Giannantonio VR46 Ducati

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