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GRESINI&MARQUEZ IN THE HISTORY BOOKS: DOUBLE PODIUM IN GERMANY  

Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez both stepped on the Sachsenring podium today while placing Gresini Racing in the history books. For the first time in 27 years, two brothers share the premier class rostrum (last time was in 1997 at Imola with the Aoki brothers).

Today’s race went very different for the two brothers, with Alex who had a good start and a consistent pace near the front, while Marc was involved in one of his ‘famous’ comebacks, which culminated on the overtaking manoeuvre for second place on the #73.

It was the icing without the cake, or at least we could describe it this way, in a weekend in which everything had gone wrong prior to this race, especially with regards to the heavy crashes suffered by both riders in the previous days. A mixture of karma and heart give the two brothers, as well as the whole Team Gresini MotoGP, some great feeling entering the summer break.

2nd – MARC MARQUEZ #93 (third in the championship standings – 166 points)

“Today’s result feels as good as a race win. To be on the podium with Alex is something incredible that may have never happened, but here we are. It’s been a very challenging weekend which we saved with a great comeback – and the feeling is almost impossible to explain. The holidays will be good ones thanks to this ‘double’. I was feeling better today, and we gave it a try, but in order to battle for the win we needed a different weekend. We’re still happy as it is.”

3rd – ALEX MARQUEZ #73 (tenth in the championship standings – 79 points)

“Honestly, I didn’t think I had the pace to be so close to the front; our goal was the top seven, but then I felt fully comfortable in the race and I pushed to the limit. The battle with Morbidelli was a great one and then, in the final stages, I didn’t have enough left to fend off Marc’s return. Jorge’s crash allowed me to get on the podium and the joy is immense.”


GRESINI&MARQUEZ IN THE HISTORY BOOKS: DOUBLE PODIUM IN GERMANY    - Gresini Racing
GRESINI&MARQUEZ IN THE HISTORY BOOKS: DOUBLE PODIUM IN GERMANY    - Gresini Racing
GRESINI&MARQUEZ IN THE HISTORY BOOKS: DOUBLE PODIUM IN GERMANY    - Gresini Racing