Monster Yamaha Tech3 ‘s Cal Crutchlow did extremely well to claim second place after a crash in yesterday’s free practice session resulting in loss of skin to his hands and forearm causing immense pain. In third is Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi.
Germany’s home rider Stefan Bradl brought his LCR Honda machine across the finish line in fourth. Doing a phenomenal job on his CRT machine is Power Electronic Aspar’s Aleix Espargaro who will start from his best ever qualifying position in fifth. Ducati’s Nicky Hayden takes sixth, elsewhere Crutchlow’s team-mate Bradley Smith will start from eighth. GO&FUN Honda Gresini rider Alvaro Bautista and NGM Mobile Racings Claudio Corti complete the top ten.
Pramac Racings Andrea Iannone crashed during the session leaving the Italian with a dislocated shoulder and is receiving treatment at the medical centre.
He is not the only rider to bear the brunt of the Sachsenring track after both riders at the top of the MotoGP World Championship standing endured horrible crashes, Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo who crashed Yesterday has flown back to Barcelona to have a operation to repair his collarbone plate. He will not take part in the German GP and it is unsure if he will be racing at Laguna Seca in the USA. Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa who looked set to pull away further from Lorenzo In the standing, until he too crashed very heavily on his shoulder. Pedrosa was sent to the local hospital due to having low blood pressure and concussion. He has now returned to the track further tests will be able to show if the Spaniard will be able to take part in tomorrow’s race. By Laura Turner