MotoGP: Jorge Martin wins the German Grand Prix against champion Francesco Bagnaia.
Jorge Martin won the German Grand Prix on Sunday after a dramatic battle with MotoGP champion Francesco Bagnaia.
Over the final ten laps, the Spaniard held off Ducati’s Italian rider to trim his championship advantage to 16 points.
Their motorcycles collided two laps from the finish line before the Pramac Racing rider crossed the line 0.064 seconds ahead of Bagnaia.
Martin won his first grand prix since August 20, 2021, with French teammate Johann Zarco finishing third.
Martin had won the Saturday sprint at the Sachsenring track, giving him a weekend double.
The 25-year-old passed pole-sitter Bagnaia on the third lap before handing over the lead to the champion, 26, with 10 circuits remaining.
Martin fought back to retake the lead, and both riders stayed upright after colliding before Martin won his second grand prix, the Styrian Grand Prix in 2021.