Hohenstein-Ernstthal: Emotions were there to be seen in the Repsol Honda MotoGP team garage as the Six-time world champion Marc Marquez finally returned in winning ways taking the pole position in 2021 German Grand Prix on Sunday(June 20). The 28-year-old Spaniard returned to Podium after a gap of 581 days holding off KTM Factory Racing’s Miguel Oliveira at the Sachsenring circuit in Saxony.
581 days in the making! 🙌
Comeback complete! ✅#KingOfTheRing | #GermanGP 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/llUJlP176I
— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) June 20, 2021
It was story of pain, sweat, tears and determinations as Marquez’s career was in doubts after the horrendous crash in Spanish GP at the Jerez circuit back in 2020. He went through three complex arm surgeries sufferring a long and painful journey back to fitness. It was no surprise that he returned to the podium on a track that where he has been the the most dominant among every other rider.This was Marc’s 11th straight win at this track. Seven of them being in the premier class while the first victory since the 2019 Valencia GP.
It was Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco who claimed pole position in the qualifying while Marquez started on the second row of the grid and few laps down, he was already battling for the lead with fellow Spaniard Aleix Espargaro of Aprilia Gresini . As the race went on, It was Marc on his familiar RC 213-V bike who accelerated from strength to strength.
In the last few laps though, he had fight it out with Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira who won the last grand prix and world championship leader Fabio Quartararo of Yamaha Factory team. However, both of the youngster were finding difficult to keep up with the Spaniard who took the victory in style. While Oliveira took the second, Quatararo had to satisfy with third who still leads the overall championship on points. If Marc can keep up this form and his fitness gets further improved, he can possibly move further into the middle of the table.