WATCH: Francesco Bagnaia wins dramatic German MotoGP as Jorge Martin crashes out

On Sunday, reigning world champion Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati secured a thrilling victory at the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring as Jorge Martin crashed out.

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On Sunday, reigning world champion Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati secured a thrilling victory at the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. Bagnaia's win came dramatically after his title rival, Jorge Martin, crashed with just two laps remaining while leading the race. Stepping up at the occasion Bagnaia crossed the line when Keanu Reeves launched the checkered flag.

Joining Bagnaia on the podium were Marc Marquez in second place and his brother Alex Marquez, who finished third. This notable achievement marks the first time in 27 years that two brothers have shared a MotoGP podium. The last occasion was when Japan's Nobuatsu Aoki and Takuma Aoki accomplished the feat at the Imola Grand Prix.

Watch Francesco Bagnaia's dramatic win here: 

A dramatic crash stuns Jorge Martin!

Jorge Martin had appeared poised for victory after a dominant performance throughout the weekend. He shattered the lap record to secure pole position and triumphed in the sprint race on Saturday, giving him a 15-point lead in the championship standings.

Despite his strong start, Martin's unfortunate crash allowed Pecco Bagnaia to claim his fourth consecutive win, bringing both riders level at 222 points in the championship standings. Bagnaia's consistent performances and Martin's misfortune have set the stage for a thrilling battle as the season progresses. 

The German Grand Prix not only showcased the fierce competition between the top riders but also highlighted the historical significance of the Marquez brothers sharing the podium, adding a memorable chapter to the 2024 MotoGP season.

Here is the final results:

Pos

Rider

Nat

Team

1

Francesco Bagnaia

ITA

Ducati Lenovo (GP24)

2

Marc Marquez

SPA

Gresini Ducati (GP23)

3

Alex Marquez

SPA

Gresini Ducati (GP23)

4

Enea Bastianini

ITA

Ducati Lenovo (GP24)

5

Franco Morbidelli

ITA

Pramac Ducati (GP24)

6

Miguel Oliveira

POR

Trackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP24)

7

Pedro Acosta

SPA

Red Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)

8

Marco Bezzecchi

ITA

VR46 Ducati (GP23)

9

Brad Binder

RSA

Red Bull KTM (RC16)

10

Raul Fernandez

SPA

Trackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP23)

11

Fabio Quartararo

FRA

Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)

12

Maverick Viñales

SPA

Aprilia Factory (RS-GP24)

13

Jack Miller

AUS

Red Bull KTM (RC16)

14

Augusto Fernandez

SPA

Red Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)

15

Takaaki Nakagami

JPN

LCR Honda (RC213V)

16

Luca Marini

ITA

Repsol Honda (RC213V)

17

Johann Zarco

FRA

LCR Honda (RC213V)

18

Stefan Bradl

GER

HRC Test Team (RC213V)

19

Joan Mir

SPA

Repsol Honda (RC213V)

20

Remy Gardner

AUS

Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)

DNF

Jorge Martin

SPA

Pramac Ducati (GP24)

DNF

Fabio Di Giannantonio

ITA

VR46 Ducati (GP23)

 
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