Spidi and Nolan pilot Marco Melandri is back on the top step of the podium after an epic race 1. The race began in dry conditions, but intermittent rain five laps in made it extremely difficult as only half of the circuit was considered slippery enough for wet tyres.
The British Spidi rider produced one of the best performances of his career at the Sachsenring MotoGP to fight his way back from sixth position to second, passing Assen winner and nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi in the process Crutchlow’s latest spectacular display means he became the first British rider to score four or more
Spidi pilot Cal Crutchlow secured the fastest qualifying time in Assen and became the first British MotoGP rider in more than a decade. One after another Valentino Rossi, Stefan Bradl and Marquez all took the top place but were knocked off of the top spot by Crutchlow’s 1.34.398 lap. After dropping back to fifth position