HOHENSTEIN-ERNSTTHAL, SAXONY - JULY 17: Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team celebrates the victory on the podium at the end of the MotoGP race during the MotoGp of Germany - Race at Sachsenring Circuit on July 17, 2016 in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Honda’s MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez won in Germany for the seventh year in a row after a mid-race tyre gamble paid off.

The Spaniard forged 48 points clear at the top of the standings after Yamaha’s reigning champion and main rival Jorge Lorenzo finished only 15th.

Britain’s Cal Crutchlow, on an LCR Honda, was second and 9.8 seconds behind with Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso third for Ducati after passing Scott Redding with a lap to go. Italian great Valentino Rossi, Lorenzo’s team mate, finished eighth.

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