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Marc Marquez is the clear favourite in the German Grand Prix betting at the Sachsenring, where he is unbeaten since 2012.
The Repsol Honda team have been the dominant force at this circuit in recent years, with Marquez’s team-mate Dani Pedrosa having won in 2011 and 2012, and that unbeaten run could continue this weekend with Marquez 7/5 for a fifth successive victory here.
Fellow Spaniard Maverick Vinales is second in the betting at 333/100 to claim the win for Movistar Yamaha but we think Valentino Rossi at 4/1 presents the best bet and is our German Grand Prix prediction to repeat his win of seven days previously in the Dutch TT at Assen.
That win moved Rossi to just seven points off the pace in the series standings, which have taken on a crowded look of late, and he is now 7/2 for the title.
Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, winner in successive races before Holland and 9/1 to win in Germany, tops the pile with 115 points, four in front of Rossi’s team-mate Vinales (17/10).
But with Marquez (9/4) on 104 points, the pressure is beginning to mount ahead of the summer break which will see the riders out of action after the German race until the beginning of August.
Punters looking for a good outside bet in the German Grand Prix odds could be tempted by 40/1 shot Jonas Folger, with Germany’s Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider worth considering in front of his home crowd.
How the Dutch Grand Prix finished
1 Valentino Rossi (Yamaha), 2 Danilo Petrucci (Ducati), 3 Marc Marquez (Honda), 4 Cal Crutchlow (Honda), 5 Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), 6 Jack Miller (Honda), 7 Karel Abraham (Ducati), 8 Loris Baz (Ducati), 9 Andrea Iannone (Suzuki), 10 Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia), 11 Pol Espargaro (KTM), 12 Tito Rabat (Honda), 13 Dani Pedrosa (Honda), 14 Johann Zarco (Yamaha), 15 Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati), 16 Hector Barbera (Ducati), 17 Alex Rins (Suzuki), DNF Scott Redding (Ducati), Alvaro Bautista (Ducati), Bradley Smith (KTM), Maverick Vinales (Yamaha), Jonas Folger (Yamaha), Sam Lowes (Aprilia).
Rossi’s quest for a 10th world title received just the boost it needed with his victory at a rain-sodden Assen.
The Movistar Yamaha rider won the Dutch TT in a close-fought success over fellow Italian Danilo Petrucci on the satellite team Ducati, adding to the wins the nine-time world champion enjoyed at the same venue in 2013 and 2015.
On a day when team-mate Vinales failed to finish and many riders struggled to master the tricky question of tyre choice on a drying circuit, it was left to Rossi to again show his race day ability.
Series leader Dovisiozo finished fifth behind the Hondas of Marquez and Cal Crutchlow in a three-way battle for third which went all the way to the finish line.
Past German Grand Prix results
2016: Marc Marquez (Honda)
2015: Marc Marquez (Honda)
2014: Marc Marquez (Honda)
2013: Marc Marquez (Honda)
2012: Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
2011: Dani Pedrosa (Honda)