SACHSENRING. Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) took a hard-earned victory at the Sachsenring, as the Championship leader made his move on the final lap to hold it over the line after a three-way fight for the win. Romano Fenati (Marinelli Rivacold Snipers) took second, with Marcos Ramirez (Platinum Bay Real Estate) completing the podium for his first rostrum finish in the World Championship.
Drama struck for Arbolino as the Italian suffered a highside at Turn 2 to leave Bulega alone on track in fourth. Over the line, Enea Bastianini (Estrella Galicia 0,0) was close to closing down Oettl, with the Italian only taking P6 by half a second after a much bigger previous gap to the German. Livio Loi (Leopard Racing) got back in the battle in P7 after some more difficult races this season, ahead of Bo Bendsneyder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) in eighth. There was also more impressive pace from Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse) as the Japanese rider beat Darryn Binder (Platinum Bay Real Estate) to ninth, both bagging some solid points.
Manuel Pagliani: 20th
"Very difficult race today...unfortunately I had a bad start of the race, losing a lot of positions at the first lap, so I've finished P20. Now summer break and a lot of training before Brno!"