Since the 1920s, racing has played a big part in the area around Chemnitz, a town that is just 8km from the Sachsenring. This modern circuit was built in 1996 and hosted its first MotoGP race in 1998. The track underwent a significant update in 2001 and boasts a spectacular plunging downhill right-handed corner nicknamed 'The Waterfall'.
Another podium finish for Marc Marquez at Assen last week, when finishing as runner-up behind Maverick Vinales, has seen the Spaniard extend his lead at the top of the World Standings to 44 points. Andrea Dovizioso remains in second place but now has an eight-point cushion ahead of fellow Italian, Danilo Petrucci, who has moved into third place at the expense of Alex Rins.
See the most up-to-date analysis and MotoGP betting tips below, and pick your winner for the German Grand Prix 2019.
Previous MotoGP German Results
Current World Champion, Marc Marquez, made his German MotoGP debut in 2013, beating Cal Crutchlow into second place. Incredibly, he has never been beaten at Sachsenring, winning every year since. Is anyone brave enough to back against him making it seven wins in a row?
Andrea Dovizioso, who will be hoping not to fall too far back in the title race, has only made the podium once during Marquez’s years of dominance, finishing third in 2016. He followed that podium finish up with an eighth-place finish in 2017 and was seventh in Germany last year.
Danilo Petrucci, who has moved into third place in the World Standings, finished fourth at Sachsenring last year, his best finish in Germany. He has been in fine form in his last three races, including an impressive win at the Italian GP at the beginning of June.
The riders who joined Marquez on the podium at Sachsenring last year were Valentino Rossi who was runner-up, and Maverick Vinales who was third. Vinales comes into the race off the back of an excellent win last week at Assen where he defeated Marquez.
Top Betting Tips for MotoGP German 2019
After his incredible success at Sachsenring over the past six years, it is no surprise to see Marc Marquez as the strong 4/9 favourite. He is the one they all must beat, so better value lies with those hoping to make it on to the podium with a top three finish.
Maverick Vinales is having a disappointing season by his high standards, but an excellent win at Assen last week will have boosted his confidence, and he finished third in Germany last year. His odds of 15/2 make for a good each-way bet.
Fabio Quartararo has made the podium in the last two MotoGP races in Barcelona and Assen, so his odds of 10/1 appeal for an each-way bet for the Frenchman to make the top three again.
At longer odds, Cal Crutchlow has finished runner-up twice to Marquez during his dominant spell, so odds of 33/1 make for another excellent each-way punt.