Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez won the MotoGP German Grand Prix last yearReuters

Honda's Marc Marquez comes into the 2016 German Grand Prix as the defending champion, having won the race last year. In fact, the Spaniard has won three races at the Sachsenring circuit and is tied with Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi who has also won three races here.

However, it is his teammate Dani Pedrosa who has the best record at Germany, with four wins; he would have made it five but finished second last year. Pedrosa has been largely absent in the battles but he may just get extra motivation here considering this is his favourite circuit.

Where to watch live

The first practice session of the Spain MotoGP starts at 8.45am BST, with BT Sport 2 and BT Sports 2 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 1.50pm BST. Real-time internet updates are available on MotoGP's official website.

Track Facts

  • Circuit Name: Sachsenring, Germany
  • First MotoGP Race: 1998
  • Circuit Length: 3.7km
  • Number Of Laps: 30
  • Race Distance: 110.1km
  • Most Wins: Dani Pedrosa (4)
  • 2015 Winner: Marc Marquez (Honda)

Riders' Championship review

Marc Marquez comes into the German Grand Prix in first place on the Riders standings with 145 points. Movistar Yamaha's duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi round up the top-three with 121 and 103 points respectively.

Marquez also comes into this race as the defending champion winning the race last year while Rossi finished in third place. Marquez and Rossi have good memories of the track, winning the race three times in MotoGP history.