Two top ten positions before the summer break
An exciting German Grand Prix finished in places 8 and 9 respectively for the Intact GP riders Sandro Cortese and Marcel Schrötter. The riders and their team are now heading into the four-week summer break before the second half of the season starts at Brno in August.
It has been an overall positive weekend for the Dynavolt Intact GP team at the Home Grand Prix at Sachsenring. Marcel Schrötter delivered an incredible pace during the Free Practice sessions finishing them in second place. Sandro Cortese stormed into 3rd position of the grid on Saturday and secured his first front row since over a year.
During the race, which took place under a mix of sunny and cloudy weather conditions and in front of thousands of spectators, both Suter riders finished amongst the top ten. Sandro equalled his best result of the season so far from Argentina, finishing in 8th position. Marcel ended up in 9th position, which still had a slightly bad aftertaste, as the expectations of the young Bavarian were a lot higher based on the good performance during the training sessions.
However in the World Championship standings Marcel was able to improve to 10th position. During the first 9 of 18 races he only missed taking home any points twice and carries 44 points with him into the summer break, which he will mainly spend in Japan. There the 24 year-old will take part in the 8-hour race of Suzuka. Sandro was also able to improve his standing in the championship. After three races without any points he finally took home 8 points at the home grand prix, putting him into place 18.
We are now looking at 4 weeks without any races, before the MotoGP World Championship will continue at Brno from 4th to 6th August.
1. Franco MORBIDELLI / ITA / KALEX
2. Miguel OLIVEIRA / POR / KTM
3. Francesco BAGNAIA / ITA / KALEX
8. Sandro CORTESE / GER / SUTER
9. Marcel SCHROTTER / GER / SUTER
1. Francesco BAGNAIA / ITA / KALEX - 1'26.014
2. Xavier SIMEON / BEL / KALEX - 1'26.098 (+0.084)
3. Thomas LUTHI / SWI / KALEX - 1'26.308 (+0.294)
4. Sandro CORTESE / GER / SUTER - 1'26.343 (+0.329)
10. Marcel SCHROTTER / GER / SUTER - 1'26.802 (+0.788)
1. MORBIDELLI Franco / ITA / 173
2. LUTHI Thomas / SWI / 136
3. OLIVEIRA Miguel / POR / 114
4. MARQUEZ Alex / SPA / 113
5. PASINI Mattia / ITA / 93
6. BAGNAIA Francesco / ITA / 77
7. NAKAGAMI Takaaki / JPN / 68
8. CORSI Simone / ITA / 52
9. AEGERTER Dominique / SWI / 50
10. SCHROTTER Marcel / GER / 44
11. SYAHRIN Hafizh / MAL / 42
12. MARINI Luca / ITA / 41
13. VIERGE Xavi / SPA / 39
14. BALDASSARRI Lorenzo / ITA / 37
15. NAVARRO Jorge / SPA / 33
16. QUARTARARO Fabio / FRA / 31
17. BINDER Brad / RSA / 25
18. CORTESE Sandro / GER / 18
19. SIMEON Xavier / BEL / 16
20. HERNANDEZ Yonny / COL / 15