Matze is approaching step by step
While the Moto2 Team Dynavolt Intact GP has a summer break, junior rider Matthias Meggle was competing last weekend at the Moto3 Junior World Championship in Valencia.
On the first day of training, Matze showed that he had taken another step in his development. Although the 38th place, which the 16-year-old reached of 44, does not appear very good, but it was one of his most constant performances of the year.
In the race on Sunday, the young Intact GP rider showed a fantastic first lap, leaving more than ten of his Moto3 rivals behind him. But then another rider crashed behind him in turn 11 and took the German to the gravel.
Cesar Guerrero and his crew repaired the standard KTM of the team as quick as possible to be ready on time for the second race.
The Youngster of the racing quad from Memmingen had another great start and caught up six places during the first laps. The scorching conditions made the race to a hot battle, in which Matze had to claim his place from the first to the last lap in a group of eight riders. Finally, he finished 28th, which means that the fast Bavarian can be satisfied, since the distance to the top has never been as close as in Valencia. With his lap times he partly missed only two seconds to the winner and only 0.5 seconds to the top 15.
This is a very positive summary for the young rider, who is competing the first year in the Junior World Championship. In two weeks time will be the next race already from 21 to 23 July, this time in Estoril / Portugal.