24/10/2021

Schrötter takes home one point from the Emilia Romagna GP

In the 25-lap race at Misano, Marcel Schrötter fought his way to 15th place and ended a difficult weekend with one point in his pocket. Tony Arbolino crashed in his home race while being in 17th position.

Starting from the seventh row of the "Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli", Marcel Schrötter got into a risky fight with Marco Bezzecchi after the first lap. After a contact, both luckily managed to avoid a crash, but the Intact GP rider dropped back to 27th place again. From so far back, he had even more work ahead of him than before. However, he made up a few positions, stayed on his Kalex in the race, in which only 20 riders finished after all, and ultimately did damage limitation in 15th place.

Team-mate Tony Arbolino, who had quickly found his rhythm again after a few initial difficulties, was in 17th position at the time of his crash with a good chance of catching up with the point-winning positions. The Italian, who finished fifth after a fantastic performance in the warm-up, tried to be on the brakes as late as possible in the race to close the gap to the front. Unfortunately, the confidence was not quite at 100% and so his race ended in a violent crash in turn nine. The 21-year-old injured his right foot but the X-rays he underwent later on, fortunately, gave the all-clear.

The next stop is scheduled for 5th to 7th of November. At the Grand Prix of Potimao in Portugal, Marcel Schrötter, who currently occupies the tenth place in the World Championship, and Tony Arbolino aim to fight for points for the penultimate time this season.

Race:
1. Sam LOWES / GBR / KALEX
2. Augusto FERNANDEZ / SPA / KALEX
3. Aron CANET / SPA / BOSCOSCURO
15. Marcel SCHROTTER / GER / KALEX
nc Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / KALEX

WUP:
1. Sam LOWES / GBR / KALEX - 1'42.924
2. Aron CANET / SPA / BOSCOSCURO - 1'44.061 (+1.137)
3. Fermín ALDEGUER / SPA / BOSCOSCURO - 1'44.604 (+1.680)
5. Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / KALEX - 1'44.921 (+1.997)
11. Marcel SCHROTTER / GER / KALEX - 1'46.576 (+3.652)

World Championship Standings:
1. GARDNER Remy / AUS / 280
2. FERNANDEZ Raul / SPA / 262
3. BEZZECCHI Marco / ITA / 206
4. LOWES Sam / GBR / 165
5. FERNANDEZ Augusto / SPA / 151
6. CANET Aron / SPA / 140
7. DI GIANNANTONIO Fabio / ITA / 136
8. OGURA Ai / JPN / 120
9. NAVARRO Jorge / SPA / 89
10. SCHROTTER Marcel / GER / 85
11. VIERGE Xavi / SPA / 83
12. VIETTI Celestino / ITA / 66
13. ROBERTS Joe / USA / 59
14. ARBOLINO Tony / ITA / 51
15. BENDSNEYDER Bo / NED / 45

Team Classification:
1. RED BULL KTM AJO / 542
2. ELF MARC VDS RACING TEAM / 316
3. SKY RACING TEAM VR46 / 272
4. ASPAR TEAM MOTO2 / 168
5. IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA / 157
6. FEDERAL OIL GRESINI MOTO2 / 148
7. LIQUI MOLY INTACT GP / 136
8. PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING / 113
9. +EGO SPEED UP / 102
10. AMERICAN RACING / 74
11. ITALTRANS RACING TEAM / 69
12. PERTAMINA MANDALIKA SAG TEAM / 68
13. FLEXBOX HP40 / 46
14. MV AGUSTA FORWARD RACING / 19
15. NTS RW RACING GP / 10