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27/04/2022

Schrötter & Alcoba arrive with high expectations to the 6th round of the season

One week after the Portuguese Grand Prix, the sixth round of the 2022 Moto2 World Championship is already underway in Jerez de la Frontera, for which Marcel Schrötter and Jeremy Alcoba of the LIQUI MOLY Intact GP team are extremely motivated after scoring fourth and sixth place finishes less than a week ago.

In contrast to Portugal's Atlantic coast, the Motorcycle World Championship is expecting bright sunshine and temperatures around 30°C in Andalusia. Certainly, a welcome change, although it is rather important to make the best possible use of the limited time in the respective sessions in order to be able to keep up in the tight field of strong riders, which from experience is very close together in Jerez.

Coming from a fourth-place finish in Portimao, Marcel Schrötter is aiming for at least a similarly good result for himself and his crew. In order to be in top shape for the demanding 23-lap race on Sunday at 12:20, the German flew back home for a few days to prepare with specific physiotherapy. The 29-year-old is looking forward to possibly having new parts at his disposal and hopes that these will help him be a consistent top 5 candidate for the rest of the season in order to further improve his current eighth place in the world championship. 

Jeremy Alcoba's recent performance has not gone unnoticed by his competitors. The 20-year-old currently leads the 'Rookie of the Year' ranking with 24 points ahead of Pedro Acosta and Manuel Gonzales. For his home Grand Prix, the Spaniard is hoping, above all, for a better starting position, as it's the most essential aspect in the extremely competitive Moto2 class to be able to fight for top 10 positions in the race.

Thousands of fans are already expected around the 4.4 km Circuit de Jerez - Angel Nieto on Friday - something the two LIQUI MOLY Intact GP riders are looking forward to when they contest in their first session of the weekend at 10:55 (CEST). 

Schedule (CEST)

Friday, April 29th 
08:25 - 08:45 MotoE™ FP1
09:00 - 09:40 Moto3™ FP1 
09:55 - 10:40 MotoGP™ FP1 
10:55 - 11:35 Moto2™ FP1

12:35 - 12:55 MotoE™ FP2
13:15 - 13:55 Moto3™ FP2 
14:10 - 14:55 MotoGP™ FP2 
15:10 - 15:50 Moto2™ FP2

16:50 - 17:00 MotoE™ Q1
17:10 - 17:20 MotoE™ Q2

Saturday, April 30th
09:00 - 09:40 Moto3™ FP3 
09:55 - 10:40 MotoGP™ FP3 
10:55 - 11:35 Moto2™ FP3

12:35 - 12:50 Moto3™ Q1 
13:00 - 13:15 Moto3™ Q2 
13:30 - 14:00 MotoGP™ FP4 
14:10 - 14:25 MotoGP™ Q1
14:35 - 14:50 MotoGP™ Q2
15:10 - 15:25 Moto2™ Q1 
15:35 - 15:50 Moto2™ Q2

16:15 MotoE™ RACE 1 (8 laps) 

Sunday, May 1st
09:00 - 09:10 Moto3™ WARM-UP 
09:20 - 09:30 Moto2™ WARM-UP 
09:40 - 10:00 MotoGP™ WARM-UP 

11:00 Moto3™ RACE 
12:20 Moto2™ RACE 
14:00 MotoGP™ RACE 
15:30 MotoE™ RACE 2