19/09/2021

Schrötter & Arbolino leave Misano in 12th and 15th place respectively

Both LIQUI MOLY Intact GP riders scored points in an exciting San Marino Grand Prix. Marcel Schrötter finished 12th after a strong second half of the race and Tony Arbolino scored points in his home race thanks to another catch-up to finish 15th.

Marcel Schrötter quickly forgot about a crash in the Warm-up session. One of his greatest strengths, a rocket-like start, was once again successful for the 28-year-old and he caught up to eighth position on lap one. In the middle of the race, however, he was unable to keep up with the pace of the group in front and lost the places he had gained. It wasn't until the final laps that the LIQUI MOLY Intact GP rider really got going again and even set his fastest race lap, so that he managed to close the gap in front of him again. However, he still finished 12th and scored another four points, successfully defending his ninth place in the world championship.

Local hero Tony Arbolino, in 22nd place on the grid, did not have the best starting position for the 25-lap race at the Misano World Circuit. But the 21-year-old once again showed what he is capable of. With the fastest lap times in his group, the Italian made up ground to 15th place in the points. With a point in his pocket and the knowledge that the upward trend at Aragon was not a one-off affair, Tony Arbolino, who still occupies 14th place in the World Championship, will soon be heading for America.

In just two weeks' time, the LIQUI MOLY Intact GP duo will be racing at the Circuit of the Americas from 1 to 3 October in Austin/Texas, where they will take their next chance to score as many points as possible. The declared goal of both riders, to fight for a better starting position in qualifying!

Race:
1. Raul FERNANDEZ / SPA / KALEX
2. Remy GARDNER / AUS / KALEX
3. Aron CANET / SPA / BOSCOSCURO
12. Marcel SCHROTTER / GER / KALEX
15. Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / KALEX

WUP:
1. Augusto FERNANDEZ / SPA / KALEX - 1'36.886
2. Aron CANET / SPA / BOSCOSCURO - 1'37.013 (+0.127)
3. Remy GARDNER / AUS / KALEX - 1'37.058 (+0.172)
6. Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / KALEX - 1'37.381 (+0.495)
23. Marcel SCHROTTER / GER / KALEX - 1'38.074 (+1.188)

World Championship Standings:
1. GARDNER Remy / AUS / 271
2. FERNANDEZ Raul / SPA / 237
3. BEZZECCHI Marco / ITA / 190
4. LOWES Sam / GBR / 140
5. CANET Aron / SPA / 119
6. FERNANDEZ Augusto / SPA / 118
7. DI GIANNANTONIO Fabio / ITA / 108
8. OGURA Ai / JPN / 104
9. SCHROTTER Marcel / GER / 84
10. VIERGE Xavi / SPA / 75
11. NAVARRO Jorge / SPA / 74
12. ROBERTS Joe / USA / 59
13. VIETTI Celestino / ITA / 53
14. ARBOLINO Tony / ITA / 41
15. BENDSNEYDER Bo / NED / 40

Team Classification:
1. RED BULL KTM AJO / 508
2. ELF MARC VDS RACING TEAM / 258
3. SKY RACING TEAM VR46 / 243
4. INDE ASPAR TEAM / 142
5. IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA / 139
6. LIQUI MOLY INTACT GP / 125
7. FEDERAL OIL GRESINI MOTO2 / 120
8. PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING / 96
9. +EGO SPEED UP / 87
10. ITALTRANS RACING TEAM / 69
11. PERTAMINA MANDALIKA SAG TEAM / 61
12. AMERICAN RACING / 50
13. FLEXBOX HP40 / 36
14. MV AGUSTA FORWARD RACING / 16
15. NTS RW RACING GP / 10