Phenomenal double victory for Hector Garzo at the Sachsenring

The Sachsenring Grand Prix could not have gone better for the MotoE squad of the German-based Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE team. Hector Garzo demonstrated his title ambitions with two outstanding victories, one of which was achieved in disastrous conditions. Local hero Lukas Tulovic scored further valuable championship points with a seventh and a tenth place.

It is Hector Garzo's little summer fairytale, written on German soil, the home of his Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE racing team. The Spaniard travelled to the Sachsenring in fifth place of the world championship. He will leave it as the clear world championship leader. After his first triumph on Saturday afternoon, the 26-year-old already took the lead in the standings and was able to extend this further in the second race of the day, but Garzo deserves special respect for his phenomenal performance. As the MotoE field prepared for the start of Race 2, the dark storm clouds rolled in with great strides and, as announced, the previously sunny Sachsenring turned into a sea of rain, which is why the session had to be started with a delay of over an hour and a shortened race distance. During the eight laps, the ambitious title contender gave his all. He took the race lead on the very first lap and from then on battled against Spinelli, from whom he was able to pull further and further away despite the extremely wet track and a sliding rear after the two had previously tossed the fastest race laps back and forth. Hector Garzo eventually crossed the finish line as the clear winner with a lead of 3.485s.

Team-mate Lukas Tulovic also had a good German Grand Prix and was well supported by the home crowds. Starting from ninth on the grid, the local hero battled against four rivals for fourth place in Race 1 and ultimately finished seventh. This earned him nine points, which is a high score considering the recent operation on his left hand and the very left-handed nature of the Sachsenring. The midday heat gave way to rain in the late afternoon, which completely changed the conditions once again - conditions in which the 24-year-old has not felt too comfortable on his Ducati V21L so far. Nevertheless, he held on to a safe tenth place in the race, which started as a rain race and earned him a further six world championship points. 

After this magnificent home success, the MotoE squad from Memmingen in Bavaria will have an extended summer break before the penultimate round of the season at the Austrian Motorcycle Grand Prix from the 16th - 17th of August. 


Race 1
1. Hector GARZO/ SPA
2. Alessandro ZACCONE/ ITA – (+0.408)
3. Nicholas SPINELLI/ ITA – (+1.563)
7. Lukas TULOVIC/ GER (+3.185)

Race 2
1.   Hector GARZO/ SPA
2.   Nicholas SPINELLI/ ITA – (+3.485)
3.   Jordi TORRES/ SPA – (+6.217)
10. Lukas TULOVIC/ GER (+29.284)

World Championship
1. GARZO Hector SPA – 179
2. CASADEI Mattia/ ITA – 154
3. GUITIERREZ Oscar/ SPA – 150
9. TULOVIC Lukas/ GER – 85

Team Classification
2. TECH3 E-RACING – 254