Hohenstein-Ernstthal (dpa) – Motorcycle pilot Marcel Schrötter has created a good starting position for the home Grand Prix in Sachsenring. The 29-year-old will start the Moto2 race on Sunday (12.20pm / DAZN and ServusTV) from fifth. Citizen Stefan Bradel, who represents injured Honda’s regular driver Marc Marquez, didn’t score better than 18th in MotoGP qualifying on Saturday.
Schrotter has had trouble keeping track of times this season. At Sachsenring, he said, he wanted to “root out weaknesses”. He succeeded.
In the first class, Vice World Champion Francesco Bagnaia dominated the Ducati in temperatures above 30 degrees. Suzuki competitor Alex Rins decided not to continue due to wrist pain. He had been stabbed in the first three sessions. There were problems before the fourth free practice. The power outage caused a delay of about 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Prüstel GP can hope to score points in the first leg. The Moto3 racing team is located in the immediate vicinity of the track. Xavier Artigas will start the race from 16th place and his teammate Carlos Tatay will start right behind him. The top 15 pilots earn points on race day.
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