Moto 2: Sachsenring To Host the 200th Moto 2 race

Published on June 17, 2021
By Jack Hammersley

The championship heads to the Sachsenring for the 200th Moto 2 race as the championship battle rages on

Remy Gardner is the man in hot form at the moment, the Australian currently leads the Championship Standings by 11 points over his team-mate Raul Fernandez. Remy has taken the win in the last two races and will be looking for a third on the bounce.

Raul Fernandez has had to take two second place finishes in the last two races having the win taken away from him by his more experienced team-mate. The Red Bull Ajo KTM Team have been the strongest outfit so far this season, having taken a hat-trick of one-two finishes in the last three races and they’ll be wanting to make it a fourth this weekend.

Marco Bezzecchi has yet to win a race this season and every weekend so far, it looks as if he and the SKY Racing Team VR46 have lacked the last piece of the puzzle to fight for the victory. Despite taking three podiums this season, the Italian is 38 points behind Remy Gardner and is losing touch of the championship title. The Italian squad will be searching to find the extra piece for Bezzecchi to take his first win of the season and remount his championship challenge.

It’s been a challenging time for Sam Lowes since the Portuguese Grand Prix who’s had the pace at pretty much every circuit they’ve been to, but since his double victory at Losail, the Brit has only managed to accumulate 25 points compared to his rival Remy Gardner who has accumulated 99 points. If Sam is to have any hope of saving his title hopes, he will be needing to come out on Friday strong and be able to stop the Red Bull KTM Ajo bikes from extending their gap at the top of the standings.

Fabio Di Giannantonio will be riding for Gresini Racing onboard a GP21 Ducati for 2022, this will put less pressure on Fabio and can hopefully bring back to fighting for the podium, like he has at Qatar and Jerez. Fabio is still fifth in the championship despite his lack of consistency which he’ll be looking to iron out to try and stay inside the top five of the championship.

Petronas Sprinta Racing’s Xavi Vierge took his first podium since the 2018 Australian Grand Prix and Petronas Sprinta Racing’s first podium in the Moto 2 category. With weight finally lifted off the teams shoulders, could they now start to regularly fight for the podium and aim for their first victory in the class.

His team-mate Jake Dixon who’s been having a woeful time from injuries and bike setup that have left the Brit struggling to enter the top 15. Jake comes to a circuit which he’s only visited once back in 2019. He’ll be looking to try and find some confidence in the bike to fight back inside the points paying positions as he showed numerous times last season.

It’s also the home Grand Prix for Liqui Moly Intact GP’s Marcel Schrotter. They’ve struggled to get inside the top three since the new Dunlop front tyre was introduced and it would be a great place for the German to take his first finish inside the top three since the Austrian Grand Prix in 2020.

Who will win the 200th Grand Prix this weekend at the German Grand Prix? Find out at 12:20 (GMT+2)

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