Vietti and Schrötter face new challenge at German GP


The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo will compete in the ninth round of the season.

The German Grand Prix is the next stop on the Moto2 World Championship calendar. Celestino Vietti and Marcel Schrötter will race at Sachsenring, where the Red Bull KTM Ajo team have enjoyed great results in recent years.

Vietti had a good feeling throughout the Dutch TT weekend, although his final result was affected by a small mistake that kept him out of the fight for the Top 5. The Italian now wants to continue working together with his team to go into the summer break with a positive conclusion to the first half of the season. After his tenth position at Sachsenring last year, the objective is to make another step up and fight for the front positions this weekend. With 44 points, he occupies twelfth in the overall standings.

Schrötter will compete in his second race for the team on a very special weekend. The German contests his home GP at Sachsenring after a solid race at Assen. Schrötter went from strength to strength throughout the weekend and climbed positions to finish in eighteenth on his return to the intermediate class. This is the second of two rounds in which he stands in for the injured Deniz ÖncÜ.

Red Bull KTM Ajo are in eighth position in the Team standings, with 50 points. In previous years, they have had wins at Sachsenring with Brad Binder, Remy Gardner, Augusto Fernandez and, last season, Pedro Acosta, in addition to a pair of podiums.

The 25-lap Moto2 German Grand Prix will take place on Sunday from 12:15 pm local time.

Circuit information – Sachsenring
Length: 3.671 m / 2.281 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 3
Longest straight: 700 m / 2296.59 ft.
Constructed: 1996


“I hope to have a consistent weekend in Germany. Although the result at the last GP wasn’t what I wanted I had a very good feeling with the bike. We know what the mistake was, so we will work so that it doesn’t happen again. We hope to be more consistent to get to where we know we can be. Maybe we are not the fastest, but we can get up there. We’ll push this weekend.”

“I was satisfied with the performance at Assen and it’s a shame that we lost too much time early on, because the pace was quite similar to that of the frontrunners. It could have been better, but we finished the race and we learned a lot about the bike and the tyres over the course of a solid weekend. Now we have my home GP, which is always very special, and I’m looking forward to riding at Sachsenring. It’s a source of extra motivation and I’m ready for the challenge ahead, as well as grateful to the team for the opportunity.”