29/08/2021

Schrötter grabs crucial points from England

Marcel Schrötter made the best of a difficult weekend with 13th place in the British Grand Prix, while Tony Arbolino made up four positions in the race to finish 18th.

In front of a full house, the British Grand Prix was finally taking place again after a year of abstinence. The thousands of English spectators heated up the atmosphere despite the autumnal temperatures.

Marcel Schrötter, who had already known since FP1 on Friday that he would have to complete a long-lap penalty in today's race, started from row five and found himself in 16th position after the penalty had been served. When he had to avoid a duel in front of him, he once again lost precious time. The 28-year-old then had 13 laps left to fight his way back to the front. A few exciting feuds later, he finally crossed the finish line in 13th place, taking home three points from England. In the World Championship, the LIQUI MOLY Intact GP rider managed to defend his ninth place.

Tony Arbolino started the sunny Sunday in Silverstone with a promising Warm-Up session, which he finished in 14th position. From the 22nd position on the grid, however, the young Italian did not have the easiest of starting positions for the upcoming 18-lap battle. But the rookie managed to make up a total of four places to 18th, unfortunately still too far away from the points.

It was not an easy three days on the 5.9-kilometer long circuit in Great Britain, but the Intact GP riders will not let that get them down and will be back in a fortnight at MotorLand Aragon from 10 to 12 September to attack again at full throttle.

Race:

1. Remy GARDNER / AUS / KALEX
2. Marco BEZZECCHI / ITA / KALEX
3. Jorge NAVARRO / SPA / BOSCOSCURO
13. Marcel SCHROTTER / GER / KALEX
18. Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / KALEX

WUP:
1. Remy GARDNER / AUS / KALEX - 2'04.756
2. Marco BEZZECCHI / ITA / KALEX - 2'04.768 (+0.012)
3. Augusto FERNANDEZ / SPA / KALEX - 2'04.791 (+0.035)
14. Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / KALEX - 2'05.805 (+1.049)
15. Marcel SCHROTTER / GER / KALEX - 2'05.816 (+1.060)

World Championship Standings:
1. GARDNER Remy / AUS / 231
2. FERNANDEZ Raul / SPA / 187
3. BEZZECCHI Marco / ITA / 179
4. LOWES Sam / GBR / 127
5. CANET Aron / SPA / 92
6. FERNANDEZ Augusto / SPA / 92
7. DI GIANNANTONIO Fabio / ITA / 91
8. OGURA Ai / JPN / 87
9. SCHROTTER Marcel / GER / 75
10. VIERGE Xavi / SPA / 67
11. NAVARRO Jorge / SPA / 58
12. ROBERTS Joe / USA / 56
13. VIETTI Celestino / ITA / 46
14. BENDSNEYDER Bo / NED / 40
15. CHANTRA Somkiat / THA / 35
16. ARBOLINO Tony / ITA / 33

Team Classification:
1. RED BULL KTM AJO / 418
2. SKY RACING TEAM VR46 / 225
3. ELF MARC VDS RACING TEAM / 219
4. IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA / 122
5. KIPIN ENERGY ASPAR TEAM / 115
6. LIQUI MOLY INTACT GP / 108
7. FEDERAL OIL GRESINI MOTO2 / 103
8. PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING / 88
9. ITALTRANS RACING TEAM / 66
10. LIGHTECH SPEED UP / 62
11. PERTAMINA MANDALIKA SAG TEAM / 56
12. AMERICAN RACING / 42
13. FLEXBOX HP40 / 36
14. MV AGUSTA FORWARD RACING / 10
15. NTS RW RACING GP / 10