SACHSENRING. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) claimed the first South African intermediate class win since 1980 at the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland after a sublime ride, beating Joan Mir (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) to victory as the Spaniard claimed his best Moto2™ result in second, with Luca Marini (SKY Racing Team VR46) claiming his first Grand Prix podium in third.
Oliveira got himself up to fourth after passing Sam Lowes (Swiss Innovative Investors) and home rider Marcel Schroetter (Dynavolt Intact GP). Vierge crossed the line P7, with Simone Corsi (Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2), Fabio Quartararo (MB Conveyors – Speed Up Racing) and Jorge Navarro (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) rounding out the top 10.
Fabio Quartararo: 9th
“It was a very hard race because after the crash of the warm up I was struggling to breathe for the nose wound and the microfracture on my wrist. However, we managed to finish the race within the first ten after having struggled in a group of 5 riders for many laps. I am happy about how we have recovered from a difficult situation thanks to the work we have done. I thank my team very much, see you in Brno”.
Andrea Locatelli: N.C.
“It could have been a positive weekend, but during the warm up I crashed due to a gear problem and this came out in race too. I'm so disappointed because we've worked well so far and we didn't deserve this zero. Now let’s take a break and then we’ll start again from Brno".
Simone Corsi: 8th
"Great race despite a not brilliant start. Unfortunately something went wrong in the QP, but what matters is that the best seasonal result has arrived. I'm happy both for me and the team, we're working hard and we're getting closer to the best. That's good, because this is enabling us to get the goal to collect more important results in the second part of the season".
Augusto Fernandez: 15th
"Today I started the race well, making a good start and maintaining the position. Little by little I have been taking my pace and I have been climbing positions, rolling in the group that fought for the seventh position. Already in the last laps I looked strong to attack but I made a mistake in turn 12 with the march, I have gone long and I have struggled to recover positions. Despite this, we continue to score and we are already in the fight of the top 10".
Isaac Viñales: N.C.
"Today it was very difficult to take care of the rubber in the race, because the temperatures were very high and I did not have a grip. In the warm-up I felt better and wanted to push to the maximum but I realized that I did not have the control, and I want to thank the team for all the work they have done and now, on vacation, we will continue working to get better in the second half of the championship".