09. July 2012
Jorge Lorenzo ended up in the foreground once again in the outcome of the German races, while racers with Akrapovič exhausts also turned in outstanding performances in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes.
The Sachsenring in Germany hosted the eighth round of the MotoGP World Championships. Jorge Lorenzo, a member of the Yamaha factor team, rode most of the MotoGP race in third position, but when his biggest competitor Casey Stoner fell in the final lap it left second place open to Lorenzo.
“Well, things can change completely in one race,” stated Lorenzo after the race. “In Holland we had a 25-point advantage then suddenly zero, one engine less and we were very disappointed. Then today we had some luck from Casey’s unfortunate crash. I would’ve been happy to have finished in third position because today the bike and the rear tire weren’t so good. The race was very tough; I always seem to finish second here! I would have preferred not to crash in Assen and for Casey not to crash here but that’s racing sometimes. We struggled a little all weekend with the changing weather so we have to be happy with the end result.”
Lorenzo once again leads the overall standings, fourteen points ahead of Dani Pedrosa.
The Akrapovič factory achieved perfect results in the Moto2 class earlier in the day because the first three racers to pass the checkered flag all had the red scorpion on their exhaust systems. Marc Márquez (Suter) was the winner, followed by Mika Kallio (Kalex) and Alex de Angelis (FTR).
That’s still not all: the work of Akrapovič developers also helped Sandro Cortese (KTM) take the win in the Moto3 class. One race away from the season’s halfway point, which will be next weekend in Italy, all the first places in the Moto2, Moto3, and MotoGP classes are held by Akrapovič-supported racers: Márquez, Cortese, and Lorenzo. We’re crossing our fingers that it stays like this all the way to the end of the season!
Photo: Yamaha Racing, Gold and Goose