Moto2: Schrotter returns with SAG

Young German rider Marcel Schrotter leaps up a class for the rest of the season and looks to the future after leaving Moto3 and  Mahindra.

After a first half of a seasons hard graft on the unrewarding Mahindra bike partnering Brit Danny Webb, Schrotter decided at his home round in Sachsenring that enough was enough and has negotiated a move to the Stop and Go team, who run a class above in Moto2. Although it’s a steep learning curve, he admits it’s a challenge he feels ready for.

Mahindra are an Indian based team who have developed their own chassis and engine with Oral, a manufacturer that all other teams have dropped, while their riders had been frustrated with the lack of new parts and development, as no-one else runs similar machinery to them they also have less data to work with.

Schrotter impressed as a wildcard rider when he first entered lightweight class racing  back in 2008/9, scoring a fifth place in the final round in Valencia in 2009, he had a solid first full season for Interwetten Honda in the 125cc class in 2010 while learning his craft and the tracks and then went on to ride for Mahindra until now.

 

The German has so far scored just four points this season, four more than Webb and enough to make him reconsider his future.

read my full story here: http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/182780/1/moto2_schrotter_returns_with_sag.html

 

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2 comments

  1. A great insight! Love that you focus on Moto2 and Moto3. It is always a refreshing change for me (always obsessed with MotoGP and SBK). It would be great to learn more about Mahindra as a team – curiosity of course, as they are an India team!

    1. Thanks! I find the Moto2 and Moto3 really interesting, those kids really don’t hold back, I still miss 250cc version of Jorge Lorenzo, he was a brilliant little scrapper and a showman in the vein of Rossi when he won.

      someone once said to me Mahindra are a brilliant concept poorly executed, which is apt enough-they have a clever, progressive business plan, which would work a lot better with a top class engine supplier and more cash to release new parts which have been developed but not passed on, which is a shame.

      The last paragraph of this story I wrote earlier in the year gives a very basic outline to where they are at: http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/178468/1/moto3_bad_start_keeps_webb_from_the_points.html

      Feel free to ask more, love talking Moto2 and 3!

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