Month: July 2016

Moto3 and Moto2: Germany- Wins for Pawi and Zarco as the rain arrives at the Sachsenring.

A quick review of today’s Moto3 and Moto2 races in Germany over at @PaddockChatter …

Ahead of race day rain had been predicted, it arrived and played a part in all of the German Grand Prix races at the Sachsenring. Here’s what happened in Moto3 and Moto2.


In Moto3 the riders who tend to go better in the wet soon found their way to the front, with Khairul Idham Pawi treating us to another display as good as his Argentina wet win and needing just four laps to hit the front after qualifying down in 20th.

The Honda Team Asia teenager wasn’t without a wobble along the way in the tricky conditions but his confidence in the wet and huge time advantage saw him the clear winner after seeing off early rivals including team-mate Hiroki Ono.

Andrea Locatelli was the next rider to find the chequered flag, his best race result so far and his first podium finish with Leopard on the…

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Moto3 and Moto2 qualifying: Germany- Bastianini and Nakagami both score late poles

A few words on qualifying at the #GermanGP from me over at @PaddockChatter #MotoGp #Moto3 #Moto2 …

Following the break after Assen, MotoGP returns this weekend at the Sachsenring for the German Grand Prix.

The changeable conditions in Assen brought three new winners and with rain predicted for race day again qualifying position could prove crucial. Here’s how the sessions panned out in Moto2 and Moto3 – complete with injury updates.


Enea Bastianini rose to the top in Moto3 qualifying for the GermanGP after a lengthy delay to qualifying from oil on track.

The Gresini charge leapt to the top of the timesheets right at the end of the session to take pole by a fair margin, pushing out long-term leader Andrea Locatelli.

2016 Bastianini Gresini Germany On pole: Bastianini  Photo: Gresini Racing

The Leopard rider still secured a best ever qualifying result. Rookie Aron Canet took the final front row spot for Estrella Galicia.

Fellow rookie Bo Bendsneyder also did well in the late scramble for positions, his fourth…

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