(Motorinformed.com) – “Silverstone was a tough weekend for us,” says Marcel Schrötter after the Grand Prix of Great Britain. The German finished the Moto2 race in Silverstone with a long lap penalty in 13th place. For this he collected three championship points.
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Marcel Schrötter took three World Cup points from Great Britain
“With a long lap penalty, which cost a good two seconds on this lap, plus a driving mistake, it was almost impossible to get more out of it,” sighs the driver from the IntactGP team. “The trigger for this mistake were the guys in front of me.”
“You braked very hard at the end of the first sector, while I came in with a lot of momentum. The situation irritated me a little, which is why I wasn’t sure myself whether I could get the turn-in point correctly.”
“That’s why I took the emergency exit at this point to be on the safe side and followed the marked route back onto the piste very carefully because I definitely didn’t want to risk another long lap penalty.”
“The whole thing cost me a few more positions and unfortunately also the connection to the group in front of me. Suddenly a gap of about a second or more was torn. It did so in connection with our speed, which was not the best very tough. “
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In the World Cup ranking, the German holds ninth place Zoom
“But I gave it my all and tried to drive every lap as fast as I could. I think that in the meantime I always had very good laps that enabled me to catch up again and again.”
“The longer the race lasted, the better I got into a better rhythm. I would have liked to have been able to go five or six more laps. Still, there was nothing I could have done further up front. But the feeling is better and better become.”
“We gathered good information and took points away from a weekend that was very difficult for all of us. With a long lap penalty and one straight drive, it could have been worse.”
“Up to this race weekend we were on a very good trend that we shouldn’t let go. But there are weekends like this. Not only we experience that, but many others too. So the positive things from before apply, as does the information to take with you from here. “
“I am convinced that they will also help us. We will continue just as hard and leave no stone unturned so that we can catch up again soon. So I hope that we will be more competitive again in the next races.”
In the world championship Schrötter is ninth with 75 world championship points.