(Motorinformed.com) – Intact driver Marcel Schrötter finished in tenth position in the Moto2 race in Jerez. The German lost a good 17 seconds in the fourth Grand Prix of the 2021 season to winner Fabio di Giannantonio. Schrötter had to fight his way through the field from 18th place on the grid and made up many positions, especially in the start phase.
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Marcel Schrötter made up six positions on the first lap
He finished the first lap in twelfth position. On lap 16 he took tenth position, which he brought to the finish. “We have to be satisfied with tenth place. So we managed to limit the damage once again. Although our performance in the race was again very decent, we have to improve our qualifying as quickly as possible,” said Schrötter annoyed.
“I had a good start and I also did a great job on the first lap. In the first corners I risked a lot because I overtook a few drivers on the outside. That was really on the last groove and could easily have pissed off. But when you have to drive from so far back, you simply have no choice but to take a risk, “comments the German.
“Fortunately everything went well and I think that was also the key to today’s result. Compared to my direct opponents, I wasn’t necessarily the fastest because I had a lot of problems with the rear wheel grip from the start”, reports Schrötter. “That was the only shortcoming that we have to take a closer look at.”
“Without these difficulties, maybe a little more would have been possible, such as keeping up with Aron Canet’s pace. Apart from that, it was not easy to hold my position over the entire distance. So we have to be happy about what we have achieved and they Take points. Next time we have to be stronger in qualifying, even if we had a lot of bad luck this weekend, “he says of the canceled laps in qualifying.
“Although it would have been a step better than in the previous races, we finally have to start further up front. The bike worked really well. Only the grip problems are a mystery because they were never an issue to this extent for the entire weekend”, ponders Schrötter, who lost a place in the World Championship and is eleventh after four races.