(Motorinformed.com) – A sense of achievement for the German Moto2 driver Marcel Schrötter: At the Italian GP in Mugello, he saw the checkered flag in fifth place. For the first time since the Valencia GP last November, Schrötter again achieved a top 5 result in the middle class.
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Marcel Schrötter is on the advance: fifth place in Mugello
For Schrötter, the top result is the result of hard work: “It’s an important fifth place for us, especially because the start of the season didn’t go according to plan. Despite everything, we took a step forward because we spent the whole weekend in the Top 10 moves. “
That Schrötter owes fifth place to the falls of drivers like Sam Lowes or Fabio Di Giannantonio, who were ahead of him in the race: a gift. Much more important to him is the already mentioned positive trend from last weekend in Mugello.
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This trend can also be expressed in numbers: he was 12.343 seconds short of the race winner Remy Gardner. Schrötter’s deficit was last at the season opener in Kater (10.911 seconds). The first podium finish since Spielberg 1 2020 was just 4.4 seconds away.
“We were able to stabilize a bit in general and we are building on that now. It was an interesting weekend for the set-up, as we changed a few things that will hopefully help us in the next races. We have to continue to work just as concentrated now. The goal is to consistently make it into the top 8, “says Schrötter.
Nevertheless, the Liqui-Moly-Intact-GP driver still identifies weaknesses in himself: “It was a very exhausting race and I have to admit that I really struggled in the last few laps. That was one of those races where you can I have to push incredibly hard because I really lost a lot of time in two or three corners. ” In the end, that didn’t matter.