18/04/2021

Schrötter takes home tenth place from Portimao

In the Grand Prix of Portugal, Marcel Schrötter was able to achieve a top 10 result, while LIQUI MOLY Intact GP team-mate Tony Arbolino narrowly missed the points in 16th place.

Marcel Schrötter had to take in a lot in his numerous battles, but he was also able to fight back properly. Having started from 19th place, the 28-year-old eventually prevailed within his group in the final lap against one of his most persistent pursuers, Fabio Di Giannantonio, but there was no way around Cameron Beaubier. In tenth position, Marcel Schrötter scored six points that helped him back into the top 10 of the World Championship ranking.

Tony Arbolino couldn't lose his focus for one second either, because the young Italian also fought bitterly for some points within his group. The 20-year-old managed to gain the upper hand a few times, but he was so over the limit with his bike that he finally lost the hard-won places again. In the end, he followed Marco Ramirez closely, hoping to reach that last point spot. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough and so he crossed the finish line in 16th position.

The LIQUI MOLY Intact GP riders are now going home for a few days to review everything and to prepare as best as possible for the next Grand Prix, which will take place in Jerez de la Frontera from April 30th to May 2nd.

Race:
1. Raul FERNANDEZ / SPA / KALEX
2. Aron CANET / SPA / BOSCOSCURO
3. Remy GARDNER / AUS / KALEX
10. Marcel SCHROTTER/ GER/ KALEX
16. Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / KALEX

WUP:
1. Remy GARDNER / AUS / KALEX - 1'42.447
2. Raul FERNANDEZ / SPA / KALEX - 1'42.579 (+0.132)
3. Sam LOWES / GBR / KALEX - 1'42.756 (+0.309)
7. Marcel SCHROTTER/ GER/ KALEX - 1'43.245 (+0.798)
25. Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / KALEX - 1'43.972 (+1.525)

World Championship Standings:
1. GARDNER Remy / AUS / 56
2. FERNANDEZ Raul / SPA / 52
3. LOWES Sam / GBR / 50
4. BEZZECCHI Marco / ITA / 36
5. DI GIANNANTONIO Fabio / ITA / 27
6. CANET Aron / SPA / 23
7. ROBERTS Joe / USA / 23
8. FERNANDEZ Augusto / SPA / 23
9. VIERGE Xavi / SPA / 16
10. SCHROTTER Marcel / GER / 14
11. VIETTI Celestino / ITA / 13
12. BEAUBIER Cameron / USA / 12
13. OGURA Ai / JPN / 11
14. BENDSNEYDER Bo / NED / 11
15. DIXON Jake / GBR / 9
16. NAVARRO Jorge / SPA / 9
17. GARZO Hector / SPA / 8
18. MANZI Stefano / ITA / 8
19. DALLA PORTA Lorenzo / ITA / 6
20. ARBOLINO Tony / ITA / 5

Team Classification:
1. RED BULL KTM AJO / 108
2. ELF MARC VDS RACING TEAM / 73
3. SKY RACING TEAM VR46 / 49
4. ITALTRANS RACING TEAM / 29
5. SOLUNION ASPAR TEAM / 27
6. FEDERAL OIL GRESINI MOTO2 / 27
7. PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING / 25
8. LIQUI MOLY INTACT GP / 19
9. FLEXBOX HP40 / 16
10. AMERICAN RACING / 13
11. PERTAMINA MANDALIKA SAG TEAM / 12
12. IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA / 11
13. LIGHTECH SPEED UP / 9
14. MV AGUSTA FORWARD RACING / 2