As LIQUI MOLY Intact GP, the team is entering its eighth season in one of the toughest series in motorcycle racing, the Moto2™ World Championship. In the middle class of the world championship, the team has grown in recent years to become a respected part of the MotoGP™ motorcycle world championship.
The team was originally founded as DYNAVOLT Intact GP by Stefan Keckeisen, owner of Keckeisen Akkumulatoren in Memmingen, Wolfgang Kuhn, owner of Kuhn Bau in Bad Wurzach, and Jürgen Lingg, Team Manager.
The motorcycles of the racing team are equipped with a chassis from Kalex Engineering and the suspension of Öhlins. From the 2019 season the bikes are equipped with a 765ccm three-cylinder Triumph engine.
In 2013, Intact GP competed for the first time in the middle category of the MotoGP™ Championship as a one-rider team with Sandro Cortese, after the latter won the Moto3™ title in 2012. After three years in this constellation, the Bavarian Jonas Folger joined Intact GP in 2016 and promptly took the first victory for the Moto2 racing team in Brno, Czech Republic.
It was soon clear who would be a worthy successor for Jonas Folger, who after only one year in the team had moved up into the top league of motorcycle racing, the MotoGP™ class. With Marcel Schrötter another German talent could be signed.
The Grand Premio de Valencia in November 2017 ended the era of Sandro Cortese and the Intact GP team. Five years in which he and the squad from Bavaria competed in 88 races, raced 7 times into the front row of the grid and achieved unforgettable 3 podiums - 2014 in Brno, 2015 in Japan and 2016 in Australia.
Xavi Vierge joined the team as new rider. The young Spaniard and Marcel Schrötter achieved three excellent podiums in the 2018 season (Schrötter 1 x 3rd place in Misano, Vierge 1 x 2nd place in Argentina & 1 x 3rd place in Australia) and raced to the front row of the grid eleven times (Schrötter 7 x; Vierge 4 x).
The following year, Swiss racing blood mixed into the Intact GP family. Tom Lüthi, Moto2 vice world champion of 2016 and 2017, claimed eleven podium places together with Marcel Schrötter in 2019 and helped to make it the racing team's most successful season to date. The double podium in Qatar and the unbelievable double victory in Austin remain unforgotten.
Tom Lüthi, Austin's superior winner, raced to the podium four times in a row in the last four races and claimed the third overall place of the Championship in an ultra-exciting final. Marcel Schrötter made it to the front row of the grid for five times, secured three pole positions and was celebrated on the podium as third at the Sachsenring.
The first-class rider pairing of Tom Lüthi and Marcel Schrötter remained in place also in 2020. After Intact GP, as runners-up in the 2019 Moto2™ team standings, missed the title by a hair's breadth with a 4-point gap, the team planned to once again take up the fight for the top position in the 2020 season.
But the 2020 season was to be one of the most intense in the eight-year history of the Memmingen-based racing team. Despite the global Corona crisis and despite a four-month interruption, it was possible to stage 15 races by the end of the year, 14 of them in just four months! After the sporting successes of the previous year, the team was unfortunately unable to fulfill its own high expectations. Nevertheless, in his second and final season with Intact GP, Tom Lüthi and Marcel Schrötter ensured that the LIQUI MOLY Intact GP team finished fifth in the Moto2 team standings with 14 x top 10 results, including five top 5 finishes and a podium for Marcel.
In 2021, Marcel Schrötter will be joined in the Intact GP garage by a young talented Italian. The 2020 Moto3™ Vice World Champion, Tony Arbolino, is venturing into the Moto2™ class with the LIQUI MOLY Intact GP team!