2013 Grand Prix of Germany Moto2 PreviewThe entire Moto2 grid will be poised for a tough race at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachsenring this weekend, as it aims to challenge the front-runners in the shape of Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding and Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro.
Redding currently holds a 30-point lead over Espargaro in the standings, yet it is the Spaniard who has triumphed in the last two rounds after overcoming his early-season slump.He needs to fight for the win if he is to stand a chance of winning the title, whilst Redding will undoubtedly be battling to defend his lead.Espargaro’s teammate Esteve Rabat lies further back in third, with Marc VDS’ Mika Kallio just behind, with both looking to make up for their missed podium last time out in Assen.The big winner in that battle was Technomag carXpert’s Dominique Aegerter, who will aim to take his third-ever career podium at the German track. And with only one point separating him from Kallio he will need no extra motivation.Came IodaRacing Project’s Johann Zarco, who did well to start from the first row last time out, will be another one to watch as he continues to improve on his Suter, whilst Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2’s Nico Terol will be hoping to overcome his disappointing race last time out and return to winning ways.Desguaces La Torre Maptaq’s Xavier Simeon and Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Luthi will most likely be in the mix, whilst Italtrans Racing Team’s usual contender Takaaki Nakagami may struggle as he recovers from a broken left collarbone sustained at Assen. Gino Rea will once again line up as a wildcard at the Sachsenring with his own Gino Rea race team, along with other wildcard Alex Marinelarena for Targobank Motorsport.2013 Sachsenring Moto2 on TVSPEED TV will broadcast Sachsenring Moto2 at 3 p.m. ET Saturday, July 13.2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!