2013 Sachsenring Moto2 | Preview

Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding and Teunti HP 40's Pol Espargaro

Marc VDS Racing’s Scott Redding and Teunti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro

2013 Grand Prix of Germany Moto2 Preview

The 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 TV

SPEED TV will broadcast Sachsenring Moto2 at 3 p.m. ET Saturday, July 13.

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 134
2 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 104
3 Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 86
4 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 78
5 Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 77
6 Johann ZARCO Suter FRA 63
7 Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 58
8 Xavier SIMEON Kalex BEL 44
9 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 40
10 Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 36
11 Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 33
12 Simone CORSI Speed Up ITA 30
13 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up RSM 30
14 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 26
15 Julian SIMON Kalex SPA 24
16 Mattia PASINI Speed Up ITA 23
17 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex GER 21
18 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter SWI 20
19 Toni ELIAS Kalex SPA 19
20 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi FRA 18
21 Sandro CORTESE Kalex GER 6
22 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 FRA 4
23 Danny KENT Tech 3 GBR 3
24 Axel PONS Kalex SPA 2
25 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up SPA 1

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