#GermanGP: Kiefer Racing’s big act at the Sachsenring
At its home race, the German racing team will participate with two riders: Lukas Tulovic and young promising talent Dirk Geiger who is to debut in Moto3 world Championship.
This weekend Lukas Tulovic will compete in his ninth race of the season as a permanent entry in Moto2™ World Championship. Inspired by the first three World Championship points of his career last Sunday in Assen, the 19-year-old rookie is euphorically looking forward to his first home Grand Prix.
Dirk Geiger, on the other hand, is making his debut race in the wild Moto3™ class on world level. The 16-year-old from Mannheim comes from the European Talent Cup and is facing a big challenge, as the purebred Grand Prix racing machine is still quite alien to him.
#3 Lukas TULOVIC (Kiefer Racing, KTM Moto2):
"From the very first moment since when it was clear that I could race my first season in World Championship this year with Kiefer Racing, I was looking forward to this race at the Sachsenring. Now it's really time for it. I’m simply overwhelmed. It was already yesterday, Wednesday, after my arrival, a breath of this fantastic atmosphere to feel. Unbelievable how many fans were already waiting in front of our garage and asked me for autographs and photos together with them. I can well imagine that this will be even more crazy this weekend. So, I'm really looking forward to my first home Grand Prix in every respect. I also like the track very much."
"Even though it’s almost going to the left, which isn’t everyone's taste though, I’ve a lot of fun out there. Therefore, I hardly can wait when it's the first time to go out on track at home in front of these many home fans on Friday. My last race at the Sachsenring was a while ago, by the way. That was 2015 in the Yamaha Cup. This was my last race in Germany at all. From that point of view, it was much too long ago. But also, the design of my bike for this weekend is super well done. So, also from my side many thanks to the people in LAKOWA for their trust in us."
#28 Dirk GEIGER (Kiefer Racing, KTM Moto3):
"First of all, many thanks to Kiefer Racing and all involved supporters for making this possible at all. I'm really happy and I'm having a hard time realizing that I'm going to race in World Championship this weekend. In addition, it all will happen at our home Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. The track itself, as well as this Grand Prix are legendary, and I’m right in the middle of it. So, I can hardly believe that I will be competing in my first grand prix this weekend."
"I think it's understandable that I'm really excited. It's not easy for me to stay calm. But I'm going into this weekend without much expectation. For me it's just about enjoying my debut at world level, having fun riding out there and trying to improve step by step. I just want to learn as much as possible from the others. My mini target is to be not last. I also feel a little honoured to be able to make my debut in the World Championship with this special design."
Erstmals Austragungsort GP Deutschland: 1998
Länge: 3.671 Meter
Breite: 12 Meter
Längste Gerade: 700 Meter
Beste Moto2™ Pole-Position: 1´23.787 (2018)
Moto2™ Rundenrekord: 1´24.483 (2017)
Beste Moto3™ Pole-Position: 1´26.420 (2015)
Moto3™ Rundenrekord: 1´26.877 (2014)
#GermanGP Moto2™ Zeitplan (MESZ):
Freitag, 5 Juli: 09:00 - 09:40 FP1 Moto3
Freitag, 5. Juli: 10:55 - 11:35 FP1 Moto2
Freitag; 5. Juli: 13:15 - 13:55 FP2 Moto3
Freitag, 5. Juli: 15:10 - 15:50 FP2 Moto2
Samstag, 6. Juli: 09:00 - 09.40 FP3 Moto3
Samstag, 6. Juli: 10:55 -11:35 FP3 Moto2
Samstag, 6. Juli: 12:35 - 12:50 Q1 Moto3
Samstag, 6. Juli: 13:00 - 13:15 Q2 Moto3
Samstag, 6. Juli: 15:05 - 15:20 Q1
Samstag, 6. Juli: 15:30 - 15:45 Q2
Sonntag, 7. Juli: 08:20 - 08:40 Warm-Up Moto3
Sonntag, 7. Juli: 08:50 - 09:10 Warm-Up Moto2
Sonntag, 7. Juli: 11:00 Rennen Moto3 (27 Runden - 99,117 km)
Sonntag, 7. Juli: 12:20 Rennen Moto2 (28 Runden - 102,788 km)
1 Thomas LÜTHI / SWI / KALEX / 118
2 Alex MARQUEZ / SPA / KALEX / 111
3 Augusto FERNANDEZ / SPA / KALEX / 92
4 Jorge NAVARRO / SPA / Speed Up / 89
5 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI / ITA / KALEX / 88
6 Luca MARINI / ITA / KALEX / 84
7 Marcel SCHRÖTTER / GER / KALEX / 81
8 Brad BINDER / RSA / KTM / 64
9 Enea BASTIANINI / ITA / KALEX / 56
10 Remy GARDNER / AUS / KALEX / 41
11 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA / JPN / KALEX / 41
12 Xavi VIERGE / SPA / KALEX / 39
12 Sam LOWES / GBR / KALEX / 33
14 Andrea LOCATELLI / ITA / KALEX / 30
15 Iker LECUONA / SPA / KTM / 27
27 #3 Lukas TULOVIC / GER / KTM / 3