Elf Marc VDS Racing eye success in Sachsenring
This weekend’s German Grand Prix at the tight and twisty Sachsenring track marks the halfway point of the 2022 World Championship campaign, with Sam Lowes and Tony Arbolino determined to deliver top results in Sunday’s 28-lap Moto2 race.
- The pair are confident improvements found during last week’s Motorland Aragon test will be an instant benefit this weekend at the Sachsenring, which has hosted the German Grand Prix since 1998.
- The action for round 10 gets underway at 1055am local time with the 40-minute FP1 session.
/// SAM LOWES
- An intense day of testing at Motorland Aragon last week left Lowes in doubt he can be a main contender in Germany this weekend as he goes in search of a second podium finish of 2022 in what is scheduled to be his milestone 150th Grand Prix race appearance.
- The British rider has made seven appearances at the anti-clockwise Sachsenring track and he’s finished in a best of fifth position in 2015, 2018 and 2021.
“It’s a special weekend racing in my 150th Grand Prix”
“Sachsenring is a race I always look forward to attending and it’s a good place to get my season back on track. The last few races clearly haven’t gone to plan for me, but my pace has been good and I’m coming off the back of a very good test in Aragon. There are a lot of positive points and we’re hoping now to be able to join all the dots up and come out of a weekend with a strong result. I need to see the chequered flag and get the ball rolling again with a decent points finish. It’s a special weekend as well because it marks my 150th Grand Prix. It’s special to reach that number and I’m proud to have been part of the World Championship for such a long period. I’ve had some great moments and I’m sure there are plenty more to come.”
/// TONY ARBOLINO
- Arbolino is optimistic the front-end improvements found in the Motorland Aragon test will help keep his title challenge on track as he sits only 44-points off the series lead coming into the Sachsenring race.
- With points finishes secured in seven of the opening nine races, Arbolino is ready to build more momentum with his sights set firmly on a first top six finish on German soil.
“We will give our maximum to be back at the front”
“After the good test in Aragon I am fully motivated to go to Germany and do another good job this weekend. I’m really determined to get back on the podium before the summer break and I believe that is a possibility and I’m excited for the challenge. The whole team and I are going to push at the maximum to be back at the front in Germany and I can’t wait to be there.”