Miller Makes His Move
After a superb win in the Netherlands, Jack Miller came close to a second podium in a row at the German Grand Prix. Although he eventually took the chequered flag in seventh place, the Australian nevertheless confirmed his progression.
After Assen, the rain once again was a decisive factor on the Sachsenring circuit, host for the ninth of the eighteen events in the 2016 season. Difficult conditions that Jack Miller once again had fully under control, three weeks after scoring his first win in the MotoGP class under the Dutch floods. Sixteenth on the starting grid, the rider of the Marc VDS team only needed six laps to move up to fourth position, hard on the heels of Valentino Rossi. Unfortunately, just as the track was drying, Miller rode three laps too many before going into the pits to change bikes and start back on slicks. He nevertheless finished seventh, in the slipstream of Dani Pedrosa. When he could have finished once again in the top ten, Tito Rabat fell in the last corner. He managed to get going again but had to settle for sixteenth place on the finish line.
In Moto2, Franco Morbidelli succeeded in leading the race for six laps before crashing. Álex Márquez also fell when he was in fourth position early in the race.
In finishing seventh, Jack Miller scored his second best result of the season and pocketed nine valuable points. Although he is still in thirteenth place in the overall MotoGP standings the Australian closed the gap to eleven points from the top ten. Status quo also for Tito Rabat, placed twentieth in the Championship standings.
In Moto2, Franco Morbidelli has dropped back two places. He is now eighth, three points away from the seventh rider, Hafizh Syahrin. Álex Márquez has also lost two places and has dropped back to twenty-second place in the provisional standings.
If in MotoGP, the engineers and chemists of the Total group work in highly specific ways depending on the characteristics of the engines from different manufacturers that use their services, it is quite a different story in Moto2 and Moto3. In both categories, the Elf brand is the sole fuel supplier.
“Unlike our approach in MotoGP, in Moto2 and Moto3 we are not looking for absolute performance. On the contrary, the fuel that we provide must work for everyone. So we develop a versatile fuel that is not too expensive for the competitors. We apply the same approach in Superbike and in various other motorsport disciplines.”
one of the members of the group of technicians
involved in the development of special fuels