The Sachsenring provided another positive and rich learning experience for GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3’simpressive rookie, Augusto Fernández, as the reigning Moto2 World Champ took his GASGAS RC16 to 11th place at the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.
AF37 engaged in a pulsating affair of mini scraps, tire preservation, pace and strategy as the German Grand Prix played out on the tightest and one of the trickiest tracks on the calendar. The Sachsenring was also – typically – rammed with eager fans as MotoGP clicked down the laps during mid-afternoon. The Spaniard was only three tenths of a second away from the top ten. As the flag fell and the strain on the throttle eased, Augusto added five points to his locker and left Germany with numbers on his scorecard for the seventh time this season.
From Italy to Germany and now to the Netherlands: the TT Circuit Assen is the oldest Grand Prix venue on the MotoGP slate and GASGAS will try to conquer the characteristics of the flat and weaving Drenthe course for the first time next weekend.
Augusto Fernández, 11th:
“Happy to finish in the points again and also because we had a strong pace all race. I think we could have been better than 11th- maybe top ten – but I paid the price for a bad start. Anyway, the bike worked well, we made steps again and every GP things are getting better and a bit easier for me. We’ll keep going.”