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Excitement brews as Moto3™ grid descends on Germany

Following what was one of the most thrilling battles in the new Moto3™ class last time out at Assen, which saw some pulsating last laps and a photo finish, the excitement is already building ahead of this weekend’s eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachsenring.

Despite Blusens Avintia’s Maverick Viñales being in the championship lead, his nearest rival Sandro Cortese, on board his Red Bull KTM Ajo machine, is only seven points adrift, and will be looking to get one over on his Spanish rival at his home Grand Prix. Both riders had initially looked like championship favourites, but after last weekend’s antics, RW Racing GP’s Luis Salom will no doubt be thinking the championship is not lost just yet. The Spaniard may have been relegated to fourth after a photo analysis last time out, but his performance was nonetheless very promising.

Team Italia FMI’s Romano Fenati has dropped off the radar slightly after his prominent burst onto the scene in Qatar, but still lies fourth in the championship as he looks to head up field once again at the Saxony track. Racing Team Germany’s Louis Rossi will look to do well at his team’s home race, after a strong showing in fifth at Assen, whilst keeping at bay the charging rookie in the form of Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Rins.

Caretta Technology’s Alexis Masbou and AirAsia-SIC-Ajo’s Zulfahmi Khairuddin will once again aim to achieve their first podiums at the German race, but will face a tough challenge from Rins’ teammate Miguel Oliveira. Cortese’s teammate Danny Kent will however be the man to watch in Germany, after a near crash with Cortese and his first ever podium look to have awoken some of his pre-season pace and determination.

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Moto3, 2012

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