Markus Reiterberger replaces injured Lundh for MZ Racing Team

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Thursday, 5 July 2012

18-year-old German, Markus Reiterberger from Bavaria, will ride the Moto2™ bike of the MZ Racing Team at the German Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sachsenring this weekend.

Alexander Lundh, the only Swedish rider in the motorcycle road racing world championship paddock, was victim of a crash in the last GP race at Assen. He suffered some dislocated toes, which were put into their proper place immediately by the doctors at the racetrack. However, the injury is causing the rider too much pain.

"Right now, I am not in a shape to do my best on the bike", said Lundh, "but the Sachsenring GP is the home race of the MZ Racing Team, and I understand that MZ CEO Martin Wimmer is trying everything to be well prepared for a good result."

Wimmer organized a test ride the Wednesday before the German GP, with former Moto2 Grand Prix rider Kenny Noyes from Spain, and Reiterberger. This year, Reiterberger is competing in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, a support series of the Superbike World Championship. He rides a BMW S 1000 RR for Team Alpha Technik and is currently fifth in the standings. "Although Markus had to adapt to the Moto2 bike, which is new to him, he quickly matched the lap times of Kenny", explained Wimmer. "For this reason, we decided to choose the German solution."

Markus Reiterberger:
"I got Wimmer’s call while attending a lesson at school. I would have done everything not to miss this opportunity. The Moto2 bike doesn’t have as much power as my BMW, but the tires are a lot better – you can lean over much more in the corners. I know the Sachsenring circuit from the times when I was riding in the German Yamaha R6 Cup. But my last experience of the track was three years ago."

Press release courtesy of MZ Racing Team.

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