Aegerter secures first career win in Germany

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Moto2 race Sachsenring Aegerter
Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Moto2™ race at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland was won by Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert), who got the better of Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team) on the final lap, with the podium completed by Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing).

An excellent performance gave Aegerter the victory, having started on pole in the 129th Grand Prix of his career. He crossed the line just 0.091s in front of Kallio, with Corsi taking third place by 0.152s from Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team).

The race result sees Kallio close to within 19 points of Rabat at the head of the standings.

Maverick Viñales (Pons HP 40) was in the podium hunt, but eventually crossed the line just behind Corsi and Rabat in fifth.

The top ten was completed by Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team), Randy Krummenacher (IodaRacing Project), Mattia Pasini (NGM Forward Racing), Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) and Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2).

Azlan Shah (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) crashed early on, with Jordi Torres (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2) highsiding out of the race at Turn 8 on lap 6 when battling for fifth. Shortly afterwards Lorenzo Baldassarri (Gresini Moto2) crashed from the race when running in eighth position, on lap 8.

There was disappointment for Jonas Folger (AGR Team) at his home round as he pulled into the pits with a mechanical fault on lap 10, though he was placed only 19th at the time of his retirement. Another German rider, Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) also retired late on.

Josh Herrin (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing) pulled into the pit lane midrace with a problem, shortly before his teammate Johann Zarco crashed out, leaving his bike in flames at trackside. Alex De Angelis (Tasca Racing Moto2) tumbled out in the final stages, with stewards reacting quickly to remove his bike from the track.

Full Sachsenring Moto2 race result.

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