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Meet the Wildcards: From Germany to Spain and back again

Tim Georgi and Maximillian Kappler will join the lightweight class in Germany, the pair currently running in the CEV.

The FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship is an international championship not just by name, but also by participants. From Japan to Germany to Mexico, the Moto3™ class in the CEV has riders from all over the world. Amongst them are Germans Tim Georgi and Maximillian Kappler, each running KTMs in 2016 but with different teams.

For Tim Georgi running at the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland will mark his World Championship debut. Born in Berlin, Georgi came through the IDM ranks winning the KTM Junior Cup in 2014 before winning the standard Moto3™ class the year after. With two championships under his belt he ventured across to Spain and the CEV, running with the Freudenberg Racing Team on a KTM. He’s yet to score points in 2016, but with Karel Hanika now running alongside him, his progress is sure to be swift. Running with the World Championship will also teach him a lot about riding, one of the main reasons riders enter as wildcards.

Joining him as a wildcard will be Maximillian Kappler, the German riding for the Saxoprint-RZT team in the CEV. For the fourth time in his career Kappler will run with the World Championship, having achieved a best finish of 21st at the Sachsenring in 2014. He’ll be on the KTM he runs in the CEV for his appearance, he and the team are still learning the bike and yet to score any points. In 2014 Kappler finished 24th overall in the Moto3™ Junior World Championship.