Starting the German Grand Prix from P20 on the grid, Iker Lecuona came off the line well to reach the top 15 by the end of lap one. He even made his way up to P13 in the course of the initial phase of the race, before he dropped back in the second half. Yet, he managed to keep his pace in the final laps and eventually crossed the finish line in 17th.
Although the German Grand Prix brought huge improvements for both, Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona so far, Qualifying turned out to be a difficult session today. After he managed to lower his Friday’s best by 0.379 seconds in FP3 this morning, Petrucci missed out on a direct Q2 entry by just 0.221 seconds. Yet, he was ready to give everything in Q1, but a was blocked on the line and a yellow flag stopped him from showing his potential, therefore the Italian ended up in P9.
Sachsenring Circuit welcomed the MotoGP World Championship with hot conditions for the eighth round of the 2021 season. Thereby, Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Danilo Petrucci delivered a good performance aboard his KTM RC16, improving though the increased temperatures from FP1 to FP2 by 1.364 seconds and finishing Friday just 0.054 seconds off the provisional direct Q2 spots while moving up from P18 to 11th.