Stefano Nepa started the german race from the seventh row of the grid in 20th position. The Italian rider completed his second race with the Reale Avintia Arizona 77 in a new weekend of adaptation to his KTM.
The end of the race was supposed to be a question mark as nobody knew if the tires would arrive until the end in good shape and their consumption would have to be managed throughout the race. Sachsenring is a slow circuit, narrow and with very short straight lines, so slpistreams were not that important as in other occasions and did not get to form a large group once the pace rose in the second half of the race.
Stefano Nepa was climbing positions thanks to the crashes that were happening ahead to reach the 18th position, so close to the points’ positions. Next race will be at the Brno circuit on August 2, 3 and 4th, just after the summer break.
“It has been a very positive weekend. We got very close in terms of lap times and we have reduced the time with the top riders. We have lacked a bit of rhythm in the race because I can not make the pace of the first group, but in the next race we will continue working to get even closer and stay with the top riders throughout the race.”