Literally the team couldn't ask for more. Italian rider Lorenzo Dalla Porta has won the Grand Prix of Germany and teammate Marcos Ramirez has crossed the line the second. Obviously, Leopard Racing is more than pleased after this result and there is no better way to say goodbye to the first part of the season than being the leaders of riders and teams standings.
The day started with some drops of rain but after the Warm Up clouds disappeared to let sun shine during the Moto3 race. But if somebody have shone, those have been Leopard riders Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Marcos Ramirez. The man from Tuscany and current leader of the Championship started from the fourth position and immediately placed himself among the first riders, always battling and swapping positions with rivals, including teammate Ramirez. He got to be on top for some laps but as this is a very narrow track, was easy to lose some positions having other riders breathing behind. A similar situation happened to Marcos, he pushed from the beginning and even opened a gap being super consistent. If an enemy overtook him, Ramirez battled back. The 42 seemed to be comfortable and able to get the victory, but this time the main rival was his teammate.
Lorenzo Dalla Porta has clinched a victory he was really looking for and finally consistency and hard work has paid off for the 22-years-old rider. This is the second time he crosses the line as the winner (the last time was in Misano, last year) and he is now the leader of the Moto3 Championship. After today's result, the rider has been on the podium 5 times so far in 2019. On the other side of the box, Ramirez has jumped into the podium for the second time this season and is now the 4th on the standings. And gathering all the previous statistics, Leopard Racing is more leader than ever on teams' standings.
We wish you all a good rest during the upcoming three weeks without bikes on track, but we ask you to stay tuned and do not miss any detail because we will be back in August for the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic!
#48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Winner in Sachsenring
"I'm extremely happy. I was looking for this victory and it means a lot for me, even the double because I don't like a lot this track and it's been a hard race at some stages. As the laps went by I had to push a lot and honestly I didn't expect to win. This is the best possible result after the podiums we've achieved so far and the best way to go on holidays. Many thanks to the team, they've done an incredible job and they are like a family for me, I couldn't ask for more. I'm over the moon".
#42 Marcos Ramirez, second in Sachsenring
"I tried to win since the start of the race because I've felt strong and I knew I had a good pace. I tried it but from yesterday I have some pain on my knee and I struggled a little bit because this is a demanding track. However, a second position is super positive, I feel better than at the start of the season, I'm happy with this result and now I'm fourth on the standings. Besides, the team has done an amazing job because we've finished first and second. Many thanks to the team, today's been a very good day".