German GP: 125: Michael Ranseder race report

Good Ranseder-Comeback despite race crash 23-year-old Michi Ranseder gave a promising debut for the Italian CBC Corse Team at the German GP on Sachsenring, proving that he still has the skill to ride in the 125cc world championship. Ranseder ...

Good Ranseder-Comeback despite race crash

23-year-old Michi Ranseder gave a promising debut for the Italian CBC Corse Team at the German GP on Sachsenring, proving that he still has the skill to ride in the 125cc world championship. Ranseder placed his Aprilia to tenth on the grid in qualifying and was battling for points for long, before falling victim to the crash-loaded race.

:My start was not as good as usual and so I was stuck in traffic early in the race. When I finally overtook (last year's teammate Takaagi) Nakagami, I found my rhythm and my lap times were good," Ranseder said.

After several laps on the 3.671 metre long Sachsenring, the Austrian went quicker and quicker, before a slipping front wheel made him crash. "The crash really came out of the blue, but our data showed that there was a problem with the front suspension. On the whole, I am quite happy with this weekend."

Until crashing, Ranseder was fifth fastest on the track with a personal best of 1:29.528 minutes and also among the best riders in top speed ranking. His Aprilia was snapped at 206.7kmph, only 4.5km/h slower than Aprilia works rider Danny Webb.

Ranseder is now looking forward to next weekend's British Grand Prix in Donington Park, where he wants to, "build up on our experiences here in Germany and get the bike across the finish line, best possible in the points."

-credit: mr

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Danny Webb