Honda’s Moto3 World Championship leader Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW) comes to Germany hoping to retain the points advantage he regained at Assen two weeks ago. The 20-year-old Spaniard won two of the first three races of the year to lead the title chase, but got taken out by rivals at the next two races at Jerez and Le Mans, which demoted him to fourth overall. Victories at last month’s Italian Grand Prix and at Assen have put him back where he deserves to be.
Martin will have to fight hard for more success in the closest-fought category of them all. He stands two points ahead of Marco Bezzecchi, who crashed out at Assen, and 14 ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio (Del Conca Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW), the 19-year-old Italian who is still hunting for his first Grand Prix victory. Within ten points of Di Giannantonio are fellow NSF250RW riders Enea Bastianini (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) and Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW), who make it four Honda riders in the top five. Bastianini won in Catalunya last month, helping Honda lead the Moto3 Constructors World Championship, with five wins from eight races.
Honda’s next three riders in the Moto3 points chase are Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW), Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) and Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) who are currently placed ninth, 11th and 12th. Twenty-year-old Suzuki, from Chiba, has scored two top-six results so far this year and is enjoying his best season in Moto3.
MotoGP reconvenes after its short summer break for the Czech Grand Prix on August 5 and the Austrian GP on August 12.