Jordi Torres (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter) scored a brilliant maiden Grand Prix victory in the Honda-powered Moto2 race, getting the better of long-time leader Pol Espargaro (Tuenti HP40 Pons Kalex) at two-thirds distance.
The 25-year-old Spaniard spent the earlier part of the race shadowing Espargaro, with Simone Corsi (NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up) right with them in third place, waiting to pounce.
Torres‰Ûª winning move was the classic Sachsenring overtaking manoeuvre: building speed through the high-speed and treacherous Turn 11 to set up a pass into Turn 12, the penultimate corner. Once ahead, he eked a gap and finally crossed the line more than two seconds ahead of Corsi, who had successfully attacked Espargaro at Turn Four on the final lap.
‰ÛÏAfter all our work over the weekend I knew I had pace, so at the beginning of the race I thought that I could take and hold the lead." Torees stated. "After the first laps behind Pol I saw that in some sections I was closer to him and I was riding comfortably.
"I was just thinking about saving my tyres for the end of the race. Having familiarised ourselves with the chatter in practice, we were able to have confidence when overtaking Pol and trying to extend a gap. I saw the opportunity and I took advantage of it, as I did not want to bet it all on the last lap with veteran riders like Corsi and Espargaro in contention.
"I am very happy with my first win, now I have the summer break to take it in. It is an honour for me to win a GP. I had a chance, coming from the CEV [the Spanish national championship], and I have taken it. I hope to continue in this way. Although today I learned a lot, especially to believe in myself, I still have to continue to accumulate experience.
"We must continue demanding more of ourselves every day. When I crossed the finish line I was overcome with emotion; this victory is dedicated to my brother Ruben and my whole family.‰Û