Déjà vu: Bad luck strikes again at the German Grand Prix
The Moto2 race at the Sachsenring did not go well for LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP's Darryn Binder and Lukas Tulovic. Once again, Darryn Binder was kicked out of the race through no fault of his own, while local hero Lukas Tulovic also failed to see the chequered flag at his home Grand Prix in front of the passionate German fans.
Darryn Binder's longed-for injury comeback seems to remain elusive. A week ago in Mugello, he was already knocked down in the starting scrum through no fault of his own. This time, Jeremy Alcoba caused the crash, pushing Bo Bendsnyder to the outside in turn 1, causing the Dutchman to crash into the South African and end his race. It was a bitter pill to swallow, as the 25-year-old had shown a good pace in qualifying and was in high spirits to make up ground in the race and fight for the points.
Drama also for Lukas Tulovic. The German was fighting for 17th place after making up four positions at the start of the 25-lap race when, on lap six, his Kalex' front clipped in on him while he was trying to keep up with Ai Ogura, leaving him disappointed and bruised in the gravel of turn 12.
Once again, it's time for the Moto2 squad to put the race behind them, turn their focus to Assen and start the Dutch TT with renewed motivation in just one week's time.
1. Pedro ACOSTA/ SPA/ KALEX
2. Tony ARBOLINOI ITA/ KALEX – (+2.730)
3. Jake DIXON/ GBR/ KALEX – (+2.825)
DNF Darryn BINDER/ RSA/ KALEX
DNF Lukas TULOVIC/ GER/ KALEX
1. Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / 139
2. Pedro ACOSTA / SPA / 124
3. Alonso LOPEZ / SPA / 82
19. Darryn BINDER / RSA / 10
21. Lukas TULOVIC / GER / 6