Double misfortune in the Moto2 race at Mugello
The Gran Premio d'Italia at the Mugello Circuit was able to start as a dry race at a summery 26 degrees after yesterday's rain. 19 heated race laps were in store, but the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP riders both failed to see the chequered flag, as first comeback rider Darryn Binder was taken out by a falling competitor and later Lukas Tulovic also crashed.
The Moto2 team from Memmingen had to swallow two bitter pills on this supposedly beautiful race Sunday. Directly after the start, there was a collision in turn 1, in which, apart from Darryn Binder, Fermin Aldeguer, and Jeremy Alcoba were also involved. Video footage showed that Aldeguer crashed and his rear wheel hit the front tyre of the unlucky Binder. The latter, for his part, was no longer able to take evasive action or react in any way. Not the comeback the South African had hoped for, but he remained unhurt and is now looking forward to the next chance in just one week.
Just a few laps later, Lukas Tulovic met a similar fate. In turn three, the German slipped over the front and so his hopes of a solid race were gone. After a difficult start to the weekend, the 22-year-old had been in 21st position. Now it is time to put this disappointment behind him and focus on the home Grand Prix at the Sachsenring, where the German Grand Prix will take place in just one week's time from 16th to 18th of June.
1. Pedro ACOSTA/ SPA/ KALEX
2. Tony Arbolina/ ITA/ KALEX – (+6.194)
3. Jake DIXON/ GBR/ KALEX – (+8.582)
DNF Darryn BINDER/ RSA/ KALEX (Lap 1)
DNF Lukas TULOVIC/ GER/ KALEX (Lap 8)
1. Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / 119
2. Pedro ACOSTA / SPA / 99
3. Alonso LOPEZ / SPA / 71
18. Darryn BINDER / RSA / 10
21. Lukas TULOVIC / GER / 6