Double crash for Tulovic and Agius in San Marino
It's bitter times for the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP team's Moto2 squad, whose riders, Lukas Tulovic and Senna Agius, both failed to see the finish line at the Misano World Circuit.
SBright sunshine, thousands and thousands of frenetically celebrating fans, and yet the weekend ended for the only German Moto2 racing team with hanging heads. Lukas Tulovic was not able to solve his problems with the Kalex over the weekend, leading to the 24th place on the grid after a difficult qualifying. The German was in good spirits to make up a number of positions, which he did up to 16th place, but then the 23-year-old got into a feud with last year's Moto3 World Champion Izan Guevara on the last lap, causing them both to crash. Tulovic, who was fortunately uninjured, will now recover as best he can and try to prepare for the Indian Grand Prix, which will certainly be a challenge for all starters in the intermediate class.
The fate that befell the regular rider of the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 team at the end of the race, already hit Senna Agius right at the beginning. In a classic racing incident, the Australian went down in a highsider at turn 8 on lap three and was unable to rejoin the race. This is particularly tragic for the 18-year-old because he had previously made a promising improvement over the two days of practice and had thus hoped for a great race result. Encouraged by the steps he has taken in his development, the Junior GP rider is now trying to focus on the positives from his two substitute rider appearances.
When the Indian Grand Prix is held for the first time at the Buddh International Circuit from the 22nd - 24th of September, team manager Jürgen Lingg hopes to welcome Darryn Binder back to his pit box, but thanks youngster Senna Agius for his efforts as a substitute rider in the past two races. Now, however, it is time to look back on the season that has been quite demanding so far and to approach the final eight races with renewed motivation.
1. Pedro ACOSTA/ SPA/ KALEX
2. Celestino VIETTI/ ITA/ KALEX – (+6.305)
3. Alonso LOPEZ/ SPA/ BOSCOSCURO – (+9.989)
DNF Senna AGIUS/ AUS/ KALEX
DNF Lukas TULOVIC/ GER/ KALEX
1. Pedro ACOSTA / SPA / 211
2. Tony ARBOLINO / ITA / 177 (-34)
3. Jake DIXON/ GBR/ 146 (-65)
19. Darryn BINDER / RSA / 13 (-198)
21. Lukas TULOVIC / GER / 12 (-199)