Intact GP Juniors gear up for 2023
After Lukas Tulovic’s Moto2™ European Championship title win this year, runner-up Senna Agius from Australia is expected to follow in his footsteps. In JuniorGP Moto3, Jakob Rosenthaler from Upper Austria is a fixed seed.
German based LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Junior Team will continue to put its heart and soul into promoting young talent in motorcycle racing in 2023. The Memmingen-based outfit will once again compete in the most important junior racing series. With Senna Agius and Jakob Rosenthaler, the first riders for the FIM Moto2™ European Championship and the FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship can be confirmed.
Senna Agius is only 17 years old and has immediately established himself in Moto2™ European Championship this year. Agius hails from Camden, not far from Sydney in the Australian state of New South Wales but has a base in Andorra during the European season. He rose through the ranks in Asia Talent Cup before Agius gained his first experience at the international level in Moto3™ Junior World Championship and moved to Moto2 category in European Championship for 2022. There he finished his rookie season with two wins and as runner-up in the overall standings. He also finished on the podium in every race except for two retirements, with a ninth-place finish at the Valencia Grand Prix particularly standing out as a substitute rider for Sam Lowes. Most recently, Agius contested the last two race weekends in Australian Superbike Championship, where he even finished on the podium once last Sunday. With this impressive series Agius recommended himself for Intact GP. Together they want to defend the championship title next year, which Lukas Tulovic clinched this year for the team from the Allgäu region.
For 16-year-old Jakob Rosenthaler from the Upper Austrian capital of Linz, 2022 was also a debut season in FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship, which has always been regarded as a springboard to Grand Prix racing. Rosenthaler delivered a decent showcase of talent in the process. Under the proven supervision and great experience in promoting young talent from Memmingen, Rosenthaler is expected to take further steps in his development in the coming season in order to recommend himself along the way for the big leap into the world championship.
The new season is expected to start at the beginning of May with the opening race in Estoril, Portugal.
JuniorGP™ Provisional Calendar 2023:
06/07 May: Circuito do Estoril (Estoril, Portugal)
20/21 May: Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana (Valencia, Spain)
03/04 June: Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain)
01/02 July: Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Portimao, Portugal)
15/16 July: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Montmeló, Spain)
07/08 October: MotorLand Aragón (Alcaniz, Spain)
04/05 November: Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana (Valencia, Spain)