No luck for the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 team in Austin
There is little good news for the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 team after the American Grand Prix. On Saturday, Darryn Binder suffered a hand injury that forced him to retire early from the weekend. This meant that all hopes for the race were pinned on Lukas Tulovic, but the returnee crashed just a few corners after the race start.
16 laps had to be completed on this sunny, yet windy, race Sunday on the 5.5 km long and demanding Circuit of the Americas. Unfortunately for Lukas Tulovic, the race ended as quickly as it had begun. The German, who wanted to celebrate his comeback this weekend, slipped out of the race on the first lap and was not able to rejoin the race. The disappointment is enormous, but it is more important that the 22-year-old did not injure himself and can therefore travel unharmed to Jerez de la Frontera, where he wants to fight back with fresh fighting spirit.
Only time after the operation on his metacarpal fracture can tell whether his teammate Darryn Binder will be fit again in just two weeks for the Jerez Grand Prix, which will take place from the 28th to 30th of April. The whole team wishes the South African a speedy recovery and a quick return to continue his strong development.
Melancholy is certainly not the mantra of the Memmingen-based racing team and so the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP team is already looking to the future, to the Gran Premio de España to be precise, in good spirits.
1. Pedro ACOSTA/ SPA/ KALEX
2. Tony ARBOLINO/ ITA/ KALEX – (+0.146)
3. Bo BENDSNEYDER/ NED/ KALEX – (+5.851)
DNF Lukas TULOVIC/ GER/ KALEX
Moto2 Championship Standings
1. ARBOLINO Tony / ITA / 61
2. ACOSTA Pedro/ SPA/ 54
3. CANET Aron/ SPA/ 41
16. BINDER Darryn/ RSA/ 10