Assen brings Agius & Binder valuable world championship points

LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 team rookie Senna Agius fought for the top ten at the Dutch TT and took five world championship points with a strong eleventh place. Team-mate Darryn Binder also steered his Kalex into the points with 15th place.

The race Sunday at one of the most traditional race tracks on the calendar got off to a promising start with the first race of the day and the Moto2 race also had plenty of action in store. After Senna Agius' strong qualifying performance, the Australian-born rider started the race in eleventh place and finished a strong tenth. In the end, he was relegated to eleventh place on the timesheets because he exceeded the track limit in the scramble of the final corners. Nonetheless, this was a reason to be happy, as the gap between the top seven group, in which the 19-year-old fought, and the top five was only two and a half seconds, and only around 12 seconds to the very front, similar to Barcelona, where he finished fifth. His thrilling duel against Celestino Vietti was rewarded with five championship points. The next points will come in a week's time at the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring, the home race of the Memmingen-based racing team. The Sachsenring will be new terrain for the youngster, but so was Assen, so the signs are good for another successful race weekend.

Saturday's practice session put Darryn Binder in a positive mood ahead of the gruelling 22-lap race at the Dutch TT. After a solid start, the South African even moved up to twelfth place, but the rear tyre wore-off quickly due to his hard pushing, which further minimised his feeling for the Kalex. The 26-year-old lost a few positions as a result, but still managed to pick up a point. He wants to increase this in Germany and take the next steps towards success at the Sachsenring Grand Prix.



2. Fermin ALDEGUER/ SPA/ BOSCOSCURO – (+0.571)
3. Sergio GARCIA/ SPA/ BOSCOSCURO – (+4.252)
11. Senna AGIUS/ AUS/ KALEX – (+12.945)
15. Darryn BINDER/ RSA/ KALEX – (+23.003)

World Championship
1. GARCIA Sergio/ SPA – 138
2. OGURA Ai/ JPN – 124
3. ROBERTS Joe/ USA – 115
16. AGIUS Senna/ AUS – 21
24. BINDER Darryn/ RSA – 6