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Aegerter (14th) deserved more; Mulhauser (18th) significantly improves


Those who have seen the photos will have no trouble understanding: Dominique Aegerter, classified 14th at the end of the Catalan Moto2 Grand Prix on the circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya, was very angry after the chequered flag. A victim of a "suicide" attack by Spaniard Jordi Torres, who then struggled due to a technical problem, the Technomag-carXpert rider was lucky in his misfortune today because not having his strong mind and his motocross experience, his contact with Torres could have brought much greater consequences. On the other side of the team box, smiles were all around. Robin Mulhauser finished in 18th position, less than 50 seconds behind the race winner, which is by far his personal best result.

Dominique Aegerter (14th): "I was really keen for a podium today. Unfortunately it wasn't meant to be. Torres' bike hit me hard; there are marks everywhere on the bike. It was a miracle that I was able to stay on it. I re-joined in 9th position, I was ready for another battle but then all of a sudden my bike stopped. By the time I managed to get it work again I lost 5 more positions. Even with a bike that suffered a shock I was still able to set lap times that were showing my potential for front positions today. I'm waiting if Torres comes to say sorry."

Robin Mulhauser (18th): "This was certainly my best race since I entered into Grand Prix. For the first time I finished less than one minute behind the race winner, in Top-20, and most of all I was in a battle from the start until the end. Only one negative remark: on the final lap I wanted to try an attack but I was a bit too shy. What a pity because 16th position was not so far. I feel like I made a big step forward this weekend. I was fighting with riders like Teról. I did enjoy the race although the bike was sliding a lot. Now we have three important days ahead of us to test the bike and I have to make the most of it to confirm my current position."