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Aegerter forced to retire, Mulhauser crashes


Although he lost one position in the provisional Moto2 World Championship classification, Thomas Lüthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) showed a solid performance during the Catalan Moto2 Grand Prix, finishing fifth after leading the race at the beginning. Affected by the tragic accident on Friday afternoon that took the life of Luis Salóm from Spain, Tom gave it everything he could. He lost contact in the final laps due to grip issues. Dominique Aegerter (carXpert Interwetten) was fighting for the eighth position when he was forced to retire due to a broken rear rim and engine. Robin Mulhauser (carXpert Interwetten) had quite a good start before he started to struggle; he crashed towards the end but was able to pick up his bike and finish 21st. Frédéric Corminboeuf, the boss of the Swiss team, sums up the day: "It is a weekend to forget in every sense, however, we can never forget. We are all thinking about Luis Salóm a lot, his family and his team. Dominique had a problem with the hub of his rear tyre, Robin is detached and he has to fix this in the following Grand Prix. Tom used his tyres a lot at the beginning of the race with his riding style. This is now two weekends in a row that we were so close to the podium but we didn't get it. We need to look for solutions and we will start on Tuesday and Wednesday when we are testing in Valencia."

They said...

Dominique Aegerter (carXpert Interwetten, DNF) "We are not completely sure what happened yet. From the fifth lap I felt funny reactions from the rear of my bike; first I believed that my tyre deflated. Then with a few laps to go when there were three of us fighting for the seventh position the rear wheel collapsed and the engine broke. I managed to avoid a crash."

Robin Mulhauser (carXpert Interwetten, 21st) "It was a disastrous weekend in very particular conditions. We never found a solution for the new layout of the circuit - from Saturday morning - and I refuse to say that it is all my fault. I have never ridden such a difficult bike in my career; I pushed on the brakes, on the gas but it wouldn't change anything only that I crashed. The test this week will be very important for me, we must finally find a good base."