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Aegerter struggled, Mulhauser unlucky


After the first two difficult days Thomas Lüthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) was smiling again having finished fourth in the Grand Prix of Aragon on the circuit of MotorLand in Alcañiz that hosted the fourteenth round of the Moto2 World Championship. Although he only just missed out on the podium and lost a position in the overall championship standings to the winner of the day - Sam Lowes from Britain - he closed on Johann Zarco from France in the world championship classification, who is now only 48 points ahead (with 100 points still being up for grabs). Dominique Aegerter (carXpert Interwetten), who returned to action after his motocross training accident struggled a lot, he was classified 22nd. His team mate Robin Mulhauser did not have luck when he got pushed out by one of his rivals on the seventh out of 21 laps and had to go through the gravel, luckily avoiding a crash. Fred Corminboeuf, the boss of the two Swiss teams, sums up the day: "Tom needed a small something to claim this podium, but his race was very good; he was aggressive from the start, especially with Zarco, he tried to win, which is good. Unfortunately he experienced a bit more difficult moment, we suspect his tyres were wearing off too quickly but the end was better. We can prepare for our overseas trip with enthusiasm. It is difficult to say whether it was a good idea to make Dominique ride here or not. He struggled a lot to finish the race but his desire was so strong that we couldn't refuse him to take up this challenge. It is a pity for Robin, he was interesting in practice and he could have been so even in the race if he didn't have to run off. He cannot be held responsible for this."

They said...

Dominique Aegerter (carXpert Interwetten, 22th): "One of the most difficult races of my career, the pain was there, my movements were not natural and it is of course a huge disappointment. I did not expect to find myself in such a situation at all, although I knew my job would not be easy. I need to work in two directions in the next days: I need to fix the last details regarding my future, because that starts to affect me mentally and then I have to start building muscles in my shoulder. Thanks to the whole team, who did everything they could to make things easier for me this weekend."

Robin Mulhauser (carXpert Interwetten, 27th): "My start was quite good, I was in a good group, I was faster than Luca Marini and was looking for the best place to overtake him when then in corner number 14 as I was turning I was hit by Alan Techer from behind. I managed to save it - which wasn't the case for the Frenchman - I lost about ten seconds because I had to go through the gravel. I got back and was able to overtake Isaac Viñales, but the others did not wait for me."