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Successful debut for Lecuona (19th), Mulhauser struggles


Two weeks after his serious accident during the practice for the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, Thomas Lüthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) scored an amazing success during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the twelfth round of out eighteen on the Moto2 world championship calendar. Tenth on the starting grid, Tom was immediately up there with the leading group. On the sixth lap he increased his pace, taking the lead two laps later in a hot overtake of the reigning world champion and the world championship leader Johann Zarco from France. The Swiss rider then signed perfect laps and when he was clear of the threat behind him - Lowes/Zarco - the Frenchman got a 30-second penalty for irresponsible riding - he built an advantage of one second over his rivals that he was able to maintain until the end. This performance marks his twelfth Grand Prix victory (5 in 125cc, 7 in Moto2) with Silverstone being an eight different circuit that he has conquered (Le Mans - 4 victories; Sepang - 2; Brno, Phillip Island, Valencia, Motegi, Qatar and Silverstone - 1).

The boss of CGBM Evolution, the company that manages the two Swiss teams, Frédéric Corminboeuf was full of joy at Silverstone: "We all were really worried two weeks ago in Brno and honestly we did not think that Tom would be as strong as he was this weekend. He deserves this victory for all his effort, his work, his courage and the whole team with him. Today he showed that he can be the boss of the racing field. He was able to cover the distance in a strong pace and his move on Zarco was really nice to watch for those who sometimes say that Tom is too kind. Iker Lecuona (carXpert Interwetten) was impressive, he did a really good race, he finished 30 seconds behind the race winner in his first ever Grand Prix, this is amazing; Iker showed us his potential and if Dominique Aegerter, although we obviously wish him a speedy recovery, is not able to ride next weekend in Misano, he will get another chance in the world championship. The race was more difficult for Robin Mulhauser (carXpert Interwetten). It is a pity because he was interesting in qualifying.

They said...

Iker Lecuona (carXpert Interwetten, 19th): "I would like to dedicate this race to Fred, who gave me this opportunity. But also the whole team, who helped me and taught me many things this weekend. Thanks to those who once allowed me to sit on a bike. I had fun like a 16 year old youngster, which I am. Can't wait for the next one!"

Robin Mulhauser (carXpert Interwetten, 24th): "Seeing my performance in dry conditions throughout the weekend, I couldn't expect a miracle. I had no feeling at the beginning of the race and there's nothing else to add. I hope it will be better in Misano."