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Tom Lüthi (9th) starts the race in Silverstone from the third row


Tom Lüthi (carXpert Interwetten) hasn’t found the perfect solution for the bumpy racetrack in Silverstone. This will be the place where the 12th of 18 races will be held. Lüthi was only the ninth fastest racer today and will therefore have to start the race from the third row. The race itself will start tomorrow at 3pm (Swiss time). Nevertheless, his goals is to make up the differences of the practices. A big surprise today was Spaniard Iker Lecuona (Garage Plus Interwetten) who will start from position #17. This is the best place he managed to get since his qualification in the world championship. Meanwhile, his teammate Jesko Raffin (Garage Plus Interwetten) will have to be satisfied with starting from the 30th position.

This Saturday started with rain yet got sunnier and sunnier. Head of CGBM Evolution, Frédéric Corminboeuf, states: “This is the first time that I’m kind of disappointed. We should have been better. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to tune Tom’s bike the way he would have liked and therefore trusted to ride the bumpy road. However, we mustn’t forget that Tom started from position #10 last year and ultimately ended up winning it. We still have the warmup to do some work. Our goal is to get on the podium. Iker really delivered today. He’s only 1.2 seconds behind the pole position. He’s improved immensely since the last two races. We’re happy to know that there’s still a lot of potential in him. He’s open-minded about his way of racing and the cooperation with the technicians. We’re still stuck with Jesko. I’m really sorry to see that he can’t give more. The entire team is motivated and there’s no problem with the bike whatsoever. He knows it himself. We really need to find a solution, especially to ease his mind.”

He said…
Tom Lüthi (carXpert Interwetten, 9.):
«To put it simply: Nothing worked in the qualifying. We went into a completely opposite direction. I wanted to push things further at the end of the qualifying yet nothing worked. I was one of the firsts in the box who tried to relax the atmosphere and liven up. To put things in a positive light. I told my team that the weekend isn’t over yet. The race doesn’t start until tomorrow. We tried something and now we know that it was wrong. We know exactly what we need to change for tomorrow. The only question remains what tires to pick. I guess that we’ll all choose the same in the end. However, it might be that there will be a strong contrast in the way of maneuvering in the second part of the races.”

Silverstone (Great Britain). GP of Great Britain Moto2, Qualifying: 1st. Pasini (ITA, Kalex), 2’06.572 (167,800 km/h); 2nd. A. Marquez (SPA, Kalex), + 0.222; 3rd. Morbidelli (ITA, Kalex), + 0.245; 4th. Nakagami (JPN, Kalex), + 0.364; 5th. Marini (ITA, Kalex), + 0.411; 6th. Aegerter (SWI, Suter), + 0.452; 7th. Baldassari (ITA, Kalex), + 0.489; 8th. Oliveira (POR, KTM), + 0.552; 9th. Lüthi (SWI, Kalex, carXpert Interwetten), + 0.673; 10th. Corsi (ITA, Speed Up), + 0.699. Further: 17th. Lecuona (SPA, Kalex, Garage Plus Interwetten), + 1.223; 30th. Raffin (SWI, Kalex, Garage Plus Interwetten), + 2.533. 32 classified.