M2: Australian GP: Interwetten Moriwaki qualifying report

Third row on the grid for Tom Luthi At the beginning of the qualifying of the Moto2 class on the Australian track at Phillip Island it looked well for Tom Luthi, as the decision to go out with rain tyres was a good decision. However the weather...

Third row on the grid for Tom Luthi

At the beginning of the qualifying of the Moto2 class on the Australian track at Phillip Island it looked well for Tom Luthi, as the decision to go out with rain tyres was a good decision. However the weather changed quickly as usual on this racetrack and the surface started to dry off again. Luthi had to ride back to his pit box to swap the tyres to slicks. After that it didn't go as well as before for the young Swiss from Bern and Luthi finished the qualifying in 12th position. The position is not really satisfying for the 24 year old and you can feel his hunger for another podium finish as there are only three races to go now. This will hopefully give him the right push for tomorrow's race where he wants to catch as many positions as possible during the first part of the session to fight with the front group.

Tom Luthi, 12 - 1'36.212:
"This was a difficult qualifying session. It started to rain just before the start of the session. We were riding with rain tyres, which was the best decision. But then it started to dry off again and we had to change the tyres. Unfortunately afterwards it did not go as well as before anymore. I am not happy with this position, but we will work on improving the bike's settings for tomorrow."

Terrell Thien, Team Manager:
"Of course I am not satisfied with the position. The weather is so unpredictable here, that you have to expect anything possible and that's almost impossible. The decision to go out with rain tyres was good, but it started to dry off again and then we could not continue as before. But we know the reason and will work on a solution for tomorrow now."

-source: interwetten

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Phillip Island