M2: French GP: Interwetten race report

Not a good day for Tom Luthi Also the race day of the Grand Prix of Le Mans was not the best day for Tom Luthi and the Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Team. The Swiss finished the French Grand Prix weekend as 19th after he crashed in lap six and ...

Not a good day for Tom Luthi

Also the race day of the Grand Prix of Le Mans was not the best day for Tom Luthi and the Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Team. The Swiss finished the French Grand Prix weekend as 19th after he crashed in lap six and rejoined the race as the taillight of the Moto2 group.

Fortunately the crash, at which the 24 years old lost control about the front rear, didn't mean he had to retire from the race and he was able to gain back some positions until the end of the race. Luthi already had problems with his bike the whole weekend and again chattering was the main problem today. If the crash wouldn't have taken place, so Luthi, he could have finished the race in the Top 5, but not higher.

The 19th place is a set back in the championship and costs Luthi three positions, which means he is now sixth in the standings. In Mugello the team wants to work on the set up to regain the lost points.

Tom Luthi, 19 -- 43'43.180:
The whole weekend was not my taste. Already in practice we had problems with the settings and that continued throughout the whole weekend. We really need to find the right set up as I really need some points. I lost three positions in the standings now. Unfortunately today I had a crash in the sixth lap and this was a set back for me. I was able to fight back some positions at the end, but it was just not enough.

Terrell Thien, Team Manager:
The whole weekend was not optimal. We didn't find the right set up and we are not satisfied with this result. Tom was able to get back some places at the end of the race, but he is not taking home any points this time. We will forget about Le Mans now and start all over again in Mugello. We have a lot of work to do to solve the problems that we suffered in Le Mans.

-source: interwetten

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