M2: Indianapolis GP: Interwetten Moriwaki qualifying report

Perplexity in Luthi's Pit garage The set up of the Moriwaki MD600 was the reason for many head scratchers during the qualifying of the U.S. Grand Prix in Indianapolis for Tom Luthi and the Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Team as the current ...

Perplexity in Luthi's Pit garage

The set up of the Moriwaki MD600 was the reason for many head scratchers during the qualifying of the U.S. Grand Prix in Indianapolis for Tom Luthi and the Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Team as the current championship-third is in Top form, but cannot show it as he will start the race tomorrow from 16th position on the grid.

Again the 23 year old from Bern suffered from not enough rear-grip and was sliding his way through qualifying today. He had to ride on the limit and in a risky style to try to get some positions, but was not successful. A gap of 0,865 seconds was left between him and the pole setter and left the Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Team with perplexity in the pit garage. The set up of the bike was not changed much since the podium-run earlier this year, but doesn't give the same performance as before. Hopefully the situation will change after some adjustments during Warm up tomorrow morning.

Tom Luthi, 16 - 1'47.004:
"The qualifying did not go well. We have massive problems with the rear-grip. Unfortunately I have no idea why! I was fighting out there and rode at the limit, I had to risk crashing, but still could not stick to the group. We have to try many different solutions tomorrow and I hope one will work."

-source: interwetten

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