M2: Japanese GP: Interwetten Moriwaki qualifying report

Luthi third in free practice, Chattering problems in the afternoon Thomas Luthi started the Grand Prix of Japan at the Twin Ring in Motegi with third place in the morning session, but could not match the result in the afternoon, as he will start...

Luthi third in free practice, Chattering problems in the afternoon

Thomas Luthi started the Grand Prix of Japan at the Twin Ring in Motegi with third place in the morning session, but could not match the result in the afternoon, as he will start the race tomorrow from fourth row on the grid. Chattering problems like they were not experienced since a while were holding him off to match the third place again and the 24 year old Swiss was detained to qualify any better than 16th position in the afternoon. For tomorrow's race the Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Team has to sit down with the suppliers and see what they can do to help to achieve a better race result.

Tom Luthi, 16 -- 1'53.961:
"The free practice this morning went very well. We found very good settings for the bike. This afternoon the asphalt cooled down and our problems started. Chattering started again and we don't know why, as we did not change any settings and it went well all the weekend until now. We used the same settings as in the morning session just to be sure, but it didn't help. I am not at all satisfied with the 16th starting position and we have to find a solution for tomorrow."

Terrell Thien, Team Manager:
"This morning all went fantastic, then the Chattering started and we don't know why. We did not change the settings, only the tyres. Now we have to see what the problem is, also Dunlop we have to see and discuss how they can help us."

-source: interwetten

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Thomas Luthi