INTERWETTEN MORIWAKI MOTO2 TEAM: GRAND PRIX LE MANS 2010 The third Grand Prix of the Motorcycle world championship 2010 will take place next weekend. This time the journey goes to France and the race will be held at the traditional circuit of Le...
INTERWETTEN MORIWAKI MOTO2 TEAM: GRAND PRIX LE MANS 2010
The third Grand Prix of the Motorcycle world championship 2010 will take place next weekend. This time the journey goes to France and the race will be held at the traditional circuit of Le Mans. Since 1969 world championship races are part of the circuit's history and the track is mostly known for its spectacular 24-hours races.
The track suits Tom Luthi as he achieved his first ever Grand Prix victory here in 2005. But not only good memories come with Le Mans as last year Alex Debon took him out of the race, ten laps before the finish line, when he was on his way to a almost certain podium. For the French Grand Prix of this year the 24 years old Swiss doesn't put himself under pressure. He wants to be part of the leading group in the race. What happens there is essential as in the new Moto2 class all is possible. Of course the youngster hopes he can be on the podium again like at the Spanish circuit in Jerez three weeks ago.
Le Mans is not a bad track. I celebrated quite a few successes here in the past. Of course I would like to continue where I finished in Jerez. It was a wicked feeling to be on the podium again after such a long time. But I don't put myself under pressure. If I can be part of the leading group that's great as there everything can happen. The times in the Moto2 class are so close that really anyone who is part of the leading group can win the race.
Terrell Thien, Team Manager:
Le Mans is one of the favourite tracks of Tom. He had two victories here. But it will not be easy. The Moto2 class is hot stuff and there is no room for mistakes. All riders are so close together which makes it difficult. The whole team is very motivated after the great result in Jerez and we all look forward to Le Mans. I don't want to construe more into this race. We will wait and see what happens this time.
Daniel Epp, Rider Management:
Le Mans is a good track for Tom. In 2005 and 2006 he won here. After the good results in the first two races the expectations are high, but we are not in a rush to arrive at the front, he still has time to get there.
The race weekend in Le Mans / France starts on 21st of May with the first free practice of the 125cc class, and it ends with the MotoGP race on 23rd of May.