M2: Portuguese GP: Interwetten Moriwaki Friday report

Rain follows Luthi also to Portugal Also in Portugal it was raining on the first practice day. And if that would not have been enough the rain came with heavy thunder and flashes this morning and made the first practice day difficult for Tom...

Rain follows Luthi also to Portugal

Also in Portugal it was raining on the first practice day. And if that would not have been enough the rain came with heavy thunder and flashes this morning and made the first practice day difficult for Tom Luthi and his Moto2 colleagues in Estoril. Already at the last Grand Prix in Australia Luthi was not able to fully use the first practice day as the conditions there also were difficult. The 24-year-old Swiss now has to hope for better weather tomorrow, so he can have some good laps to improve his time. But if you believe the weather forecast also tomorrow will look similar. Luthi still believes in a good change and the chance to get a better starting position for the Portuguese Grand Prix, which's first day he finished in overall 12th position.

Tom Luthi, 12 - 1'54.594 (combined times FP1 and FP2):
"This was a special day. This morning it was raining and we did not ride much. It was okay in the rain, but then it started to rain heavier and the water stayed on the track and you could not really ride in these conditions. In the afternoon it was better. At the beginning it was damp, but dried off quickly. I used rain tyres the whole time and destroyed the rear tyre. Other riders went in and changed the tyre to a slick tyre, but there was not much time left and it didn't make much sense to change it. We will have to see what the weather does tomorrow and work on the settings for the

-source: interwetten

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