#QatarGP: Lukas Tulovic eager to bare the teeth in the race

Published : 03/09/2019 19:41:12
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Kiefer Racing’s German youngster did a solid job during his first qualifying as permanent entry to the World Championship. 

Lukas Tulovic digested the slight setback from the previous day pretty well. However, on day two of practice, it was initially necessary to adapt to the changed conditions due to strong winds. The 18-year-old talent, though, showed a faultless performance during this afternoon’s FP3 despite all circumstances. Therefore, the final preparation for the first timed session with the new qualifying format was done well. Placed on P26 in the combined timesheet after free practices, Tulovic had to enter in Q1. This first heat for the time attack started then also quite encouraging. 

The season’s opening race will get started on Sunday at 6:20pm which means when it gets dark in the desert. The time difference with Central Europe is two hours.


#3 Lukas TULOVIC (Kiefer Racing, KTM), Grid position 25 - 2´00.836 (2/8): 

"Q1 actually has started promisingly. When I went out on track, I was in a big group and I immediately felt super comfortable with the package. During the first flying lap, I also was able to set a strong lap time. Unfortunately, I made a little mistake in the lap after. I got off the line and therefore I had to go wide. That was it, because the pack was gone and on my own, I wasn’t able to put all together for a perfect lap again. There were always good sector times, but the entire lap was never perfect. But I still look forward to the race confidently. I’ve often realised this weekend, when I was out on track with other riders in a group, who are slightly faster than me, then I kept up their pace well. This fact makes me confident and extremely hot for the race. So, it’s time to show the teeth and fight for every metre over the distance on Sunday. I think, then we can close our first race weekend this year quite neatly."


#QatarGP Moto2™ - Qualifying Classification:

1 Marcel SCHRÖTTER / GER / Dynavolt Intact GP / KALEX / 1´58.585

2 Xavi VIERGE / SPA / Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS / KALEX / 1´58.731 +0.146

3 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI / ITA / Flexbox HP 40 / KALEX / 1´58.784 +0.199

25 #3 Lukas TULOVIC / GER / Kiefer Racing / KTM / 2´00.836 (Q1)