#BritishGP: Good feeling for debut race in England

Published : 08/24/2019 19:00:33
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Despite a not quite successful qualifying, Kiefer Racing and Lukas Tulovic are looking forward confidently to Sunday’s round twelve of the season Sunday at the traditional Silverstone circuit. 

After a strong start into the second day of practice at the British Grand Prix, Silverstone newcomer Lukas Tulovic had every reason to hope to continue this uphill trend also in qualifying. The 19-year-old from Eberbach in Baden-Württemberg improved his lap time to a 2´06.914. This was only 2.2 seconds behind the fastest lap time of FP3 and in doing so, he reached his personal goal for Saturday. In qualifying, however, he didn’t manage the hoped-for further improvement. 

Attention: This time the Moto2™ race will only start at 3:30pm CET.


#3 Lukas TULOVIC (Kiefer Racing, KTM Moto2), Grid position 27th - 2´07.082 (3/7): 

"It's a shame that qualifying didn't go so well after we made the expected progress during FP3. In the afternoon it was much harder for me to do the same lap time as in the third free practice session. In contrast, it was much easier for me this morning. That's why I really wanted to get a fast rear wheel during Q1. But everybody was just cruising around. In the end, it was a completely useless session. Even at the end a rider closed the throttle abruptly after the first sector. After he was getting a lot of speed out of the last corner, I was hoping to be able to put in another good lap. But that was quickly settled."

"For the next time we'll have to carefully consider the tactics for qualifying. I'm not sure if it makes sense to make one stop or if I should do my thing alone. We've done that a couple of times before and sometimes it worked while this plan didn't work out another time like today. Nevertheless, I still have a good feeling for the race. The bike works perfectly in terms of set-up. It's just a matter of catching the start well and then keeping up with the guys in front of us."


#BritishGP Moto2™ - Qualifying Results:

1 Alex MARQUEZ / SPA / Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS / KALEX / 2´04.374

2 Jorge NAVARRO / SPA / Campetella Speed Up / Speed Up / 2´04.417 +0.043

3 Augusto FERNANDEZ / SPA / FLEXBOX HP 40 / KALEX / 2´04.587 +0.213

27 #3 Lukas TULOVIC / GER / Kiefer Racing / KTM / 2´07.082 (Q1)


#BritishGP Moto2™ - Time Schedule for Sunday August 25th (CET):

11:00 - 11:20 Warm-Up

15:30 Race (18 Laps - 106,200 km)