#AragonGP: Best use of all possibilities
To finish Sunday’s round 14th race of the season in P25, World Championship newcomer Lukas Tulovic has fulfilled all expectations on him.
19-year-old Lukas Tulovic once again managed it greatly to turnaround a difficult weekend into a positive end. After initial mistakes on days of practice he then overcame them in the race by performing in determined style. The young racer from Eberbach proved his talent with decent lap times and a constant rhythm at the demanding MotorLand Aragón circuit.
#3 Lukas TULOVIC (Kiefer Racing, KTM Moto2), P25:
"When you look at the sky, it looks like for rain. So, it could have got wet at any time and I would have wished for a wet race. From my point of view, it would have been nice to have a rainy race day as a welcome change. But it didn't want to be. The race itself was very similar to one week ago at Misano. I tried to stay with the guys, but in the end, I couldn't quite keep up the pace. In the end it was damage limitation because I managed well to get the best out of my situation. However, tyre drop was extremely today. From halfway point of the distance to the end I slided really wildly along one lap."
"But I was able to control all these many slides well via the rear and with a bit steering in the opposite direction. In my opinion that wasn't so wrong how I did. But the problems that arose at the beginning of the weekend were also always omnipresent in the race. Hopefully we'll get them under control at the next Grand Prix in Asia so that we can move a little further toward the front again. The goal must be to be able to keep up with the riders in front of us and to knock on the top 20 again."
Jochen KIEFER (Team manager / Technical director):
"From our point of view, Aragón wasn’t an easy weekend but, in the end, it was a conciliatory conclusion. Lukas didn't crash and as a rookie he learned a lot again. He already knew this track before going into the weekend. However, he made many mistakes here in the past. Meanwhile he has understood well how to ride at this demanding track. That was very clearly to see in the race because he was able to set a good and constant rhythm."
"But it was foreseeable that we would hardly be able to make it into the top 20 or even further forward today. But Lukas has made the most of his opportunities. From this point of view, we’re satisfied with the outcome of the weekend. We're also very confident that we'll be able to teach him how to handle this Moto2 bike more easily at the overseas races. The upcoming circuits are completely new for him again and so he will choose the lines as he sees them from the other riders and not as he knows them from the past."
#AragonGP Moto2™ - Race Classification after 21 Laps:
1 Brad BINDER / RSA / Red Bull KTM Ajo / KTM / 39´45.177
2 Jorge NAVARRO / SPA / HDR Heidrun Speed Up / Speed Up / +0.787
3 Alex MARQUEZ / SPA / Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS / KALEX / +2.876
25 #3 Lukas TULOVIC / GER / Kiefer Racing / KTM / +50.680
Moto2™ World Standing:
1 Alex MARQUEZ / SPA / KALEX / 216
2 Jorge NAVARRO / SPA / Speed Up / 175
3 Augusto FERNANDEZ /SPA / KALEX / 171
28 #3 Lukas TULOVIC / GER / KTM / 3