#ThaiGP: Start of the annual Asia/Australia journey

Published : 10/03/2019 11:46:55
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Kiefer Racings Lukas Tulovic, who is competing his first full Moto2™ World Championship season this year, is excitedly looking forward to his premiere in the heat of Thailand. 

Since 2018 the Thailand Grand Prix is the first station of the annual overseas races in October. One year ago, it made a brilliant debut to the MotoGP™ calendar. The spectacular track at the Chang International Circuit delivered exciting racing with incredibly short time intervals, as well as the enthusiastic Thai fans thrilled the entire entourage. The 19-year-old Lukas Tulovic comes with a lot of anticipation to this weekend’s round 15 of the season at Buriram, which is located approximately 500 kilometres northeast of Bangkok. 

For the spectators in Central Europe, however, the upcoming for race weekends will be a tough time for them because of the time differences to Asia and Australia means that they always have to get up very early. This Sunday, the Moto2 race starts at 7:20am CET.

 

#3 Lukas TULOVIC (Kiefer Racing, KTM Moto2): 

"I’m really looking forward to my first Asia/Australia tour, which starts this weekend in Thailand. Anyway, I survived my first ever flight to Asia well and since our arrival on Monday I got along with the conditions here very well. However, the weather conditions are brutal. This heat, in combination with the high humidity I didn’t know yet. Just when you go outside, you already start sweating without doing anything. That's why I'll use a drink system for the first time this weekend. I think I'll try it out during the first practice session on Friday morning. During the race on Sunday with a total time by more than 40 minutes it will certainly be a help if you can drink half a litre of liquid."

"Although I'm at Buriram only for the first time, unlike most other riders, I shouldn't have too many disadvantages when it comes to track knowledge because there was only one Grand Prix here. The layout of the track doesn't look very special on paper. In the first section it is very angular followed by a few fast corners follow. The last turn before the start/finish straight is again a hard-braking point. I’ll have a more exact picture after our track inspection. I'm looking forward to this challenge and I think I'm well prepared for it."

 

Streckendaten Buriram:

Erstmals Austragungsort Thailand GP: 2018

Länge: 4.554 Meter

Breite: 12 Meter

Längste Gerade: 1.000 Meter

Linkskurven: 7

Rechtskurven: 5

Beste Moto2™ Pole-Position: 1´36.374 (2018)

Moto2™ Rundenrekord: 1´36.924 (2018)

 

#ThaiGP Moto2™ Zeitplan (MESZ):

Freitag, 4. Oktober: 05:55 - 06:35 FP1

Freitag, 4. Oktober: 10:10 - 10:50 FP2

Samstag, 5. Oktober: 05:55 - 05:35 FP3

Samstag, 5. Oktober: 10:05 - 10:20 Q1

Samstag, 5. Oktober: 10:30 - 10:45 Q2

Sonntag, 6. Oktober: 04:10 - 04:30 Warm-Up

Sonntag, 6. Oktober: 07:20 Rennen (24 Runden - 109,296 km)

 

Moto2™ WM-Stand:

1 Alex MARQUEZ / SPA / KALEX / 213

2 Jorge NAVARRO / SPA / Speed Up / 175

3 Augusto FERNANDEZ / SPA / KALEX / 171

4 Thomas LÜTHI / SWI / KALEX / 169

5 Brad BINDER / RSA / KTM / 160

6 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI / ITA / KALEX / 138

7 Luca MARINI / ITA / KALEX / 126

8 Marcel SCHRÖTTER / GER / KALEX / 116

9 Fabio di GIANNANTONIO / ITA / Speed Up / 94

10 Enea BASTIANINI / ITA / KALEX / 81

11 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA / JPN / KALEX / 63

12 Remy GARDNER / AUS / KALEX / 60

13 Sam LOWES / GBR / KALEX / 60

14 Xavi VIERGE / SPA / KALEX / 59

15 Iker LECUONA / SPA / KTM / 55

28 #LT3 Lukas TULOVIC / GER / KTM / 3