Lüthi doesn’t get anywhere in Moto2. In Jerez, the 34-year-old Emmentaler finished only 19th. He had a frustrating race on Kalex. From the start from the 25th position, he had not had the opportunity to intervene in the battle for championship points. The 125cc world champion from 2005 slipped a few positions forward only due to various hiccups. In the end, he was 38 seconds behind Italian winner Fabio Di Gianantonio.
“I’m not giving up hope that I can take steps forward and catch up,” Lüthi said on SRF TV almost defiantly. He tried a little in the race and made one or two mistakes. The main problem runs deeper: “I don’t have enough speed.” After four races of the season, the Emmentaler is in a much worse position than the previous year, already very unsatisfactory, with only one championship point, despite the team changeover.
Dupasquier is in seventh place with the best score
Jason Dupasquier is doing a much better job in his second season of the Moto3 World Championship. In seventh place, just over a second behind winner Pedro Acosta, the 19-year-old from Freiburg improved his previous best result from the season opener in Qatar by three places. In the other races of the year, Dupasquier achieved championship points with 11th and 12th places.
Starting at 14th, Gruyère worked his way up to seventh place two laps before the end, slipping back to 10th in a very tight field and ultimately benefiting from a mistake by third-place holder Denise Onco in the last corner and pulling him twice. Other riders with her in the fall. So Dupasquier won again 3 places and finished seventh.
“I’m very satisfied, it was so cool,” said the young man from Freiburg from Germany’s Prüstel who was also supported by Tom Lüthi. “I was very quiet in my head and only had one goal: to move forward.” Of course, he looked straight ahead again. “The day will come when you will be the podium for me.” His lead is amazing: In his freshman season, Dubasquire did not score a single point in last year’s World Series.
The 16-year-old Spaniard Acosta (KTM) won the third race in a row.