News 14 Oct 2013

Falzon’s Moto2 opportunity dissolves due to Sepang crash damage

Freak circumstances have denied Australian Supersport Champion Daniel Falzon the opportunity to line-up at this weekend's Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Moto2.

Daniel Falzon celebrating his 2013 ASBK Supersport title. Image: Andrew Gosling/TBG Sport.

Daniel Falzon celebrating his 2013 ASBK Supersport title. Image: Andrew Gosling/TBG Sport.

Freak circumstances have denied Australian Supersport Champion Daniel Falzon the opportunity to line-up at this weekend’s Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Moto2.

The talented 19-year-old, who clinched his second straight national title at Phillip Island a fortnight ago, was confirmed on Sunday morning to be filling in for Randy Krummenacher on the TechnoMag CarXpert team.

However the multi-bike incident during yesterday afternoon’s Moto2 round at Sepang in Malaysia involved local Zaqhwan Zaidi, which wrote off the Suter Falzon was scheduled to enter at Phillip Island.

“It is with great regret that we must recall yesterday’s announcement,” the Jon Daniels Racing team of Falzon announced on Facebook today. “After an incident in the Moto2 race today at Sepang, the TechnoMag carXpert bike, assigned to Daniel for this week, was damaged to an extent deemed irreparable by the team.

“This is in consideration of the limited spare parts each team transports to the three overseas rounds and therefore must leave enough spare parts for their rider Dominique Aegerter. We appreciate all the support everyone has shown us today.

“This is very upsetting for the team, but we will look for another opportunity in the future.”

Aegerter currently sits sixth in the world championship chase after finishing fifth in Malaysia.

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