News 16 May 2023

Le Mans weekend 'full of learning' for Moto2 fill-in Agius

Australian completes French GP in P19 with more experience gained.

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The Le Mans weekend was ‘full of learning’ for Senna Agius who gained further valuable experience in the Moto2 World Championship on his way to 19th in Sunday’s French GP.

After dominating the opening round of the 2023 European Moto2 Championship at Estoril, Agius received another opportunity to replace the injured Darryn Binder with the Liqui Moly Intact GP team at Le Mans.

In what was his sixth weekend in the Moto2 World Championship, the 17-year-old completed Friday’s practice in 26th position, his best lap of the day a 1m38.007s seeing him 1.828s from the front.

Agius improved to a 1m37.134s in qualifying to land 24th on the grid, with Sunday’s race red-flagged in the early stages due to an incident involving Albert Arenas (Red Bull KTM Ajo), Aron Canet (Pons Wegow Los40) and Manuel Gonzalez (Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Mastercamp).

In the restarted 14-lap outing, Agius delivered a solid start to reach 14th on the opening lap before ultimately being relegated to P19 where he finished the race.

“A tough race, especially the last five laps because I did not have much left to give,” Agius explained. “My lap times were not bad and I want to improve my consistency in the future.

“The weekend has been full of learning, and I will take many things from here to my next race. A big thank you to the team for letting me be here in Le Mans and I cannot wait for next time!”

Agius’ next outing will be at Valencia this weekend for the second round of the 2023 European Moto2 Championship. He currently leads that series by 26 points ahead of Niccolo Antonelli.