News 24 May 2023

European Moto2 strike rate maintained by Agius at Valencia

Continues 2023 victory streak with success at Ricardo Tormo circuit.

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A commanding performance by Senna Agius at Valencia saw the Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Junior Team contender maintain his 100 percent strike rate in the 2023 European Moto2 Championship with victory at the second round.

Opening the season with two from two wins at Estoril, Agius carried that strong form to the Ricardo Tormo circuit where he qualified on pole position –  the only rider to enter the 1m34s bracket.

The European Moto2 class only had one race at the second round and Agius made the most of it, launching to the early lead and ultimately delivering another dominant showing to take a 4.828s victory ahead of Mattia Rato (AGR Team) in P2.

“Felt unreal on my bike today,” Agius shared. “Put together a near-perfect race with a pace I’m quite happy with. A really big thanks goes to my Intact GP junior team. They did a fantastic job for me all weekend. Jerez next.”

Fellow Australian Harrison Voight (Yamaha Philippines Stylobike Racing Team) qualified a strong P3 in the category, but a DNF meant a zero-point haul from Valencia. Nonetheless, Voight showed further promise in what is his first season on a Moto2 bike.

In the JuniorGP World Championship, Australia’s Jacob Roulstone (Aspar Junior Team) scored a breakthrough P2 in race two, finishing just 0.458s from race winner Angel Piqueras (Team Estrella Galcia 0,0). The next round of the series takes place at Jerez, Spain between 2-4 June.