News 5 Jun 2023

Jerez podium sees Agius with comfortable European Moto2 advantage

Australian leads championship by 30 points following first three rounds.

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Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Junior Team’s Senna Agius maintains a comfortable buffer at the top of the 2023 European Moto2 Championship standings following a third-place result at Jerez.

Agius entered the third stop of the 2023 series with a 100 percent strike rate in terms of wins in the category this season, and qualified fourth fastest at Jerez.

Making his way inside the top three on the opening lap, Agius ran as high as second before taking the chequered flag in P3, banking 16 points in the process. He now leads Jerez race winner Carlos Tatay by 30 points ahead of the next round at Portimao on 2 July.

“Tough weekend,” Agius explained. “Struggled in too many key areas to have much to fight with in the race. “Some valuable lessons learnt this weekend. So Thanks to all the Intact Junior GP Team for the efforts. Back stronger for Portimao.”

Fellow Australian Harrison Voight (Yamaha Philippines Stylobike Racing Team) qualified 15th and suffered a DNF in the race, moving his way forwards beforehand.

In the JuniorGP World Championship, Jacob Roulstone (Aspar Junior Team) is second in the championship standings following 6-5 results in Jerez.

Meanwhile, Archie McDonald (MRE Talent) finished P6 in the Stock 600 race, as Carter Thompson was absent from the European Talent Cup as he continues to recover from surgery on a broken collarbone sustained in the Red Bull Rookies Cup at Le Mans. The recovering Angus Grenfell also did not compete in Jerez, aiming to make a return to the JuniorGP World Championship in Portugal.