News 4 Sep 2023

A 'weird' crash brings an end to Agius Catalunya Moto2 outing

Australian looking to rebound this weekend at Misano.

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The Catalunya Moto2 World Championship outing of Senna Agius was brought to an end on Sunday following a ‘weird’ crash, with the Australian looking to regroup as he continues with the team this weekend in Misano.

Agius made his third world championship appearance of the season last weekend as a fill-in for the injured Darryn Binder, and out-qualified teammate Lukas Tulovic on Saturday, lining up P21 on the grid after missing a spot in Q2 by less than two-tenths.

An early race moment at turn one saw Agius run wide and lose some positions, before a clash with Tulovic at turn three saw them both towards the back of the field.

A long lap penalty followed for exceeding track limits on the opening lap, before the number 81 crashed in turn seven on the eighth lap of the race, ultimately resulting in a DNF.

“I got caught up in the first lap chaos that you have from being far back on the grid,” said Agius. “After the long lap I had to reset but I had a very weird crash in turn seven. I was sitting in the gravel and I couldn’t quite believe it. I’m very sorry to the whole team. This is below my standards and I hope I can have a good day at the test tomorrow and have a new approach in Misano.”

Today, the Moto2 category has a Pirelli tyre test at the Barcelona Circuit before heading to the 12th stop on this year’s calendar at the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano in a few days’ time, from 8-10 of September.