News 6 Nov 2023

Agius concludes European Moto2 campaign with Valencia win

Australian charges from back of the grid to final round victory.

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There was no stopping Senna Agius at Valencia, as despite having to start from the back of the grid the Australian concluded his championship-winning European Moto2 campaign with a commanding victory at the final round.

After track time in the build-up to the weekend was limited due to hazardous conditions, Agius qualified fastest by 0.420s ahead of NTS-MMR rider Hector Garzo.

However, Agius later found out he had received a penalty in qualifying two and as a result, was relegated to the back of the grid for Sunday’s 18-lap encounter.

From there, the Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Junior Team rider sliced his way forward, and methodically made his way to the front of the field by lap 15, riding on to take a 3.258s victory at the conclusion of the bout.

The result marked his eighth win of the season, and a commanding end to his stint in the European Championship before he transitions full-time to the world championship next year with the Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP team in Moto2

Fellow Australian Harrison Voight (Yamaha Philippines Stylobike Racing Team) lined-up third on the grid, but ultimately suffered a DNF in the outing.

In the JuniorGP category, Jacob Roulstone (Aspar Junior Team) notched 9-6 results to conclude the season, and as previously announced, he will make the step to the Moto3 World Championship next year with the Red Bull KTM Tech3 team. Meanwhile, Angus Grenfell (Artbox) went 17-DNF at the Spanish circuit.

In the Stock 600 class, Archie McDonald (MRE Talent) finished the final round at Valencia in P7, concluding the year fifth in the championship standings.