News 15 Apr 2024

'I am knocking on the door for something bigger' – Agius

Recovers from early contact to finish just outside the points at COTA.

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A 17th-place score saw Senna Agius finish just outside the points at Circuit of the Americas, recovering from early contact as he continues to sharpen his craft as a full-time Moto2 World Championship regular.

The Liqui Moly Husqvarna IntactGP signing has endured a challenging start to his grand prix career in 2024, currently 18th in the standings with a season-best of 14th in Portugal.

Agius, 18, qualified in 22nd on the grid and then eventually carded P17 in Sunday’s race. He was 19.460s outside of eventual winner Sergio Garcia at race’s end, which will provide him something to build upon in upcoming rounds.

“Not a bad start and I’ve improved in that aspect, but I got shoved off the track, which was disappointing,” he reflected. “I fought back up and close to the points, but I was losing out in some sectors and gaining in others.

“It was like a yo-yo, but I learnt more from this race than the last couple. I think I am knocking on the door for something bigger. We’ll keep trying to build and the gap to the leaders was not so bad.”

Agius is one of three Australians in the lower tiers of the MotoGP series, with Joel Kelso (BOE Motorsports KTM) and rookie Jacob Roulstone (Red Bull GasGas Tech3) claiming seventh and eighth positions in the Moto3 race at the Grand Prix of The Americas.