News 1 Jul 2024

Late track limits infringement costs Agius Assen top 10

Husqvarna Intact GP rider docked a position to P11.

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A track limits infringement in the later stages of Assen’s Moto2 race denied Australian rookie Senna Agius of a top 10 result, docked a single position to P11 after the chequered flag flew.

The weekend began with Agius navigating through the challenging Q1 session on Saturday, but managed to find pace in Q2, where he qualified 11th – only 0.861s from pole position.

Throughout Sunday’s race, Agius was fighting inside the top 10 until the final lap brought a minor setback. A track limits infringement saw the Husqvarna Intact GP rider penalised one place in the overall classification, but it was a solid outing overall.

“For me, it was a super-positive race,” said Agius. “I got a good start and was able to go with the leaders initially but then struggled a bit with the front guys. I was able to keep with them and until the grip started to drop in the middle of the race. It was like Moto3 on the last lap! I just touched the green [zone] through the chicane and lost a position.

“A little bittersweet not to be in the top 10 today, but it was another positive result for us. A big thanks to the team and everyone in my corner. We’re learning a lot and it is only onwards and upwards from here.”

Agius’ weekend at the Dutch TT was a clear step in the right direction as he continues to learn all the tracks on the calendar. He now sets his sights on the Sachsenring in Germany this weekend.