38 Riders make up the starting grid in perfect weather conditions in Assen. Assen is a track famous for racing for 80 years and this track has tons of racing history and will be the maiden outing for the Moto2 class. The stands are packed and everyone is ready to go racing for the first time in Assen.
Thomas Luthi moved up to the front row since Alex Debon brke his collarbone and will not be racing today. Debon heads back home to have surgery in hopes to be ready for Barcelona. The chatter in the grid is to make sure Andrea Iannone doesn’t get away from the pack like in Mugello. read more
Toni Elias won a pulsating and dramatic Moto2 race in Jerez this afternoon to deny Shoya Tomizawa a second successive victory.
The Spaniard used all his experience to ride a faultless final lap as the Gresini Moriwaki rider came under severe pressure from Qatar winner Tomizawa and Swiss rider Thomas Luthi.
It was a sweet victory for Elias who had been forced to move to the Moto2 class having been bombed out of MotoGP at the end of 2009.
And his victory in the first European Moto2 clash could not have come in more dramatic circumstances after Elias had crashed in the first running of the race. read more
Former FIM 125cc World Champion Thomas Luthi plans to continue his intensive pre-season training regime and testing programme ahead of the 250cc championship.
The Swiss rider hopes to improve on his 11th overall in the standings last season after missing several races with a hand injury following a crash at Indianapolis.
The Emmi-Caffe Latte team rider is currently taking part in the pre-season test at the Estoril circuit in Portugal.
Luthi said: “After Estoril I have another week of training and then I’m off to the tests in Jerez and Qatar. With my bike we will be in a competitive position and the goal is to be with the leading group this year.” read more