Thomas Lüthi (Kalex) took 9th place in the Moto2 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix held at the Misano circuit. The victory went to the Italian Enea Bastianini (Kalex).
Sixth last week on the same circuit for the Grand Prix de St-Marino, the Bernese was less successful in a race disrupted by the weather.
So after six laps, the drivers returned to the pits to let the drops pass. 16th on the grid, the Emmentalois had gained two places at the time of the interruption. When it was time to restart the race for ten laps, the rain once again postponed the final tussle which finally saw the Italian Enea Bastianini win ahead of his compatriot Marco Bezzecchi. Championship leader Luca Marini finished just behind the podium, just behind Englishman Sam Lowes.
Thomas Lüthi ‘limited’ the breakage by still managing to climb into the top 10 with a 9th place. The Bernese entered the top 10 for the fourth time in a row.
Dupasquier far away, Aegerter falls
Jason Dupasquier (KTM) failed to score his first points in Moto3. The 19-year-old Friborg man took 23rd place. His two 19th places therefore remain his best results. The victory, his 12th in his career, went to the Italian Romano Fenati (Husqvarna) after a breathtaking final.
Bad luck for Dominique Aegerter during the second MotoE race. The Bernese was forced to retire in the second round after being hit from behind by the Italian Tommaso Marcon. Aegerter was not injured. He quickly got back into the saddle, but could not do better than 16th in a race with only seven laps. The 29-year-old driver lost his first place in a world championship now led by Italian Matteo Ferrari (86 against 82 points) who won the race. Spaniard Jordi Torres follows with 79 points.
The last two races are scheduled for October 10 and 11 at Le Mans.