Double victory for Dynavolt Intact GP in Austin, powered by LIQUI MOLY
Thanks to these outstanding results, the Dynavolt Intact GP squad took the lead in the team standings.
They came, saw, and won can be said about Tom Lüthi and Marcel Schrötter after a highly successful conclusion of the race weekend in Austin. Both Kalex riders dominated most of the three days in Texas and crossed the finish line in first and second after an 18-lap battle.
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From the start, the Intact GP riders built the top trio along with Alex Marquez, who led the race at the beginning and who was not easy to pass. While Tom Lüthi could finally take the lead after several attempts and a rather rough contact with the Spaniard after seven laps, he could not be stopped anymore. The Swiss escaped at the front when Texas pole setter Marcel Schrötter two rounds later also found a way past the Marc VDS rider, which didn't happen neither without bike and body contact. Fortunately the German remained on his bike and gave everything to make up the gap to his teammate in front of him.
But in the end the man with start number #12 had a lead of more than two seconds and crossed the finish line as a superior, cheering winner, while his pit neighbour also kept his distance to Jorge Navarro, who was approaching in third place, and was happy about an unbelievable second place.
Tom Lüthi: I am really, really happy. When I passed the chequered flag in first position I immediately started to scream into my helmet. It was an unbelievable feeling. To get a victory again and be back at the front is amazing. The whole weekend went well. We had a good pace and I knew I could be fast. But the guy next to me in the garage has been faster than me all practice long and I think that was not too bad as it put me under a lot of pressure. We had to fight hard to find the right setup. I want to thank my team for this amazing effort and that we are back at the top.
Teammanager Jürgen Lingg: I did not realize what just happened yet to be honest. Places one and two… we knew that this is possible, but if you achieve it, that’s another story. Now we finally did it, but in a way that I had not expected. Both were incredible. The others did not have much of a chance against our riders. That did surprise me a bit and it will take some while until I realized it. I have to praise the whole team. It is so much fun this year and the chemistry is just right. Everybody is giving everything and works super professional and you can see that on the result. I am really very, very proud of all of us.
When MotoGP opens its European season in Jerez de la Frontera in three weeks time, from May 3rd to 5th, Marcel Schrötter and Tom Lüthi will arrive at the Spanish track as runners-up and third in the World Championship with the mission to continue their hunt for this year's title.