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A fired up Tom Luthi takes pole position for one of his favourite races of the year, setting a new record in the process.
With four wins to his name at the French GP, there’s little doubt that Tom Luthi enjoys the Le Mans circuit. This fact was made crystal clear as he set a 1’36.847 to take pole position and set a new lap record in the process. He was made to work for it as Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) was only 0.052s behind. Luthi is out to take victory in Sunday’s race, confident that his race pace can help him stay clear of the rest. If Luthi wins the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France on Sunday it will be the second time he has won back-to-back French GPs, winning in 2005 and 2006 in the 125cc category. Title leaders Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) had a tough day and starts down in ninth giving Luthi the chance to make up some much needed points. The Garage Plus Interwetten rider is currently fourth with 53, 19 behind Lowes.
Thomas Luthi: “Everything went very well. The whole weekend has been very positive. I like the circuit; I like Le Mans as it fits perfectly with my riding style. We have a great race pace, I really want it and I think we have prepared very well. We found a good setup for tomorrow, I have confidence and I hope to do well in the race.”
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