The 2019 season is fast approaching. On the start line in Qatar will be ten riders who are rookies to the Moto2 class, and we will take a look at them all separately. First up, Kiefer Racing’s new recruit, Lukas Tulovic!
Lukas Tulovic, is a rider from Eberbach in Germany, born on 15th June 2000, making him 18 years old at the time of writing.
He started his road to the world championship two years ago with Forward Racing on a Kalex, joining the CEV Moto2 class and recording a very impressive 9th in the championship in his debut season.
He then also spent last year in the CEV championship, taking in Spain’s finest circuits on his way to finishing 8th in the championship for Team Wimu on the unfancied Tech 3 Mistral 610. He took two podiums at Estoril and Catalunya, but also had four retirements, leaving him on 80 points for the season. This was way off the eventual winner, Jesko Raffin who finished on 203 points. Alongside the Moto2 championship, he rode in the CEV 600cc championship, racing against Ant West and others, on a Yamaha R6. This was also for Team Wimu.
Tulovic has been seen in the world championship before, in 2018 at Jerez, Le Mans and Valencia. He rode the KTM vacated by the injured Domi Aegerter at Jerez and Le Mans, and got a chance to return to Forward Racing on their Suter at Valencia, replacing the injured Stefano Manzi. He got 20th at Jerez, 23rd at Le Mans and ended his season 20th at Valencia, in the soaking wet finale.
He will replace Aegerter at Kiefer full time, as Domi is moving to MV Agusta for 2019, leaving Tulovic as the sole representative of the team. Kiefer will stay with the KTM chassis, but it will be a steep learning curve for the German, who will have to learn a bike he rode for only two races in 2018, and a lot of new circuits.
2019 is looking like it could be a breakthrough year for Tulovic, and we could be in for a treat watching him this season!
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