Australia will have a full-time representative on the Moto2 grid for the first time since Remy Gardner won the championship in 2021, with Senna Agius announced as part of the Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP team for 2024. Under Husqvarna’s Junior GP programme, the 18-year-old Aussie won this year’s Moto2 European Championship and has achieved respectable results across several fill-in rides in Moto2 over the past two seasons.
Off the back of winning the Australian Supersport 300 Championship in 2019, Agius made his way to Europe to compete in the Moto3 European Championship. After two seasons in that class, the teenager’s Moto2 grand prix debut followed in 2022. Subbing in for the injured Sam Lowes at Marc VDS Racing Team on four occasions that year, Agius achieved a best result of ninth at the season-ending Valencia round.
This year, Agius was part of Husqvarna’s Junior GP project that included the full European Moto2 season, as well as further fill-in rides in the Moto2 grand prix series. Replacing the injured Darryn Binder at Jerez, Catalunya and Misano, Agius also stood in for Lukas Tulovic at Motegi, with a best race finish of 21st. The Aussie’s performances were better in the European championship, where he won eight of eleven races, starting from pole in all his victories and also achieving the fastest lap in seven of his wins.
“I am feeling super-grateful to have the opportunity to step up with this team. I just have to say thank you for this incredible chance and thanks to everyone involved for believing in me,” Agius said.
“It will be my rookie season and I have so much to learn but it's already been a good time riding in Moto2 and I am so happy to be able to be jumping-up to grand prix now. I am just so excited.”
Agius will replace Tulovic, who joined Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP this year after winning the European Moto2 Championship in 2022. Binder will remain with the Moto2 team for 2024.
Jürgen Lingg, Team Principal and Manager for the Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Moto2 team is looking forward to the mix of “proven experience and excellent potential” that the combination of Binder and Agius promises.
“In Moto2 we all know about Darryn’s speed and fantastic mentality. He has plenty of unfinished business in the category, in fact he has barely started! We know some big results will come our way.
“Senna will be our rookie for 2024 but he’s already had a taste of Moto2 and his European results reveal that he might be someone special for the discipline.”