Yuki Takahashi takes second place at Valencia The last race of the World Championship 250cc class ended for Yuki Takahashi and JiR Team Scot with a fine second place position today: this marked Yuki's third podium of the season after the Grand...
Yuki Takahashi takes second place at Valencia
The last race of the World Championship 250cc class ended for Yuki Takahashi and JiR Team Scot with a fine second place position today: this marked Yuki's third podium of the season after the Grand Prix of Spain and San Marino and cemented fifth place in the championship for the Japanese rider. The JiR Team Scot rider started from tenth place on the grid and rose through the rankings in a determined race, taking the fastest lap four times during the 27-lap race. Yuki never lost sight of the leader, Marco Simoncelli, during most of the race and stayed in a safe podium position at the end, inheriting second when a rider ahead fell. For Yuki this was his last race in the 250cc class, as tomorrow he will be riding the Honda RC212V for his first MotoGP test debut in the highest category.
Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager - JiR Team Scot
"There are no words to describe this weekend. The team has worked well and were able to prepare the bike in the best possible way. Yuki told me yesterday evening: "Tomorrow I want the podium!" and so it was. He led a race without errors excellent and deserves this podium in his last race with 250 ".
Yuki Takahashi - Pilot jir Team Scot 250GP
2nd position, 2nd-best time: 1'35 "944
"I am happy here because I wanted to end my last season in 250s in the best possible way, giving another podium to my team. During practice we worked hard on the settings for the race and the bike was perfect. Yesterday I was not satisfied with qualifying, because I knew that I could do more and to the team last night I said we would be today on the podium. I started pushing from the start, I gave 100% and gave no thought to anything, just to give the bike full gas! I want to thank the whole team, as we have been very close during this year's world championship. Tomorrow I will ride for the first time on the Honda MotoGP bike and right now I'm feeling many different emotions, all together. I am happy, eager and I am realizing a dream."
Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator - JiR Team Scot
"My best compliments to the hard work of the Team for the whole weekend, as they have been able to address the changing climatic conditions that made it hard work in the pit-box. In the warm-up, the latest changes to the setting of the suspension were the right ones and Yuki made a perfect race, always on the pace of the leaders."