M2: Aragon GP: JiR qualifying report

Aragon GP, qualifying: first and second row for De Angelis and Corsi It is expected to be an exciting race, tomorrow, for the Aragon GP, as the two JiR Team riders ended up their qualifying with an excellent performance, that repays the work...

Aragon GP, qualifying: first and second row for De Angelis and Corsi

It is expected to be an exciting race, tomorrow, for the Aragon GP, as the two JiR Team riders ended up their qualifying with an excellent performance, that repays the work made by the team and the good potential of the two MotoBIs.

Simone Corsi was a little under expectations during yesterday's free practices, but the modifications applied on his machine gave the expected results, thus giving him back a good feeling with which he managed to hold the 5th position on the grid with a time of 1'55"499.

Simone Corsi

"Right at the beginning of the session I had a little too much enthusiasm and I made a mistake that made me slide, but I managed to recover quickly the right rhythm. Also for the race pace we should be comfortable, even if we still have the warm-up to finalize the last details. The second row is a good result, even because I'm only three tenths of a second from the pole. As this category has taught us it is fundamental to make a good start and keep in touch with the leaders, but I will also have to pay attention to tyre management because we have seen they get worse very quickly. I'm confident I will do a good race and gain some points for the Championship."

Pretty satisfied is also Alex De Angelis, who will start tomorrow from the first row thanks to his 1'55"194, which gives him 3rd position. This represents for him a confidence boosting result.

Alex De Angelis

"For sure it was a positive day, because I managed to be fast already in this morning's free practice and in qualifying to gain 3rd place, meaning that the feeling with the bike is good. I missed the pole position by just a little, only 46 thousandths of a second, but being on the front row is already a great satisfaction that gives me back the smile I was missing since Misano. We worked with slight modifications on the machine, most of all to find the best set up for the rear that here deteriorates quickly, because the tarmac is cold and stresses the tyre a lot, but I believe we found a good set-up and I'm confident for tomorrow's race."

The pole position goes to Andrea Iannone, followed by Scott Redding, while the World Championship leader Toni Elias will start from the 12th position.

-source: JiR

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Scott Redding , Andrea Iannone , Simone Corsi