Aragon GP, race: fifth place for Corsi, De Angelis out The Aragon GP ended with a below-expectation result for Team JiR considering the good performance from both riders during the practice sessions. Simone Corsi made a good start, closing on...
Aragon GP, race: fifth place for Corsi, De Angelis out
The Aragon GP ended with a below-expectation result for Team JiR considering the good performance from both riders during the practice sessions.
Simone Corsi made a good start, closing on the leader, but after a hard fight for second place he had to give up positions because of engine trouble, ending the race in 5th position just behind championship leader Toni Elias. The Roman's MotoBI suffered a lack of performance during today's race that took away his chance of fighting for the podium.
Meanwhile chattering troubles for Alex De Angelis, led to him losing the front-end of his Moto BI on the seventh lap. A similar problem occured to Corsi in Friday afternoon's session, therefore the team will be working closely with tyre supplier Dunlop to investigate the problem further.
"Honestly I was expecting to do something better than this after our good performance in practice and warm-up. Unfortunately during the race my engine suffered some loss of power, taking away the chance to fight for the podium. In Motegi we will have a new engine so I'm confident for the next GPs."
Alex De Angelis
"Already on the second lap I felt the front end moving around thus preventing me to brake hard and it also affected me in the high-speed turns. Sadly, I had to give positions away but I tried to stay close to the pack, until the front-end washed out and I fell. I've never felt this chattering problem during the weekend, so we need to find the cause of the problem. I'm sorry for this because I felt in a good shape, as seen during the practice sessions, and I was hoping for a good race, maybe with even a chance of a podium."
JiR Team now goes to Motegi, where on October 3rd there will be the Japanese GP. The two MotoBI machines will have new engines, as per the regulations, and the team will be aiming to make a good performance at the Japanese GP.