Team JiR Moto2 is getting ready to transfer to the legendary Silverstone for the British GP, the first of three-in-a-row MotoGP races that will provide a stern challenge for the World Championship circus. Silverstone's track is new and takes the place of the glorious Donington Park, but with the many modifications undertaken this will be a brand new experience for all Moto2 riders.
Simone Corsi is ready for the new challenge, excited by his Mugello podium and content with his third place in World Championship only 4 points far from Japanese ace Shoya Tomizawa. For this fifth race of 2010 the priority will be to study the track's characteristics and find the best lines possible, aware that this will be necessary to improve qualifying performance so Simone can start as near to the front of the grid as possible The track is all-new for all Moto2 participants and this will be a further motivation for riders, making things a 'level playing field'.
Meanwhile the motivation for Mattia Pasini is no less urgent. He has so far suffered difficulties in finding the right feeling with his MotoBi and gained no points in the last three races.
Gianluca Montiron - JiR Ceo
"After the first four races we saw a levelling-off in performances between the different machines and our MotoBi performed well, thanks also to the work done by the Team. It will be interesting to see what will happen in the next three GPs in a row. Simone has been hell-bent on understanding that after the winter tests he has had to modify his riding style if he wanted to achieve good results in such a competitive category as Moto2 is, so now he needs to improve once more to get to the top of the podium! On the other hand I cannot hide my regret for not seeing Mattia competitive as well. In Moto2 competitors are very strong and we can't expect to see the gaps we were used to in 250cc. In 250s, a rider who lost more than a second was still in the top 15, but here in Moto2 one second means being 30th. However, I'm convinced that once he will understand the correct riding style to apply to this kind of machine he will also succeed at this level."
"Usually the British climate is variable, so I'm expecting that weather will play its normal role. I'm concentrating in improving my performance, I still don't know where the limit is for both me and for the bike but I feel I can be competitive in any conditions. My objective is to ride and enjoying the event, just like I did in recent races. For the moment I'm not looking at the World Championship, until now I've been riding using my head and I will continue to do so as the Championship is long and the category is very new. I'm looking forward with the feeling that I'm riding for a top Team that is making me feel good. I'm not feeling any pressure and I still consider myself as an outsider for the title."
"I'm looking at the English race from a new perspective: the track will be new for everybody and I hope I'll be able to find once more the trust in riding this bike that has gone away from me in these recent GPs. I can't hide that it is a particularly hard moment for me and this is why I trust in the Team's support to get back home from Silverstone with better feelings and results."