M2: Czech GP: JiR Team race report

The unpredictable weather deposited a rainstorm during the night at Brno that left a wet track for the warm-up, making difficult the work of fine-tuning the MotoBIs before the race. After the good progress registered during the past two days both...

The unpredictable weather deposited a rainstorm during the night at Brno that left a wet track for the warm-up, making difficult the work of fine-tuning the MotoBIs before the race. After the good progress registered during the past two days both riders were aiming for a better result in the race.

At the green light both riders got away well, with Simone Corsi taking the lead of the race during the early laps but then he slipped back when his competitors rhythm picked up. The Roman couldn't stay close to the top positions and ended his race in a creditable 8th position.

Simone Corsi
"I'm not happy at all with this 8th place. Even if this is not one of my favourite tracks, the times I set during the whole weekend were good and the evolutionary steps applied to my MotoBI gave good feedback. Unfortunately a wet warm-up made it difficult to finalize the set-up properly so during the race I suffered some chattering problems, preventing me to push as hard as I'd like and I lost contact with race leaders. However, we are making continuous improvements and I'm still optimistic for the next races."

Yusuke Teshima, despite a good start crashed into the gravel during the 12th lap after a problem at the front. The Japanese, TSR's development rider, was pushing hard to recover from 26th position.

Yusuke Teshima
"I'm sad for how it ended, as during the weekend we worked hard and I was confident for a good performance. During the race I suffered a power loss from the engine that made me push hard in the corners. Probably I pushed too much and I lost the front-end of the bike. However I'm happy for the experience I have enjoyed in the JiR Team and I hope that the good responses we had from the technical evolutions we developed will help Corsi for the rest of the season."

-source: jir

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Simone Corsi