GP of Malaysia, race: podium for De Angelis On the day that Spaniard Toni Elias won the Moto2 World Championship, our own Alex De Angelis scores a good second place in the Sepang GP. An outstanding result that has been building up during the...
GP of Malaysia, race: podium for De Angelis
On the day that Spaniard Toni Elias won the Moto2 World Championship, our own Alex De Angelis scores a good second place in the Sepang GP. An outstanding result that has been building up during the whole weekend with leading times, and a smartly managed race that ended in a strong duel with Roberto Rolfo. This result shows the team's work and the rider's tenacity, determined to grab a good result. A solid performance also for Simone Corsi, who after starting from the last position on the grid following his unlucky qualifying he managed to recover position after position until he took 10th place at the flag.
Alex De Angelis, 2nd place
"I'm very satisfied for the race and this result is oxygen for us after all the work we've done. It has been a good weekend, I stayed always with the fastest riders and I was in a good shape in the race. My objective was the podium, therefore in first instance I tried to keep in touch with the leading pack, we were all very competitive. Lap after lap my colleagues started to lose a little bit, while I felt to have some margin yet and kept concentration to stay ahead of Rolfo. In the end I tried to overtake him, but I couldn't succeed. It's an amazing result, both from a sportive and personal point of view."
Simone Corsi, 10th place
"Of course the crash I had in qualifying compromised the race, to start from the last position in such a circuit is very hard and I had to give all my best to recover as much as possible. At the beginning my MotoBI had some sliding problems due to the choice we made to start with hard tyres, but after a few laps I gained confidence back, so I recovered many positions until seeing the battle for 5th place at the end of the race. This 10th place means points for the Championship, but these are not the positions we deserve, let's hope for better results in the last three races."