M2: Portuguese GP: JiR race report

GP of Portugal, race: third podium in a row for De Angelis Today we finally had a respite from the bad weather in Estoril and the Moto2 race could start on a wet track that dried lap after lap. It led to an exciting race where riders started out...

GP of Portugal, race: third podium in a row for De Angelis

Today we finally had a respite from the bad weather in Estoril and the Moto2 race could start on a wet track that dried lap after lap. It led to an exciting race where riders started out with caution but then became increasingly aggressive, leading to many duels up and down the field. Alex De Angelis started prudently in early laps, but then became more aggressive towards the end, going on to take 3rd place just behind Bradl and Baldolini, which is a good result considering the few races he has run in so far with the MotoBI.

In the end it was 14th place for Simone Corsi, who had some issues in finding the right rhythm and managed the race wisely in order to take some points off Luthi who is ahead of him in world championship, as today the Swiss rider finished in 16th position. Once secured in 5th place overall in the classification, Corsi will have a last chance in Valencia to attack 4th place in the championship.

Alex De Angelis - 3rd place
"It has been a hard weekend and also the race was very difficult. We all started with slick tyres because it wasn't raining but the track was still wet. I started with caution as I felt the risk of compromising the whole race, some other riders pushed hard from the very beginning but as long as the track got drier then the field evened out somewhat. Eventually I managed to be part of the fierce battle for 3rd place at the end. It is an outstanding result, also because it is the third podium in a row and we collected the biggest amount of points in last three races compared to the others. We now have only one race left in Valencia and I definitely want to close as best as possible this final part of the season."

Simone Corsi - 14th place
"This weekend was not as good as I was expecting, weather conditions prevented us to test the machine and this influenced the race. We started without rain but the circuit was still wet and slippery, I didn't want to take risks and I also had some issues in finding the right feeling to be aggressive, so I thought of the championship classification. Maybe I could have been more daring, but the best, grippy line was very hard to find. I secured my 5th place in the championship, but I have still some hopes for the final rush to 4th. We now go to Valencia where I hope we'll find some better weather conditions to end the season with a good performance."

-source: jir

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Simone Corsi