M2: San Marino GP: JiR race report

Before talking about the result in today's Misano GP, the whole of Team JiR wants to remember the 19-year-old Japanese rider Shoya Tomizawa, who died following the crash he had during the Moto2 race. We express all our condolences to the family,...

Before talking about the result in today's Misano GP, the whole of Team JiR wants to remember the 19-year-old Japanese rider Shoya Tomizawa, who died following the crash he had during the Moto2 race. We express all our condolences to the family, team and friends of Shoya.

Concerning the race, Team JiR leaves Misano with a good performance from its riders. The team's work during the whole weekend put Corsi and De Angelis in the best condition for the race, as we saw in the warm-up where the pair had been the fastest.

Simone Corsi immediately attacked during the race, holding his sixth position and keeping contact with the race leaders. Already from the fourth lap he gained position after position, until he reached second place just behind Toni Elias. Unfortunately the loss of performance of his rear tyre led to him being just a few crucial tenths of a second off the pace, thus suffering from Julian Simon's attack and Thomas Luthi's charge through the field. He ended up his race in 4th, happy for the points but regretting once more the potential that was not fully exploited.

Simone Corsi
"Sincerely I hoped for a better result, we've been very competitive for the whole weekend and the podium was close at hand, I'm so sorry I lost it only in the last laps. However I'm satisfied for the job we've done, we have made constant improvements and we are always fighting with the best. We still miss that little bit of luck that is fundamental in races to reach the winning step. I've also heard what happened to Shoya and I just feel so very sorry."

Alex De Angelis lose some positions at the start closing eleventh the first lap. The Sammarinese began a remarkable recovery that brought him to 5th position, scoring the best race lap of 1'39"430. Unfortunately during the eleventh lap Tomizawa falls and De Angelis is involved in the crash, ending his race.

Alex De Angelis
"I can't even express how sorry I am for what happened to Shoya. If I just must talk about the race we've been fast for the whole weekend, I immediately found the feeling with my MotoBI that has been properly set up by the team, solving also some little troubles we had yesterday. I rode with some very fast times although I felt comfortable, and I was aiming at the first positions for this race. I must say thank you to the whole JiR Team for this chance and for having put me in best condition for the race."

-source: JiR

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Julian Simon , Shoya Tomizawa , Simone Corsi