M2: Spanish GP: JiR Team race report

It was another adrenalin-fuelled race for the new Moto2 class at the scenic Jerez de la Frontera circuit. Forty riders plunged into the first corner with the usual aggressive spirit and our own Simone Corsi manage to keep out of trouble, moving up...

It was another adrenalin-fuelled race for the new Moto2 class at the scenic Jerez de la Frontera circuit. Forty riders plunged into the first corner with the usual aggressive spirit and our own Simone Corsi manage to keep out of trouble, moving up nine positions and taking the lead of the race. Unfortunately this was short-lived, when an aggressive move from Shoya Tomizawa in second position crashed into Simone, spreading oil over the track. This caused nine riders to crash out, leading race direction to put out the red flag. On the second start Simone could not repeat his excellent first lap, instead he entered the first corner in 17th place. He then began an amazing recovery running with better lap-times than the race leaders which soon brought him close to the leading pack, until he took 5th position at the line, being the first Italian home.

Overall this was a very positive race for Simone Corsi, who in the first part of the race was fighting for the podium, but was penalized by the red flag and the fact that the race was then reduced to only 17 laps on the restart. Beyond the final result, it showed how Corsi’s feeling and connection with the bike is growing every time out and how the collected data confirm that the project is moving in the right direction, especially in the development of the bike. Now it’s left to Simone to work towards a better showing during qualifying, as the high-level of competition means that it is vital to get a good grid slot to get the best results.

It was a hard weekend for team-mate Mattia Pasini, who had many difficulties in finding the right feeling with the bike during all three days on the bike. Despite this negative weekend for the Italian rider and his team, everyone will work hard to put him back in contention with the Moto2 front-runners.

-source: jir

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Shoya Tomizawa , Mattia Pasini , Simone Corsi