M2: Valencian GP: JiR qualifying report

The last qualifying session of 2010 was held at a warm and sunny Valencia circuit, where world champion Toni Elias took pole-position at his home circuit and where the JiR riders get ready for an exciting and engaging last race. Alex De Angelis...

The last qualifying session of 2010 was held at a warm and sunny Valencia circuit, where world champion Toni Elias took pole-position at his home circuit and where the JiR riders get ready for an exciting and engaging last race. Alex De Angelis is in good shape and aiming for a positive end to the season and today he took 5th place on gird just a few tenths of a second from pole. For him, little modifications on his MotoBI and hard work in the saddle have helped him accumulate experience and feeling with the bike and he's confident in race condition. Unfortunately, it was more troubles instead for Simone Corsi, who is well focused on his objective of a good race to try and steal 4th place in the championship from the Swiss racer Thomas Luthi, who qualified in 10th today. For this reason he will have to make a good start and put in an aggressive race, thanks to his 20th place on the grid. Tomorrow's warm-up will be very important to find a better feeling with his tyres.

Alex De Angelis - 5th place - 1'36"413

"I think qualifying went well, as I am only two-tenths of a second or so from pole and even if this means the second row it also means that I'm close to the leaders. This morning I concentrated on race pace, I ran more than 20 minutes continuously in a race simulation and I managed to keep consistently good times. Of course we need to see also how our competitors are doing, but on our side I believe we are in a good condition for the race. My objective is to make a good race, without looking at the championship, therefore I will concentrate on being immediately aggressive."

Simone Corsi - 20th position - 1'37"140

"Today I had some trouble, I was expecting to be more competitive and instead we'll start from the middle of the grid. On the whole practice was not so bad, I have a good feeling and I'm motivated, but honestly I tried to cut some tenths away from my time with the soft tyres but this didn't happen. Anyway we still have the warm-up to apply some improvements and find the right feeling, then I'll concentrate to make a good start recovering as much as possible and keeping Luthi as my target."

-source: JiR moto2

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