M2: Valencian GP: JiR race report

GP of Valencia, race: 6th and 7th place for De Angelis and Corsi The Moto2 World Championship came to its end in Valencia, where an engaging race saw JiR's Alex De Angelis immediately close with the leaders before having to settle for 6th...

GP of Valencia, race: 6th and 7th place for De Angelis and Corsi

The Moto2 World Championship came to its end in Valencia, where an engaging race saw JiR's Alex De Angelis immediately close with the leaders before having to settle for 6th place: a good result that ends the positive part of the season he ran with JiR. This final result marks the good relationship that he built with the team and the good feeling he found with the MotoBI. For him this means also the 11th place in the world championship, which is a good result considering the very few races he had run with the MotoBI.

Alex De Angelis - 6th place
"If we consider how practice went I was expecting to fight for the podium again, but today I had to race more with the head than with the throttle being careful to arrive at the flag with a positive result. I had a not bad start but during the first laps I had some trouble in being competitive on the brakes, other riders saw this and took advantage. However I managed to stay close to the leaders, even if for doing this I had to take my tyres to their limits and at the end the machine slid too much. At that point I preferred to arrive at the end without a crash and I just controlled my position. At the end I consider it a good result, because arriving 6th when we have problems means that we achieved a high level of competitiveness."

It was a good race also for Simone Corsi, who ends in 7th just behind his team mate, after one of his remarkable recoveries from the 20th place on grid. The Roman ends up in 5th place in the world championship, thus celebrating a positive season, marked also by some great leaps and bounds he made together with machine and team.

Simone Corsi - 7th place
"I'm happy on how the race has gone because we improved the situation we had after practice, I tried to be immediately aggressive and I found the right pace to recover positions until arriving behind De Angelis. My lap times were fast, but not enough to fill the gap I had with the front riders who were riding very, very fast. Unfortunately in the last races I wasted some points and so I end my championship in 5th, which is a good result because we did a great job in development of the bike and I've grown on my own. I must be thankful to JiR and TSR, and all other partners, for the high level of professionalism they contributed to myself and the team."

JiR Team ends up his debut season in Moto2 World Championship celebrating the high level of performance reached by the two MotoBI's that took 4th place in the Manufacturers' World Championship. The attention moves now to the 2011 season, with the JiR team being thankful to all sponsors and partners that gave the opportunity to build up a highly competitive project, making JiR one of the most important teams in the category.

-source: jir

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