Silverstone GP, race: Corsi K.O., Pasini retired It was bad news from Silverstone for Team JiR, with both riders withdrawn before the end of the race. Simone Corsi was forced to abandon the race during second lap when an overly aggressive Stefan...
Silverstone GP, race: Corsi K.O., Pasini retired
It was bad news from Silverstone for Team JiR, with both riders withdrawn before the end of the race. Simone Corsi was forced to abandon the race during second lap when an overly aggressive Stefan Bradl missed his braking point and crashed into the unlucky Italian. Thankfully this came without any physical consequence for either rider. In the crash, however, the MotoBI suffered too much damage to be able to take the track again, which was an end result that destroyed the weekend's efforts made by team and rider.
Mattia Pasini ran his race between 20th and 22nd position, until 3 laps to the end when he slowed down thanks to a possible electrical problem, which is now investigated by team's technicians. This slowing led to a following rider to hit Pasini from behind, meaning he had to return to the pits.
Simone Corsi - DNF
"I'm embittered for this result, which is not reflective of my good pace on the run-up to the race. We prepared for this race properly and this morning's warm-up went good. I had a good pace and I could have been up there in the race. Unfortunately Bradl arrived from way back at the turn and we fell. I'm sorry but these are things that happen in races. We keep the concentration up now for Assen and then Barcelona - both races are concentrated in only two weeks. 12 GPs are still to run before the end of the season so we keep on with our work that gave good results so far."
The new Moto2 category leaves Silverstone still with no one rider dominating and with the championship having closed up once more.