M2: Catalunyan GP: JiR race report

GP of Catalunya race: a solid 6th for Corsi, good points for Teshima The Moto2 World Championship says goodbye to Barcelona following a blisteringly hot race, both with the weather conditions and also for what happened on the track. At the first...

GP of Catalunya race: a solid 6th for Corsi, good points for Teshima

The Moto2 World Championship says goodbye to Barcelona following a blisteringly hot race, both with the weather conditions and also for what happened on the track. At the first turn a contact in the middle of the pack started a series of crashes that put a number of riders out of the game. Luckily our riders Simone Corsi and Yusuke Teshima avoid the incident and continue without incurring any damage.

Corsi then embarks on one of his amazing racing recoveries, pushing on with his rhythm and getting close to the leading pack, using his tyres to the utmost at the beginning of the race. He then engages in a duel with Toni Elias and Karel Abraham that will last until the end of the race, where he will gain the 6th place at the line.

Simone Corsi - "It went good, despite for the first time the danger we have feared since the first race became real: a mass crash at the first turn. With my luck I saw what was happening around me, I managed to pick the bike up to avoid a contact and I came out without damage. I pushed hard to recover, I knew that the tyres would have suffered and so it was towards the end of the race. I had some fun in sharpening my riding skills at the end on the very limit of grip. At the end I'm sorry I lost the duel with Elias and Abraham but I'm happy as well because I gained some good points."

Also for Teshima the Catalunya race represents a good result. The Japanese came here to give a hand in the development of the TSR-framed machines' development. He fought hard during his first World Championship race managing to gain a point, thanks to his 15th position at the flag.

Yusuke Teshima - "For me racing for the first time in the World Championship is a unique emotion, so I must be thankful to JiR and to TSR for this chance. Everybody made me feel at home and I'm happy I can give my help in the development of the MotoBi. With the team we're working on solutions that are different to Simone's in order to define which one, between those we already identified, is the best way to move forward in the future."

Team JiR, together with all other Moto2 teams, will now move to Aragon's circuit, to study the never-before-seen track and bring the MotoBi development on and prepare for the next races.

-source: jir

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Karel Abraham , Simone Corsi