M2: Czech GP: JiR Team qualifying report

A warm and sunny afternoon greeted the official qualifying session at the Brno circuit. The JiR Team worked hard to finish the set-up and test the latest technical evolutions on the two MotoBIs. Simone Corsi made a good start, running...

A warm and sunny afternoon greeted the official qualifying session at the Brno circuit. The JiR Team worked hard to finish the set-up and test the latest technical evolutions on the two MotoBIs.

Simone Corsi made a good start, running immediately with times close to the best as he has for the whole weekend. He finished the session in 7th position with a time of 2'04"383.

Simone Corsi
"I hoped to reach the first row but I didn't succeed. Brno is not one of my best tracks as it is very fast while I prefer tighter circuits. Therefore I had some difficulties in finding the best lines around the track. However I'm happy as well because the technical innovations we developed during the summer break gave me good feedback. The race will be a long one, therefore I'll have the chance to recover if I'll be able to make a good start, but we'll also have to take care about the tyre consumption because here they are under a lot of stress. We have already made some testing for this issue and we're pretty confident for a good performance."

A little further back will start Yusuke Teshima, who ended up the qualifying session with a best time of 2'05"658, which gave him the 29th position on the grid. He will have to try to move to the front tomorrow, and of course give vital data and feedback to the team technicians in his work as tester.

Yusuke Teshima
"We brought on the testing work on our two MotoBIs and our feelings are positive. Yesterday we had good response from the bikes and today we had only a little trouble with some chattering which prevented me to take some tenths of a second away from my best lap. The team however is doing a good job and I'll do my best. I like the track very much and even if I start from the back of the grid I'm confident for a good race."

-source: jir

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Simone Corsi