GP of Indianapolis race: big recovery for Corsi from 39th to 5th position There were many emotions at the Indianapolis circuit for Team JiR and its riders. Simone Corsi for the first time this season took a front-row start, but by the third...
GP of Indianapolis race: big recovery for Corsi from 39th to 5th position
There were many emotions at the Indianapolis circuit for Team JiR and its riders. Simone Corsi for the first time this season took a front-row start, but by the third corner was taken out in a crash that was not his fault. The red-flag is a good chance for him for another start, while his MotoBI is already loaded on the service truck. Corsi obtains to have it unloaded and get back to the box, but this took time away from the team who had to replace parts on the bike, including the right handlebar, footpeg, the seat and fairing plastics. Despite a sterling effort by technicians, Simone had to start from the back of the grid. This was not going to stop Simone, and he pushed hard in an amazing fight-back that took him to 5th place, just behind Andrea Iannone. Both rider and the team's expectations for this race were higher, but considering what happened it can be considered a very good result.
"I hoped I could get back to Europe with a better result, considering also the progress we made over the weekend, but at the green light I didn't start well and I got stuck in the pack and got caught up in the crash. I saw the red flag and convinced the marshals to give my bike back so I could get back to the pits. The guys in the team worked hard to fix the machine but I had to start from last position. Considering what happened 5th place is a good result, but we must and can do better and I hope that the Misano race in just one week will be the good chance I need."
It was also an unlucky weekend for the team's second rider, Yusuke Teshima, who after the problems he had in practice ended his race on the third lap after being hit by Spanish rider Cardus.