Team JiR celebrates once more the exploits of Simone Corsi, who went from 26th position to the 3rd at the end of the race, taking his second podium in this category. The rider from Rome got a fast start, holding 17th position after the first lap...
Team JiR celebrates once more the exploits of Simone Corsi, who went from 26th position to the 3rd at the end of the race, taking his second podium in this category. The rider from Rome got a fast start, holding 17th position after the first lap and getting to the top five within eight laps. From here Corsi battled for second position, but he couldn't match winner Iannone who confirmed his victory by running away from the pack in the early laps. The battle for podium was exciting and close and only eventually won by Spanish rider Luca Gadea by just 35 thousandths of a second.
Thanks to this podium, Corsi secures once more his third place in the World Championship, he is now just 4 points from Shoya Tomizawa and 23 from series leader Toni Elias.
It was an unlucky race for Mattia Pasini, who ended his Sunday prematurely after losing his MotoBI's machine's front wheel during the eighth lap.
Simone Corsi - 3rd
"I'm happy for this podium, the team did a good job and I gave my best to honour the work they did this weekend. I knew I had a good race pace but the difficulties we suffered in qualifying and warm-up worried me a little. I succeeded in getting a pretty good start, moving forward a lot in the first lap. I was very determined. I know the track perfectly and I knew that recovery from a low grid slot is feasible thanks to the wideness of the track. Now we need to improve our performances in qualifying, but for now we enjoy this happy moment as we brought home more important points for the championship."
Mattia Pasini - withdraw
"We worked hard during the weekend to test different solutions for our set-up. On Friday I immediately managed to score good times, but we didn't succeed in improving. I was determined to make a good start but I couldn't find the right way and I was stuck in the pack. Then I started pushing hard to recover but the front wheel went away and I felt without any injury. The development we've made so far is paying us back, but we still have a lot of work to do, analyzing the data and looking for the best solution to do better in qualifying and start in better positions on the grid."