Team JiR flies to Malaysia for the second of three races in a row outside of Europe. Sepang is a track where engine performance is heavily stressed by the climate and the team's technicians will have a huge amount of work to do so as to best...
Team JiR flies to Malaysia for the second of three races in a row outside of Europe. Sepang is a track where engine performance is heavily stressed by the climate and the team's technicians will have a huge amount of work to do so as to best prepare the two MotoBIs for the conditions.
The World Championship is just four races from its end and while the championship could be considered safe for Spaniard Toni Elias, the other top five positions are still open. Our own Simone Corsi is still competing hard as he heads towards the end of a season that has been positive for the Roman. In Motegi, despite the fact that he could not bring home many points, he showed to have strength and determination, with two positive comebacks made in the same race.
"Luckily we immediately have to run another GP, so that I can make amends for the unsatisfying result from Motegi. What a shame for that mistake that wasted my first fight-back through the pack, but the performance has shown yet again the good shape in which both myself and the bike are in. We are at least at the final push and I definitely want to gain positive results and keep myself in the Championship top five."
In Japan also Alex De Angelis put on a good performance, being part of an aggressive race that ended just off the podium by a whisker. Despite the reduced times between Motegi GP and Sepang, the team's technicians analyzed the problem that Alex suffered in Motegi, finding that the engine suffered from fuel starvation for a spell during the last two laps. For the Sepang GP all the tank's components have been verified to ensure everything will work properly.
Alex De Angelis
"I'm a little disappointed for the missed podium in Japan, but this is anyway this year's best result and the first race I manage to finish with the MotoBI so we showed we can stay close to the leaders. I'm confident for the Malayisan GP because the team has already found and fixed the technical problem and we'll arrive to two GPs in a row, so we have all the possibilities to make a good job."