M2: Malaysia GP: JiR qualifying report

Today, Alex De Angelis' performance in official qualifying for the Malaysia GP showed that he will be competitive after he grabbed second place on the grid with a time of 2''8"754. He shows again that the adaptation to his MotoBI is continuing....

Today, Alex De Angelis' performance in official qualifying for the Malaysia GP showed that he will be competitive after he grabbed second place on the grid with a time of 2''8"754. He shows again that the adaptation to his MotoBI is continuing. The JiR Team rider will doubtless start tomorrow with his usual charge, determined in pursuing his objective of a podium.

Instead it was a case of bad luck for Simone Corsi, who fell during the first lap of qualifying. There were no physical consequences for the rider, but his MotoBI was heavily damaged and a rebuild was not possible within the session. Tomorrow the Roman will start from the last position in grid and will have to make one of the remarkable comebacks we've already seen him make this season.

Alex De Angelis, 2nd place, 2'08"754
"Until now this GP has surprised me, this is not one of my best tracks but we managed to find the right set-up for the machine and I scored some good times. The continuous modifications we are testing give me more and more feeling and second place is a good result, I will have to exploit it and take advantage immediately. Tomorrow's race will be long and demanding due to the hot weather but I'll give my very best."

Simone Corsi, 39th place
"Unfortunately I felt immediately and I couldn't get back to the track, wasting all my chances for a good qualifying. It's a shame because I've been very fast during free practices, I scored the third fastest time and I could have battled for the front row. This makes everything more difficult, as I'll have to start from behind all the other riders, but I'm not giving up and I'll do all my best for one of my remarkable recoveries."

-source: jir

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Simone Corsi