M2: Portuguese GP: JiR preview

The 2010 season's last two GPs are coming up for the JiR Team, and the next will be the GP of Portugal on the Estoril circuit, a track that is slow but with one very fast corner and a long straight. Our two riders Simone Corsi and Alex De Angelis...

The 2010 season's last two GPs are coming up for the JiR Team, and the next will be the GP of Portugal on the Estoril circuit, a track that is slow but with one very fast corner and a long straight. Our two riders Simone Corsi and Alex De Angelis will race with different objectives but with the same determination to perform well as the season comes to its climax.

Corsi is still challenging for the championship's overall top five, being caught between Luthi's fourth place (+ 14 points) and Cluzel's sixth (- 16 points). He will need to hard fight for fifth position, after the three overseas races that didn't bring the expected results. The rider's determination will need to be set to the highest levels to end up in a positive way in this, his debut season in Moto2.

Alex De Angelis on his side arrives in Portugal after a fantastic win in the last GP of Australia, giving him a renewed positivity and a feeling with the MotoBI that has been positive since the very beginning, in fact he has been one of the top competitors in all the Moto2 races he has raced in so far.

Simone Corsi
"I made a good recovery from the Phillip Island crash, I just feel some little pain in my leg but nothing to be worried about. I came home from the Far East trip not so satisfied about the results, now I'm really anxious to end the season with good performances. Fourth place is achievable and I need to give maximum in the final efforts to reach this target. The machine shows a high level of competitiveness, as Alex showed with his recent results, therefore for the last two races we will take care to get the correct set-up to adapt to the track, without any important modifications. I'm happy we end the season with Estoril and Valencia as I like these tracks, they need to be rode technically although they're not very fast at all."

Alex De Angelis
"I came back from the long overseas experience with two trophies, one is a first place, so I cannot be anything except satisfied for the work we've done and for the feeling I found with machine and team. Of course I can't relax now: my mind is already looking at the last two appointments of the season as we need to finish in the best way the work we've done so far. I feel I have the right feeling for these two races, the machine is very competitive so we'll work for a fine set-up and then it will be my duty to give the best on track. Estoril is a circuit I like, it has a long turn, that needs to be handled correctly so you come out fast onto the long straight, where our aerodynamics can make the difference."

-source: jir

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Phillip Island , Simone Corsi