Interview with Gianluca Montiron, JiR Team Manager Gianluca, what’s happened in the first half of this Moto2 season for your team? All the teams started without specific experience in this category, therefore they all were potentially at...
Interview with Gianluca Montiron, JiR Team Manager
Gianluca, what’s happened in the first half of this Moto2 season for your team?
All the teams started without specific experience in this category, therefore they all were potentially at the same level. With our project we were convinced of the potential of the technical solutions we had, therefore we did not apply radical changes to the machines. We finalized the set-up dedicated to each circuit and this let Simone Corsi to concentrate in order to understand the technical package he had. The results we’ve gained so far confirm that our trust with him and the package was well given. We now need to find that missing piece to be more consistently in being in leading positions. At the last race in Germany I saw Corsi well determined to take advantage from our advice. He has been fast since the very beginning and this can only be positive for his confidence.
Which is your objective for the second part of the season?
During the summer break technicians brought on the development of the MotoBI and we have already made an evolution that we hope will give help to the rider to catch the objectives that we know are achievable. We bring on the development of the bike also thanks to our technical partner TSR and test rider Yusuke Teshima. I trust in our MotoBI and in Simone to enter in the top five of the Championship.
This new category Moto2 seems to be a success.
Having 42 riders on the starting grid gives people exciting and uncertain races! We have a good audience even on TV. From a technical point of view we need to wait to understand how much this new category can be instructive for the riders, but we cannot ignore the fact that now a good rider has the chance to emerge and be seen, because there is not the problem of different bikes between private and official teams any more. For the sport this is a good step forward, putting times side by side with the old 250cc or the Supersport 600 does not make much sense, as the machines are really different. All riders have had to start the work over again, including those coming from the intermediate class and from MotoGP.