INCREDIBLE PODIUM FOR SIMONE CORSI AT THE FIRST RACE OF THE MOTO2 CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR
The first race of the season of the Moto2 class has just ended at Losail International Circuit of Qatar. Simone Corsi and Speed Up Team are on the third step of the podium. The race was characterize from a “jump start” of various riders on the first rows of the grid who will be then forced to “ride through”. Simone Corsi did not waste the opportunity and, clever for not falling into the same trap, he took the way and did not stop until the finish line. Next race will be in Argentina in two weeks and rider and team will work hard to back to back to do well!”
“It was a crazy race today because of the “jump start” of some riders. I did not start the race very well, but after some overtaking and the “ride through” for Lowes, Rins and other riders before me, I could get closer to the first positions. I am very happy with the result, we did our best. We got very lucky, but luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity! Now we need to go ahead and keep working hard!”
FIFTH ROW FOR SIMONE CORSI ON THE QUALIFYING SESSION OF THE GRAN PRIX OF QATAR
The SPEED UP TEAM will line up for tomorrow’s first Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar Moto2 race with SIMONE CORSI in 14th position. Although he improved his lap time, 9″ are still separating Simone from the top riders. The qualifying session did not go as well as hoped. Tomorrow the team and the rider will provide new settings to be more competitive for the race. So let’s stay positive!
SIMONE CORSI@24 -14th- in 2’00.019
“That was not what we were expecting fot the qualifying session. I feel we can improve again overnight and hopefully in the warm up we can find something, qualifying is something, the race is different. I think tomorrow we can do a good job”.
FIRST AND SECOND SESSIONS OF FREE PRACTICE AT QATAR GP
Today SPEED UP rider SIMONE CORSI completed the first and second session of free practice of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar at Losail Circuit. The rider and the team are working together very well, making progress at any single session and improving on Simone’sfastest time. The first day of practice closed with good feelings and Corsi could limit the gap to the other top contenders with only 4″.
“I am quite confident and happy with today, obviously not for the position, but for the good feeling with the bike SF16. We are close to the top list with only 4″. Tomorrow we have another session to improve our performance and find a new set-up before the qualifying session”.
After the last day of the official Moto2 test at Losail, Team Speed up with its rider Simone Corsi is ready to kick-off of the 2016 Motograndprix Championship.
The three days test was very important to gather relevant data both for the team and for SIMONE CORSI, who will keep working during next week to improve bike conditions and rider perfomance.
The practice was extremely usefull to understand the SF16 race settings. After some issues that came up during the first day, the last day practice was finally positive: Simone Corsi was more competitive and more confident on the SF16: “The second section of the today’s practice was good, I had a good pace. The last section wasn’t good enough, I had not the best good feeling with the bike but it was important to uderstand which setting to adopt and improve for the race. We still have three sessions before the race to get ready and reduce the gap with the top riders”.