UNLUCKY SIMONE CORSI AT JEREZ GP
The dream of the second podium in Moto2 for Simone Corsi faded few minutes after the start of the race due to a slip. The rider’s conditions were very good since the first session of free practice. At the s tart of the competition, Corsi snaps very well and bring his Speed Up SF16 in third position behind Lowes and Folger. Suddenly, he crashed on the second hairpin bend, finishing in a bad way the race in which he and the Team knew they could aim high.
“I am very upset about how the race finished, cause since the beginning I felt confident with the bike and the track. We worked a lot and very well with the Team and this is not what we were expecting for this Gp. We cannot wait to get back on track in Le Mans to forget this weekend!”
THIRD ROW FOR SIMONE CORSI AT THE RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN
Speed Up Team rider Simone Corsi will contest the first European race of 2016 from the third row in eighth position. The Roman rider set a good lap in 1 ’42.653 at the beginning of the qualifying session. A grid position that does not completely satisfy Simone, but, at the same time, it does not exclude the possibility to be competitive on tomorrow’s race.
“I am pretty happy with the qualifying session, even if the grid position could have been better. After a good initial lap I crashed. When I came back on track I was pushing a lot setting my best lap, but I lost time at the last bend and I couldn’t get a better time. Anyway, I am confident with tomorrow’s race as team and I have been working well and the feeling with the bike is very good. I am sure that tomorrow I can close the gap between us and the first row and fight for the podium”.
FIRST AND SECOND SESSIONS OF FREE PRACTICE AT JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA CIRCUIT
The first free practice day of the Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain has just ended. Simone Corsi and Team Speed Up start the first European race with a good feeling. They got a third position during a good first session of free practice, whereas in the second session the rider slid down on the first lap loosing precious time and finishing the practise in fifteenth place. Anyway, the pace was good even if the tyres were that used in the morning. The last official free practice of tomorrow will be very important for the qualifying session.
“In the afternoon we adjusted the front and when started the second session I slid down at the first lap so Team and I lost precious time in the free practice. The feeling with the bike in the afternoon was better than in the morning. We tried some different bike setups using the same tyres we used in the mornig and finally finding a good setting”.
TEN POINTS FOR CORSI AT THE RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS
The third race of the season of the Moto2 class at the Texan circuit finished with Simone Corsi that crossed the finish line in sixth position. Rider’s 10point score increases his points total to 26 and he is now seventh in the provisional Moto2 World Championship standings. It was a strong race in which Simone had to fight from the first bend to keep the race pace. Making his Speed Up SF16 bike as wide as he could, he gained six positions and finished the race as sixth after overtaking Thomas Luthi on the last few meters. It was a positive weekend for Speed Up Team, which in the next few days will keep working hard before the first European race of 2016 at Jerez de la Frontera circuit.
SIMONE CORSI -6th-
“Unfortunately, the race was influenced from the beginning after the touch with Nakagami. I tried to overtake and reach the first group, Rins and Lowes were already far, leading the race. I expected a better race, even if the final score is not so bad. Now, we need to keep working and do our best at Jerez!”
SIMONE CORSI WILL START THE GP OF THE AMERICAS FROM THE THIRD ROW IN EIGHTH POSITION
The Moto2 qualifying practice at Austin circuit has just ended and Simone Corsi with Team Speed Up got the eighth position. The Roman rider will start tomorrow’s race from the third row. A grid position that does not reflect the three outstanding free practice sessions of this weekend, where Simone did the second best lap time at every session. During the qualifying session Corsi improved once again his lap time thanks to the good feeling on his Speed Up SF16 bike. Tomorrow’s warm up will be useful for the team to make final adjustment and to give the rider any support for the race.
SIMONE CORSI#24 -8th- in 2’09.421
“I expected to be very competitive and do an excellent qualifying session after the second best lap time in every free practice session. Unfortunately, in my fastest lap I was not very lucky because in that moment the track was very busy and I couldn’t maintain the fast pace of the moment. Now, the thing that is most important is a fast start grabbing as many positions as possible. I am pretty confident for the tomorrow’s race, I can’t wait!”
SIMONE CORSI MADE A GOOD START KICKING OFF THE GRAND PRIX OF AMERICAS WITH THE SECOND TIME
The first day of the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas has ended with a very good second position. After leaving behind the Argentinian circuit, Simone Corsi is back on track confirming the second position in both first and second sessions of free practice. In FP2 the Roman rider has improved by about a second the time of FP1 keeping the second position in 2’09.744, very close to Alex Rins. The feeling with the Speed Up SF16 bike is getting better thanks to team’s work. Now, it is very important to keep a good pace during the official qualifying session and close the second day of the Texan GP reaching the first row.
SIMONE CORSI#24 -2nd- in 2’09.744
I am very happy with today cause team and I are working very hard. We made changes which improved today’s feeling with the bike. Now we have to adjust any little things if we want to reach a good position in the official qualifying session”.
TOUGH RACE FOR CORSI AT TERMAS DE RIO HONDO CIRCUIT
The second race of Moto2 championship finished with a twentieth place that leave a bitter taste in rider and team’smouth. Today, the Argentinian circuit conditions were not good enough for Simone, the track was partly dry and wet. Only after ten laps, the rider seems to get more feeling with the bike and increase the pace. Speed Up Team and Corsi knew that the race would not have been easy, but the fifth place got during the third session of free practice proved their competitiveness.
SIMONE CORSI#24 -20th-
“I am very upset for what happened today. I was confident with today’s race, I knew I could make a good performance. Track conditions were difficult and I could not do my best. I am sorry for the team that worked very well all weekend. Now I just can’t wait to go to next race in Austin”.
QUALIFYING PRACTICE OF THE GRAN PRIX MOTUL DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA: FIFTH ROW FOR CORSI
The Moto2 qualifying practice at Termas de Rio Hondo circuit has just ended. It was a complicated session for the rider Simone Corsi and Team Speed Up, who could not repeat the good performance of this morning during which Simone did the fifth fastest time with 1’43.876. In the afternoon temperatures fas increased, track conditions have considerably changed and the team did not manage to find the ideal setting for the Speed Up SF16. Tomorrow in the warm up a new set-up will be test to prepare the rider to do his best at the race.
SIMONE CORSI -13th- in 1’44.060
It was more difficult in the qualifying than we’d managed this morning in the third session of free practice. In the afternoon temperatures changed, wind and warm didn’t help me with bike feeling. After some changes I could have a better pace but not good enough to reach the first positions. We need to make a good start to be competitive and maintain a good pace”.
FIRST AND SECOND SESSIONS OF FREE PRACTICE AT TERMAS DE RIO HONDO CIRCUIT
The first day of the Argentinian GP weekend at Rio Hondo circuit has just ended. Simone Corsi and his Team succeded in keeping a good pace during both the first and second sessions of free practice. The rider starts the second GP weekend with a good pace, limiting the gap to the fastest riders. Team and rider are working fard in these days to improve the feeling with the Speed Up SF16 bike. Tomorrow’s free practice will be very important for adjusting the set-up of the bike and getting ready for the official qualifying session.
“We have been working hard on the bike during these days and my feeling on the bike is getting better. I am pretty confident about tomorrow even if today was very difficult, because of the high temperature and track conditions. We have to keep working to improve and close the gap between us and the first row”.