CORSI CLOSED ELEVENTH THE GRAND PRIX OF MALAYSIA
The last leg of the overseas trip has just ended at the International Circuit of Sepang. Once again, wet track with relevant technical difficulties that severely tested rider’s ability. The race started under a pouring rain that stopped at half competition. From then on, riders had to run on worse track conditions due to partly dry and partly wet sections. Simone Corsi, who started from fourth row of the grid, che scattava dalla quarta fila della griglia, after a difficult race he managed to cross the finish line in eleventh place earning five points that confirm him tenth in the Moto2 World Championship Classification. Now we have a week off before the last race that will take place at Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Valencia on November 11th-13th.
SIMONE CORSI# 24 – 11th
“I knew it would not be an easy race. Weather conditions have conditioned us during all the weekend. I missed the feeling with the bike, mostly when a I started losing some positions. I am satisfied, as always, of my team, which supports me and worked very hard”.
MALAYSIAN GP MOTO2 QUALIFYING: FOURTH ROW FOR SIMONE CORSI
Team Speed Up rider Simone Corsi grabbed tenth position on the grid closing the top ten of Malaysian Gp Moto2 qualifying session. Unpredictable weather conditioned once again the racing day and forced teams to use both front and rear wet tyres because of a track that get dry too slowly. Corsi confirmed his grid position during last laps of the session. He will start from the first box of the fourth row in tomorrow’s race.
SIMONE CORSI# 24 – 10th
“The qualifying session was very hard, it is complicated to ride on this track that takes too much to get dry. With the team we managed to adjust the bike setting that allowed us to grab tenth. We have to keep improving as we are doing and this is what we suppose to do during tomorrow’s warm-up to get ready for the race”.
SEPANG MOTO2: THE RAIN CONDITIONED THE FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICES
The penultimate round of the Championship has started today at the Malaysian circuit of Sepang, which has been recently updated with new tarmac and slight modifications to increase the grip. An aggressive but short storm during the first free practice session made the track slippery and more difficult to ride. Also in the afternoon session when rain stopped and the track became partly dry it was hard for riders to find the feeling. Team Speed Up rider Simone Corsi after a crash in the first round was no longer able to find the right feeling to ride pushing to the limit with stability. The weather conditions may obstruct the race weekend, it is important for Speed Up to work hard before the race.
SIMONE CORSI# 24 – 20° 2’11.097
“Unfortunately the weather conditioned the first practice day. This morning I crashed when the rain started falling and then I couldn’t manage to improve the lap time because of the wet track. In the afternoon session I had no feeling with the bike due to the partly wet and partly dry circuit. For sure we will keep working to improve the bike feeling in tomorrow’s free practice session”.
CORSI SEVENTH AT MICHELIN AUSTRALIA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX
At Phillip Island circuit after two days of uncertain sky and lower temperature than normal, Moto2 riders started the race on a dry track but with a strong wind. Simone Corsi, who was thirteenth on grid, promptly grabbed some positions in the first lap moving up to eighth. He finished the race seventh thus confirming the tenth place in the World Championship Rankings. The last leg of the overseas trip will be next week at Motegi circuit in Malaysia.
SIMONE CORSI# 24 – 7th
“It was an insidious race because of the very strong wind which made it very hard for me. We sealed the ranking position, but we need to keep working if we want to jump on the podium in these last two races!”
Michelin Australia Motorcycle Grand Prix – Qualifying session
FIFTH ROW FOR SIMONE CORSI IN THIRTEENTH POSITION
Speed Up rider Simone Corsi started well the second day of the Australian GP at Phillip Island circuit taking a good sixth lap time of 1’39.369 in the last free practice session. Cold and wind influenced the track conditions in both sessions of the day. Simone started the qualifying session in good shape taking good lap times and improving the race pace. He got the first position after seven laps in 1’34.659. Unfortunately, after he crashed, he was forced to remain at the box until the end of the session because the bike was too damaged to back on track again. He could just staring his grid position sliding down to the thirteenth.
SIMONE CORSI# 24 – 13th
“I am very sorry for today’s crash which compromise the qualifying. We could have reached a good grid position. The warm up will be useful for testing the bike after the crash. It will be an uphill battle, but I feel we can do it!
PHILLIP ISLAND MOTO2, HEAVY RAIN ENDS FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICES EARLY
At the Australian Grand Prix, the race direction had to cancelled the second free practice session due to incessant bad weather. In the first session Simone Corsi and Speed Up team could run few laps because of dangerous track conditions. In tomorrow’s last session team and rider will test the bike setting and find the best setup for the qualifying session. The third free practice session has been moved up to 11.10 am (2:10 am Italian time).
SIMONE CORSI# 24 – 1’50.808
“We did not ride a lot today, it was very cold with heavy rain. It was difficult to find grip and too easy to crash. Now we have to wait and see if weather condition will improve although the forecast are similar to today”.
FANTASTIC DAY FOR CORSI WHO ENDED UP SIXTH THE GP OF JAPAN
The fifteenth round of the Moto2 World Championship, held today at Motegi Circuit, has just ended. Despite the starting was definitely influenced by the sixteenth position on the grid, Speed Up rider managed to grab positions since the beginning of the race. After a few laps he was up into the top ten and at the end of the race he succeeded in finishing sixth leaving Pasini behind a few meters before the finish line.
SIMONE CORSI# 24 – 6th
“I am happy with today’s result because it was a tough race with many crashes. We knew we started with a disadvantage, both for the lap time and for the grid position. It went well and now we have to keep working and improving to be ready for the last races of the season”.
FIFTH ROW FOR CORSI AT MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN
Speed Up rider Simone Corsi concludes the second day of the Grand Prix of Japan grabbing a thirteenth lap time in the last minutes of the qualifying session. Speed Up staff managed to find the right set up reducing feeling problems with the front that came upon the last free practice session in the morning. Tomorrow’s warm up will be very important for team and rider to improve and stabilise the SF16 bike for being competitive in race.
“We finally improved one second the lap time from yesterday. Furthermore, even if the grid position is not as good as it should, the lap times are very close and we still can fight in tomorrow’s race. We need to make a good warm up trying to find nice solution with the bike and of course will be a tough race but I need to do a good job and try to go forward and make something in the race, we look forward to it and should do a good job”.
GOOD START FOR CORSI IN THE FIRST FREE PRACTICE DAY OF THE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN
The Moto2 World Championship has started the first leg of the overseas trip at Motegi Circuit. The first day of free practice just ended and Speed Up rider’s Simone Corsi worked very hard with the team for the set-up of the SF16 Speed Up bike obtaining good results. The team decided that race pace was more important than lap time, so they do not change tires in the second free practice keep testing the bike with the old ones.
SIMONE CORSI# 24 – 1’51.836 – 16th