GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA REPUBLICA DE ARGENTINA: SUPERB COMEBACK FOR CORSI, GOOD START FOR BASSANI.
Speed Up riders Corsi and Bassani finished the second race of the 2017 season at Termas de Rio Hondo circuit respectively in sixth and twenty-fifth position.
Although Simone was heavily penalized starting from the seventh row of the grid due to wet qualifying, he managed to keep a good race pace realizing a series of overtakings and fighting till the end of the competition for the sixth position.
Axel Bassani, in his Moto2 debut, crossed the finish line twenty-fifth concluding his race with the first step toward his growth.
SIMONE CORSI#24 -6th- in 40’14.819
“I am very satisfied with what we did in today’s race. We have been penalized from the grid position, unfortunately the qualifying session was compromised by the constant rain. We worked very hard with the team during all the weekend and we was able to find the right bike setting for the dry race. We are looking forward to the next Gp in Texas, where we will continue in this way”.
AXEL BASSANI#47 -25°– in 40’52.149
“We didn’t do so bad. I know we can significantly improve and aspire to a better position, but it’s also the first race, there are many others in which I will do my best. I want to thank my team for working hard and support me at any time”.
QUALIFYING SESSION OF THE GRAN PRIX MOTUL DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA: SEVENTH ROW FOR CORSI AND TENTH FOR BASSANI
Under a light but constant rain the qualifying session of Moto2 has just ended at Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. Due to track difficult driving conditions, Simone Corsi could not repeat the fifth placement achieved during the morning third free practice. He will start the race nineteenth from the seventh row.
Teammate Axel Bassani, ends the qualifying twenty-ninth. The rain did not facilitate driving conditions, but waiting for a dry race, Speed Up rookie stay enthusiastic and ready to fight.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 19th in 1’46.943
“We started with rain tires than changed to slick because of variable track conditions. I felt uncomfortable with that situation. Unfortunately, qualifying partly compromised tomorrow’s race, but I am confident because with dry track we are fast”.
AXEL BASSANI#47 – 29th in 1’48.243
“The morning session was good, but in the afternoon driving was more complicated. I made mistakes in a few laps so we couldn’t do what we expected. I am determined for tomorrow’s race, I will do my best”.
FIRST AND SECOND SESSIONS OF FREE PRACTICE FOR THE SPEED UP SF7 BIKES AT TERMASDE RIO HONDO CIRCUIT
CORSI WITH A GOOD EIGHTH PLACE DESPITE A HARMLESS SLIDE. BASSANI IMPROVES THE FEELING
The first day of the Argentinian GP weekend at Rio Hondo circuit has just ended.
Simone Corsi finished in a good position, eighth in 1’44.651 (but less than 5 tenths from first place) despite a slide in the first session and some setting problems than solved during the second free practice.
Axel Bassani, at his first official session in the World Championship class Moto2, finished the session day with a best lap time of 1’46.265. A productive day for the youngest of the team, who on his first time in the Argentine track seems to promise great improvements.
“This morning we had some problems with the bike setting that we solved in the afternoon. I am very happy with the two sessions today as I managed to stay in the first positions until almost the end of the second session. I hope the weather will remain the same throughout the weekend because we got the right setting for the dry track and I feel I can compete”.
“Today went quite well. We worked a lot with the team and I have already a good feeling with the bike and with the new track. I know we can do more. Tomorrow we will try to reduce the gap during the last session. I want to thank the team for the work they are doing, I’m really happy with them”.