Moto2-RACE-MOTUL TT ASSEN GRAND PRIX. FERNANDEZ CONFIRMS HIS GROWTH PLACING NINETEENTH. UNLUCKY CORSI, CRASHES OUT IN THE SECOND LAP.
Under a cloudy and uncertain sky, the eighth race of the Moto2 season at Motul TT in Assen has just ended. The Speed Up team finished a good competitiont with the rookie Fernandez who, on Sunday race, finds better feelings than the ones he got in the sessions improving his lap time and thus the race pace. He scored his best performance by placing nineteenth in the third Grand Prix Moto2 of his career. Simone Corsi’s race, however, did not last long. He crashed down during the second lap after the contact with Luca Marini.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – not classified
“I did not make a good start so I tried to get positions right away. After the first turns I was thirteen, I tried to push more when I saw there was room for overtaking Marini and I stuck into it, but he resisted without leaving me on and I think that at that moment we touched each other and went off the track. I’m sorry about how it went today because we could have done a good race and bring at home important points, we’ll do it in Sachsenring next Sunday! ”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 19th
“I’m happy with today’s performance! We have improved the position and reduced the gap from the first in both the fast lap and the total race time. I’m sorry cause I didn’t push enough into the first part of the competition, I could certainly have done better. I thank my team, because together we met in the best way a weekend that was initially very hard. In Germany our main goal will be the points area!”
Moto2- QUALIFYING DAY AT THE MOTUL TT ASSEN GRAND PRIX. FIFTH AND EIGHTH ROW FOR CORSI AND FERNANDEZ.
The qualifying session was held today at Assen to define the starting grid for the Moto2 race which will be held tomorrow, Sunday 25th June, at 2.30 pm.
Unfortunately, bad weather affected the last free session in the morning. The constant rain did not allow riders to improve their lap time. However, in the afternoon, there was a change of tires five minutes after the start of qualifying when the “slick” replaced the “rain” to face the track that got almost completely dried in a few minutes.
Simone Corsi will start tomorrow’s race from the fifth row in fifteenth position while his team-mate, Augusto Fernandez, will start from the eighth row in twenty-second position. The Spanish rookie has demonstrated clear progress in the qualifying session, although the bad crash at the beginning of the FP3.
Speed Up Team wishes Lorenzo Baldassarri, seriously involved in an accident during the QP, to get well very soon.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 15th in 1’39.442
“Today was a very difficult day. Before the rain, then we had to change tires and setting because the track was drying very fast. I missed the single qualifying lap, I found some problems on the rear that we could not solve. We hope in a dry warm up and a dry race so we will have time to settle a few things in the morning. “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 22th in 1’39.958
“After the start of this GP where it seemed to go all wrong, we finally managed to improve and make a good qualifying session. Fortunately, I did not lose confidence after this morning crash. When I got back on the bike for the qualifying, I immediately noticed that the track was drying. With the “slick” I felt immediately at ease and I could manage to improve and reduce the gap by eight tenth. My goal for tomorrow is the points area. I will do my best!”
Moto2-FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE AT GRAND PRIX MOTUL TT ASSEN
In the FP1 Simone Corsi was the protagonist of a crash that prevented him from taking advantage of the first free practice due to the huge damage to the bike. The rider was lucky to escape injury. He finished the second round in 14th place with just eight tenths from the first and went back to the box with useful information for tomorrow’s sessions.
The Spanish rookie, Augusto Fernandez, started the first day of free practices learning the circuit of “the cathedral of speed” as much as he could. In the afternoon, he improved his lap time by almost a second, a sign of confidence that the Spanish rider is gaining with the bike and the category.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 14th in 1’38.888
“We lost all of the first free practice because of the crash of this morning, happened at the beginning of the session. We We had to work a lot during the second practice to recover the lost time in the morning. The feeling wth the bike is not bad even if we need to improve in T1 and T4. The eight tenths from the first do not scare me because I know that with the information we have recovered today we can find the setup for Sunday race”.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 32nd in 1’40.880
“It was a tough day, very difficult to me. The track is complicated and I have found some difficulties, especially in the last part of the track. I managed to improve a few tenths in the afternoon, but if we want a good grid position we have to work a lot before the qualifying. I have to improve my ride and with the right way I can reduce the gap from the first. The only thing to do is keep working as we are already doing. “