MOTO2- HJC HELMETS GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE: A GOOD TOP TEN PLACEMENT FOR CORSI, BASSANI GAINS EXPERIENCE ON HIS SPEED UP
MOTO2 – FIFTH AND TENTH ROW FOR SPEED UP RACING TEAM RIDERS AT THE HJC HELMETS GP THE FRANCE
The second day of sessions ended at the French Grand Prix. The Speed Up Racing Team standard-bearers will start tomorrow from the fifth (Corsi, 14th) and tenth (Bassani, 28th) row on the grid. Simone Corsi, although the two crashes in the two sessions of the day and the chattering problems, ends the pre-race day with just seven tenth from the first, ready to compete in tomorrow’s challenge.
Teammate, Axel Bassani, has proven his steady growth after each session. In fact, he managed to regain more than a second in qualifying and proves that he is ready to fight.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 14th in 1’37.280
“I’m not happy with the grid position. We have still not found a definitive solution to the chattering problem that prevents me from driving the bike as I would like. I feel slow when turning, but if we solve that problem we can do a good race! “
AXEL BASSANI#47 – 28 th in 1’38.733
“Even if we took one step forward, we could do much more because it’s never enough. The rear wheel was often spinning during qualifying so riding was more difficult. However, we managed to lower the lap time around a second and that’s very important because it means we are working well, improving race by race. Tomorrow’s goal is to reduce the gap from the first and improve the race performance. I will do all I can!”
MOTO2 – FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS AT LE MANS FOR SPEED UP TEAM
The Moto2 weekend has started at HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France. The first free practice sessions demanded particular dedication from Speed Up riders because of weather conditions, traditionally uncertain at Le Mans. In FP1 the track was initially partly wet and got dry at the end of the session. Simone Corsi placed eighth in 1’38.740 with a gap of just 0.582 tenths and Bassani thirty-first in 1’41.343. In the afternoon, a heavy rain forced the riders to a very wet FP2. Corsi got the seventh place (in 1’48.028) and Bassani the thirty-fisrt (in 1’51.715).
“It was a positive day because we were competitive on both track conditions. It’s hard to work like this, but I have good feelings for this weekend. We have retrieved a lot of setup information we will use in the third free practice session of tomorrow looking forward for a good qualification.
“It’s a new track for me, this of Le Mans. One of the many that I will ride in this my first World Championship. Today’s sessions have not gone as I hoped, I need to get more confidence with the track and improve my performance”.