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SPEED UP RACING TEAM OUT OF POINT ZONE IN THE FIRST RACE OF THE MOTO2 CHANPIONSHIP IN LOSAIL 

The first race of the season for the Moto2 class has just ended at the International Circuit of Losail.

After qualifying cancellation, the starting grid was drawn up according to the position obtained in the combined of the three free practice sessions. Simone Corsi and Ricky Cardús respectively start from eighth and tenth row.

The Roman rider grabbed immediately positions up to the fifteenth place in the race. Unfortunately, chattering problems did not allow him to hold the position and so he finally concluded seventeenth. As for the Spaniard Cardús, despite the short time he had to find the feeling with the Speed Up SF7, he succeeded in complete the race still improving himself.

SIMONE CORSI#24 -17th-

“We grabbed some positions in the first laps, but halfway through the competition, when I reached the fifteenth position, I started to feel chattering problems and I wasn’t able to keep the same pace. I did not expect such a hard start. We need to work more with the team to be more competitive in the coming races. 

RICKY CARDÚS#88 -25th-

“The qualifying session was very important to me, the three free practices were not enough to find the right setting. Today I was not able to run with the pace I was hoping for. Also I made a mistake on the third lap and so I lost the front group. Surely I could have done better. I thank the team for asking me to come and think of me as the substitute.”

LAST FREE PRACTICE SESSION OF THE GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

The second day of Moto2 free practice session has just ended at the International circuit of Losail, Qatar.

Riders and Team are hardly working to find the feeling with the Speed Up bikes and a good set-up for tomorrow’s qualifying.

In this session Simone Corsi decided to focus on the race pace, but the chattering problems preventing him from getting a good lap time. His team-mate for this race, Ricky Cardús, is gaining confidence with the Speed Up SF7 lap by lap.

SIMONE CORSI#24 -22nd- in 201.510

“I thought we could have more from this session, mostly after having partly solved the chattering problems we had during yesterday’s first free practice session, but we couldn’t. We took a step back from yesterday’s second session. Today’s setting was not what I was looking for, but we still have the qualifying to improve the set-up and grab a good position on the grid. ” 

RICKY CARDÚS#88 -29th- in 202.299

“We are on the right track! I could not make the lap time I wanted because I was nervous, but it went definitely better than yesterday. I hope to increase the confidence with the bike and improve once more in the qualifying session.”

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