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Simone Corsi talks to motogp.com

Simone Corsi talks to motogp.com

Following the first victory of his Grand Prix career in Turkey, motogp.com catches up with Italian Skilled Racing Team rider Simone Corsi.

Following the first victory of his Grand Prix career in Turkey, motogp.com catches up with Italian Skilled Racing Team rider Simone Corsi.

Q: How did it feel to win in Turkey?
Victory in Turkey was a great sensation, I've waited for that result and it finally arrived. I'm very happy about.

Q: How crucial was it to start from third place on the grid?
Starting from third place was important, for me the start is the 60% of the race. As you know in 125cc there are a lot of fast riders and being amongst the four or five first riders is quite important in the first moments of the race, because if a group gets ahead early on it's quite difficult to get back in touch with them.

Q: How about the bike?
The bike was perfect in Turkey, from Friday everything just went smoothly and we had no problems and that really helped me a lot.

Q: The next race is in China of course, is this a track you know much about?
I'm looking forward to it. I already know the circuit and it's a track I really like, so hopefully I'll have another great race there.

Q: What is your World Championship strategy?
The Championship is just beginning and at the moment I don't have any particular strategy, I'll have a race by race approach. Last season was a different matter as (Alvaro) Bautista was the leading guy and took all victories, which left the rest of us with much chance of getting results.

Q: Can you tell us about your crash in Jerez?
At Jerez, I really wanted to have a good race, but I didn't make a good start and then tried to regain ground but I forced it too much and as a result I crashed out.

Q: Misano is the new venue for this season, do you know the track?
Misano is a track I've already ridden on, back in the days when doing the Aprilia Challenge. Now that they have altered the riding line that could change things a bit, but the corners are still where they were so I'm quite confident of recognising the track once I get there.

Q: Who are the riders you think are the ones you have to fear the most?
For me the riders I have to look out for most are Faubel and Talmacsi.

Tags:
125cc, 2007

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