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Shanghai rain puts a dampener on Corsi & Terol´s podium run

Shanghai rain puts a dampener on Corsi & Terol´s podium run

Jack&Jones WRB riders unable to continue impressive form in wet conditions of Pramac Grand Prix of China.

A rain-soaked 125cc race in Shanghai put a dampener on the respective podium runs of Simone Corsi and Nico Terol, but the Jack&Jones WRB riders were handed a lifeline with the inability of their World Championship rivals to take maximum points.

With two wins to his name at this early stage of the season, Corsi retains the leadership of the 125cc standings, although he was unable to make it three consecutive triumphs as a collision with Lorenzo Zanetti forced him into retirement. The Italian was understandably not best pleased with the turn of events, although could draw one positive from the visit to China.

`I leave China as the leader of the World Championship, which is the only reason to be upbeat as we return to Europe,´ reviewed Corsi, who holds a nine point advantage in the lower cylinder category.

`I had a relaxed start in order to avoid the cluster and fairing-bashing of the early stages. I was planning on upping the pace when the danger had passed, but any chance I had was wiped out by Zanetti´s run-off. I could have been in the top five, but that doesn´t mean anything now.´

Team-mate Terol did not have quite the disastrous day experienced by Corsi, although an eight place finish did mean that he now finds himself level on points in the championship with Joan Olive, with both lying second in the standings.

`It was a difficult race, as are all wet races,´ said Terol. `I wasn´t too confident, because I´ve never been a good wet weather rider, and for that reason I think that I wasn´t able to take that next point. I think my position in the moment is a good one,´ analysed a reflective Terol.

Tags:
125cc, 2008, Simone Corsi, Jack & Jones WRB

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