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Corsi wants to recapture form and clinch Moto2 ride

Corsi wants to recapture form and clinch Moto2 ride

The 2008 125cc World Championship runner-up Simone Corsi was a title favourite at the start of the year but things have not gone quite to plan for the Italian so far this season.

After his excellent 2008 campaign Simone Corsi has seen his form slump so far this season in the 125cc class but the Jack&Jones WRB rider is determined to put things right in the second half of the year.

Last year Corsi arrived at Catalunya as the leader in the World Championship courtesy of three victories in the opening six rounds, but this year he goes into the Barcelona race weekend in 23rd place in the standings with just four points to his name.

“We hope to start improving our results from this year because obviously I’m not happy with 13th place as my best race result in 2009 so far,” Corsi told in the Montmeló paddock.

“Over the winter the team had a few problems, including with sponsorship and that held up our preparations. The difficulties have followed us into the season and we haven’t managed to sort it out yet,” he added.

Corsi’s team-mate Nico Terol got the team’s first good result of the year at Mugello where he crossed the line in second place and the former wants to use that podium as motivation for his own performances.

“It almost seems unthinkable to be able to fight at the front again after the start to the year we have had but soon we will be going to some circuits I have always enjoyed. I will try to get out of this difficult spot and use my team-mate’s podium to drive us forward as a team,” insisted Corsi.

Unsurprisingly perhaps, given his current situation, Corsi already has one eye on 2010, with a possible move into the new Moto2 category certainly appealing to the 22 year-old – who has competed in the 250cc class previously and has more than six years of World Championship experience.

Corsi stated, “I’ve been following developments closely and I am very interested in the new class. The new bikes were running very well at Jerez (in the Spanish National Championship – CEV) with times close to the 250cc Grand Prix bikes. I would like to be involved in Moto2 next year and I would be very happy to get a serious offer.”

125cc, 2009, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, Simone Corsi, Jack & Jones Team

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