Simón back on podium form in Indianapolis

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Monday, 20 August 2012

After more than a year’s drought, Blusens Avintia’s Julián Simón made the step back onto the podium at Indianapolis much to the delight of himself and his team.

The Spaniard, who made the switch from an FTR to a Suter chassis early in the season has taken a while to adapt to his machine, yet put in a terrific ride yesterday, only to be beaten by the Moto2™ championship’s top contenders in the form of Marc Márquez and Pol Espargaró. This is the first time the 2009 125cc World Champion has stood on the podium since the Estoril race last year.

Julián Simón

"This result for me is better than other; perhaps the most important, I have achieved in my career. The truth is, I'm thrilled. The team has been phenomenal with solving problems and making the necessary changes to get this result. I want to thank them, the support from my sponsors and especially my family. This time has been the most difficult of my career, and they have been encouraging me and watching over me at all times. I enjoy the bike; I felt strong again and was able to ride like I wanted to. I fought with Pol, one of the two best riders at the moment, until a few laps from the end. Then I decided that a podium was very good for us. I hope this is the beginning of a new era and we return to these positions regularly."

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