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Italy’s Simone Corsi stepped onto the podium after a spirited ride with his new team, breaking Kalex’s domination in Moto2™.
As one of the most aggressive riders in the intermediate class, Simone Corsi made as great a start as ever from 13th on the line, ending the first lap inside the top ten. The Italian continued an aggressive charge that saw him inside the top five on the third lap and immediately in podium contention. For the majority of the race the Speed Up Racing rider battled with Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP), the pair trading blows as they fought over the final step of the podium. Corsi was able to maintain an advantage for the majority of the race but their fighting had allowed Luis Salom (SAG Racing) to catch up. Salom would eventually pass Corsi and drop the Italian to fourth, but a 20 second penalty for Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) promoted Corsi up into third. It was a near perfect start for both Speed Up and Corsi as they start their new adventure together.
Corsi’s last podium was back in 2014 when he finished third at the German GP, the Roman able to finish a best of fourth in 2015. It was also a brilliant return to the podium for Speed Up, the Moto2™ manufacturer up against the might of Kalex in the intermediate class. With only three bikes on the grid, it has always been difficult for Speed Up to gather as much information as Kalex, who have 24 bikes on the grid. But Corsi proved that the package is capable of finishing inside the top five and challenging for the podium, even without penalties.
Simone Corsi: “Yes, incredible race, very crazy! Many riders jumped the start. The start of the race saw me push and overtake a lot. Finally Salom was very very fast but I’m very very happy for the result with my team. See you all next race!”
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