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Corsi: “I really wanted to jump on the podium”

 Corsi: “I really wanted to jump on the podium”

Simone Corsi took his best finish of the year so far after a late promotion to the front row at the French GP.

A technical infringement saw Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team) bumped back down the French GP grid after Qualifying, Baldassarri’s loss was Simone Corsi’s gain as he was promoted to the front row. From third on the grid the Speed Up Racing man was in prime position to attach himself to the likes of Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) and Tom Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) as they pushed to break away in the opening laps. Corsi was comfortably sat in third until Luthi’s pace dropped, the Italian didn’t need asking twice and was quickly ahead of the Swiss rider. Corsi then attempted to hunt down Rins, able to stay within half a second of him for most of the race, but never able to get close enough to attack. Although unable to challenge for victory, Corsi took second place, his best race finish since the French GP in 2014. Having spent the entire 2015 season without a single podium, the change to Speed Up machinery is proving a great decision for the Roman.

Simone Corsi: I am very satisfied, it was a good race today. After Jerez I really wanted to jump on the podium. Now we have to think and concentrate for the home race at Mugello’s circuit, where we need to keep working hard as we are doing. I thank my team for all they did!”

Tags:
Moto2, 2016, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, RAC, Simone Corsi, Speed Up Racing

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