Sep 27 2014

BAD LUCK STRIKES AGAIN FOR TEAM FEDERAL OIL GRESINI MOTO2 IN SPAIN

BAD LUCK STRIKES AGAIN FOR TEAM FEDERAL OIL GRESINI MOTO2 IN SPAIN

The Grand Prix of Aragon has unfortunately ended prematurely for Xavier Siméon and the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2: after just two laps, the Belgian rider was hit from behind by Anthony West and despite he was able to avoid the crash, he was forced into the pits with a damaged bike.Aboard the Team Gresini Moto2 Suter machine, Lorenzo Baldassarri closed the Grand Prix in 25th position: the Italian rookie slipped back in the early stages due to run off the track and as a result was not able to reach the points scoring positions.

XAVIER SIMEON (DNF) “There’s not much to say... on the second lap, between turns 8 and 9, West hit me from behind damaging the rear of my bike, and it was impossible to continue. I wanted to continue to try to get some points, because at least I had the good luck to avoid the fall, but I had no power, therefore I had to return to the pits and retire. Too bad, we always do everything possible to try to return to a positive phase, but we cannot do anything in these cases. Now we have to stand up right away to try to be fast in Japan”.

LORENZO BALDASSARRI (25th) “It was a very difficult race, I tried my best but unfortunately I didn’t have the right confidence to go fast. In the early stages I made an excursion off the track during which I lost a lot of positions, then I recovered, but when I reached a small group of riders in front of me it was not possible anymore to overtake, because the tyres were at the limit, so on the last I preferred to finish the race without risk. Let’s say that it was another important race to gain experience, even though very difficult”.

Published on : Sep 27 2014