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