Oct 7 2014

SIMEON AND BALDASSARRI TRAVEL EAST FOR GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN

SIMEON AND BALDASSARRI TRAVEL EAST FOR GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN

The Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 travels this weekend to the Far East to begin the triple-header outside of Europe: the first round takes place this weekend at the Twin Ring Motegi, home of the Japanese Grand Prix.Xavier Siméon, unlucky protagonist of the Grand Prix of Aragon, where he was forced to retire after just two laps after he was hit from behind by another rider, arrives on a track that last year saw him crossing the finish line close to the podium, in fourth place.Aboard the Team Gresini Moto2 Suter machine Lorenzo Baldassarri is determined to bounce back after the recent disappointing performance, which saw him struggling both in qualifying and in the race. The 17-year-old Italian rider last year at Motegi just got his best result in his debut season in Moto3, with a 17th place finish. XAVIER SIMEON “Last year I got fourth place at Motegi, a track that I like very much: I hope this can help me to regain competitiveness. We are through a difficult period and at Aragon once again we were unlucky, but it must be also said that during practice we were already closer to the front. This gives us hope and I think that we found the right path to follow, even if at this moment it’s difficult to make predictions. However, we are always very motivated to bounce back and we work hard all together hoping finally for better fortune”. LORENZO BALDASSARRI “This weekend in Japan we start a long trip: regarding the three circuits that we are going to face, my favourite is without a doubt Phillip Island, but I like also Motegi, where there are many strong braking areas. Last year, riding the Moto3, I found that the track suits my riding style, so on the paper we can do well, but to succeed it will be important to fix the issues we had in the last few races, which we were not able to solve despite working hard. We hope to start in the best possible way the final part of the season”.

Published on : Oct 7 2014