Oct 25 2014

SIMEON TO LAUNCH SEPANG CHALLENGE FROM THE FIFTH ROW. BALDASSARRI 23rd

SIMEON TO LAUNCH SEPANG CHALLENGE FROM THE FIFTH ROW. BALDASSARRI 23rd

Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 rider Xavier Siméon will be looking for another good result into the top ten in tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit: the 25-year-old Belgian rider will start from the fifth row of the grid with the 14th fastest time, 2’08”344, set in this afternoon’s qualifying session. Siméon, however, showed a good pace ahead of the race and he will continue to work with the team to improve the behaviour of his Suter especially in the fast corners.Lorenzo Baldassarri will start from the twenty-third position after a qualifying session affected by an early crash, in which he has damaged the handlebars of his Suter. The 17-year-old rookie rejoined the track for a final attempt, scoring the time of 2’08”865, slightly better than the one obtained in the morning, in the third and final free practice session. XAVIER SIMEON (14th - 2'08"344)“Today we missed only the fast lap, which unfortunately we were unable to get during qualifying; for the rest I'm pretty happy with the bike: at the moment our problem is that we are losing a lot of time in three fast corners of the track, where the bike is sliding because we can’t exploit the edge grip of the tyre. In any case, we have a good pace: we will continue to work to improve and I think that tomorrow we can fight for a top ten finish”. LORENZO BALDASSARRI (23° - 2'08"865)“Too bad for the crash at the beginning of qualifying: I went out on track with a used front tyre, I tried to push and I lost the front. I was able to rejoin the track, but in the fall the handlebar was bent and as a result I lost a lot of time. I could only make the last run and in the end the grid position is not so good: anyway, we still know that we can do well tomorrow. I feel at ease with the bike, we just need to make some changes with regard to the rear end. We will also have to see how I will react in the heat: it will be a tough race, for sure”.

Published on : Oct 25 2014