26 May 2010
Moto2: Q&A - Simone Corsi - JiR
Simone Corsi looks back at his first podium finish in Moto2 at Le Mans
Simone, tell us about your thoughts about the new Moto2 World Championship.
Since the winter test I've understood that this category would become very challenging and that everything we have to start afresh from what we knew before in other classes (125 and 250cc), not only about riders but also from the technical point of view, nobody before knew these bikes, I realised this could turn into a really special occasion and so I wanted to come in Moto2.
Qatar, Jerez, Le Mans. You've shown an improvement race after race.
After pre-season tests I understood we had to change something important because our results on the timesheets were unsatisfying. With the team we decided not to focus all our attentions on technical aspects but improve my riding style.
I changed my approach to the races, on how to develop practice and qualifying sessions and I took the benefit from important advice that let me improve my performances continuously.
The podium in Le Mans leaves you in third place in the World Championship.
At this moment what counts most is to continue our steady improvements, I am conscious we could do better but I need to understand things and react step-by-step.
The way I see it, I'm at school, I'm learning how to approach and manage the race weekend. Luca Montiron wants to apply a specific way to work and I see now the tangible results in all we're doing. The good thing is we are all improving – the whole team. So it is a real 360° thing.
Moto2 is proving to be a challenging category.
Each session there's a big fight against the stopwatch, with many, many riders covered by just a few tenths of second, it's enough to say that in Le Mans the first 30 riders were covered by little more than a second.
The start is pretty important and can affect the final result, as well as the choice of the tyres, and these must be managed all race long. In France I saw many riders end up their race by the side of the track.
Do you think it could be affecting your team to be the only two riders to have this bike and chassis combination on track?
For us the situation has been clear since the beginning, during races I don't see important differences between our bikes and doing the fast lap on the final lap make me think we're doing pretty good. In the team we simply share data, but then each one makes his own way, and this would be the same if there would be more teams with our frame and chassis.
Your home race at Mugello is next…
Mugello's uphills and downhills are exciting for almost every rider and getting there with us third in the championship after a podium is even more motivating.
I'm looking forward to take the track, there will be crowds of people colouring the surrounding hills, it will be a tough race because the track is hard and I definitely want to be up there at the front.
How will you be preparing yourself for the Mugello race?
I'll do some running sessions and some kart racing, I don't like too much motocross: I think it's a little too dangerous considering the races we have to run! And, of course, my job: I'll be in Motodromo in Castelletto di Branduzzo for the whole week there for the riding course. I'm the instructor and I need to keep a steady income, as – for me – Moto2 is just for fun!
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