Corsi Takes Cautious Approach in Jerez Drizzle


Simone Corsi chose to keep his running to a minimum as rain prevented any dry track time for the Moto2 class at Jerez this week. The Athina Forward Racing rider hasn’t raced since breaking his arm at Silverstone and is excited to be back in competitive action, a return he didn’t want to jeopardise in the wet conditions over the last three days.

“Unfortunately the weather has severely affected the three-day test. I did not want to risk on a wet track and I completed very few laps. It’s a shame because the goal was to find a good set-up also in view of the start of the season, but the rain forced me into the pits. I’m feeling good and confident for Qatar. After so many months out, I miss the racing adrenaline. I can’t wait to be back on track”.

Corsi only completed a handful of laps on each day, leaving him 26th overall, eight places behind his teammate Lorenzo Baldassarri. The teenager hasn’t raced on Kalex machinery prior to this season and admits the weather throughout winter testing has hampered his learning process.

“In this pre-season the weather was not on our side and in all three tests we have never been able to run for three consecutive days. Both in Valencia and in Jerez the rain has affected most of the sessions and it was difficult to continue our program. In these three days I have been focusing on the development of the wet setting. The feeling is positive even in these conditions, but I have to improve the rear handling. The race in Qatar is coming: I look forward for the Moto2 debut riding this bike”.