Simeon Braced For Tough Race At Aragon

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Xavier Simeon - Photo Credit: Tech 3

Xavier Simeon - Photo Credit: Tech 3

Xavier Simeon
admits he is in for a difficult time tomorrow after qualifying down in 24th for the Grand Prix of Aragon. The Tech 3 youngster came into the weekend hoping to score points for the fourth time this year but will have to fight his way through from the eighth row in order to do so.

Simeon revealed after qualifying that he struggled to find time on new tyres, forcing him back down the order as other riders made improvements.

“The beginning of the qualifying was not bad, but after we changed the tyres I never was able to improve my lap time again and I don’t know why. It is a pity, because I really wanted to start a race further in front and not having to try to fight all the way through the field again. Already this morning I had difficulties to go fast. We need to improve that for tomorrow as like this it will not be an easy race again.”

Simeon will have one more chance to make improvements with the Mistral 610 in tomorrow morning's warm-up but with heavy rain and strong winds forecast overnight, any set-up work in the dry may be proved irrelevant.

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