Aug 15 2014



Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 rider Xavier Siméon produced a performance below the expectations today in Brno, during the qualifying session of the Czech Republic Moto2 Grand Prix. After the good feelings obtained yesterday riding the new Suter chassis, the 24-year-old Belgian this afternoon set the 20th fastest time, 2’03”494, 1”583 off the pace.Aboard the Team Gresini Moto2 Suter machine, Lorenzo Baldassarri will start tomorrow’s race from the 24th position: the Italian improved his lap times from yesterday, but not enough to climb the timesheets, but he plans to make another step forward tomorrow morning during the Warm Up, and hopefully to make a comeback in the race. XAVIER SIMEON (20th - 2'03"494)“I honestly didn’t expect to be so far away from the first, today: the gap from the poleman is huge and we will start the race very far behind. After the free practice this morning I thought I could at least be in the top 12, because the new Suter chassis is good and today’s result is really a surprise for me. It’s very clear that this is not our position, but unfortunately at the moment we can’t return to the levels shown earlier this year, although we are trying everything, and this is frustrating. Tomorrow it will be difficult to make a comeback, but we won’t give up, we keep a positive mind in order to give more than 100% in the race”. LORENZO BALDASSARRI (24th - 2'03"873)“Today we have made some changes to the bike set-up which led to an improvement, even though actually I realized that I need to change also my riding style for this track; unfortunately I have no experience and Moto2 needs a different riding style depending on the track in order to be fast. In the final stages of the qualifying session, however, I began to understand how to ride, but unfortunately a slower rider ruined my fast lap. Anyway, I think that if tomorrow I can improve my lap times during the Warm Up, I can have a good race and bounce back”.FAUSTO GRESINI“Today we were expecting a better result from these qualifications, no doubt: from yesterday Siméon is riding a new Suter chassis with which he felt immediately comfortable, but It’s clear that we are still not able to exploit its potential. What is certain is that we are working hard to finally find the right way to be competitive again. Baldassarri made some progress compared to yesterday, but his position has not changed: Lorenzo, however, is confident to improve in tomorrow morning’s Warm Up, and hopefully to recover some positions in the race”.

Published on : Aug 15 2014