It will be a hard fight tomorrow at the Motegi circuit for the JiR Team riders. During today’s qualifying Alex De Angelis managed to find a good set-up after a not so good second free practice session and the typical traffic at the end of the session prevented him doing better than the 6th-best time. Corsi had some troubles in finding a satisfying set-up and could not do better than 18th place.
Alex De Angelis – 6th place – 1’53”545
“In this morning’s session I suffered some difficulties, therefore we decided to apply relevant modifications to my MotoBI for qualifying and things definitely went better. We still have room for improvement so I’m pretty confident for a good race tomorrow. I could have also improved my performance in qualifying if only I wouldn’t have found a slower rider that made me waste some time, but what matters is the race and my pace is not so bad. If weather conditions don’t change the tyre choice has already been made, but in case of rain I don’t know because I’ve never ridden this machine in rainy conditions, however I have a good feeling and I hope for the sun!”
Simone Corsi – 18th place – 1’54”452
“Thing didn’t go how I was expecting today. I had problem with grip under acceleration and I couldn’t find my usual confidence in entering the corners. After this morning’s results I hoped to do better, other riders went faster and we’ll need to find out something to be more competitive for tomorrow’s warm-up.”
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