GPxtra speaks to Simone Corsi
The Moto2 class is one of the most competitive in any form of racing, and this season doesn’t look to be any different, and one man hoping to be at the sharp end of the field is Simone Corsi.
The Italian has recently moved to the NGM Forward Racing team for 2013, and is one of four riders the Forward Racing team will be running in Moto2 means that there will be a competitive battle within the team, as well as with the other 32 riders on the grid.
Moving from IODA and an indifferent 2012, the always fast Italian will be hoping that a change of team will bring a change or fortunes for 2013.
– How have you found the bike over the winter testing?
I expected more of the winter tests. The feeling with the bike is good, but we still have a one second gap with the top guys. The development of the bike is going well, and I am confident for the first race of the season.
– The IODA team you’ve moved from is a much smaller team than the Forward Racing team, do you think that this will help you push on this season?
I am very happy to be riding for the Forward Racing team. I have never been part of a team as big and as well organized as this one. Knowing that I am backed by such a large team reassures me because I know they will do their best for me.
– You were only just behind Alex in the Jerez test, will winning the inter-team battle be a big target this season?
None of us have really been extremely fast during the last Jerez test. The competition within the team will be tough but I’m not only competing with 3 riders, I have 32 other riders to worry about.
– The Forward Racing squad is obviously a big one; do you think that will help all of you?
Our team is the only one that has 4 Moto2 riders. Each one of us will work independently but we do have the same materials so it will be up to us to compete on the track.
– What are you hoping for this season?
I have many expectations for this season. I hope to have a competitive bike from start in Qatar and be able to fight for the podium each Sunday.