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Simeon And Baldassarri Complete Winter Testing With Stunning Performance
Posted by: newsla on Mar 14, 2014 - 05:27 AM
Simeon And Baldassarri Complete Winter Testing With Stunning Performance

The long pre-season testing period came to a close today for the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2: in the last day of the official IRTA Test at Jerez, Xavier Siméon scored a stunning fourth fastest time with 1’42”556, just three tenths of a second off the best lap time of the three-day gathering. After the good consistency showed yesterday over full race distance, today the Belgian rider proved to be really competitive also on a single lap, as a further demonstration of the excellent work done with the team.


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Aboard the Team Gresini Moto2 Suter machine, Lorenzo Baldassari closed his amazing apprenticeship lowering once again his lap times, finishing the three-day test with the seventh overall performance, 1’42”639, making him once again the fastest Italian rider on track. The 17-year-old rookie is therefore ready for his first race in Moto2, a category that seemed to suit his physical and riding style characteristics from the very beginning.

XAVIER SIMEON (1'42"556 - 47 LAPS)
“We finished the pre-season in an extremely positive way! Today we were able to take a further step forward, but it could not be otherwise, because we knew from yesterday that we were starting from a good base. Apart from the excellent lap time, just a few tenths off the pace, now we are aware that our potential is very high, so we are confident ahead of the first Grand Prix. We haven’t started winter testing in the best way, with the untimely Almeria crash, which slowed our working program, but later on we were able to improve constantly. Now I feel very comfortable with the bike, and the atmosphere inside the garage is wonderful”.

“I am very satisfied with the work done during the winter: I could adapt well to this category and I have reached a good level of competitiveness, so I look forward to my Moto2 debut with great confidence. The feeling with the bike is good and we were fast also today, therefore I’m convinced that in Qatar we can do very well, although I don’t want to make predictions”.

“I am very satisfied: first of all, I would like to congratulate our riders and all the guys in the garage, who worked hard during the winter. Both Siméon and Baldassarri surprised me, closing this final day of testing with excellent lap times. I had no doubts about Xavier’s talent, who is proving to be extremely competitive, while Baldassarri was a kind of a gamble: I’ve believed in him from the beginning, and his performance is proving that I was right”.

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