NGM Forward Racing riders head to Le Mans for the France GP
This weekend the 2014 MotoGP World Championship heads to Le Mans. The Grand Prix of France, fifth round of the calendar, welcomes the NGM Forward Racing Team with Aleix Espargaro currently 7th in the Champion in the MotoGP class and Simone Corsi 5th in the Moto2 classification.
After a well-deserved seventh place at Jerez, Aleix Espargaro aims at repeating a strong performance on the tight French track, characterized by first gear corners, late braking and hard acceleration. Also team mate Colin Edwards looks forward to get a good result at Le Mans, a track where he visited the podium in 2005 and 2008.
Moto2 riders Simone Corsi and Mattia Pasini renew their challenge after the unlucky weekend of Jerez. Both riders have visited the podium in Le Mans and they look forward to show their potential on the French track.
Length: 4.185 m / 2.600 miles
Left corners: 4
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 674 m / 0.419 miles
“I like Le Mans and I have good memories on this track with two podium finish. I hope to have a better weekend, I need a good result and I will do my best working with the team each session to prepare the race at the best.”
“Le Mans is a good track. There are a lot of tight corners and I think that for the characteristics of the track, we will suffer in the hard braking and in the parts that require hard acceleration. Our target remain to fight in the top 5 and I will give my best to get the best possible result.”
“I look forward to go back on track after the difficult weekend we had in Spain. I like the layout of the track at Le Mans. As usual the weather will be the big incognita that can complicate the race weekend. We will continue to work on the machine and I’m confident to get a good result on Sunday.”
“We are very motivated for Le Mans. I arrive after two strange races: I was fast in Argentina, but than I had to retire due to a technical problem, while in Spain we struggled the whole weekend. I look forward to race on Sunday, last here we did a good race in France so I hope to repeat myself with a strong performance also this weekend.”