Apr 16, 2013
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From a press release
issued by NGM Mobile Forward Racing
FIM MotoGP World Championship: American rider Colin Edwards (5).
Texas welcomes Colin Edwards and NGM Mobile Forward Racing teammates
The second race of the season takes NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team to the Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) in Texas. The inaugural GP race in Texas will have a very special connotation for our MotoGP rider Colin Edwards. The American rider, also known as the “Texas Tornado” will be attending his very first home race.
The Moto2 riders look forward to improving their results with their SpeedUp bike from the first season race in Qatar; Simone Corsi is aiming to fight for the podium positions, Alex De Angelis is hoping for a quick adaptation process to be competitive, Mattia Pasini will aim to place better in qualifying to have a good race in Texas and Ricky Cardús is very enthusiastic about this first race at the COTA and show what he is made of.
The Texas Tornado and teammate Claudio Corti are in turn, eager to arrive at the Texan circuit. Both Edwards and Corti will be experiencing the track for the first time with their FTR-Kawasaki as of Friday. Both riders look forward to this second race of the season.
Colin Edwards – 5
“I´m really excited about the Austin GP, it will be the first GP I´ve ever driven to which is awesome. As far as expanding the audience we´ve had one out west side, one on the east side and now we get to have one south. I´ve got a lot of friends, a lot of family coming and I am looking forward to it. It should be good!”
Claudio Corti -71
“I always look forward to going to a new circuit, its like entering into a brand new playground when you are a little kid. I expect it to be s tought weekend since we have no data on this new track but will the experience adquired in Qatar I go into this race cold headed and confident about the team´s potential and my own.”
Simone Corsi - 3
“After the positive start in Qatar I am optimistic for the race in Austin! Its a new circuit for everyone and it will be key to find the best possible setting right away and memorize the track and the best line to follow. I had a good feeling with the bike on the first race and I hope to make a bigger step this weekend to be able to fight for the podium.”
Alex De Angelis - 15
“Its hard to make any assesments on how the race will go at Austin, Its a new circuit for all of us but in the past I have always been able to adapt to new tracks rapidly. I will do my best to improve the results from the first race in Qatar.”
Mattia Pasini - 54
“After an unlucky weekend in Doha I go very motivated into this second race of the season at Austin. We have to fix a few little problems in order to be as fast as we would want this weekend. With the work plan we have set with the team I believe we can be very competitive."
Ricky Cardùs - 88
“I am happy to be riding for the first time at this circuit. Its a race track that I have only seen photos of and so far has impressed me. Its a shame that I am not completely recovered from the Qatar crash but I hope that this last few days before the race will do the trick. It will be a fun race, I´m lookign forward to racing in America, a country that I really enjoy visiting and where I hope to improve my race results from Qatar.”