Apr 30, 2013
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From a press release
issued by NGM Mobile Forward Racing
FIM MotoGP World Championship: Colin Edwards (5) riding his NGM Mobile Forward Racing CRT-class racebike at Circuit of The Americas.
NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team headed to Jerez for first European GP
The third round of the 2013 season takes the championship to Jerez de la Frontera the first European race of the season. The first Spanish race could be the turning point for the team’s CRT riders and a further improvement our riders in the Moto2 category.
Colin Edwards, unable to cross the finish line in the first two races of the season sees Jerez as the perfect opportunity to show the potential for the FTR-Kawasaki package. His teammate Claudio Corti looks forward to racing at Jerez, a track that he knows better and allows him to be confident in improving his results.
In Moto2 Simone Corsi looks forward to putting up a good fight among the fastest riders. Alex de Angelis wants the focus on a better performance during qualifying, which seems to be the main weakness for him and his crew. Mattia Pasini hopes to maintain the momentum from Austin and make another step forward and Ricky Cardús looks forward to the first Spanish race.
Colin Edwards – 5
“I am really looking forward to Jerez, obviously after our last couple of races it would be nice to get a finish and it has been a race at which I had a podium at before, had some good memories there. Obviously being the first European race everybody kind of gets in the grove and settles in and starts working. Looking forward to it!”
Claudio Corti – 71
“We come back to Jerez after two very tough races. We have some data from Jerez because of the test we did during pre season and with a few more kilometers, a few improvements and an evolution since that last test, we can surely hope for slightly better results. This circuit is not one of my favorites but I have done relatively well here in the past.”
Simone Corsi – 3
“On Sunday we will race at Jerez, a circuit at which we have tested a lot during the pre season. I expected something more from the first two races, we got only a few points but I am hopeful and remain optimistic for this next race at Jerez because during the weekend in Texas we proved to be fast during all weekend. We have to work in order to reduce the gap with the front guys. The team is doing a great job!”
Alex De Angelis – 15
“After the comeback during the Texas GP both the team and I hope that the setup used during the American race can be adapted to the Jerez circuit. We have to work a lot in order to be ready for the qualifying session, which at the moment seems to be our weak spot, we are working towards it and look forward to prove it in the near future.”
Mattia Pasini – 54
“We are ready for Jerez after a very good performance in Austin that allows us to hope for good results. I was able to have a good race pace with the bike in Texas and a good feeling with the bike, ideal conditions for us to make another step forward.”
Ricky Cardús - 88
“It’s an important race for me, the first European race and I can’t wait to be there with all the Spanish fans. Right now I feel much better physically even if I am still recovering. I know it will not be easy for us to be in the front group but the feeling with the bike has improved and I want to race!”