Aug 11, 2011
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Simone Corsi (3) in action.
FTR MOTO CHASING VICTORY IN CZECH REPUBLIC
FTR MOTO returns to Moto2 World Championship action this weekend after a four-week break for round 10 of the series at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic.
The Buckingham-based company sits third in the Riders and Constructors World Championships with Italian rider Simone Corsi on the Ioda Racing Project team's FTR M211 looking to give FTR a repeat of last year's podium finish at Brno.
FTR enjoyed third place in last year's race and three finishers in the top seven. Now, as FTR's young crop of 2011 starlets begin to realise their potential, this second half of the campaign is poised to see some of those riders, including Esteve Rabat (Blusens STX), Yonny Hernandez (Blusens STX), Pol Espargaro (HP Tuenti Speed Up) all improve on their top six finishes so far this year.
"The results are starting to happen now and much of the FTR success in 2011 has come in the last three or four rounds," said FTR's Steve Bones. "Since the last round in Germany a month ago we've had a good chance to review the nine races so far and it's left everyone at FTR pretty excited about the second half of the 2011 World Championship."
Additionally, Max Neukirchner on the MZ-FTR is looking to add to four top 10 finishes so far this year while his team-mate, Australian Anthony West, is out to improve on his season-best of a fourth place, at Assen in Holland.
Corsi's Ioda Racing Project team-mate Mattia Pasini has finished in the top six this year already and has proven an ability to lead races. The Italian rider will now be looking to perform in front of the traditionally strong Italian travelling support at Brno.
Thai rider Ratthapark Wilairot (Thai Honda Singh SAG) is out to add to his only point-scoring finish of the year in Spain while Santiago Hernandez (SAG Team) and Frenchman Valentine Debise (Speed Up) go in search of their first points of 2011.
Bones continued: "Obviously Simone Corsi has proven to be the most consistent of any rider in the Championship but, from an FTR perspective, we have a good line-up of quality riders who are all capable of causing a surprise or two on their day."
More, from a press release issued by Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team:
BLUSENS BY PARIS HILTON RACING TEAM READY TO RETURN TO MOTOGP ACTION AT BRNO
Both the riders and the team are in high spirits for the new round of the world championship at Brno. After a well-deserved summer break ViÃ±ales and Gadea are coming to the Czech Republic revitalised and will aim to improve their already good results achieved during the first half of the world championship. Both riders had time to rest from the frantic pace imposed by the championship calendar and to recover thier strength before the second part and final stage of the season. Most riders like the Czech circuit and Sergio is no exception. The Valencian rider will attempt to improve the result he achieved when he last participated in a race in 125 c.c. class on this track. For his part Maverick is once again facing a track which is unknown to him. In spite of it he will try to adapt as fast as possible and achieve a good result so he can improve his ranking.
25 MAVERICK VIÃ‘ALES: "It felt good to rest for a while but now I am ready to get back into action. I took advantage of my spare time to do jet ski and apnea although I have never given up cycling and jogging. I am very happy with the first part of the season and I hope to carry on like that until the end. Once again I will ride on a track which is unknown to me - apart from the PlayStation games! - but I will try to adapt and do it as well as I can. The only thing I can be sure of is that I will work as much as possible I will give everyting I can and if it pays off, well then that's fine."
33 SERGIO GADEA: "It's always the same. You fancy some holiday and once you get it you always die for some action. I had a fantastic time with my family and friends, I had time to go to the beach, cycle and motocross as well as go for my usual work out at the gym. Frankly I had a good time and I managed to rest but if you want to know the truth I can't wait to get back on my motor bike. I really like Brno and after the first half of the season made of ups and downs I am going to Czech Republic willing to be regularly among the top riders."