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Julian Simon has been really unlucky at the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, his race being over before it really started. Starting from center grid,... Early end to Brno race for Simon after collision in first corner

Julian SimonJulian Simon has been really unlucky at the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, his race being over before it really started.

Starting from center grid, he went on the outside, and made up a few places just to be hit in the rear by a rider, and sent straight into the gravel trap. There he crashed, put up the bike again and went back on track but, so far away from the last one, and with a bike that showed a few problems, he decided it was wiser to return to garage.

Julian Simon (DNF): “At the start, I tried to push to overtake. I went on the outside, but at the first corner someone hit me. A difficult moment of a difficult week-end: we were not too far, but it was not to be our time”.

Pierluigi Aldrovandi (Simon race engineer): “A difficult day, since the morning, when Julian entered the warm-up too much dead set on it, and crashed. As for the race, our plan was to be part of a fast group, but Julian has been hit from behind, fall down, at that was the end: 40 seconds behind the last one, and with the bike in bad condition, go back to garage was the best he could do”.

Source: AGP Team