The long journey to the Far East unfortunately did not pay off so far for Julian Simon. After it already didn’t start well in Malaysia, it didn’t improve in Australia either. After a good start and showing a good pace before the race, Julian Simon was incredibly unlucky to be hit by another rider who crashed out, taking the Spaniard with him.
The Toledano now hopes to make up for it with a strong result at the Japanese Grand Prix next weekend.
Julian Simon (DNF) “I had a good start and a pace which was promising a place inside the top six or top seven. Unfortunately a rider crashed and caused me to crash as well.
Motegi, the next race, is a track I love. I’ll do everything I can to get a good result in the next two races – the Italtrans family deserves a gift”.
Matteo Gnesi (Simon Race Engineer) “Our pace could have brought us on the podium today. The race set-up was the weekend’s best. With a front tyre that already had done 25 laps and a rear that already had more than race distance on it, in the warm-up we clocked the same laptime we got in qualifying. At the end of lap one Julian was sixth. What a pity – a good result would help us so much for the future”.
Source: AGP Racing
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