DOHA GP RACE
Second round closed in Qatar for the Team MV Agusta Forward Racing rider
The Qatar circuit has always been a difficult track for the young MV Agusta F2 and the wind, protagonist of both races, together with the freezing of developments, also at aerodynamic level, did not show all the the work done and the improvements achieved so far.
Lorenzo Baldassarri, who concluded his second race with the MV Agusta Forward Racing team, started from the ninth row, immediately beginning a comeback race, but an unavoidable contact with a rider in turn 15 forced him to leave the line and lose the front group. In the subsequent comeback, Baldassarri also suffered a “long lap penalty”, which definitely compromised today’s performance. However, the balance remains positive: the kilometers covered today in the race were certainly important, as it was the longest consecutive distance covered by Lorenzo riding his MV Agusta F2. Baldassarri in fact kept a good pace throughout the race that, under normal conditions, would have seen him finish in the points zone.
Lorenzo Baldassarri #7 – 20th
“Today’s race was constructive, we collected important data that will serve us very well, not only for me as a rider but also for the team. We are getting to know each other and we are improving day by day. Unfortunately in the race it was complicated, all riders are fast and on the track we are all close and we suffered from the wind in qualifying. In the race instead I was riding on well, but a contact with another rider who had a technical problem in the middle of the corner slowed me down a lot. I recovered my pace, but I took one long lap penalty after another that further penalized me. Now we’re thinking about going home for a few days and then get back to work as best we can ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix.”