Simon happy with progress after finishing inaugural 2013 race in sixth place

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simon qatarIt’s been a decent start to the season for Julian Simon at Qatar while his teammate Takaaki Nakagami took his first ever podium spot.

Julian Simon, who started sixth, managed to keep his position, and set himself ready for the battle. The Spaniard was consistent all the race and was able to defend his position. Having had the upper hand in a couple of battles he got to the finish line in sixth position.

Julian Simon (40’50”800 – 6th) “I’m quite happy. Obviously not because of the gap, but for the fact that we did a big step ahead from practice. Our bike is by far better and I feel comfortable with it – I am not tired at all at the end of the race. I my opinion we miss something on the engine side, but if we are able to put everything together we can manage a good race in Austin”.

Pierluigi Aldrovandi (Julian Simon race engineer) “We know we can do by far better, and are working for that. But I have also the feeling that our engine was not the fastest – Julian never had a chance to take advantage of a slipstream. But, all in all, I think it has been a productive weekend”.

Luigi Pansera (Team Manager) “I’m very happy. A podium in the first race is the best way to start the championship. Add to this that Julian – at his first race with a Kalex, let’s not forget this – run an excellent race, confirming that his place is with with the top guys”.

Source: AGP Racing Press Release

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