Courtesy of LCR E Team
|Xavier Simeon claimed 2nd position after a superb ride at the at the Gran Premio Lenovo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini on Sunday. The LCR E -Team rider profited from the front row start and produced his first podium finish since he joined the team in 2020, which is also the first ever podium for the team in this category.|
Starting from 6th on the grid, Niccolò Canepa was able to move through the field but not quite at the rate he wanted, claiming a luck of feeling with the new Energica bike that was given to him on Saturday. In the end, the Italian rider finished in the 11th position but feels confident he’ll be able to make better results next week.
|Xavier Simeon – 2nd|
|“I am very happy because it’s a very good result for me and for the team. On Friday, we were not so fast like in Jerez but like I said yesterday, we did a big step on the bike and starting from the row is a big advantage and we could take benefit of it.|
I think we did a very good race. I had the pace to win, but when I tried to pass Cassadei I did a small mistake, I couldn’t pass directly in and Ferrari attacked me right after this, so I lost one position. But I could recover 2 seconds and come back to Ferrari. Anyway, I am very happy, the bike is a lot better, I feel a much more comfortable. We will try to make some improvements for next weekend, and we’ll try to repeat it but with one less position.”