Lorenzo Baldassarri closes the 2015 season with yet another positive result with the Forward Racing team at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. After the good result in qualifying yesterday, the young Italian competed with the leaders throughout the race and crossed the line in fourth place. Good result also for Corsi, ninth under the checkered flag.
Baldassarri, who started from fifth on the grid, had a good start and was hunting for the podium positions when the race was redflagged because of the accident that involved Syahrin together with eight other riders. Back on the grid for a new starting procedure, the young rider from Marche repeated what he did in the first attempt and battled with Luthi for fourth. After eighteen laps he had to set for fourth crowning a great season with yet another placement in the top ten. With the points collected today, Baldassarri got the ninth place in the standings with 96 points.
Another positive result for Simone Corsi giving his farewell to Forward Racing with a ninth place. The Roman also had two positive starts but struggled to keep the right confidence with the front. After seven laps with the leading group, he was forced to give away some positions and finished in ninth place.
"I collected another positive result in this farewell Valencia race. I had good starts and I was close to the leaders. I was fifth when I started to struggle with the front and I was forced to give up some positions. I’m closing this adventure with Forward Racing after three seasons, I want to thank all the guys and Giovanni for these years together".
"I managed to round off the Championship with a beautiful fourth place. I'm glad of what we did this season: I finally harvested the results of our hard work. Today in the race I kept the leaders’ pace. In the final laps I tried to go for third but Luthi had something more. Too bad for the podium as it was within our reach, but I handled it well. Thanks to all the team for this year together".