The start of the World Championship was decidedly uphill for the Forward Racing Team and consequently for the MV Agusta, brought to the track by the racing team based in Canton Ticino. In Losail, in the Qatar GP, Lorenzo Baldassarri started far behind and was forced to retire while even worse went to Simone Corsi: the experienced Roman driver, who fell in qualifying Saturday, reported one compound fracture of the left wrist.
To remedy the absence of Corsi (the injury does not require surgery), the team directed by Milena Koerner has summoned Tommaso Marcon, the young centaur from Cittadella already under contract with Forward this season. According to the plans, the 21-year-old from Veneto should have dedicated himself to the development of the F2 from the Grand Prix and should have participated with one wild card at some European races but at this point he has rushed the times and from Friday 2 April he will be riding the MV for the weekend dedicated to Doha GP.
The track is the same as last week, that of Losail, while the bike has already been tested by Marcon in Jerez official tests de la Frontera: the fact that the choice fell on him was therefore quite automatic. The rider will use table number 10 and will remain second driver of the MV Agusta until Corsi has recovered and can get back in the saddle. The latter, meanwhile, did not return to Italy but he remained in Qatar together with the team both waiting for the second dose of the vaccine and to be next to the young teammate to be useful from the point of view of advice and management of the bike.
“I am obviously sorry for Simone’s injury, which will keep him out from games at least up to Portimao – Giovanni Cuzari said, owner of the Forward team – This situation has turned into an opportunity for Tommaso Marcon, who begins his 2021 adventure prematurely, in view of his first real race which will be that of Jerez. These two races will be an excellent training ground for Tommaso ».
The Doha GP – whose tests begin on Friday 2 April – will be staged on Sunday 4 (Easter). The races of all three classes are scheduled: in Moto2 commands Sam Lowes in front of Remy Gardner and Fabio Di Giannantonio; the green light will turn on at 17.20 Italian time.
In MotoGP, on the other hand, the world championship began with victory of Maverik Viñales on Yamaha ahead of two Ducati of Johan Zarco and Pecco Bagnaia and the Suzuki of world champion Joan Mir. The premier class will be staged on Sunday from 7 pm while the first race, that of Moto3, is scheduled for 4 pm.
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