Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli, want to continue encouraging performance, having finished second in the Australian GP Sunday (16/10/11). "Supersic" set the target to always be on the podium in the last two MotoGP 2011 series, including in Sepang, Malaysia, on Sunday (23.10.11).
In the race at Phillip Island Circuit, Simoncelli appear quite impressive. Had overtaken Ducati rider, Nicky Hayden, at start, he then could pass the 2006 world champion, before competing with the two Repsol Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa.
Toward the end of the race, competing with Dovizioso Simoncelli. Had skipped the Italian compatriot during the race three laps remaining, the spiky is able to get up and bulldoze Dovizioso on the last lap, so that the right number two on the podium.
These results are to be the best career in the arena Simoncelli MotoGP. Previously, he was able to end the wait for the premier class podium, having ranked third in Brno, Czech Republic. So, I wonder if Simoncelli increasingly motivated to wade the rest of this 2011 season.
"I am very happy because it came in second place, and finish this race," said former world champion in 250cc class. "It's very difficult. I am encouraged from the beginning after the first lap, and tried to make the gap with Dovizioso and Pedrosa. In the end, I'm pretty confident with my second position. It does not matter.
"Then when it started to rain (a) seven laps remaining, and I take great risks in curve 1. Dovizioso past me. I tried to pass for several laps, and stick with it, and on the last lap I said 'I can not lose it on the last lap . ' I am very happy and hope to keep finishing on the podium in the rest of the season. "
Results in the Australian GP Simoncelli make up two strips in the standings to sixth. Now, he closed to within 17 points with Yamaha rider, Ben Spies, and the opportunity to pursue because there are 50 points up for grabs until the last series in Valencia.