Simone Corsi, who Saturday evening in Q1 was the protagonist of a "high-side" on the second fast lap, exiting corner 16, resulting in a compound fracture of the left wrist, will be replaced from the second race in Qatar until his return, by the young rider Tommaso Marcon.
Marcon, who had already scheduled some "wild card" stages for the 2021 season with the MV Agusta Forward Racing team, got on his MV Agusta F2 for the first time at the Jerez test, held on the 9th and 10th of March. The 21-year-old from Padova will take the experience with the team as a training ahead of the first official race scheduled with the team: the Grand Prix of Jerez (2 May). Tommaso will have the opportunity to grind kilometres certainly useful for his preparation and his experience on the new
Corsi, on his part, will not return to Italy, but will continue his stay with the team, waiting for the second dose of the Vaccine, and to be able to help the young substitute with technical advice and his great experience in the intermediate class.
The entire MV Agusta Forward Racing team wishes Tommaso the best of luck for this new and first overseas experience and reiterates its wishes for a speedy recovery for the factory rider Simone Corsi.
"First of all I have to say that I am very sorry for Simone, it is a pity that he got hurt and I wish him a speedy recovery - said Marcon - Secondly, I have to say that this will be a great opportunity for me and I will try to make the most of it. For me, putting miles on the track is fundamental, even if I have to learn the Losail Circuit track quickly. Racing on the track with the guys from the world championship always gives me a great feeling because I'll have the opportunity to learn. I can't wait to get on track even though it will be my first time in Qatar and considering that the others will have already done a lot of kilometres here. I will approach the weekend with a lot of humility and try to do my best".
"I am obviously sorry for Simone's injury, which will see him out of the game at least until Portimao - added team owner Giovanni Cuzari - This situation has turned into an opportunity for Tommaso Marcon, who starts early his 2021 adventure, in view of his first real race that will be in Jerez. These two races will be for Tommaso an excellent training".