Moto2-RACE-GoPro MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND
SIMONE CORSI ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE PODIUM. A PROBLEM WITH THE REAR TYRE FORCES AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ TO RETIRE
In his best performance of 2017 season, Simone Corsi authoritatively takes a nice fourth place on his Speed UP SF7 bike in the German Grand Prix. Penalized from the start, Corsi had to struggle from the eleventh position. The Roman rider, determined to recover as many positions as possible to join the first, opens the gas and begins the comeback. Author of an excellent performance, he finishes the race fourth, with only seven tenths from the first, taking the eighth place of the overall standings.
On the other part of Speed Up box, a problem with the rear tyre penalized Augusto Fernandez, who was forced to retire after seven laps from start of the race.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 4th
“This is the best result of this season, very important for me and for the team! Too bad to miss the podium for so little, it will be our goal for the next race. The thing that is now most important is to continue in this way and get even more prepared and excited for the second part of the championship, the podium is waiting for us! I thank all my team, we are great together! “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – RETIRED
“We wasted a very good time when we could really do well today. I’m sorry, it’s a shame to end in this way a weekend in which we worked well and we had a good step in both track conditions, dry and wet. Unfortunately, it did not depend on us, a problem with the rear tire conditioned our race. Now let’s look at the second half of the season. The goal to reach is still the points area! “
Moto2-QUALIFICHE AL SACHSENRING
SIMONE CORSI WITH A GOOD SPOT ON THE THIRD ROW. FERNANDEZ WILL START FROM THE SEVENTH ROW, CONSISTENTLY IMPROVING HIS TIMES
Wet qualifying session at the Sachsenring circuit. The intermittent rain made today the track in bad conditions for the whole session.
Both Speed Up team riders confirmed the hard work done over these two days of practice. Simone Corsi rode his Speed Up SF7 to the eighth best time (1’33.074), which earned him a spot on the third row of the starting grid tomorrow. Augusto Fernandez has continued to improve his times finishing the qualifying session in 1’34.105 that places him on the seventh row with the nineteenth best time.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 8°
“I’m pretty happy with today’s qualifying. The track conditions were quite difficult. When we started the session the track was almost dry, then it started raining for a few minutes so we went back to the box. We then started riding in wet track conditions, but with no rain. The feeling was good with the bike, I could have improved the position if I just overtook a rider in the T1 that was slowing me down during the last lap. Tomorrow I hope in a dry race, although I have a good feeling in both situations. “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 19°
“I’m glad that’s the best qualification we have done so far. More could be done, but after the crash in Assen I had lost a bit of confidence in the wet and so I’m happy with today’s result. We have a good pace in both situations, both with a dry and wet track. If we want to get to the points area we have to start well and recover a few positions. I will do my best!”
Moto2-FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE AT GoPro MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX OF DEUTSCHSLAND
CORSI EIGHTH AND FERNANDEZ NINETEENTH AT THE END OF THE TWO FREE PRACTICES
Good start for Speed Up Team at the Sachsenring weekend, the circuit close to Chemnitz, Germany, in which, next Sunday, the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland will be held.
At the end of the first day of practices, Simone Corsi placed eighth while Augusto Fernandez ranked nineteenth at his first run on the German circuit.
Under an uncertain sky, with variable temperatures, Speed Up riders faced the two practice sessions by testing different tyre options and bike set-up. Good feeling for Simone Corsi during the FP1, who marked his best time of the day, fourth in 1’25.347.
The Spaniard Augusto Fernandez, for the first time at the Sachsenring circuit, placed eighteenth in both sessions, confirming his ability to adapt to the new circuits and to the different bike settings. In the combined free practice time, he is nineteenth in 1’26.292.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 8° in 1’25.347
“Today we used two tyre options, hard in FP1 and soft in FP2. I had better feelings with the first, especially on the race pace. In the afternoon I expected more, but with the change of the tyre we lose the good feeling we had with the rear. We have to understand the reason of it before tomorrow’s qualifying, and get ready for a completely different situation in the case of wet qualifying session. “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 19° in 1’26.292
“It’s good today. This morning we did a good session, we had some things to improve in FP2 that we could not solve, but I managed to improved slightly in the morning though the feeling was worse. Tomorrow will be the weather to decide the setting to use, the only thing that counts is a good qualification. “
Moto2-RACE-MOTUL TT ASSEN GRAND PRIX. FERNANDEZ CONFIRMS HIS GROWTH PLACING NINETEENTH. UNLUCKY CORSI, CRASHES OUT IN THE SECOND LAP.
Under a cloudy and uncertain sky, the eighth race of the Moto2 season at Motul TT in Assen has just ended. The Speed Up team finished a good competitiont with the rookie Fernandez who, on Sunday race, finds better feelings than the ones he got in the sessions improving his lap time and thus the race pace. He scored his best performance by placing nineteenth in the third Grand Prix Moto2 of his career. Simone Corsi’s race, however, did not last long. He crashed down during the second lap after the contact with Luca Marini.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – not classified
“I did not make a good start so I tried to get positions right away. After the first turns I was thirteen, I tried to push more when I saw there was room for overtaking Marini and I stuck into it, but he resisted without leaving me on and I think that at that moment we touched each other and went off the track. I’m sorry about how it went today because we could have done a good race and bring at home important points, we’ll do it in Sachsenring next Sunday! ”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 19th
“I’m happy with today’s performance! We have improved the position and reduced the gap from the first in both the fast lap and the total race time. I’m sorry cause I didn’t push enough into the first part of the competition, I could certainly have done better. I thank my team, because together we met in the best way a weekend that was initially very hard. In Germany our main goal will be the points area!”
Moto2- QUALIFYING DAY AT THE MOTUL TT ASSEN GRAND PRIX. FIFTH AND EIGHTH ROW FOR CORSI AND FERNANDEZ.
The qualifying session was held today at Assen to define the starting grid for the Moto2 race which will be held tomorrow, Sunday 25th June, at 2.30 pm.
Unfortunately, bad weather affected the last free session in the morning. The constant rain did not allow riders to improve their lap time. However, in the afternoon, there was a change of tires five minutes after the start of qualifying when the “slick” replaced the “rain” to face the track that got almost completely dried in a few minutes.
Simone Corsi will start tomorrow’s race from the fifth row in fifteenth position while his team-mate, Augusto Fernandez, will start from the eighth row in twenty-second position. The Spanish rookie has demonstrated clear progress in the qualifying session, although the bad crash at the beginning of the FP3.
Speed Up Team wishes Lorenzo Baldassarri, seriously involved in an accident during the QP, to get well very soon.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 15th in 1’39.442
“Today was a very difficult day. Before the rain, then we had to change tires and setting because the track was drying very fast. I missed the single qualifying lap, I found some problems on the rear that we could not solve. We hope in a dry warm up and a dry race so we will have time to settle a few things in the morning. “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 22th in 1’39.958
“After the start of this GP where it seemed to go all wrong, we finally managed to improve and make a good qualifying session. Fortunately, I did not lose confidence after this morning crash. When I got back on the bike for the qualifying, I immediately noticed that the track was drying. With the “slick” I felt immediately at ease and I could manage to improve and reduce the gap by eight tenth. My goal for tomorrow is the points area. I will do my best!”
Moto2-FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE AT GRAND PRIX MOTUL TT ASSEN
In the FP1 Simone Corsi was the protagonist of a crash that prevented him from taking advantage of the first free practice due to the huge damage to the bike. The rider was lucky to escape injury. He finished the second round in 14th place with just eight tenths from the first and went back to the box with useful information for tomorrow’s sessions.
The Spanish rookie, Augusto Fernandez, started the first day of free practices learning the circuit of “the cathedral of speed” as much as he could. In the afternoon, he improved his lap time by almost a second, a sign of confidence that the Spanish rider is gaining with the bike and the category.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 14th in 1’38.888
“We lost all of the first free practice because of the crash of this morning, happened at the beginning of the session. We We had to work a lot during the second practice to recover the lost time in the morning. The feeling wth the bike is not bad even if we need to improve in T1 and T4. The eight tenths from the first do not scare me because I know that with the information we have recovered today we can find the setup for Sunday race”.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 32nd in 1’40.880
“It was a tough day, very difficult to me. The track is complicated and I have found some difficulties, especially in the last part of the track. I managed to improve a few tenths in the afternoon, but if we want a good grid position we have to work a lot before the qualifying. I have to improve my ride and with the right way I can reduce the gap from the first. The only thing to do is keep working as we are already doing. “
Moto2-RACE-GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA
SIMONE CORSI TOOK ELEVENTH PLACE. FERNANDEZ TWENTY-SECOND AT HIS SECOND MOTO2 GRAND PRIX
At the Montmelò circuit, the second race of the European Championship of Moto2 has just been held. High temperatures greatly affected track conditions and made the race more challenging than usual. Intense competition for the Speed Up rider Simone Corsi who struggles a lot to find the feeling with the bike due to the grip loss crossing the finish line in twelfth position. The young Fernandez ends his second Moto2 race in twenty-second position, demonstrating his continued growth on his Speed Up SF7.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 12th in 43’00.459
“Today I struggled a lot, it was a really complicated race, the most difficult I have riden until today. Temperatures rose sharply more than yesterday, and the tyres went down right away, as we expected. I suffered a lot the lack of grip, especially in the last laps. We’ll be back in the next race on Dutch ground, stronger than now! “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 22nd in 43’18.922
“I am happy with today because we had a good race pace and managed to reduce the gap between the first, better than last Italian race, from 45-to-38 seconds. I was able to ride with just one second more per lap from the first for almost all the competition. The feeling with the bike is great, we have to continue in this way and I’m sure we will have great satisfaction! “
Moto2-QUALIFYING OF THE GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA
FIFTH ROW FOR SIMONE CORSI, QUALIFIED THIRTEENTH AT MONTMELÓ. AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ, TWENTY-EIGHTH, WILL START TOMORROW FROM THE TENTH ROW
The two Speed Up Racing Team riders, Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez, respectively closed in thirteenth and twenty-eighth positions in qualifying session and will start tomorrow’s race from fifth and tenth rows in Catalunya GP, at 12.20 pm in Montmelò circuit.
On FP3 morning session, Corsi got the fifth best time, 1’50.639 with just four tenths from the first. In the afternoon, the temperature rises by changing track conditions and for Simone it was difficult to adapt to the change, so he managed to mark the thirteenth time.
Teammate Augusto Fernandez ends the FP3 in twentieth position with just one second from the leader. In qualifying session, he repeated what he did in the morning practice confirming his lap time.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 13° in 1’50.358
“In qualifying we did not have this morning’s feeling. I struggled a lot because of the track conditions changes. I had less grip. We missed the single qualifying lap, but tomorrow’s race will be very long so we can still compete. The tires will certainly go down a lot, we must find a good rhythm and immediately grab positions”.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 28° in 1’51.857
“We tried a new setting for the qualifying because we wanted to improve this morning’s lap time, but I did not feel confident so we decided to go back to the old setting because there was no time to try new solutions. We manged to replicate the same time of the morning, but we couldn’t improve it. Looking forward to a comeback tomorrow!”
Moto2-FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS AT THE GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA
SIMONE CORSI TAKES THIRD PLACE WITH HIS SPEED UP SF7 IN FP2. IMPROVING SENSATIONS FOR AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
At the end of the first free practice day of the Moto2 Barcelona weekend, Speed Up riders, Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez, are respectively third and twenty-fifth.
In the first session of the morning, Corsi closed the 45 minutes of FP1 in eleventh position, with Fernandez twenty-third. When, in the second practice of the day, the Roman rider improved almost a second after the change, while the young Spaniard spent the second session on the race pace using the same tyre of the morning.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 3rd in 1’50.358
“I’m pretty happy with today’s sessions. We did a good improvement over this morning, both on the lap time and on the race pace. After we put the new tyre we took the third time. Now we have to focus on the feeling at the back and be able to improve tomorrow in qualifying session. We are working well, we must continue this way”.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 25th in 1’51.877
“Initially we had some problems with the setup, but we managed to fix it at the end of the session. I’m happy cause we have immediately improve the feeling, especially in the last part of the track where I found problems at first. In the afternoon, we worked for the race. With the used tyre we were able to do the same time we took this morning. We are satisfied with this, but we have to continue to work ahead of the race”.
Moto2 – RACE AT THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT OF MUGELLO
SPEED UP IN THE POINTS AGAIN WITH SIMONE CORSI. FERNANDEZ FINISHED A GOOD RACE
Speed Up Racing team finished in the points at the Grand Prix of Italy with Simone Corsi who, just in the home race, found in all the sessions of the weekend a better feeling that he has never had in the other races. e tutte le prove del weekend. Starting from the first position of the fourth row of the grid, the Roman rider immediately tries to recover positions in order to not break away from the top ten. He fights for the sixth position for almost the entire race, but grip problems on the rear do not allow him to push more until the end of the race. He rode his bike to an eighth place finish, earning eight more championship points.
Augusto Fernandez complete his first Moto2 race in his twenty-fifth position fully confirming the progress the Spanish rider has demonstrated throughout the Italian racing weekend.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 8th
“Unfortunately, we did not have the right pace to stay with the first four who immediately ran away from the group. I then tried in all ways to stay in the lead of the second group, but the lack of rear grip stopped the possibility to go faster”.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 25th
“I am happy withmy first race even if I wanted to do much more. I was hoping to repeat the time I did in the FP3, but for now it’s fine, I will do it in Barcelona. I want to thank the team for the work and everyone’s dedication”.
Moto2 – QUALIFIERS AT THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT OF MUGELLO
CORSI QUALIFIES IN TOP TEN AND FERNANDEZ IMPROVES HIS LAP TIME
On a very hot afternoon in the Mugello circuit, the Speed Up riders have just finished the qualifying session of the Grand Prix of Italy. Simone Corsi closes the qualifying in tenth position. Despite rising temperatures and falling grip level, he is able to get a good lap time at the end of the session, having also shown a good race pace. Spaniard Fernandez has made clear progress in both of today’s sessions, improving the lap time in each free practice. Tomorrow he will start from the second place of the tenth row.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 10th in 1’52.579
“We expected much more after the free practice sessions of these two days. We are still fast, though the grip has fallen from this morning because of the high temperatures. If we start fast and we do not get the first to run, we can do a good race!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 29 th in 1’53.672
“This morning we improved by a second from yesterday’s performance. I really have a good feeling with the bike, and the changes that we made have helped me to improve. I wanted to reduce the gap in qualifying, but I only managed to do so because of the grip. I feel ready for my first race, I cannot wait! “
Moto2 – FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICES AT THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT OF MUGELLO
CORSI THIRD ON THE OPENING DAY; FERNANDEZ FELT IMMEDIATELY AT EASE ON HIS SPEED UP SF7
The Tuscan track, certainly one of the most tough circuits of the calendar, stand out the great work of Speed Up engineering on the new chassis tested today with the SF7.
Simone Corsi got immediately the right feeling with the bike finishing the first day of free practices with the third best lap time.
His new teammate, the Spaniard Augusto Fernandez, showed an impressive learning ability and adaptation to the new class and a circuit unknown to him.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 3° rd 1’52.627
“I am happy and motivated with today. We worked well and we managed to ride fast even on used tires in preparation for the race. We absolutely have to improve the single qualifying lap to get a good grid position”.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 30th in 1’54.608
“It has been a good day. I really like this circuit although the track is quite difficult. In the second free practice session we improved the lap time reducing the gap of one second. We are still two seconds behind and we need keep working very hard. With the team I have had a good relationship right away I am sure we can grow up together.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ WILL COMPETE THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX WITH SPEED UP RACING TEAM
Augusto Fernandez has joined Speed up Racing Team and will compete the Grand Prix of Italy this weekend.
In 2016, the nineteen-year-old Spaniard, Augusto Fernandez, became Spanish Stock600 Champion at the CEV and, in the same year, he was “Rookie of the year” at the European Moto2 Championship, FIM CEV Repsol, finishing in 5th position.
Speed Up is enthusiastic to welcome Augusto and work with him in the aftermath of this season to reach important goals.