Moto2-RACE- BRITISH GRAND PRIX
SIMONE CORSI MADE A BRILLIANT COMEBACK RIDING HIS SPEED UP BIKE TO SIXTH PLACE AT THE SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT
At the British Grand Prix, under an unusual sunny sky, Speed Up rider Simone Corsi got a sensational sixth place. Penalised by his spot on the starting grid, the Roman rider rode an intelligent race, making up positions whenever possible. In the last third of the race he has consistently lapped at times that were higher only to those of the first-placed riders, overtaking Aegerter and Manzi and ending sixth.
His Spanish teammate finished the race in twenty-sixth position, concluding a good performance despite setup problems accused throughout the race weekend.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 6th
“I’m happy with the result and how the race went. We did not start well, infact we lost two positions. Recovering positions was not easy and straightforward, it took a few laps before starting to overtake. I managed to stay with the group struggling for the 6th place, succeeding at the end of the race to reach the goal. It was a good comeback and I want to thank the whole team for the great work they did. Let’s go that way!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 26th
“A difficult weekend when we did not find the setup for the race. We worked a lot, making various changes to the bike to try to improve the pace, but it did not work much. I’m sorry for the team that always supports me, we will definitely go back to the Misano Grand Prix.”
Moto2-QUALIFYING AT OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX. FOURTH AND TENTH ROW FOR SPEED UP RIDERS
The two Speed Up Racing Team riders, Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez, got tenth and twenty-fifth respectively in qualifying today. They will start fourth and tenth row in tomorrow’s race, which will start at 3 pm, Italy time zone. Both Speed Up riders have improved their times with respect to yesterday’s in both today’s sessions. This means that at the box they are working well, in the right direction, although they may still improve. Corsi’s qualifying ended at 5/6 laps from the end of the practice due to a crash. Luckily at the start of the session he had a good flying lap in 2’07.271, so he could close the top ten with a gap of just 0.699 tenths. Augusto Fernandez, after a lot of progress in both setting and riding, saw the commission cancel the fast lap he got at the end of the race for having slightly crossed the track limit.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 10° in 2’07.271
“In this track we have little grip due to track conditions. I feel like I cannot push more because I am always on the limit, mostly with the front. It is very difficult to me to adapt to the too many holes present. Anyway, we know that the race is completely different, and that’s why we will fight! “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 29° in 2’08.880
“We stepped forward with the bike setting. Too bad for that fast lap they eliminated, we deserved a different starting position. It’s always difficult to start back so far, but we will do our best to recover positions from the start and make a good race! “
MOTO2- FREE PRACTICE AT SILVERSTONE
GOOD START FOR SPEED UP RIDERS: CORSI NINTH AND TWENTIETH FERNANDEZ ON THE COMBINED CLASSIFICATION OF THE OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Speed Up Racing team riders positively completed this first day of free practice at the Silverstone circuit. The unusual British weather gave riders and teams a mild, sunny day. Simone Corsi, after finishing a good FP1, managed to improve the lap time in the second session by placing ninth at the end of the day with a gap of just 0.899.
Meanwhile, teammate Augusto Fernandez got the twentieth position with a gap of 1.735. The young Spaniard demonstrates once again the significant progress between one session and the other, improving the lap time by almost a second.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 9th in 2’08.390
“I have always liked riding in this circuit. It is original and fast. The weekend has started quite well, the feeling is not so bad although some chattering problems. In tomorrow’s last free practice session, we will improve the speed up bike set up to get the perfect setting on the qualifying. We hope the weather will not change throughout the weekend, a dry race would be perfect!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 20th in 2’09.226
“I’m happy with today’s free practice, because I quickly learned the track and adjusted to the bike right away. We are working on the set up, we have to improve it before qualifying and be able to further lower the lap time. Tomorrow’s goal is to make the best qualification ever made so far!”
Moto2-RACE AT NEROGIARDINI MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX VON ÖSTERREICH
CORSI ELEVENTH, FERNANDEZ AT ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE POINT ZONE PLACED SIXTEENTH
The Moto2 race has just ended at the Austrian Grand Prix. At the first turn, after the start, Vierge and Quartararo crashed down after a contact. Many others were involved and so forced to return to the box. The Speed Up riders, Corsi and Fernandez, both avoided to be involved in the incident but they had to recover the gap caused by the crash. Simone retrieved some positions and once again cut the finish line eleventh. The Spaniard Fernandez, at the start of the race, lost a few seconds when avoiding the crashes and found himself struggling from the last position. With a good race pace and determination, he took sixteenth to one step from the points area, his best result so far.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 11°
“The weekend has been difficult since Friday. When starting, I found myself in the middle of the crashes losing precious time. Then, I did my best to recover as much positions as I could, but the gap from the front group was too big. The thing that is most important is that we got important points. Now let’s rest a bit and then go determined to Silverstone!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 16°
“It was not a simple race, I’m happy because we are close to the points area that is our goal. We lost so much time with the big incident in the first corner, I had to avoid the riders risking being involved. Then I started recovering positions, I managed to overtake some of them, but the group in front of me had my own race pace. We have to keep working in the setup to be stronger. Now let’s think on Silverstone!”
Moto2-QUALIFYING SESSION AT NEROGIARDINI MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX VON ÖSTERREICH
A BAD CRASH PUTS THE BRAKES ON CORSI’S QUALIFYING; FERNANDEZ IMPROVES HIS LAP TIME. FIFTH AND NINTH ROW FOR SPEED UP RIDERS.
Speed Up Racing Team riders, Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez, respectively closed in fifteenth and the twenty-seventh positions in qualifying session today. They will start from the fifth and ninth row in tomorrow’s race, at 12.20 p.m. at the Red Bull Ring.
Corsi ended his qualifying after a bad crash in turn 9 during the 14th lap. Unfortunately, the substantial damages to the bike blocked the rider at the box until the end of the session.
Team-mate Augusto Fernandez has demonstrated its steady growth after each session. In fact, he managed to regain a second and a half in qualifying and he proves that he is ready to fight.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 15°
“I’m sorry for the crash on turn nine, we were also lowering the lap time. The feeling had improved a lot since this morning thanks to some changes and the hard tyre. It was a pity that we could not run all the session because we could have reduced the gap from the first. Anyway, we stay positive because we can still compete! “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 27°
“I’m partly happy because we improved the setup. We are all about solving all set up problems. We still have time to work and understand what is missing before the race. We have to take off that half-second to reach the positions we deserve. I really hope to make a good race tomorrow!”
MOTO2- FIRST DAY OF MOTO2 FREE PRACTICE IN AUSTRIA
Both Speed Up riders improve from FP1 to FP2. Fernandez sizes up the Red Bull Ring
The first day of free practice at the Nerogiardini Motorrad Grand Prix Von Österreich ended this afternoon on the Red Bull Ring, Austria.
The first session was conditioned by the rain that forced the riders to go back to the box a few laps from the start of the FP1. The Speed Up rider Simone Corsi struggled to find the feeling in wet condition during the FP1. In the afternoon session, he and the team focused together on a dry set up as the race is expected to be dry. The Roman rider managed to improve the lap time and the position in the second part of the FP2 after using soft dry tyres. He placed 14th in 1’31.011.
Rookie Augusto Fernandez run today for the first time on the Austrian track. The young rider got on well with the new track from the first session and tried with the team to find the right set up of the bike. Good feeling in the wet and improvements in the dry. He finished up the day 28th in 1’31.932.
“The day had not started very well, I had not good feeling when braking. I managed to improve the lap time only in the second part of the FP2 after modifying the front and using the soft tyre. We are not satisfied at all, but we still have time to find the right setting”.
“It was a positive first day. I found myself well in both track conditions. This morning I was less than a second from the first. On the dry we have to work harder, but we’re already improving a lot. We could reduce the gap from the first if we used the soft tyre, but we preferred to hold it for tomorrow and work on the set up. “
Speed Up Racing announces the signing of Danny Kent to ride for the Speed Up Racing Team for 2018 and 2019.
Danny Kent, born in Chippenham (England) on 25th November 1993, made his World Championship debut in 2010 in the 125cc Class. His racing career highlights include the victory of the Moto3 World Championship in 2015.
“I’m really excited about this new opportunity with Speed Up and I can’t wait to get on the bike. I’d like to thank Luca and all the team for their belief in me, I’m working hard towards the end of season tests and already excited for 2018! This weekend I’m replacing Marcel Schrotter which will be good to get some time back on the Moto2 bike. I’d also like to thank Alpinestars and Nolan for their support. 2017 has been tough but it had made me even more determined for the future.”
Moto2- RACE-MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY
SIXTH PLACE FOR SIMONE CORSI AT BRNO, IN A TWO-PART, RAIN-AFFECTED GRAND PRIX. TWENTY-SEVENTH PLACE FOR FERNANDEZ.
The intermittent rain conditioned the Czech Grand Prix, forcing Race Direction to bring the red flags out after seven laps.
The second grid line-up was based on the standings after the first part and six final laps was the decision took by the commission. Simone Corsi, who kicked-off the second part of the race from the sixteenth position, he managed to climb up to sixth place, thus recovering ten positions in just six laps.
A complicated weekend, however, for Spaniard teammate Augusto Fernandez, who wasn’t able to face with his team the feeling problems in dry (first part of the race) and wet conditions (second part). He finished his first Czech Gp twenty-seventh looking ahead to the next race at the Austrian circuit.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 6°
“In the first part of the race I felt unstable because the track conditions were terrible to me. Fortunately, they stopped the race for the rain. In the wet the feeling has definitely increased and I managed to recover ten positions by placing sixth at the end of the race. I’m sure I could have done much more with some laps more”.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 27°
“It was not an easy weekend. Friday we started well in both conditions, wet and dry, but then we were not able to improve. Today I missed the feeling in both parts of the race and I didn’t want to risk the crash in case of pushing more because the point zone was still far from my position. We will do better in Austria!”
Moto2-QUALIFYING AT MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY
CORSI, PENALIZED FOR THE CONTACT WITH AEGERTER, WILL START FROM THE FOURTH ROW AFTER THE DECISION OF THE RACE DIRECTION. NINTH ROW FOR AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ.
In the second day of the Grand Prix at Brno circuit Simone Corsi was penalized after the contact with Aegerter during the qualifying session. The day had begun well for the Roman rider, who placed fourth in the morning in the combination of the free practices with just few tenths from the first. In qualifying, during his fast lap, Corsi found the track very crowded and could not avoid the contact with Aegerter while overtaking him. At the end of the session, he placed ninth, but the race direction penalized him with three grid positions due to the contact. The Speed Up rider will then start tomorrow from the third position of the fourth row. Augusto Fernandez, at his first Grand Prix at the Brno circuit, is struggling with the team to find the right bike setting, but remains confident for the race as they still have the warm up to find the setting. The Spanish rider placed twenty-seventh, so he will start tomorrow’s race from the ninth row of the grid.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 12°
“This morning I had a good session, we were ready for qualifying. On my first fast lap I was forced to slow down by the traffic on the track. I was about to score a good time when I crashed with Aegerter. The fall unfortunately has made us waste valuable time, when we got back on track the conditions had changed and I could not improve the lap time. Too bad for the penalty, I do not think it was necessary, but we respect the decision of the race direction. We still remain positive for tomorrow’s race! “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 27°
We are struggling hard with the setup of the bike. We could not find the right set up to increase the feeling. Any time I returned at the box we tried new solutions, but as soon as I tried to push I felt the limit. Tonight and tomorrow during the warm up we will work to get to the points area! “
Moto2- ENCOURAGING FIRST DAY AT BRNO FOR CORSI E FERNANDEZ AT WORK ON THEIR SPEED UP SF7
The first day of Moto2 free practice sessions on the Czech circuit in Brno saw Speed Up riders following to different work schedules with encouraging results for both.
Simone Corsi, after the long summer break, came back on track determined to continue the good work done in the last race in Sachsenring. He placed second in the FP1 in wet conditions and in the afternoon, it focused on the race pace getting the twelfth position with a gap of eight tenths.
Teammate Fernandez, at his first outing on the memorable Brno track, finished the FP1 in eighteenth position with a gap of two seconds from the first. In the second free practice, he managed to reduce the gap to -1.629 increasing the confidence with the track and the familiarity with the Speed Up SF7.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 12th in 2’03.829
“It was a very positive day for us. This morning I really had a good feeling on the wet. In the FP2 we focused on the race pace with used tires looking at the race. We had positive feedbacks in both conditions. We know that the weather will be variable throughout the weekend and we still do not know what the conditions will be for the race. We will be competitive anyway! “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 21st in 2’04.604
“A good start after the break. I am happy to have been able to improve the lap time since the first day of testing and then reduce the gap from the first. I like the track even if it is very difficult. Tomorrow we will continue with the set-up and especially with the familiarization with the new track”.