Team Speed Up Racing is pleased to announce that it has reached a two-year agreement with Fabio Quartararo.
Fabio Quartararo, born in Nice (France) on 20th April 1999, made his World Championship debut in the class Moto3 in 2015 at the age of 15. Prior to his Grand Prix career, Quartararo won six Spanish championship titles, including successive Moto3 titles in 2013 and 2014.
“I’m really excited that a team as Speed Up Racing believes in me and has decided to give me this opportunity for the next two Moto2 World Championship seasons. I’m working hard towards the end of this year to get ready for the next season with the Speed Up Racing Team. I can’t wait!”
Moto2-RACE AT MOTORLAND DE ARAGÓN
CORSI TAKES SEVENTH PLACE WITH HIS SPEED UP SF7. FERNANDEZ CLOSES THE GP DE ARAGON TWENTY-SECOND
Speed Up Racing team finished in the points at the Gran Premio de Aragón with Simone Corsi who arrived seventh at the finish after 21 race laps. Starting from the second position of the second row, the Roman rider found himself recovering a small gap from the first group immediately after the start of the race. In a few laps, he recovered the gap finding a good pace throughout the race that brought him to place seventh.
Even Augusto Fernandez, after an uphill start, did not lose heart and struggled until the end, though the grip problems at the back accused for the first time after 2 days of practice session quite positive.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 7°
“I expected more than the seventh place from today’s race. On the first lap, Schrotter made a mistake at turn eight and I lost precious time there, I think almost a second and a half from the head group. I managed to close the gap in 2-3 laps, but then I could not keep the fifth position, we are still missing something on the setup. The grip has dropped after a few laps and I accused chattering problems. In tomorrow’s test we will try to figure out what’s wrong and what we miss to stay among the top 5!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 22°
“I started off badly, but when I was able to recover a bit and to take the group ahead I thought I could find the pace again, but that did not happen. I had a grip problem, both in braking and coming from a turn, I did not keep the bike in trajectory, I did a lot of effort. Too bad that we could do a good race! “
Moto2- QUALIFYING OF THE GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN
SECOND ROW FOR SIMONE CORSI, FIFTH IN QUALIFYING AT MOTORLAND ARAGÓN CIRCUIT. AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ, TWENTY-SECOND, WILL START FROM THE EIGHTH ROW.
The two Speed Up Team riders, Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez, placed fifth and twenty-second in today’s qualifying session at Motorland Aragón and will start from the second and eighth row in tomorrow’s race. In the first session of the morning, the young Fernandez closed the 45 minutes of FP3 in twelfth position by completing the three free practice sessions with a gap of only five tenths from the first. In the afternoon qualifying he cannot improve his lap time, but the good pace will allow him to fight for a good result.
Simone Corsi, seventh in the combined free practice time, placed fifth in the grid for tomorrow’s race with a little gap of just 0.140 marking his best season qualifying.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 5th in 1’53.876
“I am very happy with the fifth position. We have worked well with the team and this second row is for us really important for tomorrow’s race. The race will be long, we have to make a good start and not break away from the first group. The Motorland track is one of my favourite, we are ready to make a great result!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 22nd in 1’54.883
“What a shame! We could have start the race from a better position after the weekend we were doing. I could not find the fast ride. I insisted too much with no results. But we won’t back down because the pace is good and if we stay with the group in front we can do a good competition!”
Moto2- FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS AT MOTORLAND ARAGON CIRCUIT
SPEED UP RIDERS DELIVER SOLID START IN THE FIRST DAY
At the end of the first race day of the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón, the two Speed Up riders, Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez, took fifth and fourteenth place respectively in the combined free practice sessions. A slight rain featured the first session in the morning, forcing the riders to run slowly. It was a good practice session for the young Fernandez, who got ninth at the end of the FP1 with only 14 laps.
In the afternoon, both Speed UP rivers waited for track conditions to improve before starting the second session. Along with their technicians, Corsi and Fernandez find the right dry setup that allows them to get their fifth and fourteenth positions.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 5th in 1’55.273
“Today was a special day because both sessions were marked by the rain. We preferred not to force on the wet track during the FP1, and in the afternoon, just after the track got almost dried, we started the session and immediately we adapted to the track with the slick tyres. Well the fifth position, but we can do more in more stable conditions!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 14th in 1’55.928
“I finally came to a circuit I know pretty well. We started off on the right foot by marking good times in different climatic conditions. The feeling is good, we must continue to work in this way if we want to compete in the race.”
Moto2-SUNDAY AT GRAND PRIX OF MISANO CONDITIONED BY THE WEATHER. CORSI SAVED THE RACE ON LAST TURN, FERNANDEZ FORCED TO RETIRE DUE TO ELECTRONICS PROBLEMS.
The true main player of the Grand Prix of San Marino e Riviera di Rimini was the weather. After two days of dry sessions, the expected rain totally changed the track and race conditions by forcing teams and riders to change the bike setting already in the morning warm up. The race started in a mild rain that made the track slippery and riding conditions really difficult. The Speed Up rider Simone Corsi lost some starting position while Augusto Fernandez immediately recovered. Unfortunately, during lap nine, the young Spanish who had reached the tenth position was forced to retire due to an electronic problem to the bike. Only 16 riders finished Moto2 race at the Marco Simoncelli circuit in Misano and among them Simone Corsi. The Roman rider, after a crash in the last turn, managed to save the race by getting up and arriving eighth at the finish.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 8th
“It was a really long and hard battle. There was very little grip and the rain seemed to be getting stronger, for this reason a lot of us crashed. I’m sorry becauseI missed the fifth place right at the last turn, but I’m happy I finished eighth and earned 8 points in the overall standings. “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – NOT CLASSIFIED
“I do not know what to say, I’m obviously very sorry for today. I had a good pace, I was riding well and fast recovering lap by lap. It was the first time I was in Top Ten in race, I felt I could do well today and finally achieve my first goal, the points. Now I only want to forget what happened and concentrate on the next Grand Prix of Aragón. “
Moto2- QUALIFYING OF THE GRAND PRIX OF SAN MARINO E RIVIERA DI RIMINI
EXCELLENT WORK BY THE SPEED UP RIDERS: THIRD ROW FOR CORSI AND NINTH FOR FERNANDEZ
The qualifying sessions came to an end today at Misano Adriatico, the thirteenth round in the 2017 Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing season. Speed Up Racing Team riders, Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez, will jump tomorrow respectively from the third and ninth row in the eighth and twenty-fifth position.
The Roman rider, after a good fourth time in 1’38.384 in the FP3 in the morning, is able to lower the fast lap again during the qualifying session and with 1’37.940 he will start from the eighth position of the starting grid of the race of tomorrow. The young Fernandez got a fabulous sixth place in the FP3, confirming his steady growth. Unfortunately, in the afternoon’s QP he did not get better because of the lack of grip in the back. Tomorrow’s warm up will be crucial to resuming this morning’s feeling.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 8° in 1’37.940
“Good day! I’m sorry to have missed the second row a step back from the end of the QP as we had a good start in both sessions and we could stay in the top 5. If tomorrow’s race is dry we are sure we will be competitive. If it’s wet it will be different for all riders so it’s all to see. I feel ready in both conditions!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 25° in 1’38.739
“I’m so sorry to start from the ninth row, it is not for sure what we expected after the great FP3! We had a good time and a good lap time, then in the QP we wanted to make that extra step, but we did not get the result hoped for. The back was not good, we could not even repeat this morning’s time, no grip. We know we can do this race well, the points area remains our goal”.
MOTO2- FREE PRACTICE AT MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT MARCO SIMONCELLI
CORSI IS HARD AT WORK IN THE SPEED UP CAMP, MOSTLY ON PACE; FERNANDEZ HAS EVEN MORE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Simone Corsi finished eighth in the first day of the Tribul Mastercard GP San Marino e Riviera di Rimini. The Speed Up Team’s Roman rider, having scored the thirteenth time in the FP1 in the morning, then placed eighth in 1’38,464 in the afternoon session, improving his lap time by seven-tenths.
Even teammate Augusto Fernandez ended two valid free practice sessions, improving his lap time and testing a good race pace. In the morning session, the young Spaniard got an excellent fifteenth position in 1’39.370 while maintaining a steady pace throughout the session. In the FP2, however, he focused on the race pace while maintaining the tyres of the previous session.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 8° in 1’38.464
“This afternoon we did a good job improving the morning time. The feeling is not bad, like the race pace. We must retrieve those 3-4 tenths from the first. Tomorrow, the lap time will surely come down to 1’37, but fortunately we have understood the changes to be made to the back for more grip. We’ll see tomorrow how it will go.”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 26th in 1’39.283
“We started well this morning, we were pleased with the fifteenth time at a second from the first. I felt good with the bike, in fact in the afternoon we did not make great changes, but we simulated the race pace. We then scored twenty-sixth as we used the FP1 tyres. We missed the fast lap, but we know the reason why!”