29th October 2017
Moto2-RACE AT THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT OF SEPANG
Both Speed Up riders in the points at Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix
The last leg of the overseas trip has just ended at the International Circuit of Sepang.
The race turned immediately complicated for Simone Corsi, who after the first turn of the first lap found himself involved in the crash between Marini and Pawi. The Roman rider managed to avoid the contact but got to face the race from the last position. He didn’t give up and looked for overtaking lap after lap arriving eleventh at the finish line.
Positive Grand Prix for the young Fernandez who scored his best seasonal result. He placed twelfth at the end of a race that has fully confirmed the progress the Spanish had demonstrated throughout the Malaysian weekend.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 7th
“I was penalized by the involvement in the crash between the two riders at the first turn after the start. Restarting from the last position was really complicated. I immediately recovered positions, but the rain that came down in the last laps stopped my overcome. It’s a pity because I could get to the group in front of me. Now let’s think about the last race in Valencia!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 17th
“I am very happy to have reached my first ever points in the Championship! It was a very positive weekend, we worked well and we improved every day. I thank the team for their work and for the trust they give me! In Valencia we will do more!”
28th October 2018
Moto2-QUALIFYING AT SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT
Sixth row for the Speed Up riders at Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix
The qualifying session has just finished at the Sepang International Circuit, where tomorrow will be held the race of the penultimate seasonal event of the World Championship of Moto2. The two Speed Up riders, Augusto Fernandez and Simone Corsi will start tomorrow, respectively, from the first and second position of the sixth row.
Good feeling for the young Spaniard, especially after the work on the bike setting carried out by his technical staff.
Corsi accused some problems on the back that did not allow him to reach the hoped lap time, but he remains confident in tomorrow’s warm up to make the latest changes before the race.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 17th in 2’07.541
“I struggled today during the QP especially with the back, it is not easy to ride on this track with such high temperatures. We have to improve and this is what we expect to do tomorrow during the warm-up before the race. We must find a good rhythm and recover positions right away. We will fight as always, for sure!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 16th in 2’07.514
“I’m happy with today’s qualifying! The changes we made to the set-up of the bike have allowed us to make a good fast lap. Tomorrow I hope to start well and make a good race that will surely be very tough for the too hot temperature”.
27th October 2018
MOTO2- FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS AT SHELL MALAYSIA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX
Eleventh place for Simone Corsi at the end of Day1. Augusto Fernandez finished the two free practice sessions in sixteenth place.
Changeable weather conditions, with high humidity and rain in the afternoon, and the difficulties of a varied and challenging track put Corsi and Fernandez to the test, both working on their Speed Up bikes to find the best setting for the qualifying and race.
Day1 was good for the young Fernandez who demonstrated his ability to manage and adapt to both track conditions, dry in the morning and wet in the FP2. Once again the Spaniard had to face a circuit that he still did not know, demonstrating tenacity and dedication.
Positive also the 11th place of Simone Corsi marked during the FP1. The Roman struggled a bit to find the fast lap, but seems to have already found good feelings with the starting set-up.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 11th in 2’07.925
“This morning’s feeling was good, but we still miss something on the fast lap. We wanted to try some changes in the afternoon during the FP2 but in the wet none of the riders managed to improve the time, of course, so we will wait for the latest free practice tomorrow to improve the set-up of the bike. ”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 16th in 2’08.333
“I’m happy with this first day of free practice sessions. We worked well and I quickly adapted to the new circuit, both with dry track in FP1 and with wet FP2. We will continue our efforts in order to improve riding conditions before qualifying”.
22nd October 2018
Moto2-RACE AT THE PHILLIP ISLAND CIRCUIT
Corsi seventh and Fernandez seventeenth at the Michelin Grand Prix of Australia
Speed Up Racing team finishes again with points with Simone Corsi who, just in the race, finds better feelings than he had during all the Australian Grand Prix session. Starting from the third position in the fifth row, the Roman rider immediately tried to recover positions in order not to break away from the top ten. He struggled at first to find stability on the track, but once he found a good rhythm he became the author of a great comeback and cut the finish line in seventh position by earning nine points in the final rankings.
Young Fernandez finished 17th in his first race on Phillip Island circuit. A good race for the Spaniard who was able to recover seven positions although a half-race mistake was taking him out of the track.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 7th
“The race was good, but I’m not happy with the end result. Unfortunately, yesterday’s qualification has penalized us a lot, starting from the 15th position is never easy. We had a good potential, and although the race pace was good we could not reach the top, the gap was too big. However, it was a good comeback and I want to thank the whole team for the good work they have done! ”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 17th
“I’m sorry I did not reach the points zone even if I am happy with the race. I recovered many positions during the first lap, but then for a mistake I committed that almost led me off the track I had to fight more to get that position. I was able to find a good rhythm and recover until the 17th position. In Malaysia it will be better! ”
21st October 2018
Moto2-QUALIFYING AT MICHELIN AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX
Fifth and eighth row for the Speed UP riders Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez
The two sessions of today were held on a very cold day. Luckily, FP3 and only the beginning of the Moto2 QP had been partially affected by rain.
In the last free practice of the morning, both Speed Up riders worked well with the bike’s setup. At the end of the FP3 Corsi was third and Fernandez 17th.
Qualifying started a few minutes later, just the time to let the track dry out. Once got on the bike, the Speed Up Racing Team riders went on track with the slick to face a dry qualifying. Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez finished their QP respectively in 15th and 24th places, placing themselves in fifth and eighth row in tomorrow’s race.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 15th in 1’34.500
“Today I struggled a lot during the QP, especially with the back of the bike, the feeling was better this morning. We are missing the fast lap, but in the race it is different, if we do not lose starting positions we can still compete. We must find a good rhythm right away and be in the head group. ”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 24th in 1’35.076
“We have tried a new setting for the qualifying to try to improve this morning’s time, but I did not feel good and we decided to go back to the old setting because there was no time to try new solutions. We’ve been able to improve four-tenths of time, but it’s not enough, we have to do more!
20th October 2018
MOTO2- FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS AT MICHELIN AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX
Simone Corsi closes the Top Ten. Augusto Fernandez 19th on his first time at Phillip Island Circuit
In the first day of free practice of the Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Speed Up riders have started the second leg of the three extra-European races with determination, ready to fight in the third from last Grand Prix of the season.
The Speed Up racing team flag holder, Simone Corsi, got tenth at the end of the first day, although a crash in the 6th turn of the second lap of the FP2 made him missing the full session.
Busy with a new track, the young Spanish started the first free practice session with a gap of almost two seconds from the first. In FP2 he managed to improve his lap time and leads to -1.484 from the first increasing the confidence with the track and the fastening with his Speed Up.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 10th in 1’34.268
“This morning we started off well. I had a good feeling with the bike right away. Unfortunately, in the afternoon I made a mistake right at the beginning of the FP2. The bike was very damaged and I did not return to the track again. We’ve wasted a session but despite all the result is quite good at the end of the day1. We will work during tomorrow’s FP3 to get ready for the qualifying. “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 19th in 1’34.794
“I’m glad to have been able to improve the lap time since the first day of free practice and then reduce the gap from the first. Tomorrow we will continue with the set up and especially with the familiarization of the new track. We are positive and determined to make a good qualification! “
Moto2-GARA AL MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN
FERNANDEZ SO CLOSE TO THE POINTS, WHILE CORSI ENDS THE RACE IN 21ST
Heavy rain showers conditioned the weekend of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, which was held today at the Twin Ring Motegi and where the Moto2 race has just ended. A race that leaves a bitter taste in Simone Corsi’s mouth, who has had problems of feeling throughout the weekend. Twenty-eighth on the grid, he managed to recover seven positions despite the lack of grip finishing the race twenty-first. The Spaniard Augusto Fernandez, having achieved his best qualifying for the championship, is penalized by a bad start. During the race he is reluctant to recover some position and to cut the sixteenth the finish line, one step from the points zone.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 21st
“The weekend has been difficult since Friday. I’ve never had a good feeling in the wet, and I have never felt I could push more. I was expecting to recover many more positions, but that was not the case. We leave this race behind and focus on the next in Australia where we will be more competitive!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 16th
“It was a really complicated race since the start where I lost several positions. I was unable to recover them and reach at least the starting position. I struggled to get the right rhythm, but little grip has hindered me. Obviously, the 16th position is not what we expected from this race, especially after the excellent qualifying of yesterday. We will do better in Phillip Island!”
Moto2-QUALIFYING AT TWIN RING MOTEGI
FERNANDEZ SNATCHES A STUNNING TENTH PLACE. CORSI CRASHES OUT ON THE FINAL LAPS
With the best qualifying of the season, Augusto Fernandez snatches the fourth row of the grid in tomorrow’s race at the Twin Ring Motegi. The young Spaniard has confirmed the good work he has done during these two days of practice sessions bringing his Speed Up SF7 to tenth place. Only 3 free sessions were enough to learn the Japanese track and get the best result. Instead, a crash, harmless to the rider, puts Simone Corsi out right in the finals laps of qualifying session. The Roman rider will start tomorrow from the first position of the tenth row.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 28th in 1’57.774
“I’m really sorry. A day I do not hope to repeat. Today’s track conditions for me were very difficult, I never managed to fit. Tomorrow I will fight from the start to recover as many positions as possible and reach the points zone.”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 10th in 1’55.223
“I am very happy with my first top ten qualifying! It was not easy because we started with the wet and then the track was slowly dried up and we had to change the tyres. This has penalized us a bit because we were fourth with the wet. However, we worked well even with the dry. Tomorrow I hope to make a good start and fight for the top ten! ”
MOTO2- FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS IN JAPAN
Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez kick off the Motul Grand Prix of Japan
The Speed Up Racing Team is in Motegi for the Grand Prix of Japan, the fourth from last Moto2 2017 World Championship event, and the first of the three extra-European season-long consecutive races, which will continue on the next weekends with two more rounds in Australia and Malaysia.
On the first day of practice, both sessions were affected by the uncompromising rain that forced riders to fight with very tricky track conditions. Simone Corsi struggled to find the fast lap on the wet during the two sessions even though the feeling with the bike was good. He ended the two sessions getting the 19th place in 2’07.678. Fernandez, however, after the initial approach of the morning for the first time with the Japanese track, managed to improve his time in the second session, finishing 24th (2’07.953) although the crash in both sessions.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 19th in 2’07.678
“I’m not happy at all about the position and especially the gap from the first! Fortunately, the feeling with the bike is good so tomorrow we will try to better pushing harder in this condition. It will be important to be fast and go ahead because the weather forecast are so throughout the weekend!”
AUGUSTO#37 – 24th in 2’07.953
“It was a tough first day, with a new track for me in no easy condition! I crashed twice, in FP1 and in FP2, but I’m still happy with the growing feeling. It is a pity for the crashes that have taken away valuable time to improve more. We will see tomorrow as the track conditions will be and, as always, we will work hard during the FP3 to get ready for the qualifying session”.