Archive for June, 2018

TT ASSEN

1st July 2018

LIGHTECH-SPEED UP RACING TEAM: RACE
QUARTARARO FLIES ON THE SECOND STEP OF THE DUTCH PODIUM

A race to remember for the LighTech-Speed Up Racing team’s rider Fabio Quartararo at the iconic Cathedral of Speed.

The young French had to give all he had to take a solid second place in a drama-filled Grand Prix of Netherlands. Quartararo took home his second podium in a row in a hard faught race. After Saturday’s qualifying, in which Fabio was seventh on the grid, he was penalized by three grid positions because he did not see the red flag during the session. Then he made a difficult start losing 2 positions that he was able to recover in only 2 laps. At lap 10 he overtook Pasini and Binder starting his comeback.

Teammate Danny Kent had another difficult race unfortunately crashing out of the race in turn 3, lap 1, he made an average start but entering turn 3 a rider tried to overtake him on the inside, touched him a little which caused him to run a little wide and losing the front end.

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 2nd

“I’m really satisfied, I did not expect it! We are working well from Le Mans race and the results are finally coming. I understood how to change my driving style and how to adapt to the Speed ​​Up bike. We will keep working on this way for sure! I really thank everyone for supporting me. Can’t be more happy!”

DANNY KENT#52 – DNF

“Frustrated not to finish the race today, I’m sorry to my team once again because we deserve better, we started the weekend quite well, unfortunately having made a bad qualifying we made the job a lot harder for the race, I’m sure I was able to finish inside the point because the group from p12 to p14 was around the pace I was running all weekend, I will head home now, work hard and prepare from Sachsenring”.

 

30th June 2018

QUALIFYING AT ASSEN TT: THIRD AND EIGHTH ROW FOR THE LIGHTECH-SPEED UP RACING TEAM

The second day of the Dutch weekend has just ended at the TT circuit Assen for the LighTech-Speed Up Racing team. Under a clear blue sky, Fabio Quartararo qualified in seventh place of the standings just two tenths from the first. The youngest of the box is ready to give his best in tomorrow’s race. Fabio has a very good rhythm even with the used tyre and he is very determined to fight. He will start from the first place of the third row of the starting grid. Meanwhile, Danny Kent ended in twenty-second position and he will start from the eighth row. The Brit did not find the perfect condition to score the fastest lap, but still has confidence in tomorrow’s warm-up to improve his feeling and be more competitive.

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 7th in 1’37.812
“It was a pretty positive day. We are at 0.2 from the first on the grid with a good race pace for tomorrow. I have a good feeling even with used tyres and a great desire to fight. Tomorrow we will try some small changes in the warm-up to see if we can improve again. I hope in an excellent race!!”

DANNY KENT#52 – 22nd in 1’38.686

Of course I am disappointed with the qualifying being down in 22nd. Unfortunately, I was only able to match my best lap time from the weekend where as many riders improved a lot, my ideal lap is 0.4 faster than my best lap which means I didn’t push a perfect lap together. Tomorrow I will make some changes to see if we can improve”.

 

29th June 2018

POSITIVE START FOR LIGHTECH-SPEED UP RACING TEAM RIDERS IN ASSEN


The race weekend for the LighTech-Speed ​​Up Racing team at the TT Assen GP has started well. After the first two free practice sessions scheduled today on the Dutch circuit, Fabio Quartararo has in fact obtained the fourth best time in 1’38.256 only 0.165 tenths from the first, while his teammate, Danny Kent, ranked in the fourteenth place in of 1’38.749 with a gap of 0.658.

Both riders had already proved to be competitive during the first morning session, when Quartararo was third and Kent seventh.

The young Frenchman managed to improve his lap time between the two sessions, while Danny Kent focused on the setting of the bike working with used tyres.

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 4th in 1’38.256
“Today’s result is very positive, we have had two good sessions thanks to the work done on the setting and the sprocket of the bike. Between the two sessions we worked on the race pace, improving the feeling. Tomorrow we will focus on the first sector where we are finding some problems. It’s a fast circuit and I have to say that I like it a lot. Now we must continue to work as we know how to do!”

DANNY KENT#52 – 14th in 1’38.749

Today I feel was a much better Friday than the last 2 GP’s. We are quite close to the front guys, in FP1 I had a good feeling, then we made some small changes in FP2 and tried the softer tyre which caused some problems. We will analyse the data, see where I am losing to my team mate and try to improve tomorrow”.

LIGHTECH-SPEED UP RACING TEAM

28thJune 2018

LIGHTECH AND SPEED UP RACING TEAM TOGETHER AT THE CATHEDRAL OF SPEED FOR THE MOTUL TT ASSEN

After the first Moto2 Quartararo’s stunning victory on Sunday at the Grand Prix of Catalunya, the Speed ​​Up Racing Team’s riders face the eighth round of the Moto2 World Championship scheduled this weekend on the iconic TT Circuit Assen.

This weekend the Italian team will be joined by LighTech, a company based in Veneto, Italy, that deals with the design and development of high-level technical components for sports and non-motorcycles.

On the Dutch weekend, Speed ​​Up Racing Team turns yellow in representation of the new partnership that sees LighTech as official main sponsor of the LighTech-Speed ​​Up Racing team. The LighTech brand will be on the riders’ suits, on the team’s clothing, on the box and on the Speed ​​Up motorcycles.

 

Founded in 1997, LighTech is today a worldwide benchmark for the high-level technical products about superbike motorcycle, street bikes and more. All aluminium and titanium components are designed, engineered and manufactured in Italy, in the headquarter based in Santa Lucia di Piave, in the province of Treviso.

The experience, the passion for motor sport world and advanced CNC machines, allowed to LighTech to offer a wide range of high-quality products combined with an innovative and rifined design.

With his catalog with more than 6.000 products, LighTech exports every year in more than 50 countries in the world, through professional sales networks constantly increasing and thanks to a close team work with the company.

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CIV IMOLA 22-23-24 JUNE

26th June 2018

ELF CIV PRE MOTO3 ROUND3: POLE POSITION AND FANTASTIC VICTORY IN RACE1 FOR COLLIN VEIJER AT THE AUTODROMO ENZO E DINO FERRARI, IMOLA

Collin Veijer and the JCR Team Speed ​​Up turned into an almost perfect race weekend in the third round of the ELF CIV pre-moto3 250 4T at Imola.

After the pole position achieved on Saturday morning qualifying in 2’06.313, Collin took home his first victory in Race1. He made a good start and then he fought for almost the entire race with his rival Morosi, having the best on the finish line.

The following day, determined to get on the podium also in race2, the JCR Team Speed ​​Up rider was forced to retire after only 2 laps from the start due to a gearshift anomaly of his Speed ​​Up, thus leaving free way to his main rival.

The next round of the ELF CIV pre-moto3 250 4T championship will take place at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli from the 27th to the 29th of July.

 Collin Vejier#95: “I am happy cause we made steps forward on the Speed Up bike and this resulted in a pole position and my first victory. In race2 I had a good feeling too to fight for the victory, but unfortunately I had to retire from the race because of a technical problem with the bike. I hope to make a good result also in Misano race. A big thank to my team and all sponsors”.

 

 

 

 

 

GP CATALUNYA

17th May 2018

HDR HEIDRUN-SPEED UP RACING TEAM: RACE
QUARTARARO SEALS SUPERB VICTORY AT THE GRAND PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA

HDR Heidrun-Speed ​​Up Racing team rider Fabio Quartararo highlighted his perfect race weekend at Circuito de Montmeló-Barcelona today and rode the strongest race of his career in the Moto2 World Championship.

The HDR Heidrun-Speed Up Racing team dominated the scenes in Catalunya weekend. Starting from pole position, the young Quartararo had a strong start placing in the first group in third position. At lap 10 he climbed to the top and dominated the race until the finish line taking his first victory home in Moto2 class.  The French rider not only won the race, but even the race fastest lap, the pole position and the circuit best lap!

On the other side of the box, Danny Kent tried to do his best to recover positions after a difficult start finishing the race twenty-first. He wasn’t the best race weekend for him, but now he has the time to solve the situation with his crew before the Dutch Grand Prix.

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 1st

“I think that this was the perfect weekend! We started to go faster from Friday morning and we worked very well. Before starting the race, I spoke with Eros, my crew chief, and our goal was to stay in the first five positions. But in track I had a great pace, so I could push. I have to say a big thank to the team for what we did and to my family for being always on my side. And now, I can’t wait to go to Assen for the next Grand Prix!”

DANNY KENT#52 – 21st

“Another difficult weekend for me and my side of the team, I had a bad start and got stuck with a few slower riders in the first laps. Once I got past them I was able to set my rhythm and nearly caught the group in front, anyway it’s not where we want to be. I hope we can sort the problems out in the next race and congratulations to my team mate and the team on a great win!”

 

16th June 2018

HDR HEIDRUN-SPEED UP RACING TEAM: QUALIFYING

QUARTARARO POWERS TO POLE POSITION IN CATALUNYA GP

Today HDR Heidrun-Speed Up Racing Moto2 riders Fabio Quartararo and Danny Kent were back in action at a dry and hot Montmeló-Barcelona Grand Prix race circuit to determine their place on tomorrow’s starting grid.

Quartararo push his Speed Up bike to the limit during an intense 45-minute qualifying session and took first place, while Danny Kent couldn’t find the right feeling with the bike during the 4 sessions placing twenty-seventh.

First and ninth grid position for the HDR Heidrun-Speed Up Racing team riders ahead of tomorrow’s Gran Premi Energy de Catalunya that will take start at 12.20 pm.

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 1st in 1’43.479
“We had a very good qualifying session, but the result does not respect our work. Unfortunately, during the fast lap where we could reach the second row, a rider on the track did not allow me to finish it. We lost the best position but we are determined to fight in tomorrow’s race!”

DANNY KENT#52 – 27th in 1’45.153

“Very bad qualifying today, and in total the weekend hasn’t been good. I don’t have a good feeling with the bike, my confidence is very low at the moment. I am sorry to my team, congratulation to my team mate doing a great job!”

 

 

15th June 2018

HDR HEIDRUN-SPEED UP RACING TEAM: QUARTARARO SIXTH AND KENT TWENTY-FIRST IN THE FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS AT MONTMELÓ

The Moto2 Catalan weekend, ​​the seventh round of the 2018 season, opened up with the two Friday sessions. At the end of the first day of free practice session of the GP of Catalunya, the HDR Heidrun-Speed ​​Up Racing team’s riders placed in sixth (Fabio Quartararo) and the twenty-first (Danny Kent) position.

The young French rider managed to improve his performance by almost a second in FP2. He ended a good session scoring the third time in 1’44.848 just 0.144 tenths from the first. Box-mate, Danny Kent, had problems with the front that prevent him from improving the feeling. He finished the Catalan Friday in twenty-first position in 1’45.110.

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 6th in 1’44.848
“It was a pretty positive day. This morning we had problems in FP1 but in the afternoon we managed to find solutions that have greatly improved the bike. I feel good, the feeling is good and we are ready for tomorrow!”

DANNY KENT#52 – 21st in 1’45.110

“Difficult first day! In the afternoon I had no feeling with the front, the bike doesn’t turn and then it closes on me. I couldn’t ride as I hoped, but we still have time to work on the bike so we will study the collected data and see what we can do with the bike”.

HDR HEIDRUN-SPEED UP RACING TEAM

AT THE GRAND PRIX OF CATALUNYA HDR HEIDRUN TINTS IN RED THE SPEED UP RACING TEAM

The Moto2 World Championship returns to action at the Montmeló circuit, Barcelona, ​​for the seventh round of 2018.

At the Catalan Grand Prix comes the third color of the season that tints the Speed ​​Up Racing team in red. The Italian company HDR Heidrun, a leading manufacturer of high-quality plastic household products, has been one of the team’s main partners for years. In addition to confirming the sponsorship agreement with Speed ​​Up Racing Team for the 2018 Moto2 Championship, Heidrun will take on the role of Official Main Sponsor at the Grand Prix de Catalunya (June 15-16-17) and the Grand Prix de la Comunitat Valenciana ( 16-17-18 November).

New livery, new colors and new name for the team in this Catalan weekend: “HDR Heidrun-Speed ​​Up Racing Team”.

“Since 1958, Heidrun Europlastic manufactures high-quality plastic household products of daily necessities, with a range that covers more than 500 articles. Through the years and thanks to its reliability and the unique Italian design of the products, it managed to reach clients all over the world.

As well as in product design, Heidrun is also leader in technological innovation of the production system, using state-of-the-art machines and molds. Resources are all invested in research and development of new solutions, to always create eye-catching and practical products.

Speed, technological innovation and competition: Heidrun’s philosophy is inspired by motor racing. To be successful you have to work hard, focus on a target and never give up. A light and flexible structure, together with a brilliant and farsighted management, is what has always kept Heidrun competitive in an overcrowded market.”

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GP OF ITALY

3rd June 2018

MB CONVEYORS-SPEED UP RACING TEAM IN THE POINTS AGAIN WITH FABIO QUARTARARO. DANNY KENT CRASHES OUT IN THE TENTH LAP

The MB CONVEYORS-SPEED UP RACING team finished in the points at the Grand Prix of Italy with Fabio Quartararo who closed a positive weekend, finishing eleventh and earning five more championship points.

Danny Kent’s race, on the other hand, did not last long. The Brit, who seemed to have found the right feeling in the sessions of the previous days, did not finish his race due to a crash at Turn 1 of the tenth lap when, after a good start, he tried to recover positions.

Next stop of the Moto2 World Championship is the Grand Prix of Catalunya, Montmeló, Barcelona, on June 17.

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 11th  

“It was a difficult race. The track temperature was very high and that’s why the front chattering was inevitable. I managed to recover a few positions right away, but at a certain point a rider in front of me crashed and it was at that moment that I lost precious seconds, detaching myself from the front group. In any case, I am satisfied with the race pace and determined to continue working as we have done so far!”

DANNY KENT#52 – not classified

“Disappointed with the final result today because our potential this weekend was much better, unfortunately in the race we had some problems with the bike that we can see clearly on the data, problems that we didn’t have all weekend. Tomorrow we have a test so we will continue working to try and improve. Sorry to my team and thanks for everything!”

 

2nd June 2018

QUALIFYING: FIFTH AND SIXTH ROW FOR THE MB CONVEYORS-SPEED UP RACING TEAM’S RIDERS

MB Conveyors-Speed ​​Up Racing Team’s riders finished the qualifying session on the Italian Saturday in the fifth and sixth row. Danny Kent placed fifteenth and Fabio Quartararo the sixteenth. In the third free practice session in the morning both riders improved the settings of their Speed ​​Up SF18 grabbing the ninth (Kent in 1’52.599) and eleventh (Quartararo in 1’52.670) position. Kent, after having analysed the data of the two sessions of the previous day with his crew, managed to find a solution to the problems with the front and improve the fast lap. The box mate, Fabio Quartararo, spent the FP3 testing the race pace and in addition to lower the crono, demostrated to be competitive in qualifying. During the last lap of the QP, the fastest of the session, he was stopped by traffic on the track.

DANNY KENT#52 – 15th in 1’52.245

“Finally, in the qualifying I am not happy with the position because this is not where we want to be, but the positive is that I have a better feeling with the bike, and also the lap times are very close, 0,2 and we are inside the top 8. We will continue working to have a good race tomorrow!”

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 16th in 1’52.318
“We had a very good qualifying session, but the result does not respect our work. Unfortunately, during the fast lap where we could reach the second row, a rider on the track did not allow me to finish it. We lost the best position but we are determined to fight in tomorrow’s race!”

 

 

1st June 2018

MB CONVEYORS-SPEED UP RACING TEAM: QUARTARARO AND KENT AT WORK IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE GRAND PRIX OF ITALY

The Tuscan circuit, one of the most loved in the world, is a top shelf test for the Speed ​​Up Italian bike thanks to the extreme variety and technical layout. The first day of free practice at Mugello, ahead of next Sunday’s GP, provided encouraging information to both the riders of the MB Conveyors-Speed ​​Up Racing team. The young Quartararo finished the day in tenth position, improving the time obtained in FP1 in the morning. The change of tires, from hard to soft, and the increase of laps on the track have made a better feeling allowing Fabio to get only 5 tenths from the first in the standings.

Box-mate Danny Kent finished the day in twenty-first position. Some problems at the front limited him in both the free practice sessions but he is determined to find a solution together with his technical staff to improve the feeling before tomorrow’s qualifying.

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 10th in 1’52.642
“In the first session we worked with hard rubber to be able to have 2 soft tires in the second and we saw the notable difference: with the soft tire we started working well and improving the pace by lowering the time trial of 1,346. I have a good feeling. I want to be in the first 3 rows tomorrow!”

DANNY KENT#52 – 21st in 1’53.435

“Difficult first day here in Mugello, in the morning it wasn’t too bad but in the afternoon I have no feeling with the front, the bike doesn’t turn and then it closes on me. We will look at the data, see what we can do with the bike, and I will also compare my data to other riders to see what I can do myself to improve.

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