MB CONVEYORS SPEED UP
NAVARRO SEVENTH AND DI GIANNANTONIO TENTH WITH A GREAT COMEBACK
The sixth round of the Moto2 World Championship has just ended at the Mugello International Circuit. The MB Conveyors Speed Up team greets Mugello after a race full of emotions in which Navarro and Di Giannantonio fought with all their strength. Impressive is the undertaking of Fabio who ranked in tenth place recovering twenty-one positions. The MB Conveyors Speed Up rider has once again shown determination and competitiveness with a performance over the top.
Tough race but well managed by Jorge Navarro who with the seventh position earned nine fundamental points and ranked fourth in the World Championship Classification.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 7th
“It was a very complicated race, the most difficult so far for me. I started quite well and for the first few laps I managed to stay with the leading group. Then I gradually realized that the feeling was changing, I suffered especially from the fourth sector, in the last corner and in the straight when I accelerated I didn’t have the same pace as the others. Then, due to a mistake, I lost the position I was in, I tried to recover but the tyres towards the end of the race had by now lost grip. I am sorry because I was hoping for a better result but we must remain positive, today we gave our best by learning a lot and bringing points at home. In Catalunya we will keep working as we are doing!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 10th
“Delighted for this home Grand Prix! We were unlucky at the start otherwise we could have done much better. In any case, we have finally made a proper race, with a great step recovering 21 positions. One of the toughest races of my life. We have been good, I am really happy and I want to thank the team for the work we are doing, we must continue like this! “
SECOND AND FIFTH ROW FOR THE MB CONVEYORS SPEED UP TEAM IN THE ITALIAN QUALIFYING SESSION
At the Mugello International Circuit the MB Conveyors Speed Up team finished the qualifying session for the Grand Prix of Italy with Jorge Navarro’s fifth time and Fabio Di Giannantonio’s fourteenth. In the third morning free practice session both riders improved their Speed Up SF19T settings taking the sixth (Navarro in 1’51.856) and tenth (Di Giannantonio in 1’52.151) positions obtaining direct access to Q2. Excellent work by both teams, who with the data collected in Fp3 prepared to face the qualifying under the scorching sun of Mugello. Navarro, after a few laps on the track, returns for the tyre change five minutes before the end of the session and with determination found the fastest lap and took the second row of the starting grid. The number 21 of the team used FP3 to test the race pace and in addition to lowering the chrono, he demonstrated to be competitive in qualifying. Unfortunately, during his fastest lap of the session, Fabio was stopped by traffic on track and so he ended the session by taking the fifth row confident for tomorrow’s race.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 5th in 1’51.470
“Today was a positive day. This morning we had a good free practice session and with the final time we managed to rate ourselves directly for Q2. Initially in qualifying we could not find the fastest lap, then I stopped and changed the tyres. The feeling improved but the time was not much but we still managed to take fifth and second row. I think it’s a good position for the race, we still have some details to see, but we’ll fix everything for tomorrow”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 10th in 1’51.920
“I’m not happy with today’s qualifying. After the improvements this morning I expected to do much better in qualifying and instead I couldn’t find the fastest lap during the fifteen minutes on the track. I found too much traffic throughout the session. We will start back, but determined to recover from the first laps. Grit, head and heart are the keywords for tomorrow’s race”.
NAVARRO SIXTH AND DI GIANNANTONIO TENTH IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE GRAND PRIX OF ITALY
The MB Conveyors Speed Up team riders Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio started the Grand Prix of Italy finishing sixth and tenth in the combined classification of the first free practice sessions.Great performance for both crew in the team who demonstrated to be competitive from the first laps on the track. Di Giannantonio marked the third time of the FP1 starting the Tuscan Friday in the best way. He improved his time in the afternoon free practice and used the session working on the set up of his Speed Up bike finishing in tenth place at 0.631 from the first.The number nine of the team started the morning with the sixth time after staying in the top positions for many laps. In the second session, Navarro, after evaluating together with his staff the changes to be made, tested on the race pace, obtaining excellent results. He finished the first day of the Italian Grand Prix in sixth place in 1’52.541.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 6th in 1’52.541
“A positive first day! We tried several changes to understand which way to go and we have been able to understand a lot of things that we will need in the coming days. The pace was very good, maybe we missed an even faster lap, but we have time to improve tomorrow. We will use the last free practice session tomorrow morning and we will certainly try to get some good qualifying to start ahead. We are competitive and confident for Sunday’s race“.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 10th in 1’52.617
“This morning we started very well, the feeling was great and we managed to get strong immediately. In the afternoon we tried the hardest front tyre and even though it didn’t give me good sensations we still managed to do very well. It’s a grand prix that I really like, the home race is always more exciting than the others, especially for the people and because I like the circuit very much. Now let’s just think about improving and doing good qualifying session”.
LIGHTECH SPEED UP
JORGE NAVARRO TOOK THIRD CONSECUTIVE PODIUM IN LE MANS. DI GIANNANTONIO ENDED THE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE TWELFTH AFTER A SUPERB COMEBACK
The Lightech Speed Up team ends the French weekend with flying colors and greets Le Mans with so much satisfaction for the third consecutive podium of Jorge Navarro, runner-up, and the excellent comeback of teammate Fabio Di Gannantonio, who reached the points zone with the twelfth placement. After the wet qualifying on Saturday, the technicians changed the setting of the motorbikes because, although the sky was cloudy, a dry race was ahead. The poleman Navarro, after a good start lost some positions and on the first lap he was behind Vierge in fourth place. Almost halfway through the race, Jorge got second, determined to reach Marquez. Some driving errors took away the possibility for the number nine of the Lightech Speed Up team to fight for the victory, but once again he took a well-deserved second place and the fastest lap of the race. Fabio Di Giannantonio, twentieth on the grid, faced the race with the determination and the awareness of being able to compete and once again demonstrated his growth with the Speed Up bike, crossing the finish line in twelfth position.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 2nd
“I am really very happy about this weekend, especially because Le Mans is a circuit that has always created me some problems in this category. After the practice on Friday when we didn’t have a good feeling with the bike, I and my staff were really good at figuring out how to solve the problems and then get the pole in the wet. This morning, with a dry track, we made some changes to the setting and during the warm up I realized we could fight for the win. I’m sorry for the mistakes I made at the corner 8, without which we could reach the first position, but we still managed to finish second and take the third consecutive podium. We are super happy, twenty points more and third place in the standings”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 12th
“I’m happy because it was a pretty tricky race and after a complicated weekend we managed to do well. Starting from the twentieth position was not easy but I did my best and managed to recover some positions. We need to work better in free practice sessions and in qualifying to try to start later and then improve especially in the first part of the race where we were a bit slow”.
JORGE NAVARRO AMAZED EVERYBODY AT THE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE WITH THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE POLE
The Lightech Speed Up team riders returned to action at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit to determine their position on tomorrow’s starting grid. As expected, the last morning free practice session was affected by the rain, which did not allow Navarro and Di Giannantonio to improve Friday’s free practices time. Both riders then faced the Q1, again with a wet track. Jorge finished the qualifying session with the fourth time in 1’49.736 which allowed him to access Q2. On his return to the track, ready to fight for the top positions, Navarro took the lead improving his time every lap until taking the second consecutive pole of the season.Di Giannantonio showed an excellent feeling in the wet in the Fp3, in which he took the twelfth time in 1’46.362 with a gap of +0.244. Fabio faced the Q1 with determination but due to a fall at the start of the session and the traffic on track he almost reached access to the Q2, taking the twentieth position.First and seventh row of the starting grid for the Lightech Speed Up team riders ahead of tomorrow’s Grand Prix de France race that will start at 12.20 pm.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 16th in 1’37.232
“We did complicated free practice sessions, with a lot of problems, especially yesterday when we couldn’t find the feeling to make a good time that allowed direct access to Q2. Today in the wet it was initially complicated, but the team did a really good job. We have figured out where to improve and in the end we managed to get to Q2 and reach pole. I’m really happy and confident for tomorrow”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 21st in 1’37.488
“The day had started well. The feeling with the bike was excellent with both wet and damp tracks, we felt ready and confident to make a great Q1 and pass in Q2. Too bad for the small crash at the beginning of Q1 and shame about not being able to get into Q2 where we could certainly do well considering that with the time of Q1 we could start in sixth position on the grid”.
LIGHTECH SPEED UP: FIRST FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS OF THE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE
The fifth round of the Moto2 season has startes today at the legendary Le Mans circuit. In the first day of free practices the Lightech Speed Up team dedicated themselves to the development of the Speed Up SF19T by testing different tyre solutions.After 35 laps made in the two sessions, Jorge Navarro took sixteenth place in the combined standing with a gap of +0.681 from the first. Front-end problems reduced the feeling with his bike, but with the data collected in the two sessions Navarro and his staff are ready to face tomorrow.Difficult first day also for Di Giannantonio, who placed 21st in French Friday. Fabio is working to improve his feeling with the bike.Both riders, currently out of the first fourteen places, will have to make the most of the morning session to gain access to Q2. A lot will depend on the weather conditions, the rain forecast for tomorrow could change everything.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 16th in 1’37.232
“It was a strange day because the feeling was not good since the first session. With the soft tyres it took me a lot of effort especially with the front. When entering turns and accelerating, we have problems to solve. Certainly tomorrow, weather permitting, we will change the working plan using the hard tyre and if there is the possibility we will use the soft to make a good lap as it makes us faster. We are ready for tomorrow, it will be a much better day”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 21st in 1’37.488
“The day did not go as I expected. This morning we did a few laps during the first sessions, too few, even if the feeling was not bad at all. Instead in the afternoon, with the conditions slightly different from the morning, we made more effort due to lack of grip. We tried a harder tyre in front that I didn’t like very much. We are determined to do well this weekend and tomorrow we will do our best although the weather conditions are uncertain”.
HDR HEIDRUN SPEED UP
HDR HEIDRUN SPEED UP AGAIN ON THE PODIUM WITH NAVARRO AT JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA
HDR Heidrun Speed Up team’s rider Jorge Navarro put his heart and soul into today’s race by taking second place. Fabio Di Giannantonio unfortunately was not able to push until the last lap due to a problem at the front but he was nevertheless able to lead a good race by crossing the finish line in twelfth position showing throughout the weekend that he could be competitive.
Two starts for the race due to a dramatic crash of multiple riders at the start, but without serious consequences. The riders immediately returned to the pits after the “red flag” preparing to leave in a short time. In the meantime, the Race Direction announced that the race laps will be 15. When the traffic lights went out, Navarro missed the start losing four positions and immediately after he started recovering positions until the second place that crowns the almost perfect weekend of Jorge Navarro and all his staff.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 2nd
“An almost perfect weekend! I am really happy with how we worked, with a couple of extra laps we could have fought for the victory but in any case we are satisfied with this podium. I must say that it’s always exciting to race here in Jerez. I thank the guys in the team for the work and support they give me. See you in Le Mans! “
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 12th
“A huge shame because we had a perfect weekend and in the race we could have done a lot much better! We believed it a lot because we all knew that we could aspire to a different position. Unfortunately we had a small problem at the front because of which I could not push more by turning almost a second slower than the other sessions of the weekend. Too bad, but let’s take the positive this weekend with the awareness of being faster, to have taken another step forward and get excited in Le Mans. The day after tomorrow we have a two-day test in Aragon where we will find some important solutions for the next races!”
INCREDIBLE NAVARRO’S POLE POSITION AND TRACK RECORD. DI GIANNANTONIO IN THE THIRD ROW AFTER A GREAT QUALIFYING
HDR Heidrun-Speed Up riders Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio were back in action at Jerez de la Frontera circuit to determine their position on tomorrow’s starting grid after both grabbing direct access to Q2. It was a sensational qualifying in which riders and team gave their best. Navarro pushed his Speed Up bike to the limit to take pole position and broking the all-time lap record to finish with a best of 1’41.182, confirming the improvements achieved since the first race of the season.
A session over the top also for Di Giannantonio who got direct access to the Q2 during the last morning free practice, improving the lap time of Friday by eight tenths. But it is precisely in qualifying that Fabio put his all into the qualifying until the last seconds grabbing the seventh position on the grid.
So the first and third row of the starting grid await us tomorrow at the start of the Moto2 race at 12.20.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 1st in 1’41.182
“Super super happy with the work we have done this weekend. In the morning session we did several laps with the used tyre trying to find a good rhythm and so after I knew that in qualifying with the new tyre we could be very fast but I didn’t think about the pole position. Once on the track I waited for the right moment to do my best and I managed to do a super lap time. I am very happy, tomorrow we will start from pole and we will see how far we can get!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 7th in 1’41.451
“Good today! I’m really very happy because since yesterday we have taken a big step forward. I expected to improve a little, but not so much sincerely. We are ready for tomorrow and we can really make a good race, however, feet on the ground, head down and work with maximum concentration because tomorrow we can really do well. Good job Jorge and team, we’re doing really well! “