Archive for August, 2019

BRITISH GP

CAMPETELLA SPEED UP

NAVARRO FLIES ON THE SECOND STEP OF THE BRITISH PODIUM. DI GIANNANTONIO SIXTH TO THE FINISH LINE

At Silverstone comes the seventh podium of the season for Speed ​​Up which climbed to the second step of the British Grand Prix after a great race by Jorge Navarro. Sixth position instead for Fabio Di Giannantonio who also showed determination and constant growth this weekend.

The team’s number nine smiles once again after having crossed the finish line in second place. A race to the limit, fought to the end, where the feeling was different from that of the weekend sessions, perhaps due to the high temperatures, but which in any case Jorge was able to manage well giving great emotions.

Di Giannantonio concluded a very positive weekend with an excellent performance. Eighteen laps giving the maximum until the last one in which he overcomed Baldassarri taking the sixth position.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 2nd in 2’04.417
“I’m really very happy about this weekend. We have been competitive in all sessions, taking first or second.
Finally I made a good start without losing any position. The conditions were different from yesterday in fact we were missing 3-4 tenths, the feeling was not the same and not even the rhythm but in any case I gave the maximum in the race. Surely all this has influenced, especially in the last laps when Augusto had a few tenths more than me. It was a good race, I am really happy with this sixth podium!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 10th in 2’04.959
“A great weekend, I’m happy to have finished the race in the top ten next to the first ones. We started well gaining positions immediately, then we found some difficulties towards the end but every race is in itself and I am happy with the sixth position because we have shown that we are there. I suffered a little from the lack of front grip and having fought with Baldassarri until the last lap confirmed that we can still improve a lot. Go on like this, we can’t wait for Misano!”

 

FIRST AND FOURTH ROW FOR CAMPETELLA SPEED UP TEAM IN THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING

Jorge Navarro closed the qualifying session of the British Grand Prix with the second best time and will start the race once again from the front row. Fabio Di Giannantonio took tenth place and will start the race, which will exceptionally begin at 15.30 Italy time zone, from the fourth row of the grid.

To mark the first time of the combined free practice session was the number nine of the Campetella Speed ​​Up team who, with a fast and constant pace, got direct access to qualifying n.2 ready to compete for the top positions on the starting grid. In the fifteen minutes available, Jorge made no mistake and scored the second time of the race in 2’04.417 improving his fastest lap.

Di Giannantonio took tenth place in free practice sessions. Fabio also joined Q2 and it was in qualifying when he found the best set-up of the weekend and improving the feeling he was able to improve also the lap time by almost six tenths, finishing the qualifying in tenth position.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 2nd in 2’04.417
“It has been a very positive weekend so far. We finished the three free practice sessions with the best time and a fast pace. The feeling with the bike is very good and tomorrow we can have a good race. From p2 we can be very competitive, we are ready to give our best as always!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 10th in 2’04.959
“In qualifying we found the best set-up of the weekend, getting closer to the one we had during the Czech Republic Grand Prix. We improved several aspects of the bike that made the driving much better, I’m feeling better. We will start from the fourth row of tomorrow’s grid focused on making a good start and finding the pace to stay with the leading group”.

 

JORGE NAVARRO TAKES FIRST PLACE AND TRACK RECORD IN BRITISH GP FRIDAY PRACTICES

At Silverstone circuit Speed ​​Up got back on track with the new yellow light blue livery marked Campetella, a name that sounds familiar to the world of two wheels. The sponsor is an Italian excellence in the world of robotics, Campetella has in fact spent nine years in the 250 class with its team and today continues to be part of the racing world competing alongside Speed ​​Up as the main Sponsor for the British Grand Prix.

In today’s free practices Jorge Navarro took the track record as well as the first place in 2’04.993. The feeling of the number nine of the Campetella Speed ​​Up team was good already in the first free practice in the morning in which he marked the second time behind an incredible Di Giannantonio.

Even Fabio started well the British Friday taking first place in fp1 in 2’05.777, while in the second session of the day the team 21 decided to try different adjustments for Sunday’s race finishing the day with the twelfth time.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 1st in 2’04.993
“Super positive first day. Already this morning I found myself well with the asphalt and the bike. In the afternoon we made some small changes to the setting and already from the first laps of the second test I found some improvements. We also tried hard tires and softer ones to understand which choice to take in view of the race. From the results obtained we know the decisions to be taken for tomorrow’s sessions, we are ready!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 12th in 2’05.764
“A positive day! This morning went very well, we started strong even though with the soft we could do much more. In the afternoon we made some changes and even if we were not so fast I have to say that it went much better than it seems. Now we must examine the two tests combining the positive things of both sessions”.

AUSTRIAN GP

BETA TOOLS SPEED UP

NAVARRO SHOWS STRONG COMEBACK TO FINISH ON THE THIRD STEP OF THE AUSTRIAN PODIUM. DI GIANNANTONIO IN THE POINTS.

Jorge Navarro took the fifth podium of the season after twenty-five sensational laps at the Red Bull Ring. Di Giannantonio finished the race in fourteenth position giving the maximum. Some difficulties in the first laps for the number nine of the Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team who tried to recover as many positions as possible. Lap after lap, Jorge’s race pace improved and he did not miss a beat when riding. A few laps to the end when the circuit staff tolds Jorge that he had to lose one position. Jorge slowed down but as soon as he understood that the signal was wrong, he kept pushing towards the finish line taking the third step of the Austrian podium.

Complicated weekend for Di Giannantonio and his technicians who weren’t able to find the right set-up to face qualifying and race at the top of their potential. The start from the eighteenth position made Fabio’s recovery even more difficult, especially in a circuit like the Red Bull Ring in which overtaking is not easy at all, but determined he ended  even this race in the points.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 3rd
“I’m very happy with this podium! We suffered during the weekend and also in qualifying, but this morning in the warm up the team did a great job and in the race the bike didn’t give me the problems of the other days. I am sad about what happened a few laps from the end when they told me that I had to lose one position. I then immediately slowed down waiting for Baldassarri to overtake me but then I saw that in the dashboard they were not marking me and neither was the team. So, I started pushing again but it wasn’t easy after that distraction. Without that mistake committed by the staff I probably could have reached Marquez and Binder because the pace was really fast. Anyway, I’m happy to have finished a complicated weekend with the podium and once again having confirmed our potential. Thanks to the team and to my family!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 14th
“It was a difficult race, and I think the weekend was the toughest so far. Obviously, I am not happy with the result because this is not our position, we can and must do better. I tried to push at the beginning but I saw that I was losing a bit on the straight. I struggled the whole race but at least I managed to finish it within the first 15. We will continue to work, already with tomorrow’s test always here in Austria. We have a few things to try and improve, we hope to find some good solutions”.

 

THIRD AND SIXTH ROW START FOR BETA TOOLS SPEED UP TEAMMATES IN AUSTRIA

Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio finished Austrian qualifying in eighth and eighteenth position. During the second day of the Austrian Grand Prix here at the Red Bull Ring, Jorge and his technicians dedicated the third and last session of the morning to the bike setup. Navarro didn’t improve Friday’s lap time but with the same he directly accessed to Q2 where he took the third row of the starting grid.

Di Giannantonio improved his lap time during the fp3 but not enough to take direct access to Q2. He passed the first qualifying and when he returned to the track for the Q2 he did his best but with the hard front tyre he couldn’t do better than the eighteenth position.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 8th in 1’2.147
“Today it was a bit more difficult than yesterday especially because the others have improved. We have maintained the pace and the time of yesterday while other riders have taken a step forward and for this we have suffered. However, we have tried some changes from which we have had positive responses. We still lack some details that we will try in tomorrow’s warm up and then we will be ready for the race!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 24th in 1’29.999
“Today we did the maximum, we could not do more. We have made a step forward with the set-up of the bike but we are still not as fast as we should. We lose on the straight, in all the straights and this unfortunately penalizes us a lot on this circuit. We are trying to understand why this is still not clear and in the end it is what we lack. The goal for tomorrow is to make a good start by recovering as many positions as possible because then it will be difficult”.

 

JORGE NAVARRO TAKES FOURTH PLACE IN AUSTRIAN FRIDAY. DI GIANNANTONIO AT WORK TO IMPROVE THE TWENTY-FOURTH POSITION.

The Beta Tools Speed ​​Up riders are back on track today at the Red Bull Ring for the first free practice sessions of the Austrian Grand Prix.During the afternoon’s practices, Navarro is fourth in the combined standings with an excellent time (1’29.147) at +0.133 from the top. The feeling with the bike improved in the fp2 when Jorge with his staff could find the most suitable setting showing he had a constant and competitive rhythm.A more complicated start for Di Giannantonio who at the end of the two practice sessions was ranked twenty-fourth. Fabio was unable to find the right feeling for the track in the two sessions today, encountering problems at the front. New changes will be applied in tomorrow’s fp3 to improve the lap time and be ready for good qualifying.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 4th in 1’29.147
“A positive Friday from the first outing on track. Sorry for the crash this morning, I forced the front a little too much on turn 4. We lost some time, but the team did a great job to get back on track as soon as possible. In the minutes remaining, we figured out where to work for fp2. In fact the session was very positive, the pace was excellent and towards the end, with the new tyre, we did the fourth time of the day. We are ready for tomorrow!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 24th in 1’29.999
“I expected to start better today, but instead we found more difficulties once on track. Today I was struggling to stop the bike when breaking and this complicated the first session in the morning. Once the new tyres were mounted in the afternoon we found a bad tyre. We were not able to improve our time, but with the data collected we will find a solution for tomorrow”.

CZECH GP

BETA TOOLS SPEED UP

DI GIANNANTONIO SHOWS IMPRESSIVE RACE TAKING THE SECOND STEP OF THE PODIUM OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC GP. COURAGEOUS COMEBACK BY NAVARRO, FOURTH AT THE FINISH LINE.

Fabio Di Giannantonio brought his Speed ​​Up SF19T to the second step of the podium of the Czech Republic Grand Prix with a performance over the top. The Roman rookie demonstrated throughout the weekend that he had the right feeling and the necessary pace to reach the top positions, and so it was. From the fifth position Fabio started very well, taking third at the end of the first lap. A few turns after the number 21 of the team was second behind Marquez managing to maintain a constant pace until the end of the 19 laps in which he crossed the finish line in second position.

Jorge Navarro’s race was also excellent although the wrong start penalized him. From the eleventh position on the grid, Jorge closed the first lap fifteenth but without losing heart because after some continuous overtaking he was already fifth at the end of the tenth lap. Navarro’s pace was rapid and constant enough to take third place behind Marquez and Diggia. He ended the race in fourth position aware of having put his heart and soul into it.

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 2nd
“I’m very happy! We had a great race and I really enjoyed it. I thought I could win it, and I tried that too, but then when I saw that Alex’s pace was very good I didn’t want to risk it. Today we have reached the first of many goals and we are really proud for this. See you in Austria, much more ready than before!
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 4th
“Happy because we returned from the summer break in good shape. We have been competitive throughout the weekend, unfortunately we started too far and not well, but as soon as I managed to find my rhythm I immediately started to overtake. When starting from so far back it is not easy to recover. Arriving at the third position I knew I couldn’t reach Fabio and Alex and since the rear tyre was giving me non-positive signals I didn’t push. I didn’t exactly know the distance with Bastianini, I relaxed a little and I lost my position. Of course I’m sorry, but we remain more than positive for the work we are doing!”

 

SECOND AND FOURTH ROW FOR BETA TOOLS SPEED UP TEAM IN THE CZECH GRAND PRIX

Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Navarro will start from the second and fourth row respectively in tomorrow’s Czech Grand Prix race.

The number 21 of the Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team closed the free practices ensuring direct access to Q2. In the fifteen minutes available the weather conditions and therefore of the track have changed constantly. The session started in the wet and ended in a track partly dry that complicated the choice of tyres. Fabio immediately showed he had a great feeling in both conditions finishing the qualifying in fifth position. Navarro found stability and good pace during the fp3 confirming access to Q2. The Spaniard suffered a little more the tyres choice during the qualifying, finishing in eleventh position, but remains confident in view of the dry race scheduled for tomorrow.

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 5th in 2’12.053
“I’m quite happy with today’s qualifying session. We are aware of the fact that we could take pole, but I didn’t feel like risking more in these conditions. In the end I am happy with how this weekend is going because we are working really well. My bike and I are in good shape and tomorrow I think we are ready in both conditions. On the dry we have a great pace and in the wet we are among the fastest, we can really make a good race. Fourth consecutive second row, we are ready, let’s see how it goes tomorrow!
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 11th in 2’13.456
“It was a strange day due to the weather conditions, but positive for the progress achieved. We improved the feeling and confirmed an excellent race pace during the morning practice session. Tomorrow the race will be dry and we are ready to it. Unfortunately, in qualifying we were not able to do better than eleventh position, perhaps we did not implement the best strategy with a track neither wet nor dry. I felt I could not risk 100% on the track, but the fourth row is not so bad. In any case, we’ll give it all tomorrow!”

 

DI GIANNANTONIO TOPS FREE PRACTICES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC GRAND PRIX

Friday’s Czech Republic Grand Prix takes on the Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team’s colours. Fabio Di Giannantonio leaves his mark taking the best free practice time in 2’01.695 during the second free practice session. The return from the summer break was also very positive for Jorge Navarro who took the eighth place in today’s practice sessions by a few tenths behind his team-mate. Navarro worked hard to find the right setting for the track and after improving his lap time he spent most of the afternoon session working on the race pace.

After leaving Germany with the fourth place and his best result of the season, Di Giannantonio immediately showed he had a good feeling with his Speed ​​Up bike since the first laps performed on the Brno track. During the afternoon practice sessions, with a tyre change and a small change to the setting, Fabio significantly reduced the time in the morning and after a series of fast laps he took the best time of the day.

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 2st in 2’01.695
“Finally we are back on the bike after three weeks of endless summer break. This morning it took me a while to adapt to the driving after this break, but we finished the session knowing that we could have improved a lot. Very well in Fp2, we are first for the first time and really happy with the work we are doing. I run well, I managed to make a good lap and have a good pace throughout the whole session. I like the bike but we have to stay focused because tomorrow it could rain and therefore the conditions could change considerably. We will see, but in any case, we will keep pushing!”
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 8th in 2’01.973
“Glad to be back on the track with my bike and to work with my team after the break. Already this morning I felt good on the bike, then in the afternoon we made some changes that improved the feeling. The race pace is certainly our strong point. We didn’t make a good fast lap but it doesn’t worry me much because we are all very close and our pace is excellent. We are missing some small details to improve further but we can do well. Let’s see tomorrow what the conditions will be, if it rains we will put on the rain helmet and we will continue to work because I believe we can do well in both cases!”

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