COLLIN VEIJER ON THE SECOND STEP OF THE MUGELLO’S PODIUM
The fifth round of the Moto3 Italian Speed Championship took place last weekend at the Mugello International Circuit.
Collin Veijer, following his eighth position in qualifying, started well in Race1, recovering positions and taking the lead of the race, when, due to a big accident on track, the red flag anticipated the end by defining the final classification. The young Dutchman finished Race1 with the second place.
In Race2 Collin, after a promising start, was forced to stop due to an engine problem.
Veijer and his team greet Mugello aware that they have given their best and satisfied with the work they have done.
The number 95 and his team will be back on track for the last round of the Italian Speed Championship from 4th to 6th October at the Vallelunga circuit.
Collin Veijer #95: “After the hard work of my team we were able to find a good adjustment for the race. In Race1, I made a good start pushing hard as much as I could until I took over the first position. Unfortunately, the race ended with a red flag because of a bad accident. Despite this, we finished the race with the second place. In Race2 my start was perfect and could reach p4 after the first corner. There was a lot of gravel on the track due to an oil trail and this caused a large cloud of dust. I could not continue to drive with blinking eyes losing many positions. When I started to see again, I had to stop because of a technical problem. I want to thank my team for their efforts, ready for the final round in Vallelunga”.
HDR HEIDRUN SPEED UP
NAVARRO SEALS SENSATIONAL SECOND PLACE IN ARAGÓN GRAND PRIX. DI GIANNANTONIO ELEVENTH AT THE FINISH LINE.
At the MotorLand Aragón the HDR Heidrun Speed Up team took the ninth podium of the season with the stunning race of Jorge Navarro that closed the Aragón Grand Prix in second place. Di Giannantonio completed a difficult but positive weekend, crossing the finish line in eleventh position. He was still on the podium, Jorge Navarro who scored his seventh podium and did it in a circuit that has always given him great satisfactions. Fast and constant rhythm, grit and a lot of determination are the crucial elements of this second place.
A subdued start complicated Fabio’s race that from the twelfth position on the grid found himself sixteenth at the end of the first lap after having already recovered two positions. Di Giannantonio finished the race eleventh satisfied with having known how to face a difficult weekend with a good performance.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 2nd
“I am very happy because we started the weekend not in the best way but with the team we managed to work well together and get a great result. Yesterday we were fast and today even more. We had a good pace, especially at the end of the race, too bad because with 1-2 more laps we could have fought for the win, but I’m still happy and positive for the weekend we did. And now ready for Asia, focused and more determined than before”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 11th
“I made a bad start. The first meters were also good but then the bike reared up and I lost 6 positions and on this track it is more difficult to recover. We had good pace to stay well in the ten but today we are satisfied with the eleventh position and the five points taken. This is actually the best weekend for us because we started off badly, we were far away but we worked well and we got close enough to be quite competitive. Ready to go to Thailand excited like always”.
SECOND AND FOURTH ROW FOR THE HDR HEIDRUN SPEED UP TEAM IN ARAGON QUALIFYING
On the second day of the Aragón Grand Prix, Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio finished the qualifying session in sixth and twelfth place, they will start from the second and fourth row of tomorrow’s race, exceptionally postponed at 14.30.
Navarro concluded the three free practice sessions with an excellent third time gaining direct access to Q2 where he scored his fastest lap of the session in 1’52.580 taking sixth position.
In the morning’s FP3 Di Giannantonio improved the feeling with his bike but for a while he did not take direct access to Q2. Fabio faced the Q1 with the right determination finishing the qualifying with the first time in 1’52.768 and in the Q2 he took twelfth place in 1’52.854.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 6th in 1’52.580
“I am happy with the work we have done today because we have improved time and pace. Tomorrow we start from the sixth position in the second row, but first in the warm up we will try some small changes to adjust the last details. We feel ready to face the race aware of being competitive and to be able to fight for the top positions”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 12th in 1’52.854
“I’m quite happy because we managed to improve the bike a lot and yesterday’s lap time approaching the times of the first. I did a very good Q1 and we are quite satisfied with the work we did in Q2. The twelfth position is not bad, maybe we need a few tenths to get the pace to win but I’m sure we can make a good race!”
NAVARRO TWELFTH AND DI GIANNANTONIO SEVENTEENTH IN THE FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICES AT THE ARAGÓN GRAND PRIX
At the end of the first dai of free practices of the Aragón Grand Prix, the HDR Heidrun Speed Up riders, Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio, took respectively twelfth and seventeenth place in the combined free practice times.Both teams took advantage of the two sessions working on the set-up of their Speed Up bikes and trying different changes to the setting. Navarro and Di Giannantonio improved their lap times in Fp2 but for both of them there is still work to be done to find the race set-up.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 12th in 1’53.484
“Positive as first day. We have dedicated ourselves in both sessions to developing the bike to understand where to focus our work. In May, we did a test on this circuit, obtaining excellent results, but the conditions that are there now are quite different from those of the test. We are therefore trying to understand how we can improve and I believe that tomorrow we will be able to take a step forward”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 17th in 1’53.676
“I am not so happy with today, we expected to start much better and instead we found great difficulties especially on the pushing of the back that we find on the front. From morning to afternoon we improved a little, but not as much as we expected. We are not so far away, if we work as we know we can reduce the gap. The bad thing is that we are out of Q2 for now and apparently rain is expected in Fp3 tomorrow. In any case we will give our best!”
+EGO SPEED UP
BITTERSWEET PODIUM FOR DI GIANNANTONIO AT SAN MARINO GP. NAVARRO TO REMOUNT IN SEVENTH POSITION.
+EGO Speed Up team ended the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di RImini with a bittersweet podium for Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Navarro’s comeback, seventh at the finish line. It is difficult to accept the decision of the race direction on the off-track of Fernandez a few turns from the end being aware that Fabio’s amazing race deserved the victory. Despite the decision, the Roman rookie climbed for the second time on the second step of the podium satisfied with his performance and aware of having given the maximum. Navarro made up for a tough weekend with a good comeback by crossing the line in seventh place. Eight positions recovered by Jorge who with a good start and a lot of determination managed to finish the race with nine fundamental points for the World Championship classification.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 2nd
“I’m sorry for what happened today and I’m sorry about the decision made by the race direction. Let’s take the result that is, which in any case is excellent. We were very strong this weekend and the pole position took yesterday with today’s podium confirm it. A pity because it would have been nice to win after 24 laps leading the race. Let’s focus on next Gp in Aragon satisfied and aware of what we know and can do!”
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 7th
“It was the most complicated weekend of my season, without a doubt. We made a radical change this morning in the warm that worked very well with this morning’s temperatures. But in the race the conditions changed and the feeling was not the same. Fortunately, I managed to start well and move forward in the first laps until I reached the fifth position, but I realized that I had neither the rhythm nor the feeling to continue driving as I was doing. I risked crashing twice and so I tried to keep up without risking too much. In the end, seventh, but for how this Grand Prix went I think it’s a positive result. Now let’s think about next race in Spain, Aragon, a track that I really like”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO SEALS SUPERB POLE POSITION AT SAN MARINO GP
The pole position of the San Marino GP is all Italian. Fabio Di Giannantonio took his Speed Up to the top of the Misano World Circuit starting grid and sealed the first pole position of his world career. That of Misano is not among the simplest weekends for Jorge Navarro who qualified fifteenth and will start from the fifth row in tomorrow’s race.
Since the first practice session on Friday, Di Giannantonio has proven to be competitive by concluding the third free practice sessions with the second best time in 1’37.802. In qualifying Fabio made no mistake and found his fastest lap at the end of the session, taking pole position.
Navarro struggled in the three free practices but he’s good at gaining direct access to Q2. In qualifying he did his best but couldn’t find the fastest lap and finished the race in fifteenth position. The Spaniard will use tomorrow’s warm-up to try new solutions at the rear. The goal will be to recover positions from the first laps and find a fast and steady rhythm that will allow him to gain ground.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 1st in 1’37.481
“Great day today! I’m so happy for my first position! This morning I got on the track with the hard tyres and I had a great feeling, when I put on the soft tyres I didn’t expect to improve so much. In the afternoon I managed to take another step despite the fact that the lap was not perfect, I am really happy. It will be a tough race, but I think we’re there”.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 15th in 1’38.181
“I think it’s the most complicated weekend of this season. The technicians and I are really struggling to find the feeling of the previous weekends, but we will continue to work as we have always done. We will use tomorrow morning’s warm up to understand how to face the race to the best of our abilities”.