Archive for November, 2019

VALENCIA GP

MB CONVEYORS SPEED UP

GRAN PREMIO VALENCIA: NAVARRO UNRESTRAINED STEPS ONTO THE PODIUM EVEN IN VALENCIA AND CLOSES THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN FOURTH POSITION, DI GIANNANTONIO WINS THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR TITLE.

From Valencia, that’s all. The last Spanish stage that marks the end of the Moto2 World Championship has just ended. The MB Conveyors Speed ​​Up team wanted to make a mark and succeeded. Uncontainable Navarro, who played at home and cleverly conquered the pole position. In the race, he held third place lap after lap, and when in the end he was overtaken by Manzi, he just didn’t fit and pushed it all until he regained the third position and the podium. Fabio Diggia is also gritty. In the race he danced from eighth to 10th position, resisted and closed ninth among the applause of the public. For the SpeedUp team it is time to sum up a very positive and determined season, closed in third place with 259 points in the constructors’ classification and fifth with 334 points in the team standings. Jorge Navarro closed fourth the 2019 moto2 championship standings with 226 points, with 8 podiums, 4 second places (Gp Spain; Gp France; British Gp; Gp Aragon) 4 third places (Gp Americas; Gp Catalunya; Gp Austria; Gp Valencia) and 4 pole positions (Gp Spain; Gp France; Gp Australia; Gp Valencia). Fabio Di Giannantonio instead, closed his debut year ninth in the standings with 108 points, with 2 podiums in second place (Gp Czech Republic; GP San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini) and 1 pole position (Gp San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini). For him, well deserved, also comes the award of Rookie of the Year 2019.

JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 3rd 
“A difficult race today, but we are satisfied and happy to finish this 2019 with another podium, especially here at home. This morning in the warm up we had finalized those details that we missed yesterday and the feeling was great, I felt good over the bike and already in my head I knew we could have fought for the victory. In the race, however, the conditions changed, there was wind and I suffered problems at the front when I turned, the feeling changed and I couldn’t push more. However very very happy and I want to thank the team for the trust in me this season and for the great work we have done together, from pole positions to podiums all. It has been an incredible year and I hope the next one can be even better! “.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 9th ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!
Amazing day, I am Rookie of the year! Today in the race I didn’t push that much because I knew it would have been enough to control the positions of Bastianini and Martin to be Rookie and so it was a race under management, however, in Top10 with a good performance. Very happy! Thanks to all the guys in the team, to all my team and to the sponsors for this first step done together this year. Daje!”.

GRAN PREMIO DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA: ANOTHER POLE FOR NAVARRO, DIGGIA IN SECOND ROW

At the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana, at his 100th career GP, Jorge Navarro took the top of the qualifying and marked the fourth pole position of the season with his Speed ​​Up in 1’34.461. Di Giannantonio will start from the second row with the sixth time in 1’34.704.

The Valencian ended FP3 in the morning with the eighth fastest time at +0.523 from the first, with a good pace and Jorge trusted in the work of his technicians in view of the qualifying session. In the fifteen minutes available, Jorge put all his determination finding the pole position in the home Grand Prix.

Incredible Fabio’s second place in the combined free practices. With the time of 1’34.677 the rookie showed to be fast with a good pace. Di Giannantonio started qualifying immediately giving the maximum, but an error on the fourth lap ended his QP early and with the chrono he took on the third lap he was able able to grab the second row of the starting grid for tomorrow’s race.

JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 1st in 1’34.461
“Super happy about the pole here at home. We are working very well this weekend but we lacked something we could find before qualifying. It took me a few laps to get well with the changes I made before getting back on track, but once I found the right pace, I managed to get a good time. Now with the team we will analyze the data well to see if we can still improve, but with the pace we have tomorrow we can fight for victory”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 6th in 1’34.704
“I am happy today, because at the end of this morning we took another big step forward. Too bad this afternoon because I started really strong and I thought I could lower the time a lot. I made a small mistake that I paid, I’m sorry. However positive and aware of being able to do well tomorrow. We still have the warm-up to fine-tune the last things and then we can fight”.

GRAN PREMIO DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA: DIGGIA THIRD AND NAVARRO SEVENTH IN FRIDAY PRACTICES

The last round of the Moto2 World Championship got underway today at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Cheste, Valencia.

A very positive first day for the MB Conveyors team that closed Friday practices with Fabio Di Giannantonio’s third and Jorge Navarro’s seventh at +0.671 and +0.774 from the top of the ranking.

Both riders demonstrated from the first morning practice to be competitive also on this circuit. Di Giannantonio in fact closed FP1 with the fifth fastest time in 1’35.917 to only +0.218 from the top and with the eighth time concluded Navarro at +0.415 in 1’36.114.

In the second session was instead performed with the classic long runs and the test of the different tyres, achieving good results in both MB Conveyors Speed ​​Up teams.

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 3rd in 1’35.293
“This is certainly an excellent day after the last few weekends that have not been too positive. I have been fast since the morning and with the bike I immediately found myself very well. We still have several points to improve, especially on the grip we lack at the rear, but all in all we did a great job today so let’s see how it goes tomorrow, we can take another step forward the important thing is to stay focused and try to get closer to Binder who seems have a great feeling”.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 7th in 1’35.396
“Very positive this first day. I found myself well with the bike from the first free practice session and then in the afternoon we made some changes with which we were able to improve the feeling. In the second round we also focused on the rhythm, working ahead of the race, getting excellent feeling even with used tyre. Tomorrow we will focus on some small details to improve before qualifying, we are ready to give our best”.

MALAYSIA GP

BETA TOOLS SPEED UP

MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX: NAVARRO FIFTH IN COMEBACK RACE, DI GIANNANTONIO CRASHES OUT IN LAP 2

The last overseas Grand Prix of the Moto2 World Championship at the Sepang International Circuit has just ended. The Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team leaves Malaysia with Jorge Navarro’s fifth place, author of a stunning comeback and Fabio Di Giannantonio’s crash on the second lap.

At the start both Fabio and Jorge made no mistake, the rookie was seventh at the end of the first lap with four positions recovered, while the Spaniard maintained the fifteenth position ready to leave the big group already in the following lap. Unfortunately, an error at the second lap stopped Diggia’s race. After the crash at turn 4, Fabio immediately returned to the pit-box ready to back in the race after changing the right platform, but a couple of laps from the return to the track he was forced to retire due to problems with the bike caused by the crash.

Navarro struggled in the first laps but then found the rhythm and stareted the comeback. Ten are the positions he was able to recover from the start then crossing the finish line in fifth position.

JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 5th
“Complicated race because we started from an awkward position and in the first laps there was a bit of confusion in which I was not able to recover as I would have wished, losing a lot of time. Then I started shooting at a good pace and speed and from there I was able to start the comeback. The bike worked well today, the changes we made also so I’m happy, I’m just sorry that the title race ends here with this race. However, I am satisfied with the work we are doing and have done so far. Now let’s think about giving our best in the home race in Valencia”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – DNF
“What a pity! I’m very sorry for the team because we were able to find a nice package for today’s race but I threw everything with a stupid mistake on the second lap. I could have been calmer and avoided the crash but it was like that and we must consider it as a learning and growth mistake. Head up and continue to work, ready to Valencia”.

  

MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX: FOURTH AND FIFTH ROW FOR JORGE AND DIGGIA

The Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team riders will start from the fourth and fifth row of the grid respectively in the Malaysian Grand Prix scheduled for tomorrow at 6.20 CET. Fabio Di Giannantonio set the eleventh time in 2’05.956, while Navarro closed fifteenth qualifying in 2’06.126.

In the last morning practice session Fabio and Jorge lowered the time on Friday, both gaining direct access to Q2, Navarro with the eighth fastest time in 2’05.812 and Di Giannantonio with the fourteenth in 2’06.178 although the few laps in track due to the mid-session crash.

Back on track the conditions were uncertain and the riders hurried to find the fastest lap before the arrival of the rain. Diggia found his time at mid session, finishing eleventh, while Jorge after the crash at the start of the qualifying was forced to go back to the garage where the mechanics repaired the damage done in the crash in a short time and in the few minutes left the Spaniard marked the fifteenth time.

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 11th in 2’05.956
“Not the best today, I’m not really satisfied with this second day. I am still happy with the progress achieved because I am much better off with the bike and this is positive in a race view. Too bad for this morning’s crash that made us lose time on track because we could have used the last free practice session a little more. Qualifying not so well in the afternoon also because of the difficult track conditions, but we were able to find a good lap. Anyway, we know where we can improve to get ready for the race”.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 15th in 2’06.126
“Not the easiest day! The changes we made this morning did not help improve the feeling we had hoped for. Then for qualifying we did some more and as soon as I got back on track I gave my best on the first lap because I knew the conditions could have changed from one moment to the next. Unfortunately I made a mistake on turn 11 and crashed. Luckily I managed to get back on track even though the few minutes left and I managed to finish the session with the fifteenth time. I am optimistic for tomorrow, I believe that if we analyze the situation well and take the right steps we can make a good race”. 

FIFTH AND SEVENTH PLACE IN FRIDAY FREE PRACTICES FOR BETA TOOLS SPEED UP TEAM AT MALAYSIA GP

The Malaysian Grand Prix, the last extra-European leg of the Moto2 World Championship, has started today at the Sepang International circuit.

Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio closed the first day of free practices with the fifth and seventh time respectively at +0.535 and +0.613 from the top.

Both Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team riders focused today’s work on the set-up of the Speed ​​Up bikes in both Malaysian Friday sessions. Navarro closed the morning practice with the fifth time finding a good feeling from the first lap on the track. After some changes to the setting, the Spaniard made progress in the race pace and in the chrono, confirming the fifth position in fp2 too. Di Giannantonio finished with the twenty-first time at the end of the first session, a position that has greatly improved in the afternoon with the decisive lap in 2’06.581 closing the day seventh. There is still some work to do on the race pace for team 21 in tomorrow’s last free practice session before qualifying.

JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 5th in 2’06.503
“My day was intense but positive. The feeling on track have been good since the first laps, but we still have some work to do in view of the qualifying. We suffer a little on entering the turns, but we already have some ideas that we will try tomorrow morning in Fp3 hoping the track is as dry as today so we will be able to work well”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 7th in 2’06.581
“The first day in Sepang went well although my physical condition today is not optimal. I’m happy with how this first day went because in the end I was quite fast and in Fp2 we found the fastest lap. We are lacking a little rhythm, but we are working to get there, so good. We need to figure out which front tyre we will use in the race but we will use tomorrow’s morning session to find the answer if the conditions allow us! “

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