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Montmelò – Barcelona – GRAN PREMI DE CATALUNYA



  • Length: 4727 mt.
  • Width: 12 mt.
  • Longest straight: 1047 mt.
  • Left corners: 5
  • Right corners: 8


In 1989, through the joint collaboration of the Catalan Autonomous Government, the Montmeló Town Council and the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC), work began on giving one of Europe’s most beautiful cities a state of the art race track to match. The Circuit de Catalunya opened on the doorstep of Barcelona in September 1991 and welcomed its first international event that same month, hosting the Spanish F1 Grand Prix. It went on to host the European Motorcycle Grand Prix and in 1995 became home to the Gran Premio de Catalunya. Considered to be one of the best designed circuits of the recent era, the Circuito de Catalunya won the much coveted IRTA ‘Best Grand Prix’ trophy for 2001 and has a general admission capacity of 104,000 spectators.




  • Length: 4.226 mt.
  • Width: 14 mt.
  • Longest straight: 565 mt.
  • Left corners: 6
  • Right corners: 10


Close to the city of Rimini, the Misano Adriático circuit was constructed in 1972 and has since undergone an array of modifications. A regular scene for Italian Grands Prix throughout the 80s and early 90s, Misano returned to the MotoGP calendar in 2007.With updated facilities, track and grandstands, the Misano Adriatico holds a maximum capacity of 60,000 spectators. In accordance with MotoGP safety regulations, the 4,200m track runs clockwise for the World Championship races.




Positive and encouraging Sunday for the Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team that ended the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in seventh and eighth place.

As always, the weather dominates, forcing the race direction to wave the red flag twice. The first after 6 laps from the start of Race1, the second just before the re-start due to the weather conditions. On the second return to the box, Diggia and Jorge were awaiting, for the second time, the directives for the second re-start from the organization which shortly after confirmed what was communicated for the first re-start: 10 laps of the race, quick re-start procedure and position on grid based on the ranking of lap 6 of Race1, p5 for Diggia and p8 for Jorge. At 12.44 the pit lane reopened and the Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team riders were ready to get back on track, both with slicks.

Excellent start for Jorge who reached fourth position at the end of the first lap trying not to lose the leading group. Navarro tried to keep the pace, but was joined by Lowes, Marini and Bezzecchi who had a better pace by finishing the race in seventh position.

Fabio also started well but struggled to find the pace and stability with the soft tires and on the second lap he lost two positions which he was able to recover during the race taking eighth place at the finish line.

Moto2 does not stop and get back on track next weekend at the Circuit de Catalunya for the ninth round of the 2020 season.

“Today I am quite satisfied with how the race went because I made a good start trying to exploit my strong points. After a couple of laps I suffered from a lack of grip and so I had to change race tactics. Today finishing the race was fundamental for me and therefore I am satisfied with this seventh place after a really hard period. It will be our starting point to rebuild confidence to get back to racing as we know how to do”.
“Second weekend in a row that we are in the front and today in my opinion it was a really good race, especially in the first start we were there to play for, I liked it a lot. In the second re-start, where we all used the soft tires, we knew that we would struggle a bit more with them and therefore the eighth place is a good result. And now we go to Barcelona ready to continue the good work done in these two weekends!”.



Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team riders closed the qualifying of the Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna e della Riviera di Rimini in third row, eighth place for Diggia and ninth for Jorge.

At the end of the third free practice session in the morning Navarro was able to get direct access to Q2 with the eighth time in 1’36.045, +0.396 from the first, while Di Giannantonio with the time of 1’36.376 with a gap of +0.727 was out for a while, therefore forced to face Q1.

Team 21 studied the attack plan for the first qualifying hitting the target by passing the round with the second time. After a ten-minute stop, both riders got on their Speed ​​Up SFT20 bikes and went back on track to give their all in the fifteen minutes available to outline the starting grid of tomorrow’s race. Jorge set the ninth fastest time in 1’35.952 after changing the tire few minutes before Q2 end. Fabio also opted for the tire change, but his best time was lap 3 of the session with which he qualified eighth with the chrono 1’35.928.

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO # 21 – 8th in 1’35.928
“I’m happy with today because we did well in the three free practice sessions, with a great pace even though we never did a really strong lap to stay up front and that’s why we found ourselves doing Q1 again. I’m happy with the position reached in Q2, I think I could have done a little better but I’m not sorry, on the contrary I’m much more ready for tomorrow. We have to improve the final part of the turn when I hit the gas where the bike still struggles a bit to turn, but here we are, we are getting close to the leaders!“.
JORGE NAVARRO # 9 – 9th in 1’35.952
“This morning in FP3 I felt good on the bike, I managed to set a good pace and then we were ready for qualifying. The truth is that I wasn’t able to do the qualifying I was hoping for, I didn’t have the same feeling in the morning, but I still feel good with the bike. We will analyze the data and understand how to improve tomorrow and how to find the confidence to have a great race”.


A few days after the San Marino Grand Prix race, the Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team got back on track today, again at the Misano World Circuit, for the free practice sessions of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the eighth round of this season.

Jorge Navarro ended the Friday free practices in tenth position, marking his best time on the last lap of FP2 in 1’36.467 at +0.511 from the top. The morning practice was interrupted by a crash at the last turn of the track, ending the session with the fifteenth time. Upon returning to the track for FP2 Jorge, after some changes to the bike’s set-up, Jorge improved the feeling with the bike by lowering his time by almost half a second although the pain in his left shoulder caused by the fall.

The number twenty-one of the Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team started the weekend a little bit uphill, closing the first day with the eighteenth place with a time of 1’36.721 to +0.765. Tomorrow the focus of Fabio and his technicians will be access to Q2, working to improve the turn entry and then the race pace.

JORGE NAVARRO # 9 – 10th in 1’36.467
“Quite satisfied with this first day. From the first laps on track the feeling was better than last weekend. Then I crashed because at the last corner I passed over the hole and made the same mistake as in the San Marino GP. I got very angry with myself, but at the same time I calmed down because I knew the reason for that crash. In the afternoon we rode with the soft rear tire and after a few changes we managed to find a good feeling and do some fast laps towards the end of the session. Happy with this first day and with the desire to continue working”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO # 21 – 18th in 1’36.721
“Misano 2 has started badly because we are behind. We actually improved a bit compared to last race, especially on the flying lap, but that’s only thanks to Dunlop bringing us a new softer tire and so we all lapped harder. We need to improve, make a good step tomorrow to get into Q2 and start running with a stronger pace, improve at least 3-4 tenths. So, let’s work and improve above all the turn entry!”.




  • Length: 4.226 mt.
  • Width: 14 mt.
  • Longest straight: 565 mt.
  • Left corners: 6
  • Right corners: 10


Close to the city of Rimini, the Misano Adriático circuit was constructed in 1972 and has since undergone an array of modifications. A regular scene for Italian Grands Prix throughout the 80s and early 90s, Misano returned to the MotoGP calendar in 2007.With updated facilities, track and grandstands, the Misano Adriatico holds a maximum capacity of 60,000 spectators. In accordance with MotoGP safety regulations, the 4,200m track runs clockwise for the World Championship races.




A bitter-sweet Sunday for the + EGO Speed ​​Up team at the Misano World Circuit which closed the San Marino Grand Prix with a good seventh place by Fabio Di Giannantonio, but that must accept another crash from Jorge Navarro, who ended up off the track at the first turn of the tenth lap of the race.

Eighth on the grid after Gardner’s unfit following the accident in the warm-up and the penalty of Lowes, Fabio managed to make a good start, immediately recovering a position. In the twenty-five laps of the race he fought in the second group keeping a good pace closing the home Grand Prix in seventh position, satisfied with the work done over the weekend after a complicated period.

Next appointment again here at the Misano World Circuit for the Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna and the Rimini Riviera 18/19/20 September.

“I’m happy! We have finally “started” this championship with a good position. More than the final position, which in reality is not what the team and I are looking for because we can do better, we are satisfied with the performance because the gap from the leaders is not much. We had a good pace in the race, I always gave 100%, taking home good points that will certainly lift our spirits a little and give us energy for the next race. Now a few days of rest to think a little about what we can improve and then ready for another race here at home”.
“Difficult to find the words today. The truth is that I am very annoyed with how things are going because the truth is that I have not yet found the right feeling with the bike and when I try to push a little harder I have difficulty managing the front. In the race today I made a good start and I thought I could cross the line between eighth and twelfth place. I tried to stay with that group as much as possible, I had strong points, especially the second sector, but in the rest of the track I couldn’t make the most of the front brake. When I got to turn 1 on lap 10 I lost the front and suffered the same crash as in the previous races. We understand the problem but we need to find the solution. It’s hard, but we don’t give up. We will continue to work and give our best starting tomorrow”.


Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Navarro will start respectively from the third and fourth row of the grid, in ninth and twelfth position in the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini Grand Prix which will start tomorrow at 12.20 CET on the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

Diggia finished sixteenth the three free practice sessions. A crash in mid-FP3 prevented Fabio from completing the good work done in the first laps. Out of the top 14, Diggia prepared to face Q1. He passed the first qualifying without any problems with the first time in 1’36.964 and after ten minutes of stop in the garage he got back on track with his teammate for the final qualifying closing it in ninth position.

With the seventh time, Jorge Navarro got direct access to Q2. At the start of qualifying Jorge crashed out,  without suffering serious consequences, thus managing to get back on track for the last two laps, setting the twelfth time on the grid in 1’37.089.

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO # 9 – 9th in 1’37.019
“Happy with this second day in Misano! We will start from the third row and it has been a while since we started so far. We are on the right way with a good race pace. We are not ultra-fast, but we are in a good position to make a good placement tomorrow, but let’s see. We still have some time to understand how to improve the bike because it still doesn’t turn as I would like. Let’s see tomorrow, we are excited”.
JORGE NAVARRO # 9 – 12th in 1’37.089
“Positive day. This morning at the end of FP3 we managed to improve the feeling by finding a good time with a used tire. When I got back on track for qualifying, I felt good with the bike, but I made a mistake in the last turn and crashed on the first lap where I was going strong. Back in the box, my mechanics fixed the bike in a short time as best they could and I returned for the last two laps of the session. I gave it my all looking for a fast lap to qualify in a good position and it didn’t go so badly. So positive for tomorrow and with a ready to fight”.


The seventh round of the 2020 Moto2 World Championship kicked off today at the Marco Simoncelli circuit in Misano Adriatico.

Di Giannantonio closed the first day of free practice of the home Grand Prix with the sixth time of the Friday combined times in 1’37.243 just +0.310 from the first. After the difficulties encountered in the previous race weekends, Fabio and his team found good sensations on track both with used and new tires.

Jorge Navarro ended the day in ninth place in 1’37.474 to +0.541. The number nine of the team greatly improved his lap time during the second session by lowering the time obtained in FP1 in the morning by one second. There are still some changes to be made and tires to test in tomorrow’s last free practice, trying to prepare as best we can for Sunday’s race.

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO # 9 – 6th in 1’37.243
“We started the weekend very well, starting from last year’s excellent base. I am happy that we are a little closer to the leaders. In the afternoon we improved a lot and went even faster than the time I did last year in qualifying, so very well. I think I still need 2-3 tenths of a step to be with the leaders, but the start is good! “.
JORGE NAVARRO # 9 – 9th in 1’37.474
“First positive day. This morning we encountered some difficulties, but we always worked with the focus on the race and with a full tank. The first practice therefore served us to understand what changes to make to the bike. In FP2 we improved, I was hoping to lower the time a little more by putting on the new tire but in any case, we are satisfied with this first day. Now we will analyse the data well to try to take a step forward tomorrow”.





  • Length: 5900 mt.
  • Width: 17 mt.
  • Longest straight: 770 mt.
  • Left corners: 8
  • Right corners: 10


With more than 60 years of history Silverstone has become one of the most prestigious venues dedicated to motorsport. Completely revamped in recent years, a multimillion pound investment saw the completion in 2010 of a first phase of works to greatly improve the venue, making it one of the fastest tracks on the MotoGP calendar and earning high praise from the World Championship riders who enjoyed the new layout. The ‘Silverstone Wing’, a state-of-the-art, multi-million pound new Pit and Paddock Complex, will welcome MotoGP in 2011, thus adding to already breathtaking facilities at Silverstone.




Not a particularly good day for + EGO Speed ​​Up team in the first Grand Prix of Styria with Fabio Di Giannantonio nineteenth place and the Jorge Navarro’s crash who was involved in an accident on the third lap of the race.

From twenty-fifth position Di Giannantonio made a good start, recovering positions immediately. Fabio’s feeling with his Speed ​​Up bike was as good as his pace and on lap 10 he was in p13. On the following lap the sensations began to change, especially under braking, forcing Fabio to lower his race pace by crossing the finish line in p18.

Navarro also got off to a good start as he hold the starting ninth position until turn three on lap three when suddenly he was hit by Lowes’ bike and so crashed out fortunately without serious consequences.


There is now a 2-weeks break before the Moto2 championship is back again, this time with the Grand Prix of San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini at Misano circuit on 13th September.


“The start was quite good and in the first few laps I had recovered several positions and I felt good, I could have had a good race. I had a good pace until I was attacked by another rider and from there, being in his way, my brakes started to deteriorate and lap after lap I could no longer brake well. I was no longer able to lap with the times of the first laps, losing time and positions. Too bad because we could have done well this race. Head held high, I know I gave 100%! See you in Misano”.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – not classified  
“There isn’t much to say, right? A shame because Lowes arrived at turn 3 of the third lap hitting me and another rider and that was where our race ended. I can’t say much except that I got off to a good start, I was waiting a while to attack because the feeling with a full tank wasn’t the best and so I was trying to manage the race as best I could until Lowes arrived. There is a great desire to change this negative moment and I believe that if we work well we can do it. Now we look forward to Misano!”.


+ EGO Speed ​​Up team riders Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio finished the Styria Grand Prix qualifying in ninth and twenty-fifth position.

Small step forward for Jorge during the third free practice session in the morning in which he marked the seventh time of the session and so the twelfth of the combined free practices in 1’28.958 with a gap of +0.457 from the first. The twelfth position allowed Navarro to go directly to Q2. The feeling in qualifying was not the same as in the morning, but the Spaniard managed to find a good lap, the last of the quali, with which he qualified in p9. Third row therefore for Jorge Navarro in the starting grid of tomorrow’s race.

Difficult day for Diggia who continues to encounter problems under braking. Several changes were carried out by Fabio and his technicians to understand how to solve the difficulty but the progress achieved did not lead to a good qualifying. Ninth row for team21 at the end of the day.

JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 12th in 1’29.253
“Today we worked a lot on the bike, but the sensations with the front were not the best. We haven’t been able to find the solution yet and for this tomorrow morning we should decide what to do whether to keep this setup and try to adapt more or try to make some small changes. The pace is not bad and this is good news for the race, but I’m not 100% satisfied with my bike feeling. I hope we will find a way to solve this problem and have a good race!”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 25th in 1’29.985
“We continue to be in difficulty. Even today we worked a bit to try to stop the bike better which is the key to going fast here, but we couldn’t. We encounter great difficulties in stopping well and then following the right lines on the track and when you miss this you find it hard to lower the times. We have to work, try to understand what we lack, so this afternoon we will work and tomorrow we will try to make a great comeback”.


After the Austrian Grand Prix, the sixth round of the 2020 Moto2 World Championship, the Grand Prix of Styria has started today once again at the Red Bull Ring.

A new livery change in the Speed ​​Up box which shows the fourth different colour of the season representing + EGO, a very important brand of the Sifar Group.

On the first day of free practices, the + EGO Speed ​​Up riders took twelfth and twenty-fifth place in the combined classification.

Jorge Navarro ended the first practice session in p17 with a time of 1’29.400. After several adjustments to the bike setup and the use of different tyres, the Spaniard and his team hit the target of the day, greatly improving the feeling with the Speed ​​Up. At the third and last exit on track, Jorge set the third time of FP2 in 1’29.302, thus obtaining the twelfth time of the day.

A position that does not reflect the improvements obtained by Diggia and his team this Friday at the Red Bull Ring. 1’29.747 is the time with which Fabio placed twenty-fifth, obtained in the morning session. In the afternoon session, team 21 instead encountered brake problems without improving the lap time.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 12th in 1’29.302
“Positive day. This morning we encountered some difficulties because the track had more grip than last weekend and therefore we suffered more. Then in FP2 we followed a path that led us to improve at each exit. Happy with the progress achieved, we only need to fix some details in tomorrow’s free practice session, but as I said before: positive day and with the desire to continue working!”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 25th in 1’29.747
“First day back to Austria not so bad although our position. On this morning’ session the sensations were not bad. We had some changes planned for FP2 only that we were unable to try because we encountered a problem with the brakes and therefore no improvement in the afternoon. Tomorrow morning we will put into practice the changes we had to try today hoping to take a step forward”.




  • Length: – mt.
  • Width: 12 mt.
  • Longest straight: 868 mt.
  • Left corners: 2
  • Right corners: 6


The Red Bull Ring is located in the town of Spielberg in Styria, Austria. The circuit was originally built 1969 and was known as the Osterreichring. In 1996 it was completely rebuilt with a 4.3km layout and renamed the A1 ring. The track was closed after the 2004 season as it was in need of refurbishment. After three years of inaction, Red Bull began a $70 million reconstruction of the circuit in 2008 and it was finally inaugurated as the Red Bull Ring and re-opened in 2011. The 2016 season will see the Red Bull Ring host its first MotoGP™ race as the World Championship returns to Austria for the first time since 1997.




A very difficult Sunday for the Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team that closed the Austrian Grand Prix without points.

After three laps from the start of the race the red flag was waving due to a bad accident involving four riders. Fortunately, no serious injuries and therefore the race could re-start. Upon returning to the garage, Diggia and Jorge were awaiting the directives for the re-start from the organization which shortly after communicated that the race laps were 13 and the grid positions were based on standings as for lap 3 of race1. Navarro thus started from p12 while Diggia was in p22.

12.55 the pit lane reopened and the Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team riders were ready to get back on track.  Jorge made a good start and immediately recovered 3 positions. The feeling was very good and Navarro tried to increase his pace, but his comeback was cut short at turn 10 on the first lap when he crashed out because of an error.

Fabio also made a good start with four positions recovered, which became six at the end of the first lap. Unfortunately, from lap 2 his race was hampered by a brake problem by finishing 21st in the Austrian Grand Prix.

“I made a good start in race2 but when I started to recover more positions, I felt that something was wrong when I was using the brakes and for this reason I could only finish the race twenty-first”.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – not classified  
“After a very positive weekend, today in the race I was unable to complete the good work done in these days. I started very well in race 2, recovering some positions but in the last turn I made a mistake and crashed down on the ground. I apologize to the team for throwing away these days of hard work. The good news is that next week we will do another race again here at the Red Bull Ring and we will try to give our all”.


The Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team closed the Austrian Grand Prix qualifying in seventh and twenty-third positions, getting the third and eighth row of the starting grid of tomorrow’s race.

A breathtaking FP3 finale for Jorge Navarro after the highside at turn 1. The Spaniard then ended his last free practice session early, luckily with only a few scratches. With the time obtained in the fourteenth and last lap of his FP3 in 1’29.204, Jorge took direct access in Q2. In the fifteen minutes Jorge set a good seventh time, 1’28.905 (+0.224), without changing tyres in the final minutes.

Second day of the Austrian GP complicated for Fabio Di Giannantonio although there have been improvements compared to yesterday. Fabio lowered his Friday lap time by half a second in the last practice session, but in the combined classification he is twenty-third, therefore forced to face Q2. In qualifying, Fabio further improved his time stopping the clock in 1’29.579. Unfortunately, for a few tenths, he almost reached access to Q2, finishing qualifying in p23.

JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 7th in 1’28.905
“Positive day! Good feeling this morning with used tyres. Too bad that after the tyre change I crashed in the climb of turn one before finding the rhythm. The bike threw me into the air, but luckily I’m physically fine and my team managed to repair the bike for Q2. I’m also happy with qualifying because I rode with a great pace, maybe I missed the fastest lap but we are analyzing the data to understand how to improve the third sector. In any case, we are ready for tomorrow!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 23rd in 1’29.579
“I’m not so happy with how it went today. We have improved compared to yesterday but we are still a bit far. We are working on braking because on this track it is important to have a stable bike. Today we frankly took a good step in that direction but we lost a lot of the bike, especially in turning. We struggled too much in T3, mostly in Q1, and it’s a pity we didn’t enter Q2. We just have to work and try to improve what we can for tomorrow to be able to recover as many positions as possible!”


Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team riders are back on track today at the Red Bull Ring for the first free practice sessions of the Austrian Grand Prix.

Jorge Navarro immediately found a good feeling on the Austrian circuit. During the first session he made a few laps on Hard tires before switching to the Softs with which he set his best time of the day in 1’29.290. The weather conditions changed and the little rain at the beginning of the second session slowed down the lap times on track. Team9 used FP2 to adjust some details. +0.305 is the gap from the first of Jorge’s combined times at the end of the day1.

A more complicated start for Di Giannantonio than at the end of the two practice sessions ranked twenty-fourth. Team21 was unable to find the right set-up for the track in today’s free practice encountering problems under braking. Diggia improved his time during FP2 by a few tenths in 1’30.392, +1.407, but there is still a lot of work to do to face tomorrow’s qualifying.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 7th in 1’29.290
“I’m happy with this first day. We started with the right feeling this morning which allowed us to try small details to understand which tyre to use and work a little in the setup, test and counter-test, obtaining good results. This afternoon the conditions were more complicated because it rained at the beginning and then, at the end of the session when it had stopped raining, many improved their time with the new tyres, but we preferred to continue with the used ones and the pace was still very good .
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 24th in 1’30.392
“Not happy with today because we are behind, for now out of Q2. For one and a half session we had brake problems. Fixed this problem we started to ride and understand the changes to be made to the bike setting. We struggle a little in the turn entry, but tomorrow we will work to find the solution, hoping that the conditions will be a little better”.





  • Length: 5403 mt.
  • Width: 15 mt.
  • Longest straight: 636 mt.
  • Left corners: 6
  • Right corners: 8


The world’s most famous riders have taken part in GP events in Brno since 1930, where up until 1982 they would race through the villages and western parts of the city on a road track named after the first Czechoslovak President – T.G. Masaryk. A new circuit was built during the 1980s with the aim of attracting Formula 1 to Czechoslovakia, and in 1987 it played host to the FIM Czech Grand Prix. Popular with both fans and riders, the new circuit is built in a natural bowl which is banked in places to offer spectators an excellent view. Brno constantly changes in elevation as it sweeps across forested hillsides and its fast undulating corners test rider talent and engineering to the limit.

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