23rd September 2018
QUARTARARO PLACED NINTH IN THE GRAN PREMIO DE ARAGÓN. KENT CRASHED OUT IN LAP 4.
MB-Conveyors-Speed Up Racing team finished in the points the Gran Premio de Aragón with Fabio Quartararo, who crossed the finish line in ninth position after 21 race laps. Starting from the first position of the third row, Quartararo immediately found a good rhythm that allows him to fight for the whole race for the top ten. Once again the young talent showed his tenacity by grabbing the ninth position in a very hard race. Teammate Danny Kent had another complicated race crashing out in turn sixth of the fourth lap.
After a good start, twentieth at the end of the first lap, Kent lost control of his Speed Up due to problems at the front and so crashed out finishing his race. Kent made a good start, twentieth at the end of the first lap, but which loses control of his Speed Up and ends up on the ground finishing his race. The next round of the Moto2 will be in two weeks at the Buriram circuit for the Thailand Grand Prix 5th-7th October.
FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 9th
“We certainly wanted the result to be another. It was a difficult race in which we thought we could do better. In three turns of the circuit my feeling was getting worse but, in any case, we are happy for the seven points taken and for the ninth position in the standings. Now let’s think about the next race, it will be the first time in Thailand and we want a good result at all costs!”
DANNY KENT#52 – DNF
“I’m sorry for today’s race, and I’m very sorry for my team once again because we deserve better. We started the race pretty well, recovering 3 positions at the start, but after a few laps something changed and I no longer had the feeling I had before. I tried to push to not lose the group in front of me but I lost control of the bike”.
22nd September 2018
THIRD ROW FOR FABIO QUARTARARO, SEVENTH IN QUALIFYING AT THE MOTORLAND ARAGÓN CIRCUIT. DANNY KENT, TWENTY-THIRD, WILL START FROM THE EIGHTH ROW.
On the second day of the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón, the MB Conveyors-Speed Up Racing Team’s riders completed the qualifying session which determined the starting grid for tomorrow’s race. Fabio Quartararo and Danny Kent respectively got the seventh and twenty-third time of the session, grabbing the third and eighth row in tomorrow’s starting grid.
A bittersweet qualifying session for Quartararo who was stopped by the traffic on track during a lap that could have been worth the first row of the grid. However, Fabio has proven to have a competitive race pace and he is ready to fight.
Kent ended the Fp3 with the fifteenth time obtained at the end of the session. After a change to the front of the bike, the Englishman manages to improve his lap time by a second and a half. Unfortunately, in qualifying he couldn’t repeat the lap time he got in the morning session because he had a worse feeling due to the loss of grip.
FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 7th in 1’53.466
“It was a hard but positive day. We had problems accelerating but nothing impossible to solve. We have to give the best of us tomorrow from the start to stay with the leading group from the first lap. We have a good rhythm to compete, we’ll give it our all!”
DANNY KENT#52 – 23rd in 1’54.524
“Not happy with the qualifying position, unfortunately in the final exit with new tyres I had problem with my front disc brakes so I was not able to improve as much as I wanted from the first exit. Tomorrow’s a new day and we will see what we can do”.
21st September 2018
FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE AT THE GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN: 5th QUARTARARO AND 24th KENT
At the end of the first day of practice of the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón, the two MB Conveyors-Speed Up Racing team’s riders, Fabio Quartararo and Danny Kent, respectively placed fifth and twenty-fourth in the combined ranking of the two free practice sessions.
The number 20 of the team found a good feeling with his Speed Up SF18 since the morning laps, and it is precisely on the fourth lap of the first session that he marked his best time of the day in 1’53.915 with which he got the fifth place of the Moto2 combined ranking.
At the end of the first practice session, Danny Kent got a good lap in 1’54.799 finishing the round five tenths from top ten. In the afternoon the temperatures rose and the asphalt was very warmer, reaching 45 degrees. The grip on the track has decreased and for the British rider it was difficult to improve the lap time obtained in the morning session, and so he got the twenty-fourth place of the first day of the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón.
FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 5th in 1’53.915
“A quite positive day. In FP1 we scored the fourth time with a good pace even if we could do better towards the end of the session. In the afternoon we tried some changes and with some we were satisfied with others less. I have some problems with the rear when I brake but we will solve it in the last practice session. However, I am happy with the results obtained so far and I am ready for tomorrow!”
DANNY KENT#52 – 24th in 1’54.799
“I am not happy with today. In Fp1 it wasn’t so bad, the position wasn’t good but I was only 0.5 from top 10 which isn’t so bad. In Fp2 we tried different tyre and the feeling wasn’t very good. We will try to improve tomorrow”.