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!”