Moto2-RACE AT NEROGIARDINI MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX VON ÖSTERREICH
CORSI ELEVENTH, FERNANDEZ AT ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE POINT ZONE PLACED SIXTEENTH
The Moto2 race has just ended at the Austrian Grand Prix. At the first turn, after the start, Vierge and Quartararo crashed down after a contact. Many others were involved and so forced to return to the box. The Speed Up riders, Corsi and Fernandez, both avoided to be involved in the incident but they had to recover the gap caused by the crash. Simone retrieved some positions and once again cut the finish line eleventh. The Spaniard Fernandez, at the start of the race, lost a few seconds when avoiding the crashes and found himself struggling from the last position. With a good race pace and determination, he took sixteenth to one step from the points area, his best result so far.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 11°
“The weekend has been difficult since Friday. When starting, I found myself in the middle of the crashes losing precious time. Then, I did my best to recover as much positions as I could, but the gap from the front group was too big. The thing that is most important is that we got important points. Now let’s rest a bit and then go determined to Silverstone!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 16°
“It was not a simple race, I’m happy because we are close to the points area that is our goal. We lost so much time with the big incident in the first corner, I had to avoid the riders risking being involved. Then I started recovering positions, I managed to overtake some of them, but the group in front of me had my own race pace. We have to keep working in the setup to be stronger. Now let’s think on Silverstone!”
Moto2-QUALIFYING SESSION AT NEROGIARDINI MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX VON ÖSTERREICH
A BAD CRASH PUTS THE BRAKES ON CORSI’S QUALIFYING; FERNANDEZ IMPROVES HIS LAP TIME. FIFTH AND NINTH ROW FOR SPEED UP RIDERS.
Speed Up Racing Team riders, Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez, respectively closed in fifteenth and the twenty-seventh positions in qualifying session today. They will start from the fifth and ninth row in tomorrow’s race, at 12.20 p.m. at the Red Bull Ring.
Corsi ended his qualifying after a bad crash in turn 9 during the 14th lap. Unfortunately, the substantial damages to the bike blocked the rider at the box until the end of the session.
Team-mate Augusto Fernandez has demonstrated its steady growth after each session. In fact, he managed to regain a second and a half in qualifying and he proves that he is ready to fight.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 15°
“I’m sorry for the crash on turn nine, we were also lowering the lap time. The feeling had improved a lot since this morning thanks to some changes and the hard tyre. It was a pity that we could not run all the session because we could have reduced the gap from the first. Anyway, we stay positive because we can still compete! “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 27°
“I’m partly happy because we improved the setup. We are all about solving all set up problems. We still have time to work and understand what is missing before the race. We have to take off that half-second to reach the positions we deserve. I really hope to make a good race tomorrow!”
MOTO2- FIRST DAY OF MOTO2 FREE PRACTICE IN AUSTRIA
Both Speed Up riders improve from FP1 to FP2. Fernandez sizes up the Red Bull Ring
The first day of free practice at the Nerogiardini Motorrad Grand Prix Von Österreich ended this afternoon on the Red Bull Ring, Austria.
The first session was conditioned by the rain that forced the riders to go back to the box a few laps from the start of the FP1. The Speed Up rider Simone Corsi struggled to find the feeling in wet condition during the FP1. In the afternoon session, he and the team focused together on a dry set up as the race is expected to be dry. The Roman rider managed to improve the lap time and the position in the second part of the FP2 after using soft dry tyres. He placed 14th in 1’31.011.
Rookie Augusto Fernandez run today for the first time on the Austrian track. The young rider got on well with the new track from the first session and tried with the team to find the right set up of the bike. Good feeling in the wet and improvements in the dry. He finished up the day 28th in 1’31.932.
“The day had not started very well, I had not good feeling when braking. I managed to improve the lap time only in the second part of the FP2 after modifying the front and using the soft tyre. We are not satisfied at all, but we still have time to find the right setting”.
“It was a positive first day. I found myself well in both track conditions. This morning I was less than a second from the first. On the dry we have to work harder, but we’re already improving a lot. We could reduce the gap from the first if we used the soft tyre, but we preferred to hold it for tomorrow and work on the set up. “