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Montmelò – Barcelona – GRAN PREMI DE CATALUNYA

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

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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.

Marco Simoncelli Misano – GP EMILIA ROMAGNA E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI

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

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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.

Marco Simoncelli Misano – GP DI S. MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI

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

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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.

Silverstone – BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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

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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.

Österreich – NERO GIARDINI MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX

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

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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.

BRNO – GRAND PRIX CESKE REPUBLIKY

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

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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.

GP CZECH REPUBLIC 2020

MB CONVEYORS SPEED UP

RACE: NAVARRO SEVENTH AND DIGGIA SIXTEENTH IN THE GRAND PRIX OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

The Czech Republic Grand Prix has just ended at the Brno Autodrome, the fourth round of the 2020 Moto2 World Championship.

Good performance by Jorge Navarro who snatched a seventh place demonstrating the progress achieved over the weekend. Eleventh on the grid, JN9 made a good start but found himself stuck in traffic at turn 1 where he lost six positions. Jorge immediately took matters into his own hands and from the middle of the race onwards proved to have the pace of the leaders. Thus began his comeback until he crossed the finish line in seventh position.

For Di Giannantonio, on the other hand, it was a difficult race, complicated by his crash during the morning warm up. Fabio made a good start but immediately realized that something was wrong with the bike, the feeling was not the same. Diggia tried to better manage the bike during the race by finishing in sixteenth position.

JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 7th  
“Today was a positive day because from yesterday to today we made some changes to the bike that helped us understand how to work with the front tyre and so I was able to make a good race. I got a good start, but at the first turn I found myself in the middle of the other riders coming into contact with some of them. This made me lose some positions and as soon as I managed to find the race pace I started attacking. The tyres dropped a lot, but I think it was the same for everyone because my race pace was one of the best even towards the end. We take the best from this weekend and from all the tests we did during the sessions to understand how the tyres work, it almost felt like a test! In the end we reached p7, it’s not a great goal but after all we have to be satisfied”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO # 21 – 16th  
“Too bad because this was the first weekend in which I felt better on the bike, especially after yesterday’s qualifying. Too bad the crash this morning that ruined the race because apparently, we started with the bike not in perfect condition and this ruined everything. I rode the race with a bike that didn’t give me the right sensations, now we are checking but we still wasted another opportunity. Let’s try to make up for it in Austria”. 

 

QUALIFYING: THIRD AND FOURTH ROW FOR THE MB CONVEYORS SPEED UP TEAM RIDERS

Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Navarro will respectively start from the third and fourth row of the starting grid of the Czech Republic Grand Prix scheduled for tomorrow at 12.20 local time (CET).

With the last free practice session of this morning, Navarro got Q2 direct access with the ninth time of the combined practice times, while Diggia, seventeenth, was forced to face Q1.

A few changes before getting out on track for the first qualifying and on the third lap Fabio took an excellent 2’02.093. Thus he passed the round with the first chrono and immediately got ready to get back on track for qualifying2. Both MB Conveyors Speed ​​Up team riders left the garage for the last fifteen most important minutes of day2. 2’02.376 is Fabio’s final quali2 time who took ninth place on the starting grid, while Jorge stopped the chronometers a few thousandths later at 2’02’499, finishing the day in eleventh position.

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 9th in 2’02.376
“We managed to remedy a complicated situation and I’m certainly happy with that. We took a step forward and demonstrated it in Q1. I’m sorry because in the final qualifying we were unable to repeat the excellent time of Q1, finishing ninth. Tomorrow we are aiming for an excellent start and then we will give our best in the race, as we always do! “.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 11th in 2’02.499
“We started the third free practice session with used tyres and the feeling and pace were not bad, even if we lacked some confidence with the front. In the afternoon we made some changes before which but it didn’t go as we hoped. When I got back on track I tried to give my all, but I wasn’t competitive, I couldn’t go faster. I’m a bit disappointed because starting from 11th is not ideal, but we will continue to work hard and understand the points we are missing before the race”.

FREE PRACTICES: NAVARRO FIFTH AND DIGGIA SEVENTH AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC GRAND PRIX

The MB Conveyors Speed ​​Up team riders, Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio, closed the Czech Republic Grand Prix Friday in fifth and seventh positions respectively.

Challenging but positive day for both teams where technicians and riders worked together to find the right set up of the SFT20 Speed ​​Up bikes.

Jorge Navarro struggled to find the feeling in the first free practice session, finishing the round in twentieth position. Team 9 tried out several changes to the bike in both sessions looking for more stability both front and rear and towards the end of the FP2 Jorge marked Friday’s fifth fastest time in 2’02.823 (+0.343), confident for tomorrow.

Fabio Di Giannantonio started the Czech Grand Prix with the tenth time at the end of the first free practice session. In the afternoon, after a tyre change and some changes to the setting, Fabio found a good lap, lowering his time by almost five tenths, closing the day with the seventh fastest time in 2’02.930 (+0.450).

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 5th in 2’02.823

“A strange first day because we started the FP1 suffering. The feeling with the bike was not the best, we worked hard trying changes to the setting at each time we left the garage, both at the front and at the rear because both slipped a lot. It seems that in today’s last outing we found something that worked better because we were able to lower the time by one second in just 2 laps. We will analyze the data well because today there have been many changes, but we are on the right path”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 7th in 2’02.930
“Day 1 so-so, the results are not bad because we are seventh in the combined practice times, but I am not happy because we continue to have the same problems as Jerez. Here it seems we are in the same conditions as the others, but in reality, we are still quite far away, so we must continue working. We hope to soon understand what we are missing and how to improve the race pace”.

Jerez de la Frontera – GRAN PREMIO DE ANDALUCÍA

 

  • Length: 4423 mt.
  • Width: 11 mt.
  • Longest straight: 607 mt.
  • Left corners: 5
  • Right corners: 8

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Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently good weather and beautiful scenery, its numerous grandstands providing the perfect viewing facilities for up to 250,000 spectators.

With two alternative road circuits (4,423m and 4,428m), which were resurfaced during 2005, Jerez is a popular venue used by many race teams for testing throughout the year, whilst its recently updated corporate and media facilities have proven to be a popular addition to the complex. Other facilities such as the control tower and pit boxes have also been vastly improved.

GP ANDALUCÍA 2020

BETA TOOLS SPEED UP

RACE: A RESULT THAT’S HARD TO SWALLOW

The Andalucia Grand Prix is  turned out to be much harder than expected for the Beta Up Speed ​​team. The weekend had started well for the two riders who have seen the average progress made since the last week race, also hold at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit. But the improvements achieved have not paid off on the battlefield.

The race started on a hot track, 54 ° the asphalt temperature. At the start Navarro, fourth on the grid, got away well and for the first laps he found a good rhythm remaining in the first six until the tenth lap in which he lost stability getting out of the scene at turn nine.

Not an easy start for Diggia from the eleventh position on the grid. At the end of the first lap Fabio was thirteenth, he gave his best to try to bring the Speed ​​Up SFT20 forward but the feeling with the front was getting worse and from lap twelve the management of the bike became more difficult. The number twenty-one began to lose positions, he didn’t feel like risking too much, and consequently the result did not live up to expectations, eighteenth at the finish line.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – DNF
“Today I don’t really know what to say because the weekend had started very well both in race conditions and in cooler conditions. We were fast and had a good rhythm in all the sessions before the race. Today I had a good start, finally, keeping my position, but at a certain point the bike started to close in front, I no longer felt and the driving became more complicated, turn after turn. I tried to keep the pace as much as I could, but it closed almost at every turn and at a certain point I found myself on the ground at turn 9 without even realizing it. As I said, there is not much to say, except that we must continue to work and analyse well what happened because after two laps the bike changed completely and I was not able to ride it in these conditions. It’s hard to leave Jerez without points, but we’ll get up to go back stronger than before”.FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 18th
“Too bad, another weekend went very badly! Surely, we must try to understand what happens to the bike from mid-race onwards where I start to lose the feeling with the front, especially at the beginning of the turn, where the bike becomes increasingly difficult to ride. We have to work and find the solution for Brno trying to straighten out this bad season just from the Czech weekend”.

QUALIFYING: SECOND AND FOURTH ROW FOR BETA TOOLS SPEED UP TEAM RIDERS

At the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, the Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team ended up the qualifying day of the Gran Premio de Andalucía with the fourth position of Jorge Navarro and the eleventh place of Fabio Di Giannantonio who reconfirmed their competitiveness on the Speed ​​Up bikes.

At the end of the third practice session, the team’s number nine gained direct access to Q2 with the tenth place in the combined practice times in 1’41.590. Jorge started qualifying on the right foot, fast from the first lap. He got back to the garage about 5 minutes before the end of the session to quickly change the tyres and returned to the track for the last 2 laps. The Spaniard, with the second penultimate lap in 1’41.860, took the fourth place.

Great recovery for Di Giannantonio who gave a change to his weekend by also winning direct access to Q2 with the time 1’41.660 obtained in FP3 in the morning. With the second lap of his qualifying in 1’42.181, Fabio got the fourth row of the grid from which he will start in tomorrow’s race.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 4th in 1’41.860
“I am happy because it has been a positive day. We worked very well this morning focusing the session on the race pace and we were ready to face qualifying. In qualifying I think I could have done more, but the same is fine, tomorrow we have a good race”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 11th in 1’42.181
“I am happy with today because we are coming from a negative weekend, especially yesterday. Today we made a nice change on the bike and we made a great step, both in feeling with the bike and in speed on the track. Happy, we are returning to being as fast as before and working well. Tomorrow we start from a good position and we can have a good race, let’s see”.

FREE PRACTICES: NAVARRO THIRD AND DIGGIA TWENTY-FIRST AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE GRAN PREMIO DE ANDALUCÍA

A few days after the Gran Premio de España, held last Sunday at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, the third round of the Moto2 2020 World Championship has come, once again on the Spanish track. Instead, it’s the Speed Up bikes livery that has changed for this weekend bringing on the track the characteristic and sparkling orange color representing the sponsor Beta Tools, who has been alongside the team for years.

Jorge Navarro took third place in the combined free practices times with an excellent time in 1’41.590, only +0.065 from the first. The first day of the number nine of the Beta Tools Speed ​​Up team was good, confirming the good feeling of last week on the Jerez circuit. Jorge scored his best time during FP1, demonstrating adaptability and speed even in FP2 with much higher temperatures.

A much more difficult day for Di Giannantonio and his team who cannot find the set-up of the bike suitable for competitive laps in both sessions. Twenty-first is the final result of the first day of Fabio’s Andalucía Grand Prix in 1’42.312. However, the rider and team remain confident and determined to find a solution ahead of tomorrow’s qualifying.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 3rd in 1’41.590
“Today was a good Friday! We started with a good feeling from the first outing in the morning by making just a few changes that we had decided to try and we saw that some changes help us others less. In any case, I think it was a really positive day because we were constant and we collected a lot of information. I hope we will continue like this tomorrow”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 21st in 1’42.312
“Bad day. We started again with the problems of the last race weekend and we are continuing to do our best but we have not yet reached a solution and this is putting us in difficulty. But we never give up, we are working and we are understanding how to improve in order to be competitive again”.

Jerez de la Frontera – GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA

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  • Length: 4423 mt.
  • Width: 11 mt.
  • Longest straight: 607 mt.
  • Left corners: 5
  • Right corners: 8

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Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently good weather and beautiful scenery, its numerous grandstands providing the perfect viewing facilities for up to 250,000 spectators.

With two alternative road circuits (4,423m and 4,428m), which were resurfaced during 2005, Jerez is a popular venue used by many race teams for testing throughout the year, whilst its recently updated corporate and media facilities have proven to be a popular addition to the complex. Other facilities such as the control tower and pit boxes have also been vastly improved.

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