26th August 2018
+EGO SPEED UP RACING TEAM: RACE
RAIN DOESN’T STOP IN SILVERSTONE: SUNDAY RACE OF THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX CANCELLED
The GoPro Grand Prix of Silverstone has been definitely cancelled. The organizers have made this decision because of the terrible conditions of the track considered unsafe for the incessant rain and the new asphalt not sufficiently draining.
The +EGO Speed Up Racing Team returns to the track at the Misano circuit from 7th to 9th September for the Gran Premio di San Marino e della riviera di Rimini.
25th August 2018
+EGO SPEED UP RACING TEAM: QUALIFYING
SECOND ROW FOR QUARTARARO AND NINTH FOR KENT IN THE SILVERSTONE QUALIFYING
The two +EGO Speed Up Racing team riders, Fabio Quartararo and Danny Kent, got sixth and twenty-sixth respectively in qualifying today. In tomorrow’s race, which will exceptionally start at 15.30 Italy time zone, the team riders will start from the second and ninth row of the starting grid.
The track conditions were uncertain for up to ten minutes from the end of the session when the track was almost completely dry. Quartararo and his staff took full advantage of the Fp3 by trying different tyre solutions. In qualifying they hit the target and on the last lap they reached the sixth place in the qualifying and so the second row.
Complicated weekend instead for Danny Kent, who in his home Grand Prix cannot find a suitable set up and then improve the feeling with his bike. According to the weather forecast, tomorrow’s race will be wet and the track conditions could thus completely change the cards on the cards.
FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 6th in 2’08.756
“Definitely positive day. This morning we had a very good rhythm with the dry track and the feeling was better than the previous free practice sessions. In the afternoon, although I did not like the track conditions at all, I concentrated on the fastest lap and on the last lap of the QP I was able to grab the sixth position on tomorrow grid. We are ready to fight!”
DANNY KENT#52 – 26th in 2’10.285
“Not happy with how the weekend has gone so far, again I don’t have a good feeling with the bike so I can’t show my full potential. Tomorrow looks like it’s going to be wet which might help us out a little”.
24th August 2018
+EGO SPEED UP RACING TEAM: PRACTICE
QUARTARARO SIXTH AND KENT TWENTY-FIRST IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE BRITISH GP
+EGO Speed Up Racing team’s riders have just finished the first day of free practice at Silverstone circuit. As forecasted, the practice session in the afternoon was influenced by the rain that forced riders and team to change settings for the Speed Up SF18.
Quartararo concluded the Fp1 with a good sixth time improving the setting and the feeling during the session. The number 20 of the team rode well even with the wet during the Fp2 and ended the free practice session in fourth position but with a lap time obviously higher than the morning’s one.
Teammate Danny Kent got the twenty-first position. The English rider found rear spin problems in acceleration and the afternoon rain prevented the rider and team from trying the decisive solution at the end of Fp1 postponing the change to tomorrow Fp3.
FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 6th in 2’09.100
“We started the weekend here at Silverstone well. This morning we made the sixth time despite the crash and in the afternoon, although the rain started to fall one lap from the beginning of the race, we managed to find a good setting even in the wet. The race will most likely be wet, we continue to work so that we are in the right direction!”
DANNY KENT#52 – 21st in 2’10.807
“Difficult first day here at Silverstone. I didn’t have a good feeling in Fp1, I have too much rear spin. We made a change for Fp2 but unfortunately after 1 lap we had big downpour of rain, have to wait and see what the weather will bring for tomorrow”.