Moto2-RACE- BRITISH GRAND PRIX
SIMONE CORSI MADE A BRILLIANT COMEBACK RIDING HIS SPEED UP BIKE TO SIXTH PLACE AT THE SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT
At the British Grand Prix, under an unusual sunny sky, Speed Up rider Simone Corsi got a sensational sixth place. Penalised by his spot on the starting grid, the Roman rider rode an intelligent race, making up positions whenever possible. In the last third of the race he has consistently lapped at times that were higher only to those of the first-placed riders, overtaking Aegerter and Manzi and ending sixth.
His Spanish teammate finished the race in twenty-sixth position, concluding a good performance despite setup problems accused throughout the race weekend.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 6th
“I’m happy with the result and how the race went. We did not start well, infact we lost two positions. Recovering positions was not easy and straightforward, it took a few laps before starting to overtake. I managed to stay with the group struggling for the 6th place, succeeding at the end of the race to reach the goal. It was a good comeback and I want to thank the whole team for the great work they did. Let’s go that way!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 26th
“A difficult weekend when we did not find the setup for the race. We worked a lot, making various changes to the bike to try to improve the pace, but it did not work much. I’m sorry for the team that always supports me, we will definitely go back to the Misano Grand Prix.”
Moto2-QUALIFYING AT OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX. FOURTH AND TENTH ROW FOR SPEED UP RIDERS
The two Speed Up Racing Team riders, Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez, got tenth and twenty-fifth respectively in qualifying today. They will start fourth and tenth row in tomorrow’s race, which will start at 3 pm, Italy time zone. Both Speed Up riders have improved their times with respect to yesterday’s in both today’s sessions. This means that at the box they are working well, in the right direction, although they may still improve. Corsi’s qualifying ended at 5/6 laps from the end of the practice due to a crash. Luckily at the start of the session he had a good flying lap in 2’07.271, so he could close the top ten with a gap of just 0.699 tenths. Augusto Fernandez, after a lot of progress in both setting and riding, saw the commission cancel the fast lap he got at the end of the race for having slightly crossed the track limit.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 10° in 2’07.271
“In this track we have little grip due to track conditions. I feel like I cannot push more because I am always on the limit, mostly with the front. It is very difficult to me to adapt to the too many holes present. Anyway, we know that the race is completely different, and that’s why we will fight! “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 29° in 2’08.880
“We stepped forward with the bike setting. Too bad for that fast lap they eliminated, we deserved a different starting position. It’s always difficult to start back so far, but we will do our best to recover positions from the start and make a good race! “
MOTO2- FREE PRACTICE AT SILVERSTONE
GOOD START FOR SPEED UP RIDERS: CORSI NINTH AND TWENTIETH FERNANDEZ ON THE COMBINED CLASSIFICATION OF THE OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Speed Up Racing team riders positively completed this first day of free practice at the Silverstone circuit. The unusual British weather gave riders and teams a mild, sunny day. Simone Corsi, after finishing a good FP1, managed to improve the lap time in the second session by placing ninth at the end of the day with a gap of just 0.899.
Meanwhile, teammate Augusto Fernandez got the twentieth position with a gap of 1.735. The young Spaniard demonstrates once again the significant progress between one session and the other, improving the lap time by almost a second.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 9th in 2’08.390
“I have always liked riding in this circuit. It is original and fast. The weekend has started quite well, the feeling is not so bad although some chattering problems. In tomorrow’s last free practice session, we will improve the speed up bike set up to get the perfect setting on the qualifying. We hope the weather will not change throughout the weekend, a dry race would be perfect!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 20th in 2’09.226
“I’m happy with today’s free practice, because I quickly learned the track and adjusted to the bike right away. We are working on the set up, we have to improve it before qualifying and be able to further lower the lap time. Tomorrow’s goal is to make the best qualification ever made so far!”