Moto2-RACE-GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA
SIMONE CORSI TOOK ELEVENTH PLACE. FERNANDEZ TWENTY-SECOND AT HIS SECOND MOTO2 GRAND PRIX
At the Montmelò circuit, the second race of the European Championship of Moto2 has just been held. High temperatures greatly affected track conditions and made the race more challenging than usual. Intense competition for the Speed Up rider Simone Corsi who struggles a lot to find the feeling with the bike due to the grip loss crossing the finish line in twelfth position. The young Fernandez ends his second Moto2 race in twenty-second position, demonstrating his continued growth on his Speed Up SF7.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 12th in 43’00.459
“Today I struggled a lot, it was a really complicated race, the most difficult I have riden until today. Temperatures rose sharply more than yesterday, and the tyres went down right away, as we expected. I suffered a lot the lack of grip, especially in the last laps. We’ll be back in the next race on Dutch ground, stronger than now! “
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 22nd in 43’18.922
“I am happy with today because we had a good race pace and managed to reduce the gap between the first, better than last Italian race, from 45-to-38 seconds. I was able to ride with just one second more per lap from the first for almost all the competition. The feeling with the bike is great, we have to continue in this way and I’m sure we will have great satisfaction! “
Moto2-QUALIFYING OF THE GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA
FIFTH ROW FOR SIMONE CORSI, QUALIFIED THIRTEENTH AT MONTMELÓ. AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ, TWENTY-EIGHTH, WILL START TOMORROW FROM THE TENTH ROW
The two Speed Up Racing Team riders, Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez, respectively closed in thirteenth and twenty-eighth positions in qualifying session and will start tomorrow’s race from fifth and tenth rows in Catalunya GP, at 12.20 pm in Montmelò circuit.
On FP3 morning session, Corsi got the fifth best time, 1’50.639 with just four tenths from the first. In the afternoon, the temperature rises by changing track conditions and for Simone it was difficult to adapt to the change, so he managed to mark the thirteenth time.
Teammate Augusto Fernandez ends the FP3 in twentieth position with just one second from the leader. In qualifying session, he repeated what he did in the morning practice confirming his lap time.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 13° in 1’50.358
“In qualifying we did not have this morning’s feeling. I struggled a lot because of the track conditions changes. I had less grip. We missed the single qualifying lap, but tomorrow’s race will be very long so we can still compete. The tires will certainly go down a lot, we must find a good rhythm and immediately grab positions”.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 28° in 1’51.857
“We tried a new setting for the qualifying because we wanted to improve this morning’s lap time, but I did not feel confident so we decided to go back to the old setting because there was no time to try new solutions. We manged to replicate the same time of the morning, but we couldn’t improve it. Looking forward to a comeback tomorrow!”
Moto2-FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS AT THE GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA
SIMONE CORSI TAKES THIRD PLACE WITH HIS SPEED UP SF7 IN FP2. IMPROVING SENSATIONS FOR AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
At the end of the first free practice day of the Moto2 Barcelona weekend, Speed Up riders, Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez, are respectively third and twenty-fifth.
In the first session of the morning, Corsi closed the 45 minutes of FP1 in eleventh position, with Fernandez twenty-third. When, in the second practice of the day, the Roman rider improved almost a second after the change, while the young Spaniard spent the second session on the race pace using the same tyre of the morning.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 3rd in 1’50.358
“I’m pretty happy with today’s sessions. We did a good improvement over this morning, both on the lap time and on the race pace. After we put the new tyre we took the third time. Now we have to focus on the feeling at the back and be able to improve tomorrow in qualifying session. We are working well, we must continue this way”.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 25th in 1’51.877
“Initially we had some problems with the setup, but we managed to fix it at the end of the session. I’m happy cause we have immediately improve the feeling, especially in the last part of the track where I found problems at first. In the afternoon, we worked for the race. With the used tyre we were able to do the same time we took this morning. We are satisfied with this, but we have to continue to work ahead of the race”.