BETA TOOLS SPEED UP
GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN: FIFTH AND ELEVENTH PLACE FOR BETA TOOLS SPEED UP TEAM IN MOTEGI
A fifth place with Jorge Navarro and an eleventh place with Fabio Di Giannantonio: this is the loot collected by the Beta Tools Speed Up team in the Japanese Grand Prix, the sixteenth round of the championship, which took place at the Twin Ring Motegi.
A weekend of ups and downs but with positive results for both riders that finished the race in the points.
Navarro fought for the fifth position for most of the race, facing several overtakes and the remarkable bagarre with Marquez in which Jorge prevailed to close with a gap of over two seconds on the number 73.
Situation certainly more complicated but just as satisfying for Di Giannantonio who after the good start was able to climb exactly ten positions in which Fabio showed determination and good pace until he reached the eleventh place.
Next weekend next stop at the Phillip Island circuit for the Australian Grand Prix.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 5th
“Today we did a good job in the warm up where we found the right direction. With some minor pre-race changes, I felt better immediately. The only thing we lacked was some acceleration but I was already in a good position. Too bad the miss-shifting in the last chicane of the third lap where I lost 4 positions and the difficulty then to advance. Then I started to recover but it wasn’t easy, it was already too late. I’m still happy with fifth place after the difficulties I encountered this weekend”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 11th
“Tough weekend and also with a bit of bad luck. I am not at all happy with the final result, but I am very happy with the way I faced the race: the pace was there, I was fast and I recovered positions. A good race in my opinion and also of maturity because I didn’t make mistakes and I almost reached the second group. We continue to add experience, step by step, now Australia is waiting for us”.
SECOND AND SEVENTH ROW FOR BETA TOOLS SPEED UP TEAM IN JAPANESE QUALIFYING
The rain conditioned the second day of the Japanese Grand Prix in which were held the qualifying sessions that marked the starting grid of tomorrow’s race, live at 6.20 am, Italian time.
With the wet track and the constant rain during the fp3, the Beta Tools Speed Up team riders were not able to improve Friday’s times and thus had to face the Q1.
Navarro found an excellent feeling in the first qualifying obtaining the access to the Q2 where with the time of 2’02.411 he took the fifth position and second row of the grid.
A more complicated and partly unlucky first qualifying for Di Giannantonio who found the right feeling right at the end of the session and missed for a few tenths the access to Q2. Tomorrow in the race he will start from the seventh row in twenty-first position.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 5th in 2’02.411
“Today we found a good feeling in the wet without risking more than necessary we managed to improve in every session. In Q1 we were fast getting access to the Q2 where we started well, at a fast pace. We could have improved but I made a mistake in the last two laps, I don’t know why but I started having grip problems at the rear. We need to understand what happened, but in any case I am happy with the position obtained in QP. If we work well in tomorrow’s warm-up we can certainly have a good race”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 21st in 2’04.349
“This morning was not a good session because we tried a change but it didn’t go well and the feeling in the wet was certainly not what we expected. In better qualifying, pity that I took the flag a second earlier than I hoped was my last lap and just what allowed me to enter Q2. Tomorrow in dry conditions we can recover by giving the maximum as always!”
FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICES AT THE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN
The sixteenth round of the Moto2 World Championship started today at the Motegi circuit. The Beta Tools Speed Up team ended the first day of the Japanese Grand Prix with Fabio Di Giannantonio at the fifteenth place in the combined free practice times and Jorge Navarro at the eighteenth.
Fabio concluded the first session in p20 with the time of 1’52.010. After the first exit on track, the team 21 tried to improve the feeling and the lack of grip at the rear by using the fp2 for small changes to the Speed Up bike setting. Fabio’s improvement was clear in the second session that he ended just six tenths from the first.
Even for Navarro it was not an easy start to the Twin Ring of Motegi. Fourteenth at the end of the first practice in the morning at +0.659 from the first, Jorge and his technicians decided to try different solutions taking advantage of the second session. The number 9 improved his time by a few tenths, but they still have work to be done before Sunday.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 15th in 1’51.248
“Despite the final position, which is not the best, I am quite happy for the work done today. We are six tenths from the first, the gap is not much and if we continue to work in this way we can reduce it. It’s a pity that a lot of rain is expected tomorrow and therefore it will be difficult to lower the time to go directly to Q2, but even in the wet we can show what we are able to do, so let’s stay focused and optimistic! “
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 18th in 1’51.399
“It was a pretty complicated day, we couldn’t find the right direction to take. We tried some changes but without finding the answers we expected. There are some points on the track where we lose a lot, others where we are fast enough. We will continue to work on the problems encountered, both in terms of set-up and driving, to understand the way to take in view of the race”.
SUCCESSFUL ROUND6 FOR COLLIN VEIJER AT VALLELUNGA CIRCUIT
Vallelunga’s “Piero Taruffi” circuit hosted the last race of the season of the Italian Speed Championship, which ended over the past weekend. The sixth round proved to be the toughest for Collin and his team, who were able to face together the difficulties encountered in the best way. Collin qualified in fourteenth place with the chrono of 1’44.536 but he did not give up and in both races he managed to climb up to the eighth position. Satisfied with the work done by the Speed Up Junior team and aware of having given his best, Veijer closed his first championship in the Moto3 category in fifth position with 115 points.
Collin Veijer #95: “I am very satisfied with my first season on a moto3 even if it was not always easy to find a good adjustment with the extra weight. This weekend at Vallelunga was the most difficult, but at least I gave the best of myself. Thanks to my fantastic team and sponsors. Now I am getting ready for the Redbull rookies selection which is on the agenda next week. In addition, I really hope to complete the budget and get back on track also for next season”.
BETA TOOLS SPEED UP
TOUGH PTT THAILAND GRAND PRIX FOR JOREG NAVARRO AND FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO
A complicated weekend ended for Beta Tools Speed Up riders at the Chang International Circuit.
Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio leave Thailand with the seventeenth and eighteenth position aware of having given the maximum although the difficulties encountered during the weekend.
Today’s race start was very hard after yesterday’s difficult qualifying in which Fabio and Jorge got the eighteenth and twenty-first position. They made a good start but too many difficulties encountered on track, especially in the straights where Navarro and Di Giannantonio could not keep the pace.
Beta Tools Speed Up team ended the Thai Grand Prix a bit disappointed looking to the next Japanese Grand Prix wishing to redeem.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 17th
“I am very disappointed by this weekend, especially from the race. I got a good start recovering positions right from the start but then it was impossible to move forward and get the group ahead. Big difficulties at every straight, we lost a lot at the end of T1, T2 and T4 which are acceleration zones. We recovered in T3 and at the beginning of T4, but it was too risky driving in that way. This is our position this weekend, we need to be realistic and understand why we have suffered so much. We will continue to work hard to come back stronger than before already from Japan”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 18th
“Difficult weekend. Jorge and I gave our best on the track but with the bike we have right now we couldn’t do better on this circuit, it was complicated for the whole team. Talking about the development of the bike we are at the top, the bike allows us to do what we want when riding, a pity that we lose a lot on the straight, it is our only problem. When we find a solution for this then we will fight for the podium every Sunday, but so in some tracks we cannot do anything!”
SIXTH AND SEVENTH ROW FOR DI GIANNANTONIO AND NAVARRO IN THAI QUALIFYING
At the PTT Thailand Grand Prix were held the qualifying sessions which defined the starting grid for tomorrow’s race. A difficult qualifying for both Beta Tools Speed Up team riders who will start tomorrow from the eighteenth (Di Giannantonio) and twenty-first (Navarro) position, respectively in the sixth and seventh row.
Determined to improve Friday’s twenty-fifth position, Di Giannantonio managed the first part of the third free practice working on the setting of the Speed Up bike. The feeling improved and towards the end of the session Fabio found the fastest lap that took him directly to Q2 where he closed the qualifying with the eighteenth place.
Navarro finished the free practice sessions in fifteenth position, thus having to face the Q1. Unfortunately, the luck was not on his side when in Q1, after the tyres change, he crashed a few minutes before the end of the race ending his qualifying with the twenty-first position.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 18th in 1’36.359
“Today was a good day at the end. I drove well and the bike is perfect too, but the problem we have since the beginning of the year is on the straights where we struggle a lot and the difference with the others is abysmal, I always try to push hard but sometimes it’s not enough, it depends on the track at the track. There are tracks where we can make a difference and others where we suffer and this is one of those. Tomorrow it will be tough, because I struggle to respond to attacks and to attack, but we will do our best as usual!”
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 21st in 1’36.045
“Today was not really our best day, but we need to look ahead! In Fp3 we tried a change that did not give us the feedback we were hoping for and therefore we were not able to get direct access to Q2. In Q1 I made a mistake during our fastest lap, so I decided to change the tyres, but when I got back on track I crashed finishing the qualifying in twenty-first place. We just have to keep working to understand how to face tomorrow’s race”.
BETA TOOLS SPEED UP TEAM TO WORK IN THE FIRST DAY OF PTT THAILAND GRAND PRIX
The first free practice day of the PTT Thailand Grand Prix ended at the Chang International Cirucit of Buriram. Beta Tools Speed Up team riders finished the two sessions with tenth and twenty-fifth time.
In tenth position Jorge Navarro who finished the second practice session improving his fastest lap obtained in the FP1 of almost eight tenths. Still some small details to set up before tomorrow’s qualifying for the number nine, but the speed and pace tested in today’s practices confirm his competitiveness.
A more complicated start for Di Giannantonio, who closed twenty-fifth on Thai Friday. Together with his team Fabio has dedicated the two sessions to test new solutions that today have not led to positive results. Tomorrow’s in third free practice session will be fundamental to improve and try to get direct access to Q2.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 10th in 1’36.205
“A positive first day. This morning we encountered some difficulties but for the afternoon session we were able to make changes that allowed us to improve. We still have work to do, but more or less we are on the right way, we have a good feeling as well as the rhythm, we are competitive and ready to do a good qualifying”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 25th in 1’36.963
“We have tried new solutions today that unfortunately have not given the expected results and for this we are far behind, but the situation is not so dramatic. When you try new things it’s always an unknown quantity, they can make you improve a lot or not. Tomorrow we can only improve then head down and work as hard as we can!”
COLLIN VEIJER ON THE SECOND STEP OF THE MUGELLO’S PODIUM
The fifth round of the Moto3 Italian Speed Championship took place last weekend at the Mugello International Circuit.
Collin Veijer, following his eighth position in qualifying, started well in Race1, recovering positions and taking the lead of the race, when, due to a big accident on track, the red flag anticipated the end by defining the final classification. The young Dutchman finished Race1 with the second place.
In Race2 Collin, after a promising start, was forced to stop due to an engine problem.
Veijer and his team greet Mugello aware that they have given their best and satisfied with the work they have done.
The number 95 and his team will be back on track for the last round of the Italian Speed Championship from 4th to 6th October at the Vallelunga circuit.
Collin Veijer #95: “After the hard work of my team we were able to find a good adjustment for the race. In Race1, I made a good start pushing hard as much as I could until I took over the first position. Unfortunately, the race ended with a red flag because of a bad accident. Despite this, we finished the race with the second place. In Race2 my start was perfect and could reach p4 after the first corner. There was a lot of gravel on the track due to an oil trail and this caused a large cloud of dust. I could not continue to drive with blinking eyes losing many positions. When I started to see again, I had to stop because of a technical problem. I want to thank my team for their efforts, ready for the final round in Vallelunga”.
HDR HEIDRUN SPEED UP
NAVARRO SEALS SENSATIONAL SECOND PLACE IN ARAGÓN GRAND PRIX. DI GIANNANTONIO ELEVENTH AT THE FINISH LINE.
At the MotorLand Aragón the HDR Heidrun Speed Up team took the ninth podium of the season with the stunning race of Jorge Navarro that closed the Aragón Grand Prix in second place. Di Giannantonio completed a difficult but positive weekend, crossing the finish line in eleventh position. He was still on the podium, Jorge Navarro who scored his seventh podium and did it in a circuit that has always given him great satisfactions. Fast and constant rhythm, grit and a lot of determination are the crucial elements of this second place.
A subdued start complicated Fabio’s race that from the twelfth position on the grid found himself sixteenth at the end of the first lap after having already recovered two positions. Di Giannantonio finished the race eleventh satisfied with having known how to face a difficult weekend with a good performance.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 2nd
“I am very happy because we started the weekend not in the best way but with the team we managed to work well together and get a great result. Yesterday we were fast and today even more. We had a good pace, especially at the end of the race, too bad because with 1-2 more laps we could have fought for the win, but I’m still happy and positive for the weekend we did. And now ready for Asia, focused and more determined than before”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 11th
“I made a bad start. The first meters were also good but then the bike reared up and I lost 6 positions and on this track it is more difficult to recover. We had good pace to stay well in the ten but today we are satisfied with the eleventh position and the five points taken. This is actually the best weekend for us because we started off badly, we were far away but we worked well and we got close enough to be quite competitive. Ready to go to Thailand excited like always”.
SECOND AND FOURTH ROW FOR THE HDR HEIDRUN SPEED UP TEAM IN ARAGON QUALIFYING
On the second day of the Aragón Grand Prix, Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio finished the qualifying session in sixth and twelfth place, they will start from the second and fourth row of tomorrow’s race, exceptionally postponed at 14.30.
Navarro concluded the three free practice sessions with an excellent third time gaining direct access to Q2 where he scored his fastest lap of the session in 1’52.580 taking sixth position.
In the morning’s FP3 Di Giannantonio improved the feeling with his bike but for a while he did not take direct access to Q2. Fabio faced the Q1 with the right determination finishing the qualifying with the first time in 1’52.768 and in the Q2 he took twelfth place in 1’52.854.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 6th in 1’52.580
“I am happy with the work we have done today because we have improved time and pace. Tomorrow we start from the sixth position in the second row, but first in the warm up we will try some small changes to adjust the last details. We feel ready to face the race aware of being competitive and to be able to fight for the top positions”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 12th in 1’52.854
“I’m quite happy because we managed to improve the bike a lot and yesterday’s lap time approaching the times of the first. I did a very good Q1 and we are quite satisfied with the work we did in Q2. The twelfth position is not bad, maybe we need a few tenths to get the pace to win but I’m sure we can make a good race!”
NAVARRO TWELFTH AND DI GIANNANTONIO SEVENTEENTH IN THE FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICES AT THE ARAGÓN GRAND PRIX
At the end of the first dai of free practices of the Aragón Grand Prix, the HDR Heidrun Speed Up riders, Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio, took respectively twelfth and seventeenth place in the combined free practice times.Both teams took advantage of the two sessions working on the set-up of their Speed Up bikes and trying different changes to the setting. Navarro and Di Giannantonio improved their lap times in Fp2 but for both of them there is still work to be done to find the race set-up.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 12th in 1’53.484
“Positive as first day. We have dedicated ourselves in both sessions to developing the bike to understand where to focus our work. In May, we did a test on this circuit, obtaining excellent results, but the conditions that are there now are quite different from those of the test. We are therefore trying to understand how we can improve and I believe that tomorrow we will be able to take a step forward”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 17th in 1’53.676
“I am not so happy with today, we expected to start much better and instead we found great difficulties especially on the pushing of the back that we find on the front. From morning to afternoon we improved a little, but not as much as we expected. We are not so far away, if we work as we know we can reduce the gap. The bad thing is that we are out of Q2 for now and apparently rain is expected in Fp3 tomorrow. In any case we will give our best!”
+EGO SPEED UP
BITTERSWEET PODIUM FOR DI GIANNANTONIO AT SAN MARINO GP. NAVARRO TO REMOUNT IN SEVENTH POSITION.
+EGO Speed Up team ended the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di RImini with a bittersweet podium for Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Navarro’s comeback, seventh at the finish line. It is difficult to accept the decision of the race direction on the off-track of Fernandez a few turns from the end being aware that Fabio’s amazing race deserved the victory. Despite the decision, the Roman rookie climbed for the second time on the second step of the podium satisfied with his performance and aware of having given the maximum. Navarro made up for a tough weekend with a good comeback by crossing the line in seventh place. Eight positions recovered by Jorge who with a good start and a lot of determination managed to finish the race with nine fundamental points for the World Championship classification.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 2nd
“I’m sorry for what happened today and I’m sorry about the decision made by the race direction. Let’s take the result that is, which in any case is excellent. We were very strong this weekend and the pole position took yesterday with today’s podium confirm it. A pity because it would have been nice to win after 24 laps leading the race. Let’s focus on next Gp in Aragon satisfied and aware of what we know and can do!”
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 7th
“It was the most complicated weekend of my season, without a doubt. We made a radical change this morning in the warm that worked very well with this morning’s temperatures. But in the race the conditions changed and the feeling was not the same. Fortunately, I managed to start well and move forward in the first laps until I reached the fifth position, but I realized that I had neither the rhythm nor the feeling to continue driving as I was doing. I risked crashing twice and so I tried to keep up without risking too much. In the end, seventh, but for how this Grand Prix went I think it’s a positive result. Now let’s think about next race in Spain, Aragon, a track that I really like”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO SEALS SUPERB POLE POSITION AT SAN MARINO GP
The pole position of the San Marino GP is all Italian. Fabio Di Giannantonio took his Speed Up to the top of the Misano World Circuit starting grid and sealed the first pole position of his world career. That of Misano is not among the simplest weekends for Jorge Navarro who qualified fifteenth and will start from the fifth row in tomorrow’s race.
Since the first practice session on Friday, Di Giannantonio has proven to be competitive by concluding the third free practice sessions with the second best time in 1’37.802. In qualifying Fabio made no mistake and found his fastest lap at the end of the session, taking pole position.
Navarro struggled in the three free practices but he’s good at gaining direct access to Q2. In qualifying he did his best but couldn’t find the fastest lap and finished the race in fifteenth position. The Spaniard will use tomorrow’s warm-up to try new solutions at the rear. The goal will be to recover positions from the first laps and find a fast and steady rhythm that will allow him to gain ground.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 1st in 1’37.481
“Great day today! I’m so happy for my first position! This morning I got on the track with the hard tyres and I had a great feeling, when I put on the soft tyres I didn’t expect to improve so much. In the afternoon I managed to take another step despite the fact that the lap was not perfect, I am really happy. It will be a tough race, but I think we’re there”.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 15th in 1’38.181
“I think it’s the most complicated weekend of this season. The technicians and I are really struggling to find the feeling of the previous weekends, but we will continue to work as we have always done. We will use tomorrow morning’s warm up to understand how to face the race to the best of our abilities”.
DI GIANNANTONIO GREETS MISANO CROWD WITH THE THIRD PLACE. NAVARRO CLOSES THE FIRST DAY OF SAN MARINO GP FREE PRACTICES.
At Marco Simoncelli circuit in Misano Adriatico, the thirteenth round of the Moto2 World Championship season has been kicked off today.
Di Giannantonio closed the first day of free practice of the home Grand Prix with the third best time. It was a good day for the number twenty-one of the + EGO Speed Up team, who, in both Friday practices was able to show determination and good pace finishing the day at only +0.138 from the first.
Jorge Navarro ended the first day in nineteenth position. Jorge and the team weren’t able to take full advantage of the second session to find a solution to the lack of rear grip but they are confident in tomorrow’s third and final free practice to improve the bike set-up and try to reach direct access to Q2.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 3rd in 1’38.463
“I am really happy about this first day both for the result and for the Grand Prix itself, it is always exciting to return to this circuit mainly for the warmth of the people who make me feel right at home. Today we were fast with both hard and soft tyres. Tomorrow we will understand with which tyre to face the qualifying. We are very determined and excited!”
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 19th in 1’39.084
“The truth is that it was not our best Friday, it was quite a complicated day. We could not find the right feeling to face the two sessions as we normally do. We didn’t have the right feeling in the front, but especially in the rear when I feel no grip in the middle of a turn when accelerating with some vibrations. Now we just have to understand how to solve these problems, we have enough time and determination to do it and come back as competitive as ever“.
CAMPETELLA SPEED UP
NAVARRO FLIES ON THE SECOND STEP OF THE BRITISH PODIUM. DI GIANNANTONIO SIXTH TO THE FINISH LINE
At Silverstone comes the seventh podium of the season for Speed Up which climbed to the second step of the British Grand Prix after a great race by Jorge Navarro. Sixth position instead for Fabio Di Giannantonio who also showed determination and constant growth this weekend.
The team’s number nine smiles once again after having crossed the finish line in second place. A race to the limit, fought to the end, where the feeling was different from that of the weekend sessions, perhaps due to the high temperatures, but which in any case Jorge was able to manage well giving great emotions.
Di Giannantonio concluded a very positive weekend with an excellent performance. Eighteen laps giving the maximum until the last one in which he overcomed Baldassarri taking the sixth position.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 2nd in 2’04.417
“I’m really very happy about this weekend. We have been competitive in all sessions, taking first or second. Finally I made a good start without losing any position. The conditions were different from yesterday in fact we were missing 3-4 tenths, the feeling was not the same and not even the rhythm but in any case I gave the maximum in the race. Surely all this has influenced, especially in the last laps when Augusto had a few tenths more than me. It was a good race, I am really happy with this sixth podium!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 10th in 2’04.959
“A great weekend, I’m happy to have finished the race in the top ten next to the first ones. We started well gaining positions immediately, then we found some difficulties towards the end but every race is in itself and I am happy with the sixth position because we have shown that we are there. I suffered a little from the lack of front grip and having fought with Baldassarri until the last lap confirmed that we can still improve a lot. Go on like this, we can’t wait for Misano!”
FIRST AND FOURTH ROW FOR CAMPETELLA SPEED UP TEAM IN THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
Jorge Navarro closed the qualifying session of the British Grand Prix with the second best time and will start the race once again from the front row. Fabio Di Giannantonio took tenth place and will start the race, which will exceptionally begin at 15.30 Italy time zone, from the fourth row of the grid.
To mark the first time of the combined free practice session was the number nine of the Campetella Speed Up team who, with a fast and constant pace, got direct access to qualifying n.2 ready to compete for the top positions on the starting grid. In the fifteen minutes available, Jorge made no mistake and scored the second time of the race in 2’04.417 improving his fastest lap.
Di Giannantonio took tenth place in free practice sessions. Fabio also joined Q2 and it was in qualifying when he found the best set-up of the weekend and improving the feeling he was able to improve also the lap time by almost six tenths, finishing the qualifying in tenth position.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 2nd in 2’04.417
“It has been a very positive weekend so far. We finished the three free practice sessions with the best time and a fast pace. The feeling with the bike is very good and tomorrow we can have a good race. From p2 we can be very competitive, we are ready to give our best as always!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 10th in 2’04.959
“In qualifying we found the best set-up of the weekend, getting closer to the one we had during the Czech Republic Grand Prix. We improved several aspects of the bike that made the driving much better, I’m feeling better. We will start from the fourth row of tomorrow’s grid focused on making a good start and finding the pace to stay with the leading group”.
JORGE NAVARRO TAKES FIRST PLACE AND TRACK RECORD IN BRITISH GP FRIDAY PRACTICES
At Silverstone circuit Speed Up got back on track with the new yellow light blue livery marked Campetella, a name that sounds familiar to the world of two wheels. The sponsor is an Italian excellence in the world of robotics, Campetella has in fact spent nine years in the 250 class with its team and today continues to be part of the racing world competing alongside Speed Up as the main Sponsor for the British Grand Prix.
In today’s free practices Jorge Navarro took the track record as well as the first place in 2’04.993. The feeling of the number nine of the Campetella Speed Up team was good already in the first free practice in the morning in which he marked the second time behind an incredible Di Giannantonio.
Even Fabio started well the British Friday taking first place in fp1 in 2’05.777, while in the second session of the day the team 21 decided to try different adjustments for Sunday’s race finishing the day with the twelfth time.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 1st in 2’04.993
“Super positive first day. Already this morning I found myself well with the asphalt and the bike. In the afternoon we made some small changes to the setting and already from the first laps of the second test I found some improvements. We also tried hard tires and softer ones to understand which choice to take in view of the race. From the results obtained we know the decisions to be taken for tomorrow’s sessions, we are ready!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 12th in 2’05.764
“A positive day! This morning went very well, we started strong even though with the soft we could do much more. In the afternoon we made some changes and even if we were not so fast I have to say that it went much better than it seems. Now we must examine the two tests combining the positive things of both sessions”.
BETA TOOLS SPEED UP
NAVARRO SHOWS STRONG COMEBACK TO FINISH ON THE THIRD STEP OF THE AUSTRIAN PODIUM. DI GIANNANTONIO IN THE POINTS.
Jorge Navarro took the fifth podium of the season after twenty-five sensational laps at the Red Bull Ring. Di Giannantonio finished the race in fourteenth position giving the maximum. Some difficulties in the first laps for the number nine of the Beta Tools Speed Up team who tried to recover as many positions as possible. Lap after lap, Jorge’s race pace improved and he did not miss a beat when riding. A few laps to the end when the circuit staff tolds Jorge that he had to lose one position. Jorge slowed down but as soon as he understood that the signal was wrong, he kept pushing towards the finish line taking the third step of the Austrian podium.
Complicated weekend for Di Giannantonio and his technicians who weren’t able to find the right set-up to face qualifying and race at the top of their potential. The start from the eighteenth position made Fabio’s recovery even more difficult, especially in a circuit like the Red Bull Ring in which overtaking is not easy at all, but determined he ended even this race in the points.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 3rd
“I’m very happy with this podium! We suffered during the weekend and also in qualifying, but this morning in the warm up the team did a great job and in the race the bike didn’t give me the problems of the other days. I am sad about what happened a few laps from the end when they told me that I had to lose one position. I then immediately slowed down waiting for Baldassarri to overtake me but then I saw that in the dashboard they were not marking me and neither was the team. So, I started pushing again but it wasn’t easy after that distraction. Without that mistake committed by the staff I probably could have reached Marquez and Binder because the pace was really fast. Anyway, I’m happy to have finished a complicated weekend with the podium and once again having confirmed our potential. Thanks to the team and to my family!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 14th
“It was a difficult race, and I think the weekend was the toughest so far. Obviously, I am not happy with the result because this is not our position, we can and must do better. I tried to push at the beginning but I saw that I was losing a bit on the straight. I struggled the whole race but at least I managed to finish it within the first 15. We will continue to work, already with tomorrow’s test always here in Austria. We have a few things to try and improve, we hope to find some good solutions”.
THIRD AND SIXTH ROW START FOR BETA TOOLS SPEED UP TEAMMATES IN AUSTRIA
Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio finished Austrian qualifying in eighth and eighteenth position. During the second day of the Austrian Grand Prix here at the Red Bull Ring, Jorge and his technicians dedicated the third and last session of the morning to the bike setup. Navarro didn’t improve Friday’s lap time but with the same he directly accessed to Q2 where he took the third row of the starting grid.
Di Giannantonio improved his lap time during the fp3 but not enough to take direct access to Q2. He passed the first qualifying and when he returned to the track for the Q2 he did his best but with the hard front tyre he couldn’t do better than the eighteenth position.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 8th in 1’2.147
“Today it was a bit more difficult than yesterday especially because the others have improved. We have maintained the pace and the time of yesterday while other riders have taken a step forward and for this we have suffered. However, we have tried some changes from which we have had positive responses. We still lack some details that we will try in tomorrow’s warm up and then we will be ready for the race!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 24th in 1’29.999
“Today we did the maximum, we could not do more. We have made a step forward with the set-up of the bike but we are still not as fast as we should. We lose on the straight, in all the straights and this unfortunately penalizes us a lot on this circuit. We are trying to understand why this is still not clear and in the end it is what we lack. The goal for tomorrow is to make a good start by recovering as many positions as possible because then it will be difficult”.
JORGE NAVARRO TAKES FOURTH PLACE IN AUSTRIAN FRIDAY. DI GIANNANTONIO AT WORK TO IMPROVE THE TWENTY-FOURTH POSITION.
The Beta Tools Speed Up riders are back on track today at the Red Bull Ring for the first free practice sessions of the Austrian Grand Prix.During the afternoon’s practices, Navarro is fourth in the combined standings with an excellent time (1’29.147) at +0.133 from the top. The feeling with the bike improved in the fp2 when Jorge with his staff could find the most suitable setting showing he had a constant and competitive rhythm.A more complicated start for Di Giannantonio who at the end of the two practice sessions was ranked twenty-fourth. Fabio was unable to find the right feeling for the track in the two sessions today, encountering problems at the front. New changes will be applied in tomorrow’s fp3 to improve the lap time and be ready for good qualifying.
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 4th in 1’29.147
“A positive Friday from the first outing on track. Sorry for the crash this morning, I forced the front a little too much on turn 4. We lost some time, but the team did a great job to get back on track as soon as possible. In the minutes remaining, we figured out where to work for fp2. In fact the session was very positive, the pace was excellent and towards the end, with the new tyre, we did the fourth time of the day. We are ready for tomorrow!”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 24th in 1’29.999
“I expected to start better today, but instead we found more difficulties once on track. Today I was struggling to stop the bike when breaking and this complicated the first session in the morning. Once the new tyres were mounted in the afternoon we found a bad tyre. We were not able to improve our time, but with the data collected we will find a solution for tomorrow”.
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DI GIANNANTONIO SHOWS IMPRESSIVE RACE TAKING THE SECOND STEP OF THE PODIUM OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC GP. COURAGEOUS COMEBACK BY NAVARRO, FOURTH AT THE FINISH LINE.
Fabio Di Giannantonio brought his Speed Up SF19T to the second step of the podium of the Czech Republic Grand Prix with a performance over the top. The Roman rookie demonstrated throughout the weekend that he had the right feeling and the necessary pace to reach the top positions, and so it was. From the fifth position Fabio started very well, taking third at the end of the first lap. A few turns after the number 21 of the team was second behind Marquez managing to maintain a constant pace until the end of the 19 laps in which he crossed the finish line in second position.
Jorge Navarro’s race was also excellent although the wrong start penalized him. From the eleventh position on the grid, Jorge closed the first lap fifteenth but without losing heart because after some continuous overtaking he was already fifth at the end of the tenth lap. Navarro’s pace was rapid and constant enough to take third place behind Marquez and Diggia. He ended the race in fourth position aware of having put his heart and soul into it.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 2nd
“I’m very happy! We had a great race and I really enjoyed it. I thought I could win it, and I tried that too, but then when I saw that Alex’s pace was very good I didn’t want to risk it. Today we have reached the first of many goals and we are really proud for this. See you in Austria, much more ready than before!
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 4th
“Happy because we returned from the summer break in good shape. We have been competitive throughout the weekend, unfortunately we started too far and not well, but as soon as I managed to find my rhythm I immediately started to overtake. When starting from so far back it is not easy to recover. Arriving at the third position I knew I couldn’t reach Fabio and Alex and since the rear tyre was giving me non-positive signals I didn’t push. I didn’t exactly know the distance with Bastianini, I relaxed a little and I lost my position. Of course I’m sorry, but we remain more than positive for the work we are doing!”
SECOND AND FOURTH ROW FOR BETA TOOLS SPEED UP TEAM IN THE CZECH GRAND PRIX
Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Navarro will start from the second and fourth row respectively in tomorrow’s Czech Grand Prix race.
The number 21 of the Beta Tools Speed Up team closed the free practices ensuring direct access to Q2. In the fifteen minutes available the weather conditions and therefore of the track have changed constantly. The session started in the wet and ended in a track partly dry that complicated the choice of tyres. Fabio immediately showed he had a great feeling in both conditions finishing the qualifying in fifth position. Navarro found stability and good pace during the fp3 confirming access to Q2. The Spaniard suffered a little more the tyres choice during the qualifying, finishing in eleventh position, but remains confident in view of the dry race scheduled for tomorrow.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 5th in 2’12.053
“I’m quite happy with today’s qualifying session. We are aware of the fact that we could take pole, but I didn’t feel like risking more in these conditions. In the end I am happy with how this weekend is going because we are working really well. My bike and I are in good shape and tomorrow I think we are ready in both conditions. On the dry we have a great pace and in the wet we are among the fastest, we can really make a good race. Fourth consecutive second row, we are ready, let’s see how it goes tomorrow!”
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 11th in 2’13.456
“It was a strange day due to the weather conditions, but positive for the progress achieved. We improved the feeling and confirmed an excellent race pace during the morning practice session. Tomorrow the race will be dry and we are ready to it. Unfortunately, in qualifying we were not able to do better than eleventh position, perhaps we did not implement the best strategy with a track neither wet nor dry. I felt I could not risk 100% on the track, but the fourth row is not so bad. In any case, we’ll give it all tomorrow!”
DI GIANNANTONIO TOPS FREE PRACTICES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC GRAND PRIX
Friday’s Czech Republic Grand Prix takes on the Beta Tools Speed Up team’s colours. Fabio Di Giannantonio leaves his mark taking the best free practice time in 2’01.695 during the second free practice session. The return from the summer break was also very positive for Jorge Navarro who took the eighth place in today’s practice sessions by a few tenths behind his team-mate. Navarro worked hard to find the right setting for the track and after improving his lap time he spent most of the afternoon session working on the race pace.
After leaving Germany with the fourth place and his best result of the season, Di Giannantonio immediately showed he had a good feeling with his Speed Up bike since the first laps performed on the Brno track. During the afternoon practice sessions, with a tyre change and a small change to the setting, Fabio significantly reduced the time in the morning and after a series of fast laps he took the best time of the day.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 2st in 2’01.695
“Finally we are back on the bike after three weeks of endless summer break. This morning it took me a while to adapt to the driving after this break, but we finished the session knowing that we could have improved a lot. Very well in Fp2, we are first for the first time and really happy with the work we are doing. I run well, I managed to make a good lap and have a good pace throughout the whole session. I like the bike but we have to stay focused because tomorrow it could rain and therefore the conditions could change considerably. We will see, but in any case, we will keep pushing!”
JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 8th in 2’01.973
“Glad to be back on the track with my bike and to work with my team after the break. Already this morning I felt good on the bike, then in the afternoon we made some changes that improved the feeling. The race pace is certainly our strong point. We didn’t make a good fast lap but it doesn’t worry me much because we are all very close and our pace is excellent. We are missing some small details to improve further but we can do well. Let’s see tomorrow what the conditions will be, if it rains we will put on the rain helmet and we will continue to work because I believe we can do well in both cases!”