BETA TOOLS SPEED UP
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!”