17th May 2018
HDR HEIDRUN-SPEED UP RACING TEAM: RACE
QUARTARARO SEALS SUPERB VICTORY AT THE GRAND PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA
HDR Heidrun-Speed Up Racing team rider Fabio Quartararo highlighted his perfect race weekend at Circuito de Montmeló-Barcelona today and rode the strongest race of his career in the Moto2 World Championship.
The HDR Heidrun-Speed Up Racing team dominated the scenes in Catalunya weekend. Starting from pole position, the young Quartararo had a strong start placing in the first group in third position. At lap 10 he climbed to the top and dominated the race until the finish line taking his first victory home in Moto2 class. The French rider not only won the race, but even the race fastest lap, the pole position and the circuit best lap!
On the other side of the box, Danny Kent tried to do his best to recover positions after a difficult start finishing the race twenty-first. He wasn’t the best race weekend for him, but now he has the time to solve the situation with his crew before the Dutch Grand Prix.
FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 1st
“I think that this was the perfect weekend! We started to go faster from Friday morning and we worked very well. Before starting the race, I spoke with Eros, my crew chief, and our goal was to stay in the first five positions. But in track I had a great pace, so I could push. I have to say a big thank to the team for what we did and to my family for being always on my side. And now, I can’t wait to go to Assen for the next Grand Prix!”
DANNY KENT#52 – 21st
“Another difficult weekend for me and my side of the team, I had a bad start and got stuck with a few slower riders in the first laps. Once I got past them I was able to set my rhythm and nearly caught the group in front, anyway it’s not where we want to be. I hope we can sort the problems out in the next race and congratulations to my team mate and the team on a great win!”
16th June 2018
HDR HEIDRUN-SPEED UP RACING TEAM: QUALIFYING
QUARTARARO POWERS TO POLE POSITION IN CATALUNYA GP
Today HDR Heidrun-Speed Up Racing Moto2 riders Fabio Quartararo and Danny Kent were back in action at a dry and hot Montmeló-Barcelona Grand Prix race circuit to determine their place on tomorrow’s starting grid.
Quartararo push his Speed Up bike to the limit during an intense 45-minute qualifying session and took first place, while Danny Kent couldn’t find the right feeling with the bike during the 4 sessions placing twenty-seventh.
First and ninth grid position for the HDR Heidrun-Speed Up Racing team riders ahead of tomorrow’s Gran Premi Energy de Catalunya that will take start at 12.20 pm.
FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 1st in 1’43.479
“We had a very good qualifying session, but the result does not respect our work. Unfortunately, during the fast lap where we could reach the second row, a rider on the track did not allow me to finish it. We lost the best position but we are determined to fight in tomorrow’s race!”
DANNY KENT#52 – 27th in 1’45.153
“Very bad qualifying today, and in total the weekend hasn’t been good. I don’t have a good feeling with the bike, my confidence is very low at the moment. I am sorry to my team, congratulation to my team mate doing a great job!”
15th June 2018
HDR HEIDRUN-SPEED UP RACING TEAM: QUARTARARO SIXTH AND KENT TWENTY-FIRST IN THE FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS AT MONTMELÓ
The Moto2 Catalan weekend, the seventh round of the 2018 season, opened up with the two Friday sessions. At the end of the first day of free practice session of the GP of Catalunya, the HDR Heidrun-Speed Up Racing team’s riders placed in sixth (Fabio Quartararo) and the twenty-first (Danny Kent) position.
The young French rider managed to improve his performance by almost a second in FP2. He ended a good session scoring the third time in 1’44.848 just 0.144 tenths from the first. Box-mate, Danny Kent, had problems with the front that prevent him from improving the feeling. He finished the Catalan Friday in twenty-first position in 1’45.110.
FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 6th in 1’44.848
“It was a pretty positive day. This morning we had problems in FP1 but in the afternoon we managed to find solutions that have greatly improved the bike. I feel good, the feeling is good and we are ready for tomorrow!”
DANNY KENT#52 – 21st in 1’45.110
“Difficult first day! In the afternoon I had no feeling with the front, the bike doesn’t turn and then it closes on me. I couldn’t ride as I hoped, but we still have time to work on the bike so we will study the collected data and see what we can do with the bike”.