Moto2 – RACE AT THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT OF MUGELLO
SPEED UP IN THE POINTS AGAIN WITH SIMONE CORSI. FERNANDEZ FINISHED A GOOD RACE
Speed Up Racing team finished in the points at the Grand Prix of Italy with Simone Corsi who, just in the home race, found in all the sessions of the weekend a better feeling that he has never had in the other races. e tutte le prove del weekend. Starting from the first position of the fourth row of the grid, the Roman rider immediately tries to recover positions in order to not break away from the top ten. He fights for the sixth position for almost the entire race, but grip problems on the rear do not allow him to push more until the end of the race. He rode his bike to an eighth place finish, earning eight more championship points.
Augusto Fernandez complete his first Moto2 race in his twenty-fifth position fully confirming the progress the Spanish rider has demonstrated throughout the Italian racing weekend.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 8th
“Unfortunately, we did not have the right pace to stay with the first four who immediately ran away from the group. I then tried in all ways to stay in the lead of the second group, but the lack of rear grip stopped the possibility to go faster”.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 25th
“I am happy withmy first race even if I wanted to do much more. I was hoping to repeat the time I did in the FP3, but for now it’s fine, I will do it in Barcelona. I want to thank the team for the work and everyone’s dedication”.
Moto2 – QUALIFIERS AT THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT OF MUGELLO
CORSI QUALIFIES IN TOP TEN AND FERNANDEZ IMPROVES HIS LAP TIME
On a very hot afternoon in the Mugello circuit, the Speed Up riders have just finished the qualifying session of the Grand Prix of Italy. Simone Corsi closes the qualifying in tenth position. Despite rising temperatures and falling grip level, he is able to get a good lap time at the end of the session, having also shown a good race pace. Spaniard Fernandez has made clear progress in both of today’s sessions, improving the lap time in each free practice. Tomorrow he will start from the second place of the tenth row.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 10th in 1’52.579
“We expected much more after the free practice sessions of these two days. We are still fast, though the grip has fallen from this morning because of the high temperatures. If we start fast and we do not get the first to run, we can do a good race!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 29 th in 1’53.672
“This morning we improved by a second from yesterday’s performance. I really have a good feeling with the bike, and the changes that we made have helped me to improve. I wanted to reduce the gap in qualifying, but I only managed to do so because of the grip. I feel ready for my first race, I cannot wait! “
Moto2 – FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICES AT THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT OF MUGELLO
CORSI THIRD ON THE OPENING DAY; FERNANDEZ FELT IMMEDIATELY AT EASE ON HIS SPEED UP SF7
The Tuscan track, certainly one of the most tough circuits of the calendar, stand out the great work of Speed Up engineering on the new chassis tested today with the SF7.
Simone Corsi got immediately the right feeling with the bike finishing the first day of free practices with the third best lap time.
His new teammate, the Spaniard Augusto Fernandez, showed an impressive learning ability and adaptation to the new class and a circuit unknown to him.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 3° rd 1’52.627
“I am happy and motivated with today. We worked well and we managed to ride fast even on used tires in preparation for the race. We absolutely have to improve the single qualifying lap to get a good grid position”.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 30th in 1’54.608
“It has been a good day. I really like this circuit although the track is quite difficult. In the second free practice session we improved the lap time reducing the gap of one second. We are still two seconds behind and we need keep working very hard. With the team I have had a good relationship right away I am sure we can grow up together.