09th September 2018
+EGO SPEED UP RACING TEAM: QUALIFYING
QUARTARARO FINISHED THE RACE IN SEVENTH POSITION, WHILE DANNY KENT CRASHED OUT DURING SECOND LAP
The +EGO Speed Up Racing team once again in the points with Fabio Quartararo who cross the finish line of the Marco Simoncelli Misano World Circuit in seventh position.
It was not a perfect start for Fabio who lost some positions and from the fourth grid position he was eighth at the end of the first lap. It was a tight-knit race by the number 20 of the +EGO Speed Up Racing team, fighting from the first to the last lap to gain ground without giving up even though problems in acceleration hampered its position recovering.
After a good start in which Danny Kent was able to immediately recover 5 positions, he unfortunately crashed out during the second lap at the number 4 curve.
FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 7th
“A difficult race because we wanted to do better than obtained. I had problems in acceleration because in the first sector where there are a lot of turns I was strong, but once in the straight line I was losing a lot compared to the other riders. We absolutely have to solve these problems as soon as we get to the Motorland of Aragon for the next Grand Prix!”
DANNY KENT#52 – DNF
“I’m really disappointed with how the weekend went. After the fall in yesterday’s qualifying, everything went wrong. Certainly today’s race was anything but easy, but at least we hoped to be able to fight for the points. After the warm up lap I had already realized that something was wrong and in fact after a few corners I crashed out because of problems at the front of the Speed Up bike. I’m really sorry, especially for my team”.
08th September 2018
+EGO SPEED UP RACING TEAM: QUALIFYING
SECOND ROW FOR QUARTARARO IN THE QUALIFYING OF THE GRAN PREMIO SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI. KENT UNFORTUNATELY CRASHED OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SESSION.
The number 20 of the +EGO Speed Up Racing team GOT the fourth time of the Moto2 qualifying, hold today at the Marco Simoncelli Circuit in Misano Adriatico on a sunny and warm day.
Quartararo already in the last free practice of the morning showed that something had changed from the Friday’s sessions and in fact he finished the Fp3 in the top ten with the ninth time and a gap of only 0.490 tenths from the first. In qualifying Fabio started immediately well scoring his best lap at the beginning of the session and thus grabbing the second row of the starting grid.
For Danny Kent, on the other hand, it is a really difficult qualifying to accept. The +EGO Speed Up Racing team’s English rider, after a clear improvement in FP3, crashed out in the first lap of the qualifying losing the opportunity to improve his lap. Tomorrow he will start from the eleventh row in thirty-first position.
FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 14th in 1’37.540
“A positive day compared to yesterday that we had made the seventeenth time. We have a good pace and even if we have to improve some things for tomorrow, I am sure we can be really competitive. Now we have to stay focused on the race and make a good start!”
DANNY KENT#52 – 31st in 1’39.683
“Disappointed obviously with how the qualifying planned out. Unfortunately crashed out on the first lap which meant I was only able to do a few laps. Tomorrow’ is a different day, sorry to my team for the crash”.
07th September 2018
+EGO SPEED UP RACING TEAM: FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE AT THE GRAN PREMIO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI
At Marco Simoncelli Misano circuit the thirteenth round of the season of the 2018 Moto2 World Championship has started today. The +EGO Speed Up Racing team’s riders ended the first day in seventeenth (Quartararo #20) and twenty-sixth (Danny Kent#52) position of the combined free practice times.
Both riders and their respective teams have dedicated the two free practice sessions to the set-up of the bike, trying different solutions to improve the feeling.
Fabio Quartararo, after several solutions tested during the two sessions, he managed to find a good set-up for the bike at the end of FP2. The used tires do not allow Fabio to get a good fast lap, but tomorrow in Fp3 they will have the time to lower the lap time with new tires.
On the other side of the box, in the afternoon session Danny Kent solved the problems with the front, especially in turning, and managed to improve the lap time by more than a second.
FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 17th in 1’38.556
“A day a bit ‘complicated. At the end of the second session we finally managed to improve the feeling with the bike but the tires were very used. The change was scheduled, but I received the signal too late and so I could not ride with new tire. We postpone the work until tomorrow, see what we can do!”
DANNY KENT#52 – 26th in 1’39.257
“A difficult first day here in Misano. I did not have a good feeling with the front in Fp1, especially when I had to turn, also the cold and the sore throat do not help me. In Fp2 I went much better, we made some changes that have definitely reduced the problems with the front but we still have a lot of work to do”.