29th October 2017
Moto2-RACE AT THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT OF SEPANG
Both Speed Up riders in the points at Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix
The last leg of the overseas trip has just ended at the International Circuit of Sepang.
The race turned immediately complicated for Simone Corsi, who after the first turn of the first lap found himself involved in the crash between Marini and Pawi. The Roman rider managed to avoid the contact but got to face the race from the last position. He didn’t give up and looked for overtaking lap after lap arriving eleventh at the finish line.
Positive Grand Prix for the young Fernandez who scored his best seasonal result. He placed twelfth at the end of a race that has fully confirmed the progress the Spanish had demonstrated throughout the Malaysian weekend.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 7th
“I was penalized by the involvement in the crash between the two riders at the first turn after the start. Restarting from the last position was really complicated. I immediately recovered positions, but the rain that came down in the last laps stopped my overcome. It’s a pity because I could get to the group in front of me. Now let’s think about the last race in Valencia!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 17th
“I am very happy to have reached my first ever points in the Championship! It was a very positive weekend, we worked well and we improved every day. I thank the team for their work and for the trust they give me! In Valencia we will do more!”
28th October 2018
Moto2-QUALIFYING AT SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT
Sixth row for the Speed Up riders at Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix
The qualifying session has just finished at the Sepang International Circuit, where tomorrow will be held the race of the penultimate seasonal event of the World Championship of Moto2. The two Speed Up riders, Augusto Fernandez and Simone Corsi will start tomorrow, respectively, from the first and second position of the sixth row.
Good feeling for the young Spaniard, especially after the work on the bike setting carried out by his technical staff.
Corsi accused some problems on the back that did not allow him to reach the hoped lap time, but he remains confident in tomorrow’s warm up to make the latest changes before the race.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 17th in 2’07.541
“I struggled today during the QP especially with the back, it is not easy to ride on this track with such high temperatures. We have to improve and this is what we expect to do tomorrow during the warm-up before the race. We must find a good rhythm and recover positions right away. We will fight as always, for sure!”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 16th in 2’07.514
“I’m happy with today’s qualifying! The changes we made to the set-up of the bike have allowed us to make a good fast lap. Tomorrow I hope to start well and make a good race that will surely be very tough for the too hot temperature”.
27th October 2018
MOTO2- FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS AT SHELL MALAYSIA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX
Eleventh place for Simone Corsi at the end of Day1. Augusto Fernandez finished the two free practice sessions in sixteenth place.
Changeable weather conditions, with high humidity and rain in the afternoon, and the difficulties of a varied and challenging track put Corsi and Fernandez to the test, both working on their Speed Up bikes to find the best setting for the qualifying and race.
Day1 was good for the young Fernandez who demonstrated his ability to manage and adapt to both track conditions, dry in the morning and wet in the FP2. Once again the Spaniard had to face a circuit that he still did not know, demonstrating tenacity and dedication.
Positive also the 11th place of Simone Corsi marked during the FP1. The Roman struggled a bit to find the fast lap, but seems to have already found good feelings with the starting set-up.
SIMONE CORSI#24 – 11th in 2’07.925
“This morning’s feeling was good, but we still miss something on the fast lap. We wanted to try some changes in the afternoon during the FP2 but in the wet none of the riders managed to improve the time, of course, so we will wait for the latest free practice tomorrow to improve the set-up of the bike. ”
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ#37 – 16th in 2’08.333
“I’m happy with this first day of free practice sessions. We worked well and I quickly adapted to the new circuit, both with dry track in FP1 and with wet FP2. We will continue our efforts in order to improve riding conditions before qualifying”.