+EGO SPEED UP
RACE: DIGGIA SEVENTH AT THE SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX. NAVARRO CRASHES OUT AT LAP TENTH
A bitter-sweet Sunday for the + EGO Speed Up team at the Misano World Circuit which closed the San Marino Grand Prix with a good seventh place by Fabio Di Giannantonio, but that must accept another crash from Jorge Navarro, who ended up off the track at the first turn of the tenth lap of the race.
Eighth on the grid after Gardner’s unfit following the accident in the warm-up and the penalty of Lowes, Fabio managed to make a good start, immediately recovering a position. In the twenty-five laps of the race he fought in the second group keeping a good pace closing the home Grand Prix in seventh position, satisfied with the work done over the weekend after a complicated period.
Next appointment again here at the Misano World Circuit for the Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna and the Rimini Riviera 18/19/20 September.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO # 9 – 7th
“I’m happy! We have finally “started” this championship with a good position. More than the final position, which in reality is not what the team and I are looking for because we can do better, we are satisfied with the performance because the gap from the leaders is not much. We had a good pace in the race, I always gave 100%, taking home good points that will certainly lift our spirits a little and give us energy for the next race. Now a few days of rest to think a little about what we can improve and then ready for another race here at home”.
JORGE NAVARRO # 9 – DNF
“Difficult to find the words today. The truth is that I am very annoyed with how things are going because the truth is that I have not yet found the right feeling with the bike and when I try to push a little harder I have difficulty managing the front. In the race today I made a good start and I thought I could cross the line between eighth and twelfth place. I tried to stay with that group as much as possible, I had strong points, especially the second sector, but in the rest of the track I couldn’t make the most of the front brake. When I got to turn 1 on lap 10 I lost the front and suffered the same crash as in the previous races. We understand the problem but we need to find the solution. It’s hard, but we don’t give up. We will continue to work and give our best starting tomorrow”.
QUALIFYING: THIRD AND FOURTH ROW FOR THE +EGO SPEED UP TEAM
Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Navarro will start respectively from the third and fourth row of the grid, in ninth and twelfth position in the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini Grand Prix which will start tomorrow at 12.20 CET on the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
Diggia finished sixteenth the three free practice sessions. A crash in mid-FP3 prevented Fabio from completing the good work done in the first laps. Out of the top 14, Diggia prepared to face Q1. He passed the first qualifying without any problems with the first time in 1’36.964 and after ten minutes of stop in the garage he got back on track with his teammate for the final qualifying closing it in ninth position.
With the seventh time, Jorge Navarro got direct access to Q2. At the start of qualifying Jorge crashed out, without suffering serious consequences, thus managing to get back on track for the last two laps, setting the twelfth time on the grid in 1’37.089.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO # 9 – 9th in 1’37.019
“Happy with this second day in Misano! We will start from the third row and it has been a while since we started so far. We are on the right way with a good race pace. We are not ultra-fast, but we are in a good position to make a good placement tomorrow, but let’s see. We still have some time to understand how to improve the bike because it still doesn’t turn as I would like. Let’s see tomorrow, we are excited”.
JORGE NAVARRO # 9 – 12th in 1’37.089
“Positive day. This morning at the end of FP3 we managed to improve the feeling by finding a good time with a used tire. When I got back on track for qualifying, I felt good with the bike, but I made a mistake in the last turn and crashed on the first lap where I was going strong. Back in the box, my mechanics fixed the bike in a short time as best they could and I returned for the last two laps of the session. I gave it my all looking for a fast lap to qualify in a good position and it didn’t go so badly. So positive for tomorrow and with a ready to fight”.
FREE PRACTICES: DI GIANNANTONIO SIXTH AND NAVARRO NINTH IN THE SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX
The seventh round of the 2020 Moto2 World Championship kicked off today at the Marco Simoncelli circuit in Misano Adriatico.
Di Giannantonio closed the first day of free practice of the home Grand Prix with the sixth time of the Friday combined times in 1’37.243 just +0.310 from the first. After the difficulties encountered in the previous race weekends, Fabio and his team found good sensations on track both with used and new tires.
Jorge Navarro ended the day in ninth place in 1’37.474 to +0.541. The number nine of the team greatly improved his lap time during the second session by lowering the time obtained in FP1 in the morning by one second. There are still some changes to be made and tires to test in tomorrow’s last free practice, trying to prepare as best we can for Sunday’s race.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO # 9 – 6th in 1’37.243
“We started the weekend very well, starting from last year’s excellent base. I am happy that we are a little closer to the leaders. In the afternoon we improved a lot and went even faster than the time I did last year in qualifying, so very well. I think I still need 2-3 tenths of a step to be with the leaders, but the start is good! “.
JORGE NAVARRO # 9 – 9th in 1’37.474
“First positive day. This morning we encountered some difficulties, but we always worked with the focus on the race and with a full tank. The first practice therefore served us to understand what changes to make to the bike. In FP2 we improved, I was hoping to lower the time a little more by putting on the new tire but in any case, we are satisfied with this first day. Now we will analyse the data well to try to take a step forward tomorrow”.