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STYRIA GP 2020

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RACE: GRAND PRIX OF STYRIA. NAVARRO INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, EIGHTEENTH DIGGIA.

Not a particularly good day for + EGO Speed ​​Up team in the first Grand Prix of Styria with Fabio Di Giannantonio nineteenth place and the Jorge Navarro’s crash who was involved in an accident on the third lap of the race.

From twenty-fifth position Di Giannantonio made a good start, recovering positions immediately. Fabio’s feeling with his Speed ​​Up bike was as good as his pace and on lap 10 he was in p13. On the following lap the sensations began to change, especially under braking, forcing Fabio to lower his race pace by crossing the finish line in p18.

Navarro also got off to a good start as he hold the starting ninth position until turn three on lap three when suddenly he was hit by Lowes’ bike and so crashed out fortunately without serious consequences.

 

There is now a 2-weeks break before the Moto2 championship is back again, this time with the Grand Prix of San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini at Misano circuit on 13th September.

 

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO # 21 – 18th  
“The start was quite good and in the first few laps I had recovered several positions and I felt good, I could have had a good race. I had a good pace until I was attacked by another rider and from there, being in his way, my brakes started to deteriorate and lap after lap I could no longer brake well. I was no longer able to lap with the times of the first laps, losing time and positions. Too bad because we could have done well this race. Head held high, I know I gave 100%! See you in Misano”.
JORGE NAVARRO #9 – not classified  
“There isn’t much to say, right? A shame because Lowes arrived at turn 3 of the third lap hitting me and another rider and that was where our race ended. I can’t say much except that I got off to a good start, I was waiting a while to attack because the feeling with a full tank wasn’t the best and so I was trying to manage the race as best I could until Lowes arrived. There is a great desire to change this negative moment and I believe that if we work well we can do it. Now we look forward to Misano!”.

QUALIFYING: THIRD AND NINTH ROW FOR JORGE AND DIGGIA IN THE GRAND PRIX OF STYRIA

+ EGO Speed ​​Up team riders Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio finished the Styria Grand Prix qualifying in ninth and twenty-fifth position.

Small step forward for Jorge during the third free practice session in the morning in which he marked the seventh time of the session and so the twelfth of the combined free practices in 1’28.958 with a gap of +0.457 from the first. The twelfth position allowed Navarro to go directly to Q2. The feeling in qualifying was not the same as in the morning, but the Spaniard managed to find a good lap, the last of the quali, with which he qualified in p9. Third row therefore for Jorge Navarro in the starting grid of tomorrow’s race.

Difficult day for Diggia who continues to encounter problems under braking. Several changes were carried out by Fabio and his technicians to understand how to solve the difficulty but the progress achieved did not lead to a good qualifying. Ninth row for team21 at the end of the day.

JORGE NAVARRO #9 – 12th in 1’29.253
“Today we worked a lot on the bike, but the sensations with the front were not the best. We haven’t been able to find the solution yet and for this tomorrow morning we should decide what to do whether to keep this setup and try to adapt more or try to make some small changes. The pace is not bad and this is good news for the race, but I’m not 100% satisfied with my bike feeling. I hope we will find a way to solve this problem and have a good race!”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #21 – 25th in 1’29.985
“We continue to be in difficulty. Even today we worked a bit to try to stop the bike better which is the key to going fast here, but we couldn’t. We encounter great difficulties in stopping well and then following the right lines on the track and when you miss this you find it hard to lower the times. We have to work, try to understand what we lack, so this afternoon we will work and tomorrow we will try to make a great comeback”.

FREE PRACTICES GRAND PRIX OF STYRIA: NAVARRO TWELFTH AND DIGGIA TWENTY-FIFTH

After the Austrian Grand Prix, the sixth round of the 2020 Moto2 World Championship, the Grand Prix of Styria has started today once again at the Red Bull Ring.

A new livery change in the Speed ​​Up box which shows the fourth different colour of the season representing + EGO, a very important brand of the Sifar Group.

On the first day of free practices, the + EGO Speed ​​Up riders took twelfth and twenty-fifth place in the combined classification.

Jorge Navarro ended the first practice session in p17 with a time of 1’29.400. After several adjustments to the bike setup and the use of different tyres, the Spaniard and his team hit the target of the day, greatly improving the feeling with the Speed ​​Up. At the third and last exit on track, Jorge set the third time of FP2 in 1’29.302, thus obtaining the twelfth time of the day.

A position that does not reflect the improvements obtained by Diggia and his team this Friday at the Red Bull Ring. 1’29.747 is the time with which Fabio placed twenty-fifth, obtained in the morning session. In the afternoon session, team 21 instead encountered brake problems without improving the lap time.

JORGE NAVARRO#9 – 12th in 1’29.302
“Positive day. This morning we encountered some difficulties because the track had more grip than last weekend and therefore we suffered more. Then in FP2 we followed a path that led us to improve at each exit. Happy with the progress achieved, we only need to fix some details in tomorrow’s free practice session, but as I said before: positive day and with the desire to continue working!”.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO#21 – 25th in 1’29.747
“First day back to Austria not so bad although our position. On this morning’ session the sensations were not bad. We had some changes planned for FP2 only that we were unable to try because we encountered a problem with the brakes and therefore no improvement in the afternoon. Tomorrow morning we will put into practice the changes we had to try today hoping to take a step forward”.

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