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1st July 2018

LIGHTECH-SPEED UP RACING TEAM: RACE
QUARTARARO FLIES ON THE SECOND STEP OF THE DUTCH PODIUM

A race to remember for the LighTech-Speed Up Racing team’s rider Fabio Quartararo at the iconic Cathedral of Speed.

The young French had to give all he had to take a solid second place in a drama-filled Grand Prix of Netherlands. Quartararo took home his second podium in a row in a hard faught race. After Saturday’s qualifying, in which Fabio was seventh on the grid, he was penalized by three grid positions because he did not see the red flag during the session. Then he made a difficult start losing 2 positions that he was able to recover in only 2 laps. At lap 10 he overtook Pasini and Binder starting his comeback.

Teammate Danny Kent had another difficult race unfortunately crashing out of the race in turn 3, lap 1, he made an average start but entering turn 3 a rider tried to overtake him on the inside, touched him a little which caused him to run a little wide and losing the front end.

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 2nd

“I’m really satisfied, I did not expect it! We are working well from Le Mans race and the results are finally coming. I understood how to change my driving style and how to adapt to the Speed ​​Up bike. We will keep working on this way for sure! I really thank everyone for supporting me. Can’t be more happy!”

DANNY KENT#52 – DNF

“Frustrated not to finish the race today, I’m sorry to my team once again because we deserve better, we started the weekend quite well, unfortunately having made a bad qualifying we made the job a lot harder for the race, I’m sure I was able to finish inside the point because the group from p12 to p14 was around the pace I was running all weekend, I will head home now, work hard and prepare from Sachsenring”.

 

30th June 2018

QUALIFYING AT ASSEN TT: THIRD AND EIGHTH ROW FOR THE LIGHTECH-SPEED UP RACING TEAM

The second day of the Dutch weekend has just ended at the TT circuit Assen for the LighTech-Speed Up Racing team. Under a clear blue sky, Fabio Quartararo qualified in seventh place of the standings just two tenths from the first. The youngest of the box is ready to give his best in tomorrow’s race. Fabio has a very good rhythm even with the used tyre and he is very determined to fight. He will start from the first place of the third row of the starting grid. Meanwhile, Danny Kent ended in twenty-second position and he will start from the eighth row. The Brit did not find the perfect condition to score the fastest lap, but still has confidence in tomorrow’s warm-up to improve his feeling and be more competitive.

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 7th in 1’37.812
“It was a pretty positive day. We are at 0.2 from the first on the grid with a good race pace for tomorrow. I have a good feeling even with used tyres and a great desire to fight. Tomorrow we will try some small changes in the warm-up to see if we can improve again. I hope in an excellent race!!”

DANNY KENT#52 – 22nd in 1’38.686

Of course I am disappointed with the qualifying being down in 22nd. Unfortunately, I was only able to match my best lap time from the weekend where as many riders improved a lot, my ideal lap is 0.4 faster than my best lap which means I didn’t push a perfect lap together. Tomorrow I will make some changes to see if we can improve”.

 

29th June 2018

POSITIVE START FOR LIGHTECH-SPEED UP RACING TEAM RIDERS IN ASSEN


The race weekend for the LighTech-Speed ​​Up Racing team at the TT Assen GP has started well. After the first two free practice sessions scheduled today on the Dutch circuit, Fabio Quartararo has in fact obtained the fourth best time in 1’38.256 only 0.165 tenths from the first, while his teammate, Danny Kent, ranked in the fourteenth place in of 1’38.749 with a gap of 0.658.

Both riders had already proved to be competitive during the first morning session, when Quartararo was third and Kent seventh.

The young Frenchman managed to improve his lap time between the two sessions, while Danny Kent focused on the setting of the bike working with used tyres.

FABIO QUARTARARO#20 – 4th in 1’38.256
“Today’s result is very positive, we have had two good sessions thanks to the work done on the setting and the sprocket of the bike. Between the two sessions we worked on the race pace, improving the feeling. Tomorrow we will focus on the first sector where we are finding some problems. It’s a fast circuit and I have to say that I like it a lot. Now we must continue to work as we know how to do!”

DANNY KENT#52 – 14th in 1’38.749

Today I feel was a much better Friday than the last 2 GP’s. We are quite close to the front guys, in FP1 I had a good feeling, then we made some small changes in FP2 and tried the softer tyre which caused some problems. We will analyse the data, see where I am losing to my team mate and try to improve tomorrow”.

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