A result that’s hard to swallow for Navarro and Di Giannantonio
The Andalucia Grand Prix turned out to be much harder than expected for the Beta Up Speed team. The weekend had started well for the two riders who have seen the average progress made since the last week race, also hold at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit. But the improvements achieved have not paid off on the battlefield.
The race started on a hot track, 54 ° the asphalt temperature. At the start Navarro, fourth on the grid, got away well and for the first laps he found a good rhythm remaining in the first six until the tenth lap in which he lost stability getting out of the scene at turn nine.
Not an easy start for Diggia from the eleventh position on the grid. At the end of the first lap Fabio was thirteenth, he gave his best to try to bring the Speed Up SFT20 forward but the feeling with the front was getting worse and from lap twelve the management of the bike became more difficult. The number twenty-one began to lose positions, he didn’t feel like risking too much, and consequently the result did not live up to expectations, eighteenth at the finish line.
JORGE NAVARRO – DNF
“Today I don’t really know what to say because the weekend had started very well both in race conditions and in cooler conditions. We were fast and had a good rhythm in all the sessions before the race. Today I had a good start, finally, keeping my position, but at a certain point the bike started to close in front, I no longer felt and the driving became more complicated, turn after turn. I tried to keep the pace as much as I could, but it closed almost at every turn and at a certain point I found myself on the ground at turn 9 without even realizing it. As I said, there is not much to say, except that we must continue to work and analyse well what happened because after two laps the bike changed completely and I was not able to ride it in these conditions. It’s hard to leave Jerez without points, but we’ll get up to go back stronger than before.”
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO – 18th
“Too bad, another weekend went very badly! Surely, we must try to understand what happens to the bike from mid-race onwards where I start to lose the feeling with the front, especially at the beginning of the turn, where the bike becomes increasingly difficult to ride. We have to work and find the solution for Brno trying to straighten out this bad season just from the Czech weekend.”