Diggia 7th at the San Marino GP, Navarro crashes out on lap 10
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:
“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”.
“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”.