Tough Portuguese GP for Diggia and Navarro
The last Portuguese event has just ended, marking the end of another incredible Moto2 World Championship despite the difficult challenges and the numerous sacrifices faced in this season. Beta Tools Speed Up leaves the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve empty-handed with the crash of Fabio Di Giannantonio at the start of the race and that of Jorge Navarro on the sixth lap.
A very positive start to the weekend for Fabio who demonstrated from the first laps of the FP1 and on the first row in qualifying to be among the strongest. Finally, he could have ended with an exciting fight for the podium, but the bad crash immediately after the start ended Fabio’s last race with the Beta Tools Speed Up team early.
Team-mate Navarro also wanted more from Portimão, but while trying to catch up with the front group he made contact with another rider and crashed at turn 5 on lap six.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO:
“What can I say, a great disappointment because I wanted to finish the season and leave this team a great result today. I am no happy at all because our goal today was definitely to fight for the podium. I would like to thank Luca for giving me the opportunity to make my debut and reach the first goals in Moto2 and the whole team who, especially this year, did a great job to recover after a difficult start to the season. I would like to thank everyone a little in general, I was really good, the sponsors all because without them nothing is possible. Thanks a lot, to everyone!”
“The most difficult season of my career. Today I crashed while I was fighting with another rider to reach the front group although I had a good feeling with the bike. I don’t have much to say, except that this winter I will work hard with my team analyzing the points to improve. I want to thank all the guys for their hard work because it was hard for me but also for them. We will come back stronger next year.”