Augusto lines up on 8th row at Phillip Island after complicated Qualifying
The two sessions of today were held on a very cold day. Luckily, FP3 and only the beginning of the Moto2 QP had been partially affected by rain.
In the last free practice of the morning, both Speed Up riders worked well with the bike’s setup. At the end of the FP3 Corsi was third and Fernandez 17th.
Qualifying started a few minutes later, just the time to let the track dry out. Once got on the bike, the Speed Up Racing Team riders went on track with the slick to face a dry qualifying.
Simone Corsi and Augusto Fernandez finished their QP respectively in 15th and 24th places, placing themselves in fifth and eighth row in tomorrow’s race.
AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ #37 – 24th in 1’35.076
“We have tried a new setting for the qualifying to try to improve this morning’s time, but I did not feel good and we decided to go back to the old setting because there was no time to try new solutions. We’ve been able to improve four-tenths of time, but it’s not enough, we have to do more!”