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Speed Up is an Italian motorcycle racing team and constructor founded in 2010 and based in Vicenza, Italy. In 2012 the company started building its own chassis under the Speed Up Factory name.

Speed Up Srl
Private company
IndustryMechanical engineering, Motorcycles
Founded2010
FounderLuca Boscoscuro
Headquarters,
Italy
ProductsChassis, Frames
Websitewww.speedupfactory.com
Speed Up
2019 nameBeta Tools - Speed Up Racing
BaseVicenza, Italy
PrincipalLuca Boscoscuro
Rider(s)9. Spain Jorge Navarro
21. Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio
MotorcycleSpeed Up SF19
TyresDunlop

HistoryEdit

The team was founded in 2010 by the former Grand Prix motorcyclist Luca Boscoscuro and entered the newly formed Moto2 class of the world championship. In the team's first year they achieved three wins with their S10 motorcycle, based on a FTR Moto M210 frame,[1] ridden by Andrea Iannone and Gábor Talmácsi. In 2011 the Speed Up team elected to enter an FTR M211 chassis ridden by Pol Espargaró and Valentin Debise.

 
Andrea Iannone on a Speed Up S10 motorcycle

In 2012 Speed Up started building its own chassis[2] named the S12. Boscoscuro entered into partnership with Andrea Iannone's Speed Master team supplying him with the new frames and fielding a bike for Mike Di Meglio; the best results were achieved by Iannone thanks to two victories. During the season, the QMMF Racing Team switched from Moriwaki to Speed Up frames.

2013 saw the debut of the SF13 chassis, fielded by three teams – Forward Racing, AGR and QMMF – but achieving only a podium with Simone Corsi as a best result.

In 2014 Speed Up debuted the new SF14 frame, entering its own team with Sam Lowes and again supplying the QMMF Racing Team, who won the Dutch TT with Anthony West. 2015 followed a similar pattern with Lowes and West remaining with their respective teams; West being joined in the QMMF team by Julián Simón. Lowes finished the season as the only non-Kalex rider in the top 14 of the final championship standings, in 4th place in the year-end table, having won at the Circuit of the Americas.

2016 saw Speed Up's own team line up with a new rider in Simone Corsi, with Lowes having left to join Gresini Racing in 2016 with a following MotoGP contract for 2017. The QMMF team are racing again with West and Simón.


ResultsEdit

Year Class Team name Bike Riders Races Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points Pos.
2010 Moto2 Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up S10   Gábor Talmácsi 17 0 1 1 0 109 6th
  Andrea Iannone 17 3 8 5 6 199 3rd
2011 Moto2 HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR Moto M211   Pol Espargaró 17 0 2 0 1 75 13th
Speed Up   Valentin Debise 17 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 Moto2 S/Master Speed Up Speed Up S12   Mike Di Meglio 7 (16)[a] 0 0 0 0 10 (17)[a] 22nd
  Alessandro Andreozzi 10 (11)[a] 0 0 0 0 0 34th
2014 Moto2 Speed Up Speed Up SF14   Sam Lowes 18 0 0 0 0 69 13th
2015 Moto2 Speed Up Racing Speed Up SF15   Sam Lowes 18 1 5 3 1 186 4th
2016 Moto2 Speed Up Speed Up SF16   Simone Corsi 18 0 2 0 0 103 10th
2017 Moto2 Speed Up Racing Speed Up SF17   Simone Corsi 18 0 0 0 0 117 9th
  Axel Bassani 4 0 0 0 0 0 43rd
  Ricard Cardús 1 (5) 0 0 0 0 0 (7) 29th
  Augusto Fernández 13 0 0 0 0 6 31st
2018 Moto2 Speed Up Racing Speed Up SF18   Fabio Quartararo 18 1 2 1 1 138 10th
  Danny Kent 13 0 0 0 0 8 25th
  Edgar Pons 4 (6) 0 0 0 0 1 31st
  Tommaso Marcon 1 0 0 0 0 0 42nd
2019 Moto2 Speed Up Racing Speed Up SF19   Fabio Di Giannantonio 15* 0* 2* 1* 0* 94* 9th*
  Jorge Navarro 15* 0* 8* 2* 0* 175* 5th*

* Season in progress.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Non-bracketed number refers to the number accumulated with team, with number in brackets referring to the total accumulated for the season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FTR and Speed Up continue for 2011". Crash.net. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  2. ^ Emmi, Ernesto (29 February 2012). "SpeedMaster e SpeedUp con Iannone" [SpeedMaster and SpeedUp with Iannone]. GpOne.com (in Italian). Buffer Overflow srl. Retrieved 27 March 2015.

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