The Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 riders completed the first day of the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya.

Niccolò Antonelli finished 11th in the combined times and set his best time of the day in the second free practice. A time of 1:48.646 put him in Q2 positions with the third free practice still to come.

Elia Bartolini closed a good day and showed a great progression. The Italian rider was able to do his first laps on the Catalan track, a completely new circuit for him. His best lap time was 1:50.664.

Tomorrow at 9:00 the third free practice will take place before qualifying for the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, which will be held at 12:35.

“Today was a positive day as we were able to do a lot of laps and we had a good pace. I’m happy and tomorrow we’ll try to keep working like this and get a good result.”

“It went well because the track was new, the bike was new and also the team. It’s a very nice track, I quickly felt good and from the first practice to the second I was able to make a big step forward. Tomorrow I’ll try to keep improving, but I’m very happy and things are going well.”