The Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 team will compete this week at the Circuit de Barcelona for the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya.

Unfortunately, Carlos Tatay will not be present during the weekend due to a fracture in the talus of his right foot after the heavy crash he suffered during the Italian Grand Prix race. The young VR46 Academy rider, Elia Bartolini, will replace the Valencian rider.

Niccolò Antonelli, who had a difficult home Grand Prix, arrives in Barcelona with his batteries recharged and expectations high to complete a good weekend in Montmeló.

The Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya action will get underway on Friday at 9am for the first free practice sessions.

“Mugello was a difficult Grand Prix because of everything that happened, everything was very tough. But I feel ready for this weekend in Montmeló and I can’t wait to get back on the bike and get back on track.”

“I am very excited about the Catalan Grand Prix. I am very motivated, and we will try to learn as much as possible from the veterans. I have never raced on this track before, but I will try to learn it as quickly as possible and go fast immediately.”