Avintia Esponsorama and Sky VR46 Avintia have finished the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini qualifying, where both riders had to compete in Q1.

Enea Bastianini was able to make it through the Q1 cut after finishing 1st. In Q2, the Italian rider couldn’t go further than 12th position as he couldn’t complete almost any fast lap. His best time was cancelled for exceeding the track limits and, on his last attempt, he had to abort the lap due to a yellow flag.

Luca Marini will start the race in Misano in 15th position. After a difficult Friday where he didn’t find a good feeling on the bike, the VR46 Academy rider made an important step forward on Saturday. In qualifying, Marini managed to set a good lap that will allow him to start the race in a good position to fight for the points.

Tomorrow at 14:00, Bastianini and Marini will fight in the race of the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini to continue scoring important points for the team.


Enea Bastianini | 1'32.461 | P12

“It’s important to be in Q2, although I could have done more. However, I didn’t feel as good as I did in Q1 and it was a shame because I’m sure we could have finished in the top 6. We have improved a lot throughout the weekend and the track conditions are constantly changing. I think if we keep going like this we can do well in the race.”


Luca Marini | 1'32.289 | P15

“Yesterday we struggled, but today we worked well and made a good step forward. I’m riding better even though we are still a little bit short in terms of set-up to be 100%. We are going in the right direction, maybe I could have done more in Q1 by putting the hard tyre on immediately. I went out for the first time attack on the medium to get more grip, but the hard tyre would probably have given me more stability. Let’s look at the data, the tyre choice for tomorrow is pretty much set and we’ll sort out the final details.”