Avintia Esponsorama Racing and Sky VR46 Avintia will compete this weekend in the Grande Prémio Brembo do Algarve, the penultimate round of the calendar and, for the second time this season, will be held in Portimao.

Enea Bastianini is 13th in the world standings, with a total of 87 points and provisionally the best rookie of the year. The Italian took his second podium of the season in Misano and will be looking to continue his good form in Portugal to repeat another great result.

Luca Marini is 20th with 37 points. The Sky VR46 Avintia rider arrives at Portimao motivated after a very complete weekend in Italy, where he achieved his best qualifying result and a superb 9th position in the race.

Tomorrow from 10:55 (CET+1) Bastianini and Marini will complete the first free practice of the Grande Prémio Brembo do Algarve.

“Second Grand Prix at Portimao. Since then, I have won experience with the MotoGP bike, it’s a circuit I like and I can go fast here. In the last races we have done a great job and we want to continue in this line. Every day I feel more comfortable on the bike and in this category you need to be 100% for the whole weekend. We are ready.”

“We are coming from a period of growth, improvement and a solid weekend in Misano. It is important to continue in this direction at Portimao, a track I like and where we have already raced this year. The goal is to get closer to the group and keep moving up positions in the race.”