The Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 and Avintia VR46 riders will contest this weekend to the second consecutive Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, tenth round of the calendar.
Carlos Tatay, who was unable to get on the bike in the Styrian Grand Prix race due to pain in his right foot, will have another chance to regain his racing rhythm and improve his feeling after his heavy injury. The Spanish rider is currently 25th in the overall standings with 14 points.
VR46 Academy rider Elia Bartolini will replace Antonelli at the Austrian Grand Prix. The Italian returns to the Avintia VR46 team after participating in the Catalan, German and Dutch Grand Prix, replacing Carlos Tatay. Bartolini left a very good feeling, scoring points in two of the three races he took part in.
On Friday at 9:00, the Moto3 riders will take part in the first free practice of the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich.
“I come to this Grand Prix with a lot of motivation. I’m looking forward to turning around last weekend, which started well but ended badly with me not being able to race. I am more motivated than ever to get out on track, to see how we can manage my injury during the practices and to see how I can feel better. I’m ready and I think we can have a good weekend.”
#22 ELIA BARTOLINI
“I am very happy for this opportunity. Unfortunately I don’t know this circuit, but we will try to get a good result. I am very grateful to the team for choosing me to replace Niccolò, although I feel very sorry for him and I hope he will be back as soon as possible. I will try to make the most of this opportunity and get the best result I can.”