Avintia Esponsorama Racing and Sky VR46 Avintia finished the Gran Premio Nolan del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia-Romagna qualifying, which was held in dry conditions but with very tricky track conditions.

Enea Bastianini had a difficult Saturday. After suffering a couple of crashes in FP4, the mechanics were able to get the bike ready for qualifying. In Q1, when he was trying to get a good lap time to get into Q2, he crashed again. Finally, Bastianini will start from the 6th row of the grid.

Luca Marini took an excellent 3rd position in his home Grand Prix, his best qualifying result of the season. The Sky VR46 Avintia rider made it through to Q2 after finishing in the top 10 in the combined practice times after the three free practice sessions. In qualifying, the Italian was able to get the most out of his Ducati, which will allow him to start the race at Misano from the front row of the grid.

Tomorrow at 14:00 the race of the Gran Premio Nolan del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia-Romagna will start, where Bastianini and Marini will try to cross the finish line in a good position.

“It was a strange day for me. In the morning it was very difficult to set a fast lap and in FP4 and qualifying my feeling on the bike was not good at all. It was impossible to push and I had three crashes, two of them really strange because it was because the cold tyre and I lost the rear. In qualifying I tried to get the best time I could, but in the sixth corner I lost the front and crashed. In general, the asphalt was very difficult. Tomorrow the weather is likely to be better, so we will wait to decide on the tyres.”

“I am very happy with today’s result in front of the Italian fans. It will be exciting to be on the front row in MotoGP for the first time and also difficult, but I am happy. It has not been an easy season so far, but with the team and all the staff we have done a great job. I have a lot of people to thank and to share this moment with. I’ve had a good feeling and every time I’ve had a good feeling with the bike I’ve always been fast. Since the Misano test I have improved my riding position, I have made a step forward in the set-up and I have been able to focus on my style. Ducati supported me and tomorrow I will do my best to be on the same level as the strongest riders. Thanks to the whole team and thanks to Ducati!”