FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE OF THE TISSOT GRAND PRIX OF DOHA.
Doha (Qatar) April 2, 2021 – Today’s day has not been positive for the riders of the Avintia Esponsorama Racing team in the MotoGP category. The conditions of the track have not been favourable, although both riders will continue to demonstrate their potential tomorrow in the second day of practice. Enea Bastiani has scored a time of 1.54,516 finishing in 19th position. His team mate Luca Marini has finished in 20th with a time of 1,54.680.
#23 ENEA BASTIANINI – 1,54.516 – 19th
“It hasn’t been a great day. Since this morning was difficult but I did not want to be negative and I thought that we could improve in the afternoon in FP2, unfortunately that’s not happened, I had no felling with the bike e neither in the first time attack and the second. I had less grip compared to last week and I have not managed to ride well. We need to understand if it has been a problem with the tires or that we must improve the setting. Track conditions have changed. I wasn’t 100% physically today, but tomorrow we’ll be better.”
# 10 LUCA MARINI – 1,54.680 -20th
“ A positive Friday despite the position. At the time of the time attack I tried to follow someone, but we waited a lot and I lost some time.I tried then a lap but the tires were still a bit cold and I did not push at 100% . However, I am happy with the work done because the changes we have tried on the bike have been positive, we have made a slight step forward and tomorrow we still have something we can do on the setup to be able to perform better in qualifying”
“Today has been a complicated situation, we are improving day by day. But today it has been demonstrated that we are in the maximum category with a very high level. Many riders have managed to improve their times and we have not succeeded. The other teams have improved a lot and we have not. We must learn from this and stay focused knowing that we are a great team with a lot of potential. Tomorrow will be another day, we are out of the Q2 but we will try tomorrow at least to get out of the top fifteen, something of vital importance.”