Reale Avintia Academy – GP of Catalunya– Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Reale Avintia Academy heads to the GP of Catalunya facing the toughest race weekend of their lives after the tragic loss of Andreas Perez. The 14-year-old had sadly passed away on Monday after an accident during the last round of the Moto3 Junior World Championship in Barcelona.

Vicente Perez will start as a wild card entry in Moto3 and he is looking forward to honour his friend and teammate.

Livio Loi, who didn’t have a good weekend at all last time ut in Italy, expects to bounce back at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit and pay tribute to Andreas with a strong result on Sunday. He liked Andreas as a rider and they were good friends outside the circuits.

Reale Avintia Academy shares the team structure for the Moto3 World Championship and Moto3 FIM CEV Junior World Championship, so the loss of Andreas has been really hard for everybody inside the team, including Livio.

“First of all I want to say that it was very hard to hear about Andreas passing away. He was a really, really fast guy on track, but he was an even better person in real life. His character was unique and he was a real friend, so in Barcelona I’ll race for him. I’ll give my best to honour him. I hope to be able to fight for a good result with the team in such difficult moments. We will fight hard for Andreas!”.

“What happened with Andreas has been really difficult to come to terms with. To be honest I don’t have the strength to race at this circuit right now, but I will give my best for him and I’ll try to learn as much as possible from this new opportunity in the Moto3 World Championship. He always trusted me and that’s why I’ll give my maximum to dedicate the best possible result to Andreas.