Reale Avintia Academy 77 – GP of Austria – Spielberg
Race day in Austria had started very well for Vicente Pérez and his Team Reale Avintia Academy 77, with the rider from Valencia breaking into the Top 15 in the warm-up practice session on Sunday morning. This gave the 20-year-old another boost of confidence for the race.
Hi start was not perfect, but he recovered positions one step at a time. From the last row of the starting grid, he managed to move up until he reached the group that was battling for point positions. But then, Vicente exceeded the track limits and had to sacrifice several positions. After this penalty, he ran out of steam and crossed the finish line in 25th position.
He still took positive conclusions from this weekend, since Vicente demonstrated his ability to match the pace of the front runners. He also learned a lot over the three days in Austria and is determined to put these experiences to good use at the next race, the British Grand Prix, which will take place at Silverstone from 24th to 26th of August.
“From the start, my race was quite bad. I didn’t get off the line the way I wanted, but I still managed to pass several riders until I reached the group with Binder and Ogura. Unfortunately, I then touched the green section of the track and I was penalised with various positions. It’s a shame because I couldn’t finish the race within the point rankings, which had been our goal. I am disappointed and I want to get to Silverstone as quickly as possible, so I can put this race behind me.”