Reale Avintia Academy – GP of Italy – Mugello

The first day of the Grand Prix of Italy in the Moto3 class didn’t go the way Livio Loi and the Reale Avintia Academy had hoped for.

The first free practice session indicated a very positive day for the Belgian rider, but in the afternoon, he had more problems to match the pace of the fastest riders. Loi had to settle for 25th position, with a best lap time of 1’59.031.

Team and rider had done their best to find a solution for their problems and will continue to try different set-up options in the FP3 on Saturday morning, before the crucial qualifying session. Loi hopes to be able to make a step in the right direction and to move up to a place within the first rows of the starting grid of the Italian Grand Prix.

“It was a difficult day. We need to improve my feeling for the bike and to find a solution for tomorrow. My biggest problem is the corner exit. I am not bad on the brakes, but we have to improve corner speed because this is where we lose a lot. This evening, we are going to analyse everything in order to find a solution and to be more competitive in qualifying.