Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 and Avintia VR46 completed the first day of the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich after the first and second free practice sessions.

Carlos Tatay finished 26th in the combined classification. The Valencian rider worked during Friday to find a good feeling with the bike. Tatay set his best time in the first free practice as, in the final stages of the second free practice, rain made its presence felt at the Red Bull Ring.

Elia Bartolini ended the day in 27th position. The Avintia VR46 rider showed great progress from the first to the second session, on a completely new track for him. The best lap time was achieved in the afternoon session.

Tomorrow at 9:00 the third free practice will be held, followed by the qualifying of the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, where the starting grid for Sunday’s race will be determined.

“It was a complicated day and we are preparing to see if we are in a position to go out on Sunday and try to be physically fit. When we were about to put the new tyre on, it started to rain and we couldn’t improve our time either. We know where we have to improve and we are going for it.”

“I’m happy with the first day. This morning we had some technical problems with the bike, which didn’t allow us to do many laps and set a good time. In the afternoon, I started to feel better on the bike and we managed to make a step forward. The Red Bull Ring is a very nice circuit, we did a good job with the team and I hope that tomorrow we can make another step.”