FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICE FOR THE MOTOGP CATEGORY AT THE GP RED BULL OF SPAIN
Jerez (Spain) April 30, 2021 – Ends the first day of free practice at the Jerez circuit. The demands of this track today have proved evident to the riders of the Avintia Esponsorama Racing Team. Luca Marini has completed 17 laps getting 15th place with a time of 1’38,274. Enea Bastianini with a time of 1´38.516 will be 18th after completing 19 laps.
#10 LUCA MARINI (SKY VR46 AVINTIA TEAM) – 15º – 1´38.274
“The Jerez track with MotoGP is really tough: all the turns are so close practically you can’t breathe. However, it is always a beautiful track. I am happy with the work done today, so many positive feelings. We have continued to work on the position on the bike and made a good step forward. Also, on the set up we changed something compared to Qatar and Portimao, we can still do a little bit on the rear to be perfect, but I’m happy. On the tire choice, we need to understand exactly what to do with the front for the qualifying and then decide between medium or hard on the rear for the race even if at the moment I’m not able to completely exclude the soft. After the first day of free practices, I am a second of gap from Pecco (Bagnaia) and for the first time here it is not bad at all”.
#23 ENEA BASTIANINI- 18th – 1’38.516
“I’m not very happy, I expected a better result. This morning I was at a good pace and in the afternoon workouts we got worse. Tomorrow I need to take one more step to be better. My strong point is braking, but I don’t feel confident with the back side. Jerez is a track that won’t let your guard down, I hope to keep progressing and growing up tomorrow.”