The Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 and Avintia VR46 Academy riders successfully completed the Gran Premio Nolan del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia-Romagna qualifying, on another rainy day at the Italian track.

Niccolò Antonelli took his first pole position of the season, making a big difference to his rivals. The Italian, who had to go through Q1, closed his best lap with a time of 1:48.563, more than 6 tenths off the second placed rider. The Avintia VR46 Academy rider will start from 1st position in front of his home crowd.

Carlos Tatay, on the other hand, will start the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix race from 21st position, as he was unable to make the cut in Q1.

Tomorrow at 11:00 the race of the Gran Premio Nolan del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia-Romagna will start, where Antonelli and Tatay will try to cross the finish line in a good position.

“Since I got on the bike I had a good feeling. In these mixed conditions I felt confident and I set myself the goal of going for pole position. I’m very happy to get this result at my home Grand Prix, it’s always nice to do it.”

“It was a difficult day with these weather conditions and with the asphalt so complicated. However, we got experience, we know where to improve and I felt comfortable on the bike. We were very close to make it through to Q2 as I was able to set a good time. It’s time to focus on the race, we know we have potential and I think we can do well. Tomorrow we will have to give our 100%.”