Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 and Avintia VR46 Academy completed the first day of the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, where Antonelli and Tatay are in provisional Q2 positions.

In the first free practice and in dry conditions, Antonelli and Tatay set their best times of the day, where the Italian was 11th, with a time of 1:40.087 and the Spaniard 13th, stopping the clock in 1:40.223.

In the second free practice, the track conditions were humid after raining for most of the morning and none of the riders were able to improve their times. Antonelli finished 4th, while Tatay had to settle for 19th position.

Tomorrow at 9:00 the third free practice will start, before the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana qualifying.

“The first day went quite well. We are not ahead in the combined free practice times, but the important thing will be the third free practice to get a good position. From now on we will prepare for tomorrow and try to get a good result.”

“It was a bit of a strange day. In FP2 we couldn’t ride too fast because the track was quite wet. We can take the good feeling from FP1, so tomorrow we will continue working to have a good weekend.”