Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 completed the Motul TT Assen race where Antonelli was 14th and Bartolini 16th.
Niccolò Antonelli had an unlucky race. With 13 laps to go, when he was fighting with the front group, the Italian rider was involved in an incident and couldn’t avoid a crash that made him lose some positions. Despite this, Antonelli picked up his bike and finally crossed the finish line in a creditable 14th position.
Elia Bartolini was just outside the top 15. Despite showing a good pace, it was not enough to finish in the points, and he had to settle for 16th position.
The Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 will be back in action from August 6th to 8th for the Michelin Grand Prix of Styria at the Red Bull Ring.
Niccolò Antonelli | P14
“I can’t say I’m happy today. I had a touch at the start of the race, and everything was under control until a rider in front of me braked and I did not understand why. I also had to brake and the rider behind me pulled me off. I am sorry because we were doing a good job, we were strong especially on used tires and I think we could have had a good result. It’s a pity, but we’ll come back stronger next time.”
ELIA BARTOLINI – P16
“I’m not happy with the race because I didn’t have a good pace and unfortunately, I didn’t stay with the leading group. We made a step forward and I was trying to recover positions after I made a mistake at Turn 1. I managed to get to the front of the group so I’m partly happy. It’s a pity I wasn’t with the leading group.”