The Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 riders finished a hard-fought race and scored important points for the team at Sachsenring.

Niccolò Antonelli crossed the finish line 8th, although his final position was 6th, benefiting from the penalties for Tatsuki Suzuki and Sergio Garcia. The Italian rider fought in the front group during the whole race and only 7 tenths of a second separated him from the victory.

Elia Bartolini finished in the points again with an incredible 12th position. As he did in Barcelona, the Italian made a remarkable comeback, recovering a total of thirteen positions and fighting with the leading riders.

After a positive weekend in Germany, the Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 team is now looking ahead to the Motul TT Assen, which will take place from 25th to 27th June.

“I am happy with the race because I knew it was going to be difficult for many reasons. It’s not one of my favorite tracks and also, I had pain in my left shoulder, so I’m very satisfied. From Friday we were able to improve the bike. Today in the race we were able to do a good job and we were able to fight with the leading group. We will try to get on the podium soon because we deserve it.”

“I am very happy with the race. Unfortunately, I had to serve a long lap penalty and I made a mistake at Turn 8, which affected us, and we lost contact with the front group. I am very happy because I did a lot of laps with McPhee, and I was able to follow his pace for more than half of the race. I want to thank Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 and the VR46 Academy for the opportunity, I am growing a lot and I want to continue in this direction.”