Niccolò Antonelli and Elia Bartolini will start the Motul TT Assen race in 7th and 16th position respectively after a positive qualifying session for the Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 team.
Both riders put in a strong performance this morning during the third free practice and secured a direct place in Q2. In qualifying, Antonelli set a best time of 1:41.667, which will allow him to start from the third row. Bartolini, with a time of 1:42.526, will start 16th, his best position since his debut in the World Championship.
Tomorrow at 11:00 the Moto3 race will start, where the Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 riders will try to cross the finish line with the best possible result.
Niccolò Antonelli | 1:41.667 | P7
“Today was a good day and we improved the bike a little bit compared to yesterday. I finished qualifying quite happy because we were able to do some good laps. We are ready for tomorrow.”
ELIA BARTOLINI – P16 (1:42.526)
“I am quite happy with the day because we made a big step forward. I apologize that in qualifying I wasn’t able to set a good lap and I couldn’t finish close to the front riders. Anyway, the bike is going very well, and we will start in 16th position, which is a good starting place for tomorrow. I hope to have a good race.”