The Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 and the Avintia VR46 Academy arrive this weekend for the second time this year in Portimao and will compete the Grande Prémio Brembo do Algarve, the penultimate round of the 2021 season.

Niccolò Antonelli returns to Portugal as 7th in the Moto3 world standings. The Italian was 6th in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after taking pole position. The VR46 Academy rider will be looking for another good result in Portimao.

Carlos Tatay is 22nd in the world standings with 28 points. The Valencian rider had a difficult weekend in Misano, where he was unable to complete the race as he suffered again from his ankle injury with 11 laps to go. Tatay will be looking for a return to the points at Portimao.

On Friday from 10:00 (CET+1), Antonelli and Tatay will contest the first free practice of the Grande Prémio Brembo do Algarve.

“This weekend, as always, we will try to start strong from the first day. It looks like we will have a sunny weekend and therefore we will have time to work. The aim will be to be in the top five on Sunday, so we will have to do a good job and get a good qualifying result.”

“I’m very motivated for these last two races of the year. Let’s give it our all, keep working and enjoy the weekend to get a good result.”