THE MOTOGP RIDERS OF THE AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA RACING TEAM DEBUT ON THE LOSAIL CIRCUIT WITH VERY POSITIVE RESULTS.
The Losail Circuit located in Doha City, Qatar has a length of 5,380m, with 16 curves (6 left and 10 to right) is one of the most significant circuits on the calendar. It has a lighting system that allows to ride at night being the Qatar GP the only one with these special conditions of artificial lighting. This first day reserved for rookies in the category has been very positive for both riders who have ride for the first time with their Ducati.
# 10 – LUCA MARINI – SKY VR46 AVINTIA TEAM
What an incredible power: I was expecting it, but it was so special the first exit. I did a few good laps, focusing only on my riding style to gain confidence. The braking has surprised me, I’m not completely comfortable because with the carbon disc it’s different and I definitely have to work on my style. Today I was able to improve the position on the bike by working on the details of the tank, the handlebars and the seat. Ducati is big, but I’m very tall. I’m not very happy with the lap time, but tomorrow we can make a step. A busy day, but physically I feel fine.
#23 ENEA BASTIANINI – AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA RACING
“I am very satisfied, I have had a lot of fun, I expected the bike to be very fast but not so much. I am very surprised by the change of gear and the braking of the bike, I am very happy it has been a very positive experience. I can’t wait till tomorrow to ride again. I have needed my time to adapt to the bike as the lines change a lot because I have more power. In short we need to work more on electronics although it is still early. Thank the whole team for the great work done “.
RUBEN XAUS – TEAM MANAGER
“Today was the day of the debut on track for our double Team: Esponsorama Avintia and Sky VR46 Avintia with Enea and Luca. Two very young riders, both rookies, a World Champion and a title contender. I’m happy, it was the first time they were able to try the bike, a very powerful MotoGP prototype with lots of details to fix. The track was not perfect, dirty and a really wind day. The feelings were positive, however, they have started to know the bike and both managed to stay under the wall of two minutes on the flying lap. Tomorrow there will be many other riders on the track, not just the rookies, and we will have more references. Enea and Luca are fast, they have similar mentalities and they want to show their best. We are a small team, but at the same time with a lot of experience on Ducati. I hope to achieve a lot of good results in this season also thanks to the support of all our partners as Avintia and Nascor, Usus, Pata.