The Avintia Esponsorama Racing riders took part in the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich E-Pole at the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg.
Xavi Cardelús will start the race on the second row of the grid. The Andorran rider has completed a great lap, with a time of 1:35.704. With this position, Cardelús will have a great opportunity to get a good result in tomorrow’s race.
André Pires had to settle for 18th position. The Portuguese, who was having his best weekend since his debut in the category, exceeded the limits of the track at turn 6 during his qualifying lap. This mistake meant that his time was cancelled.
The Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich points will be given in tomorrow’s race, which starts at 15:30.
Xavier Cardelús | 1:35.704 | P6
“I am happy. We made a big step forward in FP3 and I needed someone at the front to help me improve in the first sector. Honestly, I didn’t expect this position in the E-Pole, but we are more ready than ever to fight tomorrow. It’s true that I have some fast riders behind me so I will push from the start to finish in a good position.”
André Pires | NO TIME | P18
“I’m a bit sad about how the E-Pole went, but I feel confident for the race. Free practice this morning went well and I managed to improve my times. It’s the first weekend I’ve been at two seconds of the first one and I’m fighting with the other riders. Tomorrow I will give my all in the race and I think we can get a good result.”