DAY OF EMOTIONS FOR THE AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA RACING TEAM. IN HIS DEBUT IN MOTOGP CATEGORY BASTIANINI WILL BE STARTED IN 15TH POSITION WHILE HER TEAM MATE MARINI DEPARTED IN 18TH POSITION.
Doha (Qatar) March 27, 2021 – Undoubtedly an intense day for the debutants of Team Avintia Esponsorama Racing in the MotoGP category. Enea Bastianini for only 5 mili has not been able to pass the Q2, the Italian rider has made a fast lap in 1’53,733 that placed him in 13th position on the starting grid. His teammate Luca Marini stop the clock at 1’54.122 getting out tomorrow in 18th position.
#23 ENEA BASTIANINI – 1’53.733- 13th position
“Today was my first classification, I didn’t quite know what I would be able to do. In the end I got a good time, unfortunately for only 5 mili, I could not pass on to Q2, I tried until the end. I am very happy with all the work the team has done inside the Box. The bike was fantastic. Tomorrow I’ll be 100% to be in the Top 10.”
#10 LUCA MARINI (SKY VR46 AVINTIA TEAM) – 1’54.122 – 18th position.
“On the first attempt I wanted to go after another rider, but in the end I was alone. I’ve tried to do my best alone, but I haven’t been aggressive enough to take advantage of the new tires. In the classification with respect to FP4 the behaviour of the tyres of the bike changes a lot and I have not taken advantage of it well. On the second attempt I was ready, but in both turn 1 and turn 2 I have made a mistake in the line losing a lot time. The bike has improved a lot over the weekend. We’ll see how is my first race in MotoGP”
RUBEN XAUS – SPORTS DIRECTOR
“We are very happy; I think the results do not reflect the effort that the whole team has made. Two colours on each bike, but the same goal that is to succeed as a team. The two riders have done a great job this weekend. Marini today made a spectacular FP3 and Bastianini has made an exceptionally good classification. Neither of us has follow another rider to get that first partial that gives you a little more speed. Tomorrow we will see the first MotoGP race for the two riders, I look forward to seeing the results.”