THE RIDERS OF THE AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA TEAM WAITING THE FIRST EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX ON THE PORTIMAO CIRCUIT.
Portimao (Portugal) April 13, 2021 – Avintia Esponsorama Racing riders await the third round of the season with the good results achieved in Qatar. The first European Grand Prix of the 2021 season will be held at the Portimao circuit on 17 and 18 April. This circuit has a length of 4,692m with 10 right and 8 left curves that will be a challenge for the pilots of the queen category.
#23 ENEA BASTIANINI
” Portimao is a very funny track, I have very good memories of last year. It will be something new as so far we have only race in Qatar. I am very excited about the change of track. We need to stay focused to be fast and improve, although I think this weekend will be more complicated than the previous ones. We will see how is my adaptation to this track with the Ducati”.
# 10 LUCA MARINI
“It will be an interesting weekend: for the first time I will ride the Ducati on a track different than Qatar. We will try to give our best and check the gap from the very first guys after the FP. We will start from the Losail standard bike for making another step forward in turning and on the front. Then I have to learn the new lines, trajectories and braking points as soon as I can. We need to work on the tires too because, compared to Qatar, the choice here will be less obvious between hard, soft, and medium. I really like the track and I’m curious to see what will happen”.
RUBEN XAUS – SPORT DIRECTOR
“We are happy to be back in Europe: We feel more organized in Europe races. The best situation to optimize the working schedule too. Luca comes from two races where he did not collect points, but he has crossed the finishing line and has shown is potential. Enea arrive with a 10º and 11º place achieved in the races of Qatar, this gives us a lot of power. I think we can do very good on the Portimao track, here the Ducati are very competitive. We need to continue to work on the data for being competitive, correct some details to be there with the group of the top riders and make a step at the start and in the battle of the first 5 laps. We can hit the points and get closer to the Top10.