Reale Avintia Academy – French GP – Le Mans Circuit
Even though Livio Loi and the Reale Avintia Academy couldn’t achieve the qualification result that they had hoped for the French Moto3 Grand Prix, they are still convinced about their chances in the race, since Loi has a good pace and found the correct set-up for his bike.
The young Belgian rider knows that he is right on track with set-up and riding on the famous Le Mans circuit, but he couldn’t string one perfect fast lap together in qualifying and had to settle for a best time of 1.43,087, which puts him into 21st position in the seventh row of the starting grid. Undeterred by the result, Loi has his mind set on starting well and recovering as many positions as possible, with the goal of reaching the front group of riders and scoring a strong result with a good amount of points at the French GP.
“Things didn’t go as planned because I lost a lot of track time. We weren’t sure about the tyre choice and as a consequence I didn’t ride in the best way. In the second part of the qualifying session, I managed to use the tyres better and I was within the strongest group of riders. If I had been able to string a good lap with my best partial times together, I would be much more towards the front on the starting grid. We have the speed and the right way of riding and if we continue to work hard tomorrow and try a few more things, I should be able to fight for a good result.”