Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 and Avintia VR46 Academy finished the first day of the Grande Prémio Brembo do Algarve at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.

Niccolò Antonelli finished 6th in the combined practice after the first two free practice sessions, which puts him in provisional positions for direct access to Q2. The VR46 Academy rider set a best time of 1:48.521, set during the afternoon session.

Carlos Tatay finished 13th in the free practice results, a position that would allow him to qualify directly for Q2. The Valencian rider felt comfortable on his bike and felt no pain in his ankle, after the problems it caused him during the race of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Tatay set his best time of the day in the second free practice, stopping the clock at 1:48.970.

Tomorrow at 10:00 (CET+1) the third free practice of the Moto3 class will start, before to the qualifying of the Grande Prémio Brembo do Algarve.

“Today went quite well. We had some minor problems, these things happen. The important thing is that we are 6th and we are in the top 14. Tomorrow we have to do a good qualifying to start the race from the top.”

“It was a positive day. I wasn’t able to complete a 100% clean lap, but I feel good and I have a good feeling. Tomorrow we’ll keep working and try to get a good qualifying position.”