FIRST DAY OF TEST FOR THE AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA RACING TEAM MOTOGP RIDERS IN THE MOTOGP 888 OF PORTUGAL.
Portimao (Portugal) April 16, 2021 – Portugal’s GP 888 begins with the first day of test at the Portimao circuit. Here, Enea Bastianini was proclaimed Moto2 World Champion last season, becoming one of the most important days of his life. Enea remembers again the track with totally different sensations on his new Ducati in a very technical track. Today he has done his best time at 1:41,836. Luca Marini who was second in the World Championship in the same category, continues to work on the technical aspects of his bike progressing more and more every day, today in his first contact he has achieved his best time at 1:40,761.
#23 ENEA BASTIANINI – 1:41,836 – 20º
“Today has been a difficult day, we improved the lap time from FP1 to FP2. Tomorrow we need to try to push very hard. I’ve had problems with the front part set-up as the bike was moving a lot, I think we can resolve the problem to be in time to make a good lap time tomorrow. This track is very technical, unfortunately I have not been able to have a reference, it was not possible to follow any rider and here this is important”.
#10 LUCA MARINI (SKY VR46 AVINTIA TEAM) – 1:40,761 – 13º
“I’m very happy: I really enjoyed this session; I like the track and I felt good on the bike too. We were fast, we did a great job between the FP1 and the FP2 even if, compared to the other Ducati, we are losing something in braking. I can make a step forward on my riding style in 2/3 points to be ready for my flying lap in qualifying. The FP4 will be very important to choose the tire for the race: today we used both medium and soft and we need to understand how the compound will work on the long run”.