The Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 riders have completed the first day of the Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachsenring circuit with the first and second free practice.

Niccolò Antonelli finished 12th in the combined times with a best time of 1’27.699, which puts him in direct access positions for Q2 with the third free practice still to come.

Elia Bartolini made his debut on a new track for him. The Italian dedicated the first day of the weekend to the set-up and adaptation to the German circuit. His best time was 1’29.617, achieved in the morning session.

The action will resume tomorrow at 9:00 with the third free practice before qualifying of the Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

“Today didn’t go very well as we didn’t manage to make a step forward this afternoon. I’m not very happy, but fortunately we know what we need to improve, and we’ll try to do better tomorrow.”

“I am happy with the first day. I had my first contact with Sachsenring and I felt really comfortable. Since this morning we have done a good job, which has allowed us to make some good steps forward. I feel very motivated for tomorrow, and I think we can achieve a good result in qualifying.”