Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 and Avintia VR46 completed the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich qualifying. Tatay was 16th and Bartolini 26th, but both riders will win one position due to Gabriel Rodrigo’s penalty.
Carlos Tatay had an excellent performance after the problems he suffered with his right foot last weekend. The Valencian rider was able to fight for pole position after going finish the Q1 in 2nd position. Tatay will start tomorrow’s race from the fifth row of the grid, with a best time of 1:36.482.
Elia Bartolini did not manage to go through to Q2 and, in his first time at the Red Bull Ring, will start the race from the ninth row . The VR46 Academy rider set a lap time of 1:37.760.
Tomorrow at 11:00 the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich race will start, where Tatay and Bartolini will fight to cross the finish line in the best possible position.
Carlos Tatay | 1:37.482 | P15
“It was a positive day, although after FP3 and qualifying I felt a lot of pain in my foot. Step by step, together with Clinica Mobile we can reduce the inflammation and not have so much pain. Tomorrow in the warm up I will try to not do too many laps and in the race I will try to ride as much as possible at the best level I can and give 100% as always.”
ELIA BARTOLINI – P25 (1:37.760)
“Qualifying didn’t go the way we wanted it to. There was a bit of a mess because a lot of rider were slow and it was very difficult to set a fast lap. In fact, when I was doing the fastest sectors, I couldn’t set a good lap. Anyway, tomorrow morning in the warm up, we’ll keep working to improve the setting of the bike to try to make a good come back and have fun in the race.”