The Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 and Avintia VR46 riders finished the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich race at the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, where Tatay and Bartolini crossed the finish line in 16th and 23rd position respectively.

The Valencian rider, who had a great race, was penalised by a long lap penalty for exceeding the track limits. In the end, Tatay finished just one tenth of a second out of the points, after having to deal with the pain in his right foot throughout the laps.

Elia Bartolini could only finish 23rd. In his first time at the Red Bull Ring, the VR46 Academy rider made some mistakes that didn’t allow him to reach the Top-15, despite showing a great progression during the weekend.

The riders of the Moto3 class will prepare for the Monster Energy British Grand Prix, the 12th round of the calendar, at the mythical Silverstone circuit in two weeks.

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“The race didn’t go as I expected. I was really looking forward to coming back and having a good race. Yesterday the qualifying went well and we were satisfied, but today things didn’t go as I wanted. The feeling with my foot was not the best and I didn’t feel comfortable with the bike, so in general it was a complicated weekend. What I needed was to get some laps and get back into the rhythm of the race after two months away, but the pain in my foot didn’t allow me from doing that. I hope to be in better condition for Silverstone.”

ELIA BARTOLINI – P23
“Unfortunately the race didn’t go the way we wanted. It was very fast and all the riders were very close. I made some mistakes that didn’t allow me to fight with the second group, but we won experience and I am happy with the progress we made during the weekend. I am satisfied and I want to thank the team for the opportunity.”