The Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 and the Avintia VR46 end an unfortunate weekend at the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg where both Antonelli and Tatay have not been able to compete in the Michelin Grand Prix of Styria race.
Carlos Tatay returned to the circuits after several weeks away from the competition after fracturing the talus of his right foot in Mugello. The Valencian, has had a complicated weekend due to the pain and, after the warm up session, the Avintia Esponsorama Moto3 rider has gone through the ‘Clinica Mobile’ after suffering from the fractured area. Doctors have advised Tatay to not be part of the race and rest and recover for next weekend.
Niccolò Antonelli, suffered a crash during qualifying that caused a fracture in the third and fourth metacarpal of his right hand. The Italian travelled to Italy yesterday to undergo surgery. The Avintia VR46 rider, will enter in a recovery phase to return to the tracks as soon as possible.
“It wasn’t the Sunday I expected. After two months away I wanted to enjoy a good race. After the warm up session, I could not even walk and we decided to not go out for the race. There wasn’t a new fracture, but the ankle was very painful after the whole weekend. At first it seemed to me a cowardly decision on my part, but then I think about it and I think it was the smartest thing to do. Now it’s time to recover these 4 or 5 days that we are going to be at home and get back to the maximum next week.”