Reale Avintia Academy – GP of Italy – Mugello
From the beginning of the weekend at Mugello, things didn’t go as planned for Livio Loi and the Reale Avintia Academy team.
The Belgian rider was not able to get on the pace and he was struggling with corner speed during the whole weekend.
In the warm-up session on Sunday morning, Livio improved his qualifying lap time by 0.3s, but then he suffered another set-back in the race when he suffered from strong pains in his right arm that made it impossible to push his bike to the limit. Loi started to feel the pain on the first few laps and he couldn’t improve as the race went on. In the end he was 24th but left the Mugello track worried about his right arm.
The next round will take place at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit from 15th to 17th June. Livio hopes to leave all the problems from this difficult weekend behind.
“We have been fighting with the bike all weekend long and to top it off, I had to deal with strong pains in my right arm during the race. On the first two laps, I was quite fast, but then I started to feel the pain, which got worse from lap to lap. In the last part of the race, it was difficult to control the throttle, the gears and even the front brake. It was almost impossible to finish the race. Now I’ll go back home and consult my doctors in order to find out what is wrong with my arm, because this can’t happen again.”