Reale Avintia Academy – French GP – Le Mans Circuit
Bad luck was the formula of the day at the French GP in the Moto3 category and the race of Livio Lo made no exception.
The Belgian rider held 18th place and had a good pace when he was sanctioned with a “Ride Through” penalty because race direction had detected a jump start.After following the order and riding through pit lane, Livio struggled to get back into race and couldn’t return to the rhythm he had at the beginning of the French GP.
Loi and his Team Reale Avintia Academy had to settle for 21st place. What happened at Le Mans will be a lesson for the next race, the Grand Prix of Italy, which will take place at the Mugello circuit in two weeks.
“I was given a “ride through”, but I am not sure that I made a jump start. I will watch it later, but I really don’t think so. At least I am not aware of it. I started when the lights went out. But we have to accept the decision. Before the penalty, I think I rode a good first part of the race. Later, I was right on the limit because I ran into problems with the gear changes. Without all of that, I am sure I would have been able to score a few points, but it wasn’t meant to be. Now we will continue to work towards the next race at Mugello.”