After the first three trips to Qatar, the United States and Argentina, the Junior Team, GO&FUN Moto3 heads for the first time this weekend to Europe to compete in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, an event that for several years to date inaugurates the most intense period World Championship . Niccolò Antonelli’s primary goal will be to bring his KTM number 23 at the end of the race: the 18-year-old from Cattolica is back from two consecutive withdrawals and is willing to reverse the negative trend on a track where he has already shown a great potential during the winter testing. His team-mate, Enea Bastianini, arrives in Spain on a steep learning curve, having shown a steady improvement in each of his first three GP starts so far: the 16th place finish in Qatar was followed by the first points of the season in Austin, thanks to the thirteenth position, and by his first top ten result, with a well-deserved tenth place finish at Termas de Rio Hondo.
NICCOLO' ANTONELLI “Fortunately we are already back on track this weekend in Jerez, where we hope to rebuild our confidence. Anyway, I don’t want to make any kind of prediction because after what happened last Sunday the most important thing for us at this time is only to complete the race. We will try to work in a better way from practice, with the aim to start the race with more confidence”.
ENEA BASTIANINI “I have already made several days of testing during the winter at Jerez, but it should also be said that it is a track that all riders know very well, so I honestly don’t know if this will give me some advantage compared to the races held on circuits where I've never raced before. What is certain is that I like a lot this circuit, so I think we can have a good race. In Argentina, the gap from the first group of riders was limited compared to the first two races, so in Spain we will also try to stay with them, if possible”.
FAUSTO GRESINI “Antonelli is coming from two consecutive withdrawals, so it is difficult to make a prediction for this race: the only way to try reverse the trend is to stay focused and continue to work. In Argentina, until the crash, Niccolò was doing a good race, but unfortunately he did another mistake. From now on, this kind of mistakes must be avoided, otherwise it becomes impossible to grow and reach important results. Regarding Bastianini, I expect another good race from him, since his performance is steadily growing”.
Rider: Luis Salom
Rider: Alex Rins
1st: Maverick Vinales
2nd: Luis Salom
3rd: Jonas Folger