Oct 7 2014


Fourteen races on from the season opener in Qatar, the Junior Team GO & FUN Moto3 is getting ready for the final rush of the 2014 Moto3 campaign flying to Japan for the first of three consecutive races outside Europe, which takes place at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.Enea Bastianini head to Japan with 108 points in the standings: the 16-year-old rookie from Rimini has always reached the finish line in the top 6 in the last four races, including two podium finishes at Brno and Silverstone. Although he doesn’t know at all the Japanese circuit, Enea is confident to learn it quickly, like ti happened last June in Barcelona, ​​where he took the second place at the debut.His teammate, Niccolò Antonelli, ninth placed in the last Grand Prix of Aragon despite the recent surgery to his right collarbone, will rely on a better physical condition and therefore will aim to fight for a podium finish aboard his KTM. NICCOLO' ANTONELLI “Motegi is a physically demanding circuit, because of the strong braking areas, but I think that after the Aragon race for me now the situation is easier: the second surgery on the collarbone went really well and now with the bigger plate I should not have any kind of issue for the next races. I didn’t train my right shoulder, but I feel good and I think I will have the strength to face this race in the best possible way: if there is no pain, I can ride well”. ENEA BASTIANINI “In Japan is kicking off a very intense period, with three consecutive races wich take place on circuits that I have never seen before: at home, I trained a lot with the PlayStation, so at least I’ll know roughly the track layout... In any case, I'm not worried: this year I’ve been strong on tracks that I had never seen before and I feel that Motegi could be a good one for me, because it has many strong braking areas. However, we will know it only on Friday, after the first free practice session. For me it’s also the first long trip outside of Europe: it will be tough, but I think I’m prepared for it”.

Published on : Oct 7 2014