The Grand Prix of Aragon, third round on Spanish soil of the 2014 Moto3 World Championship, awaits this weekend the two Junior Team GO & FUN Moto3 riders, Niccolò Antonelli and Enea Bastianini: the 14th race on the calendar inaugurates the intense final stage of the championship, ahead of the tour de force of three consecutive flyaway races - Japan, Australia and Malaysia - and the grand finale in Valencia.Enea Bastianini arrives at Motorland Aragon aware of being able to fight again for a podium finish: the great comeback showed at Misano, which saw him climb from seventeenth on the grid to fifth place on the finish line, confirmed the great potential of the 16-year-old rookie from Rimini, who this time will try to be stronger in qualifying in order to stay with the leading group in the early stages of the race.His teammate Niccolò Antonelli will instead have to deal with a not perfect physical condition: last Tuesday, September 16th, the 18-year-old Italian rider underwent a second surgery on his right collarbone, fractured during the summer break in July, to replace the plate inserted during the first surgery.
NICCOLO' ANTONELLI “After the last Grand Prix at Misano I had to undergo another surgeryn on my right collarbone to replace the plate that had been inserted in July. It was a complex surgery and now I’m feeling pain: however, I will be at Aragon and I will go out on track for the first practice session, then I will better assess my physical condition to understand if we can continue the weekend. I will give all to race, even if the situation is a bit more complicated compared to my return at Indianapolis after the first surgery.”
ENEA BASTIANINI “Aragon is a very nice track and it suits well my riding style: last year I also won Race2 of the last round of the MotoGP Rookies Cup and of course it would be nice to try to fight for the win again this year; in the World Championship, however, the things are a bit more complicated... Anyway, I will face this race like any other: our first goal is to quickly find the best set-up of the bike during practice and thus avoid the mistake we made at Misano, which penalized us in qualifying affecting consequently also the race. We will do our best, as always.”Published on : Sep 23 2014