Marini 9th, Bastianini 16th in qualifying for the #AmericasGP
Avintia Esponsorama and Sky VR46 Avintia have completed this Saturday the qualifying of the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at the COTA circuit.
Enea Bastianini will start the race in Austin from 16th position after failing to go through the Q1 cut. The Italian rider will be looking for another good result tomorrow to continue scoring points.
Luca Marini was 9th, his best qualifying position since his debut in the premier class. For the second time this season, the Sky VR46 Avintia rider fought for pole position in Q2 after leading Q1.
Tomorrow at 21:00 (CET+2) the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas race will start, where Bastianini and Marini will be looking for a good result.
I am very happy with the qualifying and the lap time, because it means we are doing well and we can see the results of our efforts at the Misano test. I feel better on the bike and I can ride the way I want to ride. In FP3 and FP4 we had some problems and maybe for the first time this season we have some doubts about the tyre choice for tomorrow. Our options are soft or medium on the rear, we will look at the data from the other Ducati and decide after the warm up. The team is doing a great job and I had fun today.
It was a difficult day. This morning we had a good start and I felt comfortable to do some good laps. This afternoon in qualifying I didn’t feel good on the bike. We need to understand what happened so we can work on it. Tomorrow we start a little bit behind, so it won’t be easy, but we’ll try to do the best we can.