Bastianini and Marini end the season with 8th and 17th in the #ValenciaGP
Avintia Esponsorama Racing and Sky VR46 Avintia put an end to the season after the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana race at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
Enea Bastianini crossed the finish line in 8th position. The Italian, who had struggled throughout the weekend, managed to make a big step forward on Sunday that allowed him to make a great comeback. The Avintia Esponsorama Racing rider said goodbye to a great rookie year with two podium finishes and 11th place in the MotoGP world standings with 102 points.
Luca Marini said goodbye to the 2021 season with a 17th position at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The Sky VR46 Avintia rider finished his first year in the premier class in 19th position in the MotoGP world standings with 41 points, completing a positive learning season.
After a great year for the team, with 143 points and 8th position in the world team standings, Avintia Esponsorama Racing and Sky VR46 Avintia have closed their best season since their debut in the premier class.
I am happy with the race. I was able to overtake a lot, we showed a good pace and we got back to the speed we lacked yesterday. We didn’t get the rookie of the year, but it was more important for me to be fast and have a good race. Congratulations to Jorge for getting it, he did a great job but I would have liked to fight on equal terms.
It was a difficult race. I was hoping to have a better pace, but I had a lot of difficulties with the rear grip. It was a good season where I was able to share with Valentino and where I gave my all. I tried to learn something every weekend and gain experience. I want to thank the whole team and Ducati for their support. And finally, a special thanks to Vale for everything he has done for our sport.