Gresini Moto3 racing’s Enea Bastianini crossed the finish line in eighth place at the British Grand Prix, after a titanic scrap with 10 other riders. The 18-year-old rider from Rimini showed the speed to fight for the podium, also taking the lead with just four laps to go but then Enea, slowed by some issues at turn 7, was not able to emerge in the final sprint.
The run of form however reflects that Bastianini has great pace, securing his 4th top 10 finish on the bounce. The next round for ‘The Beast’ is his home round of Misano, on the Adriatic Coast. Enea took his first – and so far only – race win there last year after a scrap with Antonelli and Fenati. Can Enea do the same this weekend?
Bastianini: I’ve been struggling in windy conditions
“We knew it would have been a difficult race because during weekend I’ve been struggling a bit in windy conditions, but today we were competitive and so I’m a little disappointed and angry because some riders made strong maneuvers during the race, therefore it was not easy to be able to stay in the top positions. In the final laps, then, I had some issues at Turn 7, where I couldn’t brake hard and to keep the line; I think that this problem actually prevented us from fighting for the podium”.
Kiko Giles @MotoGPKiko