Avintia Esponsorama Racing have taken the covers off their 2021 challengers in Andorra, as we witnessed the machines that Enea Bastianini and SKY VR46's Luca Marini will be riding in the premier class.
Also in attendance were Moto3™ riders Carlos Tatay and Niccolo Antonelli, while FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup hopefuls Xavier Cardelus and Andre Pires also unveiled their Energica Ego Corsa colours.
Luca Marini: “I can't wait to start this new season with the Sky VR46 Avintia: It has been difficult to wait all these months without being able to test the Ducati at the end of November as in a normal season. I've spent the whole winter wondering what the first day of testing would be like. With the support of the Academy, I am training very hard to be physically and mentally ready. There will be many things to learn and discover, I will work concentrated to grow and adapt to the new category as quickly as possible and obtain results that are better and better. Although at the same time I want to enjoy my first year in MotoGP: It will be a special moment in my life. I would like to thank Ducati and Sky Racing Team VR46 for their trust, and to be able to return that trust placed in me with my potential, hoping that our relationship will develop in the best way in the years to come.”
Enea Bastianini: “I still couldn't say that I hope this 2021 season is an important change with a completely new bike for me, I would like to be fast, but obviously I will have to grow throughout the year. The first races will not be easy, although I hope I can get good results as soon as possible. I honestly can't wait to start. I want to thank Esponsorama Avintia and Ducati for their trust and support this season.”
Niccolo Antonelli: “I hope to give my best in all the races, 200% of me, I want to get the best results for myself and for the team. I am confident that we will work very well together to achieve the best results together. I am eager to start this new season with the team.”
Carlos Tatay: “I am preparing this season with great enthusiasm, it will be my second year in the world championship so we have to take another step, the problems of last season have been solved and little by little we are improving. The most important thing is to work hard knowing what we are doing to achieve the best results.”
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Let’s take off the veils, let’s turn on the engines and full gas: we’re thrilled to be by your side in the top class, Luca!!! ????????#SkyRacingTeamVR46 #MotoGP pic.twitter.com/MvZf2J5zgB
Andre Pires: “I am very happy for the opportunity that the Avintia Esponsorama team gives me to run in the world championship. It is a dream come true that makes me very happy. I will try to learn and do my best to obtain the best results and be competitive for myself, my team and my sponsors.”
Xavier Cardelus: “First of all, I would like to thank the team for trusting me for another season. After last season in MotoE I have learned a lot and we already have a base to start working with. I hope I can enjoy this year and keep learning so that everything improves.”